Nesime Kaya Tanış Private tour guide in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus - Turkey

Nesime Kaya Tanış

Guide profile:

Hello I am Nesi from Istanbul Turkey.

Who am i ?

I am funny








And more over of all , i am

extra willing to share my knowledge about my extremely rich country in history, culture and natural beauty..Set up and come to the cradle of civillizations! But let your first stop be istanbul ; the capital of civillizations :))


Nesime Kaya Tanış

Professional licenced tourist guide

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Helena B.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Tailormade private tours upon request;

-Old city tour (ıstanbul)

-Cappadocia tours

-Ephesus tour (Ephesus ancient city,Shrine of Virgin Mary,Temple of Artemis,Bassilica of st.John,Sirince village)

-bosphorus tour (cruise in the strait -istanbul )

-Princess islands (istanbul)

-Ottoman palaces (Dolmabahçe,beylerbeyi,yıldız-istanbul)

-Jewish heritage (history,culture&visit to the sinagogs-istanbul)

-Seven churches in Asia minor (Western Turkey)

-Lycian ways (trekking ) in mediterranean region.

-historical and culturel tours all arround Turkey.

Transportation by tour guide:

Airport transfers and transportation for the tours upon request on an extra charge.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Cappadocia Tour1: Highlights of Cappadocia!! Price Per Group 250.00 Euro
Cappadocia Tour2 : At the deepest Cappadocia!! Price Per Group 280.00 Euro
Gobeklitepe Tour1: Ancient Urfa Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
İstanbul Tour1: Highlight of İstanbul (min 2 pax ) Price Per Person 50.00 Euro
İstanbul Tour2 :Taste of Asia and Europe(min 3pax) Price Per Person 55.00 Euro
İstanbul Tour3: A sightseeing tour at Europe Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Mardin Tour1: Highlights old Mardin Price Per Group 150.00 Euro
Mardin Tour2: Mardin religous tour Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Whispering of Southeastern legends!! Mezopotamia Price Per Group 1.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Reading, swimming, painting, travelling and TANGO:)

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Helena B. 05 Apr 2019

5 stars john C. 19 Mar 2019

The guide is extreme knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul / Turkey.. Each site was preceded by background information and once inside a detailed explanation was given

5 stars andrew M. 15 Dec 2018

We all had a fantastic day. Nesi brought to life the history of the old city, the people, traditions, buildings and treasures that are all within the old city. Many thanks for your time.

5 stars Balwant S. 04 Jun 2018

Excellent tour guide with in depth knowledge of history and culture of Turkey . She explained everything with patience and clarity. She was flexible to adjust as per our pace and preference. She also advised us on various activities which could be tried in Istanbul .

5 stars zakir A. 24 Dec 2017

Excellent... knowledgeable, friendly, prompt, reliable, helpful.

5 stars David M. 03 Dec 2017

We had an 8 hour walking tour with Nesime today and she was fantastic. We would thoroughly recommend her to anyone wanting to see the sights in Istanbul. She is very knowledgable and it was a pleasure to meet her. David, Jenny, Katie, William and Hendrik.

5 stars Alastair S. 15 Nov 2017

Nesime met us at the airport on arrival and from start to finish really made this trip special for us ! We communicated directly on a number of occasions with Nesime ensuring our 2 day guided tour was personalized to our preferences. We got too see and feel so much of Istanbul which doing a regular self-tour you wouldn't experience. We felt safe and found Istanbul a fascinating and engrossing City. If you like city breaks, culture, good food, friendly people this is the place for you ! 5 Star !!

5 stars Joanne M. 01 Nov 2016

We had a wonderful tour with Nesi. We told her the tings we wanted to see and she arranged everything. Her English was great as was her historical knowledge. I will definitely reccomend her to any of my friends coming to Istanbul.

5 stars Wes N. 24 May 2016

The service by Nesi/Aysun was amazing, we enjoyed the full day we spent together, Aysun was a perfect lady, very professional, sincere and knowledgeable, she was supposed to spend 8 hours with us, she actually exceeded the 8 hours, and she provided us with a lots of information, we strongly recommend her service.

5 stars Ahmed B. 30 Apr 2016

Nesime was excellent. She set up an excellent itinerary for us, and made sure that everything met our expectations. I highly recommend her for any person wishing to discover Turkey.

5 stars Jamal S. 25 Nov 2015

We had an excellent tour guiding experience. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children. We booked Nesi as our tour guide in Cappadocia for 2 days. We worked with her to book our balloon rides, she gave us helpful suggestions about flights from Istanbul and helped construct our itinerary. For understandable reasons, she arranged for us to have a different guide in Cappadocia and he was excellent as well. I would highly recommend her services and I wouldn't have done Goreme any other way.

5 stars Bernd H. 08 Oct 2015

Nesime's services are highly recommended. Her English is clear, her knowledge is excellent and she is flexible.

5 stars ALEXANDER Y. 18 Jul 2015

Nesime is a great and knowledgeable guide. We had spend two wonderful days in Istanbul with her help. Highly recommended!

5 stars Frans H. 30 Jun 2015

We spent 2 days with Nesi and got a really good feel for Istanbul & Turkey as a result. She knows the history of the city extremely well, and can always put what you are looking at or experiencing into context. In addition, she is very sharing of her own life experience, which personalises what you are learning. Nesi is flexible, and will tailor your time to meet your priorities. For the day we spent in a van, we also had an excellent driver and vehicle. We would recommend Nesi highly

5 stars Anuradha G. 18 Jun 2015

5 stars Rami M. 16 Jun 2015

Nesi was very pleasant & knowledgeable. She was panctual & made the best use of the time of one & half day.

5 stars Kevin N. 13 Jun 2015

Nesime was a fantastic tour guide and managed to get our group of 8 friends through all the major attractions in one busy day, using her experience and intimate knowledge of Istanbul. Her excellent English and deep understanding of the city's rich history brought each site to life for us. We would happily recommend Nesi to any future travellers and wish her all the best for the future.

5 stars Don P. 18 Dec 2014

Nesime was unavailable, but her communication and suggestions before booking the tour were very helpful. We actually toured with her partner, Murat, who was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He helped us navigate the huge city of Istanbul very well. We had a driving tour one day and a metro tour the second day. I recommend just using the Metro and saving the money. Murat will get you where you need to be and even covers the tolls.

We highly recommend him.

5 stars Gary U. 24 Nov 2014

Nesime gave us an excellent tour of Cappadocia. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody traveling to Cappadocia.

Tour Guide Comment: Gar, thank you for your thoughts. I am glad you enjoyed it. Because you knew what you wanted. Stay well:)

5 stars Manfred B. 12 Oct 2014

Nesime sent a colleague : Melike, a great and passionate guide who showed me the old city of istanbul with lots of interesting information. I really learned a lot with her. I just recommend her to everyone who wants to know more about istanbul's and Turquey's history !

Tour Guide Comment: I am glad my help with my collegue worked very well:) thank you fir your nice thoughts Manfred.

5 stars Erik R. 26 Sep 2014

Nesime is timely,flexible and good to ensure that things works smoothly. Speaks good english and has a good sense of humor.

Its possible to arrange the trip with her in advance. She responded quickly to my mails which was nice.

Knows a lot of good eating places & knows a lot of what to see and do in Istanbul.

I can highly recommend to arrange a tour with Nesime.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Erik, because you told me what you want and left the rest into my hands:) i am glad to see you are satisfied.

5 stars Amanda A. 16 Jul 2014

Nesime Kaya (Viator) – Wonderful tour of Istanbul

Private tour for a family of 5 booked via Viator.

Nesime was excellent to deal with to arrange the tour. She responded quickly, tailored the tour to our needs and quoted a very reasonable price.

All went well at the pier; Nesime was there to meet on time right and even better had a large van plus water for us.

As a tour guide Nesime was excellent. Her English was good; she had a great sense of humour and made the tour really interesting fo

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much Amanda for these kind and nice thoughts. Loves from Turkey.

5 stars Somnath M. 28 Jun 2014

We availed the services of Nesime Kaya for a day for Istanbul Tour. She was just fantastic. We love photography so we took more time, specially in Hagia Sofia, than Nesime gave us. She was very patient and friendly and adjusted the rest of the tour accordingly. She is very knowledgeable told us the story of Istanbul with utmost accuracy in a short period of time. She was to get married in few weeks after she accompanied us. Wish her all the best. Will hire her again in we visit Istanbul.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Somnath for nice thoughts of yours. When i understand needs and piorities of my clients well, i guess i can move accordingly and thus everybody becomes happy. Glad to see you also have been happy. Stay well

5 stars Tra N. 13 Jun 2014

Nesime was extremly kind and thoughtful. She is very knowledgeable and willing to adapt the tour based on our needs and circumstances.

I highly recommend her!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much Tra, hello from here to all your party:)

5 stars josé C. 10 Jun 2014

We were a group of 10 portuguese (from 55 to 68 years) and all of us felt we HAD A REALLY GREAT GUIDE!

Nesime is a 5 stars professional, she knows everything about is job, she is very pontual and well organized, and understands very well the needs of her clients.

She speaks very good english, and it is to see that she loves her work.

If necessary (and it was), she provides very good minibuses.

And all this for good prices.

Keep on going Nesime!

José Carmo

Tour Guide Comment: Jose, my first and very dear guest from Portugues; i know you are struggling with a serious desiese while i am wrting here. But i wish from God , you will recover soon and come to Tukey again. You are in my thoughts. Wishing to hear you again. Wishing you health from my own God.

5 stars Vivian T. 16 May 2014

Nesime Kaya, our tour guide, made Istanbul come alive for us. She planned an amazing itinerary for us and helped us maximize our time to see as much as possible , while keeping a comfortable pace. Nesemi was very knowledgable and filled our tour with interesting facts that made Istanbul and her amazing history, myths, and legends come alive. Nesemi is a wonderful , sweet person who knowing we were celebrating our 25th Anniversary, went out of her way to make it special! Thank-you Nesemi!!

Tour Guide Comment: Hello Vivien:) yes i do like to go out of routines sometimes. Especially when i find people like my self:) beside working and making money, i definitely need to enjoy my work, my time. Sometimes no talking of bussiness but life and life make everything better:) wishing you more and more 25 years in marriage. Loves

5 stars Gines S. 12 May 2014

Excellent guide and outstanding person, very knowledgeable of history, culture, also a great facilitator that helped us organise visits to other cities.

Tour Guide Comment: Gines:) i am glad to have made your trip. Waitting for you here for more to see in Turkey. Loves from turkey to your lovely family.

5 stars Steve S. 09 May 2014

During our recent visit to Istanbul we were most fortunate indeed by having Nesime as our tour guide. She had everything one could ask for in a guide. Her knowledge of the city and country and its place in history were outstanding. Her caring for us during the tour was beyond belief. She had in-depth information at every site we visited but more than that she provided insight for the area as we approached the site. This was our first visit to Istanbul and with her guidance we left with a great

Tour Guide Comment: Hello Steve, thank you for hiring me that i caught chance of knowing such a great person like you. Sometimes i learn something from my guests. You were definitely one of them. I was very mych impressed by your in dept knowledge which cannt be found easily. Regards

5 stars Marie C. 18 Apr 2014

My family and I enjoyed every minute of our two days with Nesime. The first day was spent touring Sultanahmet, and she made the sites and their history come to life for us. The second day we went by car to the Asian side and other areas of Istanbul, as well as taking a Bosphorus cruise. We experienced life in Istanbul that we would never have been able to do on our own. Nesime' love of Istanbul and its culture was contagious. In short, she's fantastic!! Thanks again, Nesime.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much Marie :) Come again.

5 stars Mats K. 09 Apr 2014

Nesime is a real expert of Istanbul. She managed to take us 7 adults and 4 small kid through the most important places and even giving time for Grand Bazaar. How she managed to get us into the Blue Mosque without standing in a endless queue is a mystery. We had a great time thanks to Nesime.

5 stars GUSTAVO R. 14 Oct 2013

Nesime is an excellent guide. She arranged everything perfectly for us to have two incredible days in Cappadocia. Besides she is a very warm person and fun to be with. Please, don't miss Nesime she is the best!! We always remember her...

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Gustavo, we had good times together. I myself also enjoyed it very much.

5 stars Judy B. 07 Oct 2013

Nesime is a superb guide. She is informative, interesting and just really nice. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and our intellectual group tested it! Nesime creates an instant rapport and balances effectively the needs of all the group, instinctively. She is importantly great fun. Tirelessly, she transfers her knowledge with an ease of communication and patient, accessible warm manner. Our private group of 10 loved her. We would book Nesime again. Cannot rate her highly enough! Fantastic

Tour Guide Comment: Judy:) thank you for this nice review. Your group was full of fun. I liked them all too. Loves from Turkey.

5 stars Nicole M. 04 Aug 2013

Nesime is a great tour guide who took us to all the main sights in Istanbul over three days. It was extremely hot and probably not the best time to tour around Turkey. She recommended hiring a van with driver and we were so glad we took her advice. It enabled us to see everything during our time there and she tried to give us the best possible trip. We would recommend her to anyone visiting Istanbul, a fascinating city.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Nicole:) i enjoyed my time with you too.

5 stars warren Q. 27 Jul 2013

What a lucky find it was to meet Nesime, she is personable, affable and spunky. She knows the history and geography. She took us to the highlights of Istanbul as well as the back roads. Not only that, before and after our tour, we would go on a “local culinary” trip with her sampling all the various local restaurants. Our video posted on YouTube what a lucky find it was to meet Nesime highly recommend her if you are in need of a guide. She is a positive asset to y

Tour Guide Comment: Warren:) you are a dream.

5 stars Tim N. 03 Jul 2013

We booked Nesime for a 1 day tour of Ephesus. At the end of that tour we booked her for 2 days in Istanbul. Nesime was the perfect guide, she knows the history, and is a great companion. She planned our 3 days for us and it was a wonderful experience. She looked after us so well. The first booking I make for our next trip will be Nesime.

Tour Guide Comment: Hello Tim and Helen, thank you very much for your nice review. I am very glad i made you happy. I listened to your advises and got married without any worries. I am happy:) thank you

5 stars Yuin L. H. 08 Nov 2012

Nesime is an incredibly fun, polite, and very informative guide. We are so glad to have had her guide us around Istanbul. She planned and provided constructive advise on the places to visit based on our requirements. She was punctual as well as very patient as I had to interrupt her frequently to provide translation for my in-laws. Restaurant recommendation was excellent. We had such a great time with Nesime that we booked her for a second tour. We will miss her. Highly recommended!

5 stars judi B. 19 Oct 2012

nesime was so much fun to be with, very informative

great with the history,and even better making the tour

fit our needs. we didn't waist any time with her we would only use her again if we return. her english is great we would not been able to do the markets without her they were much to confusing. she knew just where to take us and what tastes to try. It was

planned for us she is perfect. we will miss her.

5 stars Henry L. 24 Sep 2012

Nesime is a gifted tour guide. Her attention to details, knowledge and care was special. It was fantastic to discover the stunning city of Istanbul . Her English is good. She is also a great person and it was wonderful to spend time with her, seeing sights, eating, and learning about the Turkish culture. My favorite aspect of her tour was that she didn't go too much into the nitty gritty of endless details. She kept it interesting and explained what one needs to know.

5 stars Melanie D. 05 Sep 2012

My daughter and I had a ten hour layover in Istanbul on our way to Italy. Nesime did a great job making sure those hours were filled with the wonders of Istanbul. She was very knowledgable and interesting, and because she is a licensed tour guide, we got to skip all the long lines and see all the things we wanted to in our short time. It was a great day thanks to her and definitely worth every penny.

5 stars Mike H. 23 Aug 2012

Nesime delivered extraordinary service that made for an unforgettable day in Old City. She was very knowledgeable and articulate in her description of the historical sites. She customized a tour for me that made the most of the short time I had available.

I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a great experience and understanding of Istanbul.

Thanks again Nesime!

Tour Guide Comment: Mike you were my first client on viator. And God knows how long before we started emailing for a layover visit in istanbul. I forgot all my priorities and felt i have to help and win you. Thank you very much great man:) for having hired me. I made an excellent friend:)

5 stars Chris S. 19 Aug 2012

On August 13 2012 , my husband and I and our sons (ages 20 and 16) went on a Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Equinox. I had booked tours at various ports through a site called Viator because, since this was a “once in a lifetime experience”, I thought we would get a more indepth experience if we booked private tour guides for our excursions. Viator is a site that allows you to book licensed guides anywhere in the world. Surprisingly the cost was comparable, if not less than the ship exc

4 stars Jacqueline N. 16 Mar 2015

4 stars Courtney B. 22 Oct 2014

Nesime took two of us on an old city tour (Blue Mosque/Topkapi Palace/Hagia Sofia/Grand Bazaar) in October. She’s great, very knowledgeable about Istanbul’s history and culture.

We had some bumps in the day (late start time and I missed Basilica Cistern, which I would’ve preferred over the new carpet museum Nesime suggested), but it was still a good day.

She enjoys being a guide, and I hope plenty of people book with her so she can continue doing it. Your trip to Turkey will be better for it.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much courtney.

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