soner tufan Private tour guide in Istanbul - Turkey

soner tufan

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Hi there,

My name is Soner Tufan.

I am an experienced English speaking licensed professional tour guide. I have been doing guiding as a full time job for the last 8 years, studied 4 years university of professional tour guiding in Cappadocia ( one of the highlights of Turkey).

During University years i got chance to work and travel in Us.

After having graduated from university I have started guiding in Istanbul. I mostly work with the cruise lines such as Celebrity, Norwegian, Crystal, Holland America, Oceania, Princes, Azamara, Msc and Costa. If you are visiting Istanbul by a cruise I will be glad to meet you at the pier and help you to make the most of your stay in our lovely city of Istanbul.

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Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Sherry F.

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Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

PRIVATE ISTANBUL CLASSIC TOUR (old city tour) Price Per Group 250.00 USD

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Sherry F. 30 Jun 2012

5 stars Jenny E. 17 Apr 2011

Soner came highly recommended to us and he didn't disappoint! Apart from his great depth of knowledge of his country, he moved us around the crowds with ease. It was a pleasure to spend the day with Soner and a great way to begin our stay in Istanbul.

5 stars Michael S. 12 Mar 2011

We spent two enjoyable days with Soner. His historical knowledge was superb. He was personable, reliable and informative. We are particularly appreciative for his willingness to share his religious faith and inform us about Islam. We highly recommend Soner.

5 stars Mohamed A. N. 05 Dec 2010

Excellent tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable about the places of interest. He has passion in his job which makes us comfortable and confident having him as our tour guide in Istanbul. I will recommend Soner to my friends if they have plans to visit Istanbul.

5 stars stephen G. 03 Dec 2010

We found Soner extremely knowledgeable and interesting on all aspects of our tour. All dining, shopping and other recommendations and suggestions he gave us were great and his tour, coupled with his recommendations and suggestions, helped us maximise our short stay and limited time in Istanbul.

5 stars Gail J. 15 Oct 2010

Soner was knowledgeable, helpful,friendly, and had a good sense of humor. I have only two complaints: we had to wait quite a while for another group to arrive to begin the first day's tour; and we visited too many "factories/workshops"(--shades of our visit to China...)

5 stars Deirdre C. 01 Jul 2010

I was the envy of all the other Cruise Passengers when we discusses our time in Istanbul the next morning at breakfast. For the real and true experience of Turkey I have no hesitation in recommending the very great Soner. Thanks again for this experience of a life time.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks so much for your contact and kind feedback.

5 stars Brian C. 16 Apr 2010

Sooner was really great and we have recommended him to several other people as well. Thank you very much.

Brian Connor

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much Brian and Pat. It was really nice to meet you and spent 2 wonderful days. I really enjoyed doing tours with you. Hope to meet you again.

5 stars David M. 01 Jan 2010

I would like to thank him for his instant reply.Words can’t fully describe how pleased i was with my private tour guide Soner. He is the best tour guide i ever met.

My full day private tour to istanbul exceeded my expectations. Soner provided pleasant, personal and professional service. I absolutely recommend him to everyone who will come to istanbul and Turkey. Also Soner provided me a free fancy van to show me around istanbul.

It had absolutely a great day with the guidance of Soner.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you very much Mr. David. Happy to see your wonderful comment. Looking forward to meeting your family in istanbul.

3 stars Antonio S. 18 May 2010

Diligent but very cold

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