Ali Y. - Private Guide in Istanbul
certificate Country: Turkey City: Istanbul Airport Transfer: YES Hotel Reservation: YES Translation Service: NO Languages: English Education: University, Istanbul Experience: Freelance working, English speaking tour - guide Licenses, Training and Certifications:
Professional tour guide with licence and also a Travel Agent who makes tour arrangements all over Turkey.Additional services of this guide:
Tour guiding, Travel planning,
Compared to your typical guide who simply 'transport' you to the hot tourist spots, our tour service is unique in the sense that we will enthrall you with historical snippets at every major point of interest. As I have studied Christianity, Archaeology, history, mythology (as well as other related subjects) I can help you understand our diverse history and culture. My individual approach comes from a keen sense of reality (and humour) and aims to be friendly, informative, and entertaining, with stories and conversation to illustrate the many facets of this richly varied and fascinating country..
I am a licensed tour-guide and a travel agent with over 25 years experience. When you book a tour with us; in addition to what is mentioned above You will also be eating at typical Turkish restaurants serving authentic food for lunch and we will show you all the reliable places for shopping hand-made rugs,Turkish Jewellery, leather bags, jackets, ceramics, Quartz tiles, Turkish Delight, Saffron, Baklava etc.
As soon as we receive a request you will be contacted within 24 hours.
Latest Customer's Opinions:
We used Ali Yalniz' company for a two day tour of Istanbul in late July (2015). Because of schedule conflicts, Ali was not able to be our guide but his #1 man Umit stepped in and gave as a great tour. I had preplanned most of the itinerary with Ali so all went smoothly. I opted to go to the Suleymaniye Mosque instead of the Blue Mosque because of possible crowds and i am glad we did. We had the Suleymaniye virtually to ourselves. Spectacular mosque. detail beyond words. That and the Hagia Sophia were the land based highlights. I had also prearranged a private yacht for my group of 11 for a 2 hour cruise on the Bosphorus. What an amazing trip that was. The see Istanbul from the water was great because you got great views of the European and Asian sides. Highly recommend doing this.