Oguz was a wonderful host and guide for our custom itinerary. He is very well informed, charming and help us make the most of our short time in Instanbul.
Cory ArchibaldUnited States
Oguz was a fantastic guide. If you're looking for someone to give you a complete, well-rounded perspective on life in Istanbul, blending history with modern daily life for city residents, Oguz is the guide you need. He will take you to explore hidden gems of the city away from traditional tourist areas, and fully customize the experience for your needs. He was particularly helpful in accommodating my mobility issues and helped me fully enjoy the day pain free. 5 stars are not enough!
Kyle GardenourUnited States
Oguz is amazing... He is so knowledgeable about Istanbul and the region - and took us everywhere we had hoped to go plus so many more! He was amazing with our children (6 and 8 years old) and was patient and kind our entire time together. It was truly a blessing to have met him and spent time exploring the city with him.. I only wish we had more time in the area to go out with him another day. We hope to see you again Oguz during our return trip in the future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kyle, It has been super nice to get to know your whole family, especially your charming kids, that was awesome! I am looking forward for more repeat fun and exploration in the near future.
Stephen BangsUnited Kingdom
Awesome guide and great guy to be with. Oguz showed us places we would never have found on our own and had so much knowledge to share with us. We will definitely be using his services next time we come to Istanbul.
Paul ClitesHouston, TX, United States
Oguz was a fantastic tour guide; one of the best I have used. His knowledge of Istanbul is superb. He was very receptive to my request to make significant changes in the itinerary. Highly recommended (hint: bring him a bag of Hershey's Kisses)
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
I had toured with Oguz before, and very much wanted my husband to meet him when the two of us came to Istanbul. We requested a food tour, and we were NOT disappointed. He greeted us at our hotel by offering us Turkish delight and other delicacies, and while in the Asian part of Istanbul we tasted fruits, spices, candies and very interesting Shepard soup! Oguz is smart, knowledgeable and very entertaining! We hope we can tour with him again.
Ming Kiat TokMalaysia
Had a great tour with Mr. Oguz...Everything was well explained...highly recomended!
Oguz is a Turkish delight! We had been to Istanbul twice, visited all the must-see sites and wanted something different.When he learned that we were foodies, he tailored a perfect taste-tour, taking us to many of his favorite restaurants and local markets, meeting the owners and sampling new tastes while we walked local neighbourhoods and discovered an Istanbul we had never experienced before--including some famous film-shoot spots. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible and great fun to be with.
Karla WesterfieldUnited States
Oguz was a very helpful, fun, and informative guide. We learned a lot of great history about the beautiful and unique city of Istanbul. Thank you Oguz!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Super family with two great kids, we had lot of fun together :) Come back when you can, Westerfield family! :)
Ernest GardnerUnited States
Oguz was very friendly , experienced, and knowledgeable. Would definitely tour with him again.
Elizabeth PhillipsUnited States
Richard RubensteinUnited States
Wow!!!! A really great time with Oguz including the special treat of meeting his brother who is a famous Turkish singer. My wife and I spent a full day seeing the "other sights" of Istanbul as this was our third trip here. Very informative and did all we asked and more. Plus he is a super nice guy. Very highly recomended. (PS: He is planning to get a boat and do river tours with home-cooked meals--sounds like great fun)
Daniela BrittenUnited Kingdom
Oguz was a great tour guide and I had a memorable trip around Istanbul. I thoroughly recommend him and his tours.
Lisa AlvetroUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This review is based on a shopping mall visit, a concert and lunch. Alkhatip family from Jordan actually did part of this tour (Pierre loti cafe - golden horn ) on a previous day by themselves, so we They had to be back at the hotel at 5pm but their last moment Soufflé order delayed the return plus the hotel did not have their luggage ready, another delay; so actually although airport transfer was not included, I even drove Alkhatip family as a treatto the airport myself in 1 hour in heavy traffic.
Terry JohnsonUnited States
Really great guide. Intelligent, enthusiastic, hardworking! Could literally not ask for a better guide. (and an excellent photographer --that expertise really did come in handy!!). Terry in Atlanta and London.
Maeona M.United States
What a wonderful way to spend Christmas. This was the second of our tours with Oguz. We enjoyed restaurants with home style cooking, excellent shopping, and a diversity of communities, vistas and mosques. He paced the trip for our grandchildren and kept all of us engaged with his stories and enthusiasm for Istanbul.