Safiye Kaban Private tour guide in Istanbul - Turkey

Safiye Kaban

Guide profile:

Hi Everybody!!

My name is Safiye. I was born in small town in Black Sea but I live in Istanbul.I am an official tour guide in Istanbul. I graduated from Adnan Menderes University in Kusadasi. I have received training at the Departmant of Travel Management and Tourist Guiding for 5 years. I organize cultural, historical, shopping, walking and food tours. Also I interested in photography, I can show it to you good spots to take nice pictures. We can explore the city by walking.. I am very patient, friendy, young and energetic. i am enough experienced to do my job! I know Istanbul very well and love my city. If you want to live a unique exprerince in Istanbul, I will be here waiting for you!

Me llamo Safiye, puedo hablar Espanol tambien, he vivido en Barcelona para aprender Espano un ano. Trabajo en Estambul como guia turistica. Puedo organizar todos tipos de tours quien quiere. Puede ser su guia con mucho placer, por eso pueden vivir una experiencia unica en Estambul durante de sus vacaciones!! Si quieres conocer una ciudad marvillosa, Estoy aqui para estar su guia ustedes!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars ANDRES J.

Safiye was absolutely great. She dominates the knowledge of history of Istanbul and she helped all of us feel at home. She help my wife with the best spots to shop and my daughter we find the best deals, even my son and me founds things to take back. Her recommendations for finding the best places to eat were terrific. We will keep in touch with Safiye next year as she helped us fall in love with the city and we look forward to visiting again Turkey next year! I would recommend deeply Safiye

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Any regular and private tour upon request;

Walking Tours in Istanbul, depends of your wants that I can costumize the tours for you.

Old City Tour

Bosphorus Ferry Tour by regular boat or I also arrange private boat for the tour.

Princess Islands,

Dolmabah├že Palace,Beylerbeyi Palace ( Ottoman Palaces)

Rumeli Fortress

Two continent tour in a day

Transportation by tour guide:

Transfers from airport and transportation for the tours upon request on an extra charge.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Historic Core of Istanbul Walk Price Per Group 250.00 USD
Old Town Back Street Walk Price Per Group 250.00 USD
Shopping Tour in Istanbul Price Per Group 200.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Travelling,Theatre, swimming, sewing and knitting :)

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars ANDRES J. 18 Jun 2017

Safiye was absolutely great. She dominates the knowledge of history of Istanbul and she helped all of us feel at home. She help my wife with the best spots to shop and my daughter we find the best deals, even my son and me founds things to take back. Her recommendations for finding the best places to eat were terrific. We will keep in touch with Safiye next year as she helped us fall in love with the city and we look forward to visiting again Turkey next year! I would recommend deeply Safiye

5 stars Paul M. 27 Jun 2016

Fantastic , the request was for a relaxed guide. Paying attention to my wife and my requests and wishes. Safiye was brilliant and really good, not forcing us to do things we did want to, making suggestions and allowing us to choose..

I think anyone will only find her exceptional and helpful. Certain I would recommend her and use her again.

5 stars Brian A. 29 May 2016

Great tour ,Pleasant personality, easy to talk to and understand and willing to go that extra mile to make sure you get the full experience of Istanbul.

A guide I would definitely recommend.

5 stars Sarah M. 26 Apr 2016

Love Safiye! She is awesome. We connected right away. Will tell friends coming to Istanbul to see her. Have a long time friend with Safiye.

5 stars Marsha G. 27 Jun 2015

This is the 2nd time we've used Safiye while in Istanbul. She's extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I like that If she sees someone who looks lost, she always stops to help them. We very much enjoyed spending 2 days in Istanbul with her.

5 stars Aidan H. 17 May 2015

It's was a great tour! Safiye is patient and pleasant and very welcoming. Her English is totally understandable and she share with us many insights of this amazing city. Highly recommend Safiye as a guide, she will make you feel safe and enjoyable for the entire tour with her. Tour is totally customizable, just let her know where you want to go and she will bring you there!

5 stars jonathan M. 11 May 2015

Safiye was an amazing guide and created the highlight of our trip to Istanbul. She was knowledgeable, friendly and full of energy. She was able to tailor the trip to our itinerary and we were really impressed with her. Would definitely recommend her.

5 stars Jacob P. 01 Apr 2015

Safiye is amazing! She is personable and friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and accommodating. She developed a personalized itinerary for me, highlighting not only Istanbul's amazing sites, but also incorporating a culinary tour of the foods and beverages Istanbul is known for. Although I had only a brief time in Istanbul, I was able to see quite a bit with her assistance. I would highly recommend Safiye to anyone traveling to Istanbul!

5 stars Patricia B. 05 Dec 2014

dear safiye,

a million thanks for our wonderful three-day tour of istanbul. i loved every minute: visiting so many amazing places on the european and asian sides...especially the beautiful mosques, both big and small! you created a unique, fun, and unforgettable experience for me, and i will always be grateful. i hope everyone gets to share istanbul with you. tesekkur ederim! patricia

5 stars Ellen B. 15 Nov 2014

Safiye is great! She took me to the Blue Mosque, the Haggia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar. She is very knowledgeable about the history of these places and supplied me with interesting facts and anecdotes. Safiye is also very personable and easy to talk to; I felt like I left Istanbul with a new friend! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn more about Istanbul! It was a great experience overall!

5 stars Cyril F. 15 Oct 2014

Safiye was charming and informative. She got us off to a great start with our holiday and knew exactly where to take us. We strongly recommend her.

5 stars Fiona N. 27 Sep 2014

A very comprehensive tour with a lot covered in one day!

Can highly recommend

5 stars Lynnette M. 20 Sep 2014

On a scale of 1-10, our tour guide deserves a 12. We spent three days in Istanbul and Safiye was by our side all three days. It is a great way to see the city. Safiye was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Don't miss out on this experience when you are traveling to Turkey!

5 stars Arezoo A. 02 Sep 2014

Safiye was so wonderful. We enjoyed our tour and had a wonderful time learning about the culture and history. Safiye was so kind to make an arrangement for us to go back to our hotel middle of our tour and pick up our bag and dropped us off at a different location as we requested. She always had a smile on her face and was very generous with her time.

Thank you Safiye for a memorable experience.

5 stars Allan &. L. W. &. H. O. H. 20 Jul 2014

We had two wonderful days in Istanbul being shown around by Safiye. She managed to fit in all the hightlights as well as taking us to some beautiful spots to taste Turkish specialties. I would highly recommend Safiye for a enjoyable, hassle free way to get the most out of Istanbul - she takes care of everything :)

5 stars Adam L. 05 Jun 2014

Safiye was an absolutely amazing guide! She was knowledge, incredibly friendly and was able to adjust to our requests to provide us with a day to remember. We could not have asked for a better guide or day.

5 stars Juliet J. 12 Apr 2014

Safiye has been indispensable to us the first 2 days in Istanbul. Not only is she a warm and generous person but also really knowledgeable . She made our introduction to her beautiful city and country very special by taking us to very local places to eat and shop , as well as the major sights.

The highlight was having breakfast by the water on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in a local garden cafe. The food was fantastic and was a unique experience.

She also knows all the best spots for gre

5 stars Samuel P. 03 Jan 2014

Safiye did an amzing job in showing us what Istanbul is all about. I would highly recommend her to anyone willing to travel to this beautiful location wanting a true experience. Thank you Safiye!!!

5 stars Kim A. 23 Nov 2013

Safiye Kaban showed us the best of Istanbul. She was very knowledgeable and helpful to us throughout our stay. I would highly recommend a tour with Safiye.

5 stars Alistair R. 01 Nov 2013

Safiye was really wonderful with a great personality and a great sense of humour. We hit it off immediately from our first coffee. On our first day she showed us the main attractions and her knowledge was exceptional. She showed us parts of Istanbul that we would never have even considered. She is a truly wonderful guide and we would recommend Safiye to anyone. This was an exceptional experience. Thanks again, Safiye!

5 stars Jacquie T. 17 Oct 2013

Safiye was absolutely wonderful. She met us at our hotel and guided us through the maze of the City. We enjoyed not having to wait in lines to get gain access to the various sites. Her commentary was spot on. She was very easy to be with, was extremely accommodating and had lots of great info on the City.

5 stars helene C. 10 Oct 2013

5 stars Gary &. L. F. 07 Oct 2013

Spending our initial two days in Istanbul with Safiye gave us the perfect orientation for this huge and exciting city - plus the confidence and incentive to explore further on our own over the rest of our stay. Over and above her knowledge of things to see and do - and where to eat - in Istanbul, the insights into Turkish life that she shared freely with us made our investment in a personal guide well worthwhile.

5 stars Amelia L. 23 Mar 2013

Safiye is an exceptionally personable guide who went above and beyond to ensure that our family (2 adults/2 kids) enjoyed our short excursion in Istanbul. She met us early in the morning at the airport and got us into a cab to Sultanahmet. We toured the Hagiya Sofia, viewed the Blue Mosque, shopped at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market, and got a copy of The Little Prince in Turkish for our collection. We would not hesitate to recommend Safiye to friends and family - you will be in good hands!

5 stars Andrej S. 06 Jan 2013

Our tour with Safiye was excellent! Safiye is real professional, knowledgeable and even more important : Safiye simply enjoys her job!

No question is too much for her and her efforts were really enthusiastic. As firstcomers to Istanbul, Safiye enabled us to catch real flavour of the city. Safiye - many many thanks!

5 stars Patty V. 18 Dec 2012

Safiye was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We wanted to try some local food plus a few other stops in addition to the traditional sites, Safiye was very accomodating and really made our stay in Instanbul very rewarding. My daughter especially liked the tours and learning about the local culture.

5 stars Patricia M. M. 15 Nov 2012

We booked Safiye for a 7 hour walking tour of Istanbul. For my husband and me, it was the 2nd time in Istanbul. But for my sister and my brother-in-law, it was their 1st time. I can truely say that she is one of the best tour guides that I have encountered in my 40 years of traveling. She's very knowledgeable about the city, and you learn the usual important fact. But you learn more of the city, because she takes you to places where most tourists never go. That made the tour more enjoyable.

5 stars Greg A. 06 Oct 2012

Safiye's enthusiasm for her country and city were contagious. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the area without being overwhelming. She took care of our group with transportation, meals, language, and currency. We very much enjoyed the time we spent with her as our guide!!

5 stars Vishal A. 09 Aug 2012

We had the best time. Safiye guided & explained the city wonderfully. She made us feel absolutely comfortable & safe in the foreign country.

Before the tour she also went thru' the itinerary with us.

Eventhough we were meeting for the first time, we felt that Safiye has a very warm personality & she gelled easily with us!!

Tour Guide Comment: Dear Vishal&Mona, It was pleasure to guiding you in Istanbul. I am glad to hear that you had nice time with me! Thank you!!

5 stars Michael M. 16 Sep 2011

Safiye's knowledge of Istanbul made a world of difference to our visit. As a private guide, not only did she guide us through all the iconic sites, but she shed light on the local aspects of daily life in her wonderful city and made us feel very welcomed. Safiye is very professional as a guide, and is a warm and genuine person. Our tour was well worth the fee and it was a pleasure to have met such a nice person.

4 stars Karyn M. 22 Apr 2015

2 stars Bruce C. 24 Mar 2016

We have had a wonderful experience in Istanbul thanks to Safiye! We highly recommend her. She is knowledgeable, kind, well-organized, timely, and extremely patient. She made Istanbul come completely alive for us! Can we adopt her for future trips?­čśŐ

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