Charles (Dick) ChaneyNashville, TN, United States
Oguz knew all the back roads and presented his area with a deep knowledge- even taking us to an out of the way place to sample local foods. in the Bazaar he alerted us to certain merchants-very helpful
We had booked a standard tour with Oguz (Ottoman and byzantine highlights). As we were on a cruise, he picked us up at the port before time. Oguz is very professional and showed us all the beautiful sites of Istanbul as described in the tour. He is a very experienced and friendly guide and we enjoyed our time (Döner macht schöner)!. For Istanbul, we recommend him in every way. Anytime again!
Nicholas PoulosUnited States
Our first day of touring had us a bit apprehensive--Istanbul traffic is notorious! Not to worry. The moment we met Oz and learned a bit about the city all fears went away. Oz made us feel as if we were walking back in time to one of the oldest civilizations on the earth. Each mossque or church was more beautiful the the last with histories to match. His tours were lively, informative and downright fun. His recommendations for souvenir books was helpful as well since there are so many to choose from.
Oguz was extremely knowledgeable and the tour was very much at our direction as to what we chose to see or not to see. He was also extremely patient when we got sidetracked in doing rug shopping. One of the highlights was having lunch with Oguz at a local restaurant where he's a regular. We got to taste some authenbtic Turkish dishes
Thomas JordeUnited States
See earlier positive and glowing comments.
Dr, Seymour ZemlynUnited States
We were very satisfied with our guide, Oguz K., and tour in Istanbul in April. We were shown everything we had missed on a previous visit by a knowledgeable and pleasant guide in an expeditious manner. We would recommend your service and will be likely to use it again in the future. Seymour Zemlyn
Eugene EngelbrechtSouth Africa
The airline cancelled our flight, causing us to miss one-and-a-half days of our holiday in Istanbul. I contacted Oguz at the last minute to ask him to help us to catch up on lost time and to take us to a supermarket (there are none in Sultanahmet). He literally rushed to our assistance and took us to places we would not have been able to see - even the supermarket he chose was a really great one. Oguz is a bit of a foodie - listen to his recommendations, including about Turkish delight.
Lisa AlvetroUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Oguz. He was friendly, funny and a mine of information. He showed us places we probably would never have known about and gave us a great perspective of the city he obviously loves. He was very generous with his time giving us extra because of the Istanbul traffic jams which were hardly his fault. Our day with Oguz was the perfect start for three weeks in wonderful Turkey. Thanks Oguz you were great. Barb and Angela
Donald FordCleveland Heights, OH, United States
Is amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed our first day out and are looking forward to our second. This is our first visit to Istanbul and with only three days we thought it best to work with a guide. What a wise decision and even more so having a guide like Oguz. He is attentive, thorough and delightful. I'm confident we are seeing a city we would never have experienced any other way.
We were just two touring with Oguz in his car to all the top attractions and we quickly noticed that we had one of the best informed guides available. He has 'fire' in his eyes as he explains, in great English, the history of the visited places as well as his insider knowledge of them - things not written in the guide brochures. Do be aware that guides may take up to a 40% commission if you purchase rugs etc. at places they take you, so best done on your own. We highly recommend Oguz ("Owes") for a day !
John HawksUnited States
This was our first trip to Istanbul and we had no idea how to organize all of the fantastic things to do and see. Oguz was perfect in his suggestions of what to do and in what order. He constantly checked in with us and gave us a real sense of a totally personalized tour. he was also extremely knowledgeable and we learned more....faster than we could have hoped. Oguz's English is fantastic, there were zero communication issues. We would highly, and confidently recommend Oguz as a personal Tour Guide.
Carol SpanUnited States
Oguz was the best tour guide we've ever had. He was fun to be with, very knowledgeable and interesting. He made our day in Istanbul perfect! I would definitely recommend this tour. Carol