Please Click on the "Message Tugrul" Button below to ask a questions and connect with me If you want to know more about me and my services.
You can find a the link for my short video below my profile picture.
Travelers who wants to explore off the beaten tracks in Turkey and need recommendations for the best routes, timings, attractions etc. while planning their trip can easily contact me for assistance.
You can make use of my expertise for shaping the best possible itinerary that suits your type of travel.
I was born and raised in Istanbul (Asian Side) -Kadikoy- , which is known as Ancient Khalkedon right across the waters of Byzantine Constantinople. (European Side of Modern Day Istanbul)
My family is originally from Eastern Turkey, a town called Erzincan where Epic River Euphrates is born,
I've completed my military service in a small town called Zile, northeast of Cappadocia, where the famous historical phrase was uttered by Julius Caesar as : "Veni, Vidi, Vici". "I came, I saw and I conquered".
In a nutshell I was lucky enough to discover and feel the rich history, cultural diversity of this amazing country and meet people from all around Turkey observing their lives since I was very young.
I've always wanted to share this diverse culture and history with others.
So Being a tour guide (or a theater actor) was my childhood dream and I decided to study tourism since high school all the way through my college education.
I've completed a 4 year Travel Administration and Guiding program and toured 40 days cross country finally acquiring my License as an Official Tour Guide in Turkey.
I have worked in almost every field of tourism industry for the last 17 years.
I've prepared and organized hundreds of custom travel itineraries and conducted dozens of tours as a Tour Guide Travel for English speaking Travelers who visited Turkey in the last decade.
The longest itinerary I've prepared, organized and conducted was a 36 day Trip all around Turkey including Istanbul and its vicinity, Black Sea Coast, Southeastern Turkey (Syrian Border), Central Turkey (Cappadocia), Mediterranean(Southern Coast) and the Aegean (Western Coast) of Turkey.
I always promise a warm smile, good information with a narrative context, and a good sense of humor.
My approach is to be an hospitable traveling buddy rather than just a tour guide.
For my guests to understand the prehistoric and Greco-Roman history of our country, I enhance the content of my tours with historical timeline maps, 3D rendered reconstruction videos of the sites.
If you would care for some fun time by seeing amazing sites in Turkey, meeting interesting people, tasting good food you are always welcome to join me!
As a certified tour guide and travel consultant I provide services for travelers who needs assistance while planning their travel itinerary.
When you contact me please feel free to provide any personal interest so that I can create the best custom experience that will respond your needs.
Turkey is a country full of surprises and has many things to offer for various types of travelers who have different tastes, so In order for me to provide the best assistance, here below are some of the questions I might ask you to get to know you a little better and find out How you'd like to travel.
So Send me a message right now and let's start getting to know each other while planning your trip in Turkey.
Are you a quick observer of attractions? Or Do you enjoy taking slow and more focused walks at the historical sites?
Do you like visiting Small Museums with Archaeological finds?
Do you enjoy Classical Ages? - Do you enjoy prehistory?
Do you like ancient philosophy? - Are you interested in the Biblical History? -
Do you like nature and natural sites? - Do you like photography?
Do you like to mingle with the locals when you travel?
Do you enjoy shopping locally? - Do you enjoy sampling local delicacies
A Recent Review of this guide
Tugrul is an amazing and very knowledgeable tour guide who is very passionate about his country. He is professional and accommodating to the needs of the group. We spent a wonderful day exploring Ephesus and it's surroundings. He took us to one of the most delicious family run restaurant we have ever been to with the most incredible buffet lunch cooked by the 'mum'. We hope to come back to Turkey soon and Im sure he will show us more beautiful places.
I am an official Licensed Tour Guide since 2006, certified by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism in Turkey.
I graduated from a 4 year Program in 2006 as the Salutatorian of the Tour Guiding & Travel Administration Dept.
In accordance with the amendments of laws regarding tour guiding in Turkey, the guides are not allowed to directly sell tours. So, please note that the tours guaranteed here are to be by means of an officially registered A Class Tourism & Travel Agency.