Istanbul Tour Guides

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Istanbul Tour Guides:  Scholarly, Experienced and Local


Istanbul Tour Guides

  • We help you see the big picture – and the small
  • We are inspirational and good storytellers.
  • Our guides in Istanbul can capture your intellect and your imagination.
  • Rated as the best tour guides in Istanbul
  • Walks In Istanbul design a better Istanbul experience

Istanbul Tour Guides

  • Our guides in Istanbul can capture your intellect and your imagination
  • Get off the beaten path in Istanbul, as well as on it
  • Immerse into Istanbul neighbourhoods
  • Experience Istanbul with a local like a local
  • Live in the city  not be a guest
  • Tour Istanbul and make new friends



Founder - Tourism Pro

Arzu is a tour guide, tourism professional and an entrepreneur living part-time in Istanbul and Tallinn. She is responsible for running this business when she is not trying to catch on with laundry – She’s a kick-ass mom and enjoys writing, traveling, storytelling and good wine with good company.

She’s an MBA candidate at Tallinn University of Technology to complete her engineering degree and you may still have her as your guide while she’s in Istanbul.



Tour Guide / Foster mother of all the street animals you see in the Old City.

Ebru studied English Literature at Bosporus University and had a career as an editor for a travel magazine. Her dream job was to become a tour guide and she had her license in 2002.  She’s now a master’s student in History of Religions for the past three years; so far she has only mastered the art of procrastinating her thesis on temple liturgy. Ebru is the proud mother of a rescued dog (Bozo) and a rescued cat (Tarator).



Professional Tour Dog

Before Bozo accepted Ebru as her human in 2009, her main hobby was to bark at cows, horses, donkeys and old village ladies. Now as a big city girl, she prefers barking at skaters and bikers. She shares Ebru with a rescued cat, happily. Her most popular phrase is woof woof woof woof ( in Turkish)

adnan duvenci


Professional Tour Guide

Born in historical Ottoman Bursa on World Tourism Day , it was Adnan`s destiny to be in tourism . He studied economics and completed a second degree to fulfil his childhood dream: being a tour guide. He traveled to some 40 countries around the globe. Adnan`s known for his enthusiasm and sense of humor.  We pride ourselves having him in the team with his 27 years of experience. He’s a delight to walk around with his love for gastronomy and photography.

Adnan is married with Funda and they parent Pelin beautifully.

etem 2


Professional Tour Guide

you can easily pass etem for an american. he owes his english language skills to the american school of tarsus. he studied economics at the university of istanbul. then spanish literature at the same university. then a master’s degree in architectural history at kadir has university. etem is an avid reader and travels around the globe with his wife nazan and their gorgeous daughter mira.

esin 2


Professional Tour Guide

Esin studied Tourism Management and Tour Guiding in Marmara and has been guiding since 1999. She delivers a very special experience to our guests from all around the world. Esin is a passionate traveler,dancer and a cook. Her beautiful redhead holds many secrets. She loves to share stories and experiences of her travels as well as history,traditions and insider tips of our beautiful homeland.

esin’in kedisi Efe


Professional Tour Cat

Efe is a lovely rescue cat who’s non- approchable by strangers. He shares an apartment and life with Esin and  is tremendously ginger (a real cat lover will know what that means).



Professional Tour Guide

Ezel is a true Istanbulite who traveled to more than 60 countries.  She lived in the Netherlands for a year and is a bilingual guide in English and Dutch.  She has an engineering degree from ITU and her hobby is Maths ( yes), learning new languages and enjoying being a chef.



Professional Tour Guide

A true local from Istanbul ( maybe a Byzantine?) , Duygu has a deep love for this beautiful country. She has a degree in tourism and traveled around Turkey many times before she decided to settle back home and have a family. She mothers Aras when she is not guiding and when not at the theatre.

tan ergen


Professional Tour Guide

Guiding is a tradition in Tan’s family. He has the expertise from his parents and is now enjoying 25 years in business. He lives in Izmir and is our destination manager for the Aegean coast. He’s behind the scenes organising all the vehicles, transfers and makes sure everyone sits back and enjoys our shore excursions in the area. He has a big laughter and has a lot to talk about ( in a good way). His passion is to transfer the uncommercial face of our country to our guests.



Professional Tour Guide
Erkut holds a BA Degree in American Studies from Hacettepe University in Ankara. He’s working hard to fulfil two of his childhood dreams : to read all the books in his library, and to travel to every single place on the map of Turkey. Erkut is a great chef, his dinner parties are famous, you may enjoy one if you like offals.
He’s the proud father of 10 year old Ali and a gray cat.

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