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
I'll start saying that thanks to Ozkan, Our Family vacation @Trabzon was just PERFECT Ozkan very professional & kind Guide. He just make his best to make our trip perfect The program built exactly for family needs and suites both Adults & kids He choose the best location, food and attractions. Ozkan has answers to all Questions (from all adults and Kids) with BIG Smile He explain about area, locations, culture, routes, foods, etc.. He make sure we have the best driver at Trabzon MR. Omer
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.