I was born 1970 in Izmir. ( Ephesus area )
Guiding areas: Throughout Turkey; Ephesus tours, Cappadocia tours , Pamukkale tours. Pergamum tours, Troy tours. Lycia tours, Gallipoli Ansac tours.
I have been using my local insights and personal experience to create custom tours.
I have a good relation with the local people that makes my tours special. Let you hook up with the locals for a more authentic experience based on guest interest. Such as may have traditional Turkish shave experience, watching traditional camel wrestling , shopping at the local food market and cooking at home , have the tea at the traditional Turkish tea house. . .
I believe the best way to learn about a destination, its cultures, and traditions is to meet the locals. 'meet the locals' is a notion as a local tour guide. More and more travellers seek to escape the confines of group tours and set itineraries and have the flexibility to take part in activities linked to their own interests. I tried to understand what travellers are looking for during the tour and answer their expectations. That makes my tours exceptional.
As a tour guide tried to accomodate all requests to allow travellers have an experience about Turkish culture and lifestyle.
I have a good educational and professional background in the travel business. I studied Tourism and Hospitality Management at a University in Turkey and worked in various hotels and travel companies.
I used to lead long days cultural , religious, land tours as well as daily shore excursion tours in Turkey for different country tour groups such as American, Canadian, Australian, Asian , Indian and Turkish . Each country tour group has different expectations during the tour and I have an experience to manage alls and has a good reputation as a local tour guide.
Trying to keep my groups away from tourist crowd and tourist trap.
I have a good sense of humor that makes my tours enjoyable.
I am trying to be a knowledgeable, friendly, personable, flexible, enthusiastic , cordial , attentive, patient, timely, witty, kind tour guide.
I have one doughter , being a mother makes me kids friendly and family tour guide.
I am specialized in personal, private custom tours.
Archeology, religious, Culinary and historical tours are my specialty.
Skills and Interest:cooking, culinary, history, archeology, bird watching, kids friendly, showing real life with meeting locals.
I am licensed, have good knowledge of the sites visited, culture, history, and people of the country.
Private tours offers comlete flexibility. It is possible to remodify the itinerary as request evet at the day of the tour.
As a guide I set up an individualized itinerary according to each visitor's interests.
Offering private Ephesus Tours - Pergamum tours - Troy tours- Cappadocia tours, Pamukkale tours.
My tours may incluide visit ancient cities but also discover the country food , people, culture and shopping.
Travelers has chance to taste Authentic cuisine and culture of Turkey with me.
I prefer local non touristic restaurants for the meals.
I do use late model of A /C vehicles depends on the group size and vehicles are well equipied . And use separate driver and guide service.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy your time in my beautiful country.
I may advise my groups to enjoy shopping experience without sales pressure.
Travel Agency is a company name registered and licensed as A - class ( nr. 5058) travel agent by TURSAB - Turkish Travel Agencies Association. According to Turkish laws tours should be under the name of a tour company.
A Recent Review of this guide
This tour was the biggest surprise on our trip. We had expected that we would hurry through the ruins of Ephesus, but they proved to be extraordinary. Enormous in size and complex in engineering. The "Terrace Houses" excavation should not be missed. They were fascinating! Tijen was a first-rate guide; knowledgeable and insightful about Turkey in general and Ephesus in particular. She took us to a truly local "buffet" that was an outstanding experience...a delightful meal of authentic Turkish cuisine.
Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Professional Tourist Guide
Mersin Tourism Management at the University
Have lesson Tourism Management Master
Tour Operator Certificate
Used to work at the hotel and travel industry at the several departments.
used to own a small local restaurant
used to own, manage and cook at the small boutique hotel at Ephesus area
According to Turkish law tours can be organize only by Travel agency so tour are listed here done by Travel agency code 5058