I graduated from Travel Management and Tourist Guiding Department at the University of Adnan Menderes. I gave an exam to be licensed tour guide which was arranged by Ministry of Tourism. I had an internship to finish my school, I have traveled each part of Turkey during 40 days and visit almost all the historical monuments and sites.
I can organize cultural, historical, shopping, walking and photography tours. My tour is mostly walking tours and I believe that when you walk and use public transport, you explore and see real life more. I can also arrange tours by vehicle.
I am an experienced tour guide and working with ToursbyLocals more than 6 years. I arranged numerous tours and still arranging many tours for my guests. We discover Istanbul together. They are living a unique Istanbul experience with me. They are tasting real local life and Turkish food and desserts, tea, hookah, Turkish Caffe, Turkish Bath is a real threat.
I am very patient, friendly and sympathetic.
I am trying to do my best for my guests and they are having a great time in Istanbul.
If you want to be one of my guests, you are always welcome and see Turkish Hospitality.
A Recent Review of this guide
Safiye is a wonderful guide! She is super professional, friendly and reliable. When we met up, she gave us great advice on how to pick a hotel and got us from the airport to the old city in no time! Then we went for dinner at a great rooftop restaurant and walked through the streets of Istanbul. Our tour started a bit late because of lineups at the airport so she gave us 30 minutes of her time extra at the end of the tour. She is very knowledgable and taught us a lot about Istanbul's history.
Brigitte Pelletier Cisneros
***In accordance with the recent amendments of laws regarding tour guiding in Turkey, the guides are not allowed to directly sell tours. So, please note that the tours quaranteed here are to be by means of an officialy registered A Class Tourism & Travel Agency.
-Professional Tourist Guide License from Ministry of Culture And Tourism
License Number: 34-012194
-Graduation from Adnan Menderes University School of Travel Agency Management and Tourism Guiding Program.
I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Some museums in Istanbul, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we explain and give free times to guests.