I am a master student in Istanbul and currently working in the Erasmus office of my school to take care of the needs of Erasmus students. I am planning Istanbul tours and events for the last 8 years. Thanks to this experience, I have interacted with many cultures and I think that this is the most exciting part of my job. I speak Turkish, German and English. So if you are looking for a German speaking guide in Istanbul, I can also help you with this. Istanbul is an international and multicultural city and there are many places which are still hidden. I will show you those places which are part of the history of this
I am sure that you have heard about Turkish food, especially breakfast. Concept of breakfast generally is simple all around the world. In Turkey, it is the most rich meal in all aspects. Firstly it appeals to the eye with its rich and colorful components. You will taste the forms of eggs you never tasted before and will be surprised by the variety and uniqueness of Turkish cheeses. I will take you to an authentic traditional breakfast place for this experience and we will make a fresh and strong start to our Istanbul private tour. During day time, we can make an old city tour which includes mosques, palaces and cisterns. We can explore ancient bazaars, historical museums with unique collections and also I can arrange some exclusive activities that you can only do in Istanbul as your Istanbul local guide.
For the night there are plenty of rooftop bars which you can chill or party hard with a Bosphorus view as well. By the way if you want to feel the local atmosphere deeply we must go to drink Raki which is a local alcohol in a booth place with just local people. It also has its own ritual like how to drink or who services on the table. Actually there are books about how to drink Raki and what goes best with Raki. Even though there are many places offering Raki in Istanbul, we will stay with the classics, the places offer traditional Turkish mezes and live tavern music as well. I’m also into the history of the city and during your trip we can talk about it. I can also tell you about Turkish culture, traditions and the rituals which you’ll get impressed by. You’ll have dozens of fun memories before you leave Istanbul. Please do not hesitate to get in touch. See you soon:)