I am Hatice , a professional and licenced tour guide in English and Portuguese approved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkish Republic. I have Master's degree in tour guiding from the Ege University which is one of the most renowed schools in tour guiding department. Since my graduation in 2011 I have been guiding in this vibrant city of two continents for the avid travelers from all around the world. I provide extremely high quality cultural, historical, food , art and shopping tours and I am very happy and honored to introduce this beautiful city of Istanbul with its diverse history and culture in the best way as possible.
Istanbul is a unique city in the world with its superb location, diverse cultural heritage and incredibly rich history. Surely You should visit the top attractions to better understand the mixed heritage and culture of Istanbul whether you are a first time or seasoned traveler because no visit is complete without a visit to Hagia Sophia or cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus but during my tours beside the top highlights I will be showing you the hidden gems, unknown yet marvelous places , local life and help you make the most of your time.
Please keep in mind that we can plan an itinerary according to your specific needs and wishes and before or after the tour I will be happy to provide you with necessary information and help anytime you need.
Please join one of my tours to discover the beauties of Istanbul, experience the local life, connect with local people and hear the interesting stories behind each place. Let me help you create life time memories in this unique city.
A Recent Review of this guide
We loved our time exploring Istanbul with Hatice! This tour took us off the beaten path through Muslim, Christian and Jewish neighborhoods. As we toured churches and mosques, Hatice was able to explain great detail about the history, the religion and the art. She tailored the tour to our interests and made fantastic recommendations for the rest of our time in Istanbul. We loved hearing her story and getting to know her as we walked around, and we hope to return someday to do her food tour.
*Guiding licence approved by the Ministry of Cuture and Tourism of Turkish Republic.
**In accordance with the recent amendments of laws regarding tour guiding in Turkey , the guides are not allowed to sell tours. So please note that the tours quaranteed here are to be by means of an officially registered A class Tourism & Travel Agency.
Due to regulations live guiding service is
not possible inside the Dolmabahçe Palace Museum.