I graduated from the University of Philology, Department of English Language and Literature. I worked as an English Teacher for few years but I understood that it is not really what I wanted so I finished my short teaching career. Then I decided to study History and Archaeology and use my knowledge on this field.
In 2001 I became professional tour guide, with the license issued by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Since then I have worked for many agencies as an independent guide and I have been meeting tourists from all over the world. During this fourteen years, I have also been organizing private tours, and working with ToursByLocals is perfect option for me.
Since I grew up and have lived all my life in a touristic town, guiding has always been my dream. Very early I understood that it would be the most convenient job for my lifestyle, because I like history, archaeology, traveling and meeting different people and cultures, and the most important of everything, I love my country and want to help people see it's beauty and understand it's history and culture and at the same time, earning money from what I really enjoy doing; is a great feeling.
I have guiding experience in all areas in Turkey, but my favorite tours are definitely those in the Aegean and Istanbul. If you woukd like to have a multy day tour in Turkey, you are allways wellcome to contact me to discuss your program.
I am looking forward to meeting you in my country and showing you all its beauties!
A Recent Review of this guide
Ertunga is one of the best tour guides we have had using Tours By Locals. We had a great day learning about the history of the sites we visited. Ertunga is beyond knowledgeable about the history of Turkey and the context in general world history. It was like bringing your favorite teacher along and a history lesson come alive. We HIGHLY recommend Ertunga if you are planning to spend any time in Turkey. He is one of the best!
Tour Guiding License issued by The Ministry Of Culture & Tourism Of Turkey, license number: 09-005832.