You will experience great Turkish hospitality, taste delicious Turkish food and learn deep history and culture, you are in a right place :)
I am Safiye and joined Toursbylocals in 2010 since then I am delivering private tour to eager travelers from all around the world. I am a happy guide and who adores her job. I do organize any kind of tour and I custom tours according to travelers needs. The unique thing about Tourbylocals is, you can get a local guide in every city and feel like a local, learn the history and culture, visit hidden gems, try authentic local food, experience real life and use public transportation.
I do arrange shore excursion tours and layover tours as well. I arrange a private vehicle and driver if clients request.
Istanbul is a great city with a lot of history and culture, it is a very vibrant city with a lot of life. Istanbul is a crossroad between two continents ( Asia and Europe) It is the only city in the world that you can experience having breakfast in Europe and take a ferry to Asia and have lunch there. You can change continents in 20 minutes.
I hope our paths cross one day through Tourbylocals, I feel lucky myself to guide you and help you for a lifetime Istanbul experiences and unforgettable memories.
A Recent Review of this guide
Punctual, accommodative, flexible, and extremely knowledgeable. Most prominent of all about Safiye - she speaks fluent English, (you will realize in Turkey spoken English is a rare skill set). Repeat - absolutely Recommend - definitely Value - I thought so!
***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: 1403
-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 a separate car and driver.
In some museums, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we give information about the exhibitions and give you some free times to visit.