I am an active licensed professional tour guide in Turkey and willing to add personal touches to every single tour I conduct. It is always my pleasure to help travelers with their itineraries and provide them the most memorable vacation. It is also quite important to me that my guests return home with full of experiences to remember and come back!.
I studied on english, archeology, mythology, religions, guidance, history, tourism marketing. . . etc at the Tourism Guidance Department of Suleyman Demirel Universiy. After I graduated from the university, I attended a language school in Malta for 6 months. It was a great experience and chance to practise the language which, I had been improving since primary school. When I came back to Turkey, I sat the English KPDS exam which is compulsory to pass to receive a guiding licence from the Ministry of Tourism. Moreover, I travelled 36 days around Turkey with archeologists and comprehensively learnt all the cities' history including with different traditions.
Now, I am looking forward to welcoming my dear guests here in Istanbul, Turkey.
A Recent Review of this guide
Semih was awesome. Very friendly, informed, and flexible. We saw everything on our lists, had an AMAZING lunch at Topkapi Palace overlooking the Marmara. We would highly recommend both Semih and the tour itself.
I have the professional tour guide license since 2007
I don't drive,however I can arrange the transportation with a professional driver, when it is required.