Emine F.

5.00(1) reviews
 

Available Areas

Bursa, Istanbul (Living), Izmir, Cappadocia

 

Languages

English, Turkish (Native)

 

Response Time

4 hours on average

 

Availability Updated

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About

Hello,

I am a licenced tour guide based in Istanbul but can organize tours throughout Turkey. I have been guiding tours since 2009. I graduated from Gazi University Travel Guidance and Tourism Management Programme in 2004. I worked as a travel agent and organized tours in Turkey for American, Australian and Canadian guests before I start working as a guide. I am happier working outside of the office as I am a free spirit. I like sharing our rich history, delicious cuisine, unique architecture with travellers. Turkey is a great pot where many cultures melted in. Throughout centuries different cultures like Greeks, Armenians, Turks, Jewish lived in same land and their cultures became part of this land, their spirits still live in Turkey. That's the reason we have such a great cuisine, rich history and culture. Turkey has a lot to offer and I have a lot to share with my guests. Please welcome.

Important

l can guide you in Cappadocia and in lzmir -where Ephesus is- if you cover my transportation fee.

Tours

Topkapi Palace and Harem

Istanbul
3 hours

This tour is for the travellers who want to know Topkapi Palace deeply with its harem. There has always been two different life in this palace, one for the men of the court which includes Sultan, all other politicians, soldiers, Enderun students, other one is for women including wives, concubines, daughters of Sultan. Throughout history very few people entered into harem, this has been the reason of curiosity. We will picture the life in harem together.

FROM$100/ per group

First Capital of Ottomans - Bursa Tour- from Istanbul (car)

Istanbul
10 hours 30 min

Bursa is the first capital city of Ottoman Empire, was also its center of silk production and trade. If you have few days in Istanbul and you do not know what to do, Bursa is the right place to come, just 2 hours from Istanbul via modern bridge over the Marmara Sea. You will try best kebab here. You can go to the roots of the Ottoman Empire. Bursa has a lot to say to its visitors. Mosques, caravanserais, tombs, silk markets, historical Turkish baths and so on...

FROM$490/ per group

Full Day Bosphorus Tour

Istanbul
7 hours

Bosphorus is the strait dividing Asia from Europe. This tour contains visits from both continents. The best way to learn about history of beautiful Ottoman Palaces, historical mansions, mosques, castles located by the Bosphorus is joining a boat tour which takes 1 hour 40 minutes. Our second stop is Spice Market with its vivid colours. Have a local lunch then head to 19th century Ottoman summer palace Beylerbeyi and to Camlica hill which is the end of the tour.

FROM$350/ per group

Istanbul Night Tour (Every Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday)

Istanbul
3 hours 30 min

We will start our night tour from Sultanahmet area with an orientation walk. We will see Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Ibrahim Pasha Palace from outside and have a brief history talk about them. Then we will walk to Hodja Pasha Show Center to see an unforgettable show named "Rhythm of the Dance" lasts for 65 min. Charming traditional dances and exotic belly dances are showcased magnificently in this program. We will go on with Eminonu district and Galata Bridge. End the tour at Tunnel.

FROM$170/ per group

Bazaars Shopping Tour

Istanbul
4 hours

Grand Bazaar is a huge market where you can find authentic gifts for you and your loved ones. You may look for art pieces like calligraphy, miniature, handmade tiles, carpets, hand knitted ornaments and so on or you may look for tokens like a trinket, key chain, decorative pieces. Just walking through narrow streets of this bazaar is interesting enough.From here we will walk down until Spice Market where you can buy delicious Turkish lokum and your favourite spices.Both markets are picturesque!

FROM$100/ per group

Full Day Byzantium and Ottoman Highlights

Istanbul
7 hours

To explore most special sights of Istanbul, this is a tour you should join. Hagia Sophia is going to impress you with its architecture and transformation. Blue Mosque is hiding the finest hand painted blue tiles on its interior walls. Topkapi Palace is a great complex where you can go through daily life of Sultans and their politics. Basilica Cistern is a palace size underground cistern which will take your breath away with its mystery. Grand Bazaar will be the place you take memories back home.

FROM$160/ per group

Reviews

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Tariq L.

Aug 11, 2022

Emine is amazing and full of knowledge.

Our family had a private day tour of Bursa with Emine. Communication with her prior to the tour was pretty good. Emine showed up on time on the day of tour. We found her to be quite friendly, knowledgeable, and warm. Her English and communication skills were awesome. We had decided places of interest in advance. Emine let us took us our time and was on pace with us throughout the day. She was quite knowledgeable about each place and demonstrated historical facts in details. Best part, she took us to shopping which was a high on our list! Overall, Emine was fabulous.