I have been in tourism industry for over 20 years and I still love it. I love meeting new people from different cultures. I like giving and getting information, I like interaction. Besides being a licenced tour guide, I am also a certified interpreter. I studied English Language and Literature at university. I am married and I have two little kids.
My tours are in and around the city of Trabzon, the transportation is via brand new vans with full tourism insurances and certifications (either a Wolskvagen Caravelle of a Mercedes Vito according to the need of number of seats. Or if the tour is only with one or two visitors, we can hire a car). If the visitor requests only a city center tour and wants to interact with local people, then we can arrange a walking tour and public transportation.
City of Trabzon has a lot to offer. During my tours, visitors will be able to explore a rich history from eary Christianity, Islam, Byzantine, Persians, Ottoman Era, modern Turkey and different cultures. We will visit monastries, old mosques, museums and lively streets. My city is peaceful, far away from problems. Local people are really tourist friendly. Last but not least, Trabzon and its neighbourhood offers really tasty dishes that tourists love to try.
I have some fixed programs of my tours but also we can arrange tailor based tours by the visitors' needs and time. I offer and guarantee you that we together will decide about every single detail in your travel plan and you can feel comfortable to ask me anything about it.
I promise you that I will always be flexible, friendly, understanding, satisfying and informative during your tour because my goal is to give you the best possible guiding service.
Hope to see you soon.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a marvelous day with Ozkan! We saw all the sites we wanted and altho they were many and spread apart we got it all done efficiently and happily. Ozkan has extensive knowledgeable about the local history and culture and told us many great stories. We ended the tour knowing we had made a friend in Trabzon.
David J. Young
1- I have a Professional Tourist Guide License issued by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture
2- I have been certified as a Cultural Heritage Professional by European Union funded ALECTOR Project
3- I have attended a training course named "Developing Effective Communication" in Slovenia funded by European Union
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences.