this introduction to tourist guides in
Turkey, then select a guide to contact.
Click on a photo, or scroll down
for short introductions:
Plan ahead! The best
guides' schedules may fill up
well in advance, so reserve
your private tour as early as possible in
order to get the guide you want.
Note that professional guides provide
their services for a fee.
Although they welcome inquiries about
scheduling and availability of their
services, they expect to
be paid when they provide
tourism information. If you contat
them for information and trip-planning
help, you may be asked to arrange
payment by credit
questions are answered or a tour
Please also note that guides
are not travel agents, and
are not licensed to make reservations
or other travel agency services.
Ms Artaman (GAHM-zeh
AR-tah-mahn), who speaks fluent English,
has 16 years' experience
guiding cultural, architectural,
shopping and off-the-beaten-track tours
in Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia.
With a university degree in American Studies as well
as certifications as a Professional Guide, Master Scuba
Diver, Emergency First Responder and accomplished chef,
Erkut Bey is a treasury of information about Turkey,
its history, nature and cuisine. More...
Born in Istanbul, Fatih Bey
is qualified and experienced to guide
anywhere in Turkey, though he specializes
in Istanbul. He has guided such luminaries
as Bill Gates, John Galliano, Ivanka
Trump and Paul Martin through his home
After five years' study in London, Mahir Bey returned
to Turkey to guide visitors, many of them diplomats
and celebrities. He speaks English, Russian and Turkish. More...
Mehmet Tetik (teh-TEEK)
has been to 75 provinces in Turkey, and
in Istanbul (Old
and the islands).
Helping visitors create the perfect
vacation has been Yavuz Bey's privilege
for 23 years, especially if you're
looking for Jewish heritage
tours, Byzantine sites, World
War I battlefields, bird
watching or shopping. More...
known as the owner of Istanbul's Apricot
Hotel, Hakan Kocatürk (KOH-jah-tewrk)
has many years guiding experience throughout
Turkey, as well as important connections
among leaders in Turkey's tourist industry. More...