Explore Istanbul with me!

Zerrin SapmazStop being a tourist and be a local while exploring Istanbul with me…

Here you have arrived exactly the main resource for your travel to explore Istanbul. I offer extensive information on numerous historical places, sight, shopping styles and much more for independent visitors.

You are able to, and deserve to have customized travel service in Istanbul and Turkey. When you want to explore Istanbul, whatever you plan; your incentive meeting, a luxury vacation, round tours or jetting off for a quick weekend, it is a pleasure for me to realize your travel style in Turkey with my 29 years guiding experience.  The culture, customs, lifestyle and food in Istanbul is often reduced to a tourism brochure and magazine- friendly cliché of Europe and Asia meet when you want to explore Istanbul. But travelling through Istanbul is as a reality reveals a far more fascinating and amazing nuanced photograph. Istanbul offers you a warm, safe and impressive experience.

Pleasure of my Guests

The visitors expect and appreciate the many personalized touches, services, amenities that define true personalized travel to explore Istanbul. Whether you would like to have a hosted cultural experience, blue cruise or customized travel service to explore Istanbul or to different destinations in Turkey; I am here to ensure that your travel experience meets and hopefully exceeds your expectations. You are able to, and deserve to have peace of mind knowing that I am available to assist you whenever you need. Explore Istanbul with Customized Travel Service!

Zerrin SapmazI provide all services written below to make your day / days so enjoyable than ever from landing to Istanbul and home going:
  • It is the best way to fully appreciate the richness of Istanbul’s history, culture and cuisine with customized travel service. Feel free to ask any question that may pop into your head to get far more information than can fit in a book.
  • Depending on preference we can do tour for a day or more days (particularly in Istanbul) or may choose to accompany you as your local tour guide throughout your entire journey.
  • I have priority to avoid the lines and buy tickets as a licensed guide. Therefore, no crowds, no queues!
  • Explore Istanbul and the local sights to see the local casual life of Turkish people by passing through the old historical buildings from Byzantine and Ottoman period on a walking tour with me.
  • Providing professional assistance in safety and comfort; unbiased information about stories, legends, traditions and culture of my country where East and West met and then split.
  • Zerrin SapmazI am personally acquainted with dozens of Istanbul shops and shopkeepers, who are happy to give me no-nonsense, value for money prices. You pay only the fee of the private tour, so I am going to be working on your behalf, not for a commission on sales.
  • Explore Istanbul with Customized Travel Service!
  • Offering a personalized itinerary guiding you to sights, shops and art galleries of you would like to visit. Save time and consequently, save money by having someone take you exactly where you want to go.
  • There is no vehicle involved for you. If it is requested, a private car or van can be arranged for you. You may choose a half day tour of four hours, beginning whenever you would like to start, or a full day tour of eight hours…

“I pride myself on my ability to add a personal touch to each tour l handle. It is very important for me that my clients return home with an unforgettable experience to remember…”

Who is Tour Guide Zerrin?

I am Zerrin Sapmaz. Born and raised in south west coasts of Turkey in Marmaris. I moved to Istanbul in 2009 to continue my personal and business here. I studied English and graduated from University to be an English teacher. During off seasons, I tutor English. I also studied history of religions, Archeology. Turkey is a hidden gem with full of history where human life had started thousands years ago. I have been organizing tours in all corners of Turkey as daily or weekly tours as historical and cultural tours, trekking and hiking, blue voyage, customized tours as well.

Explore Istanbul and Turkey with customized travel Service of me!

 I provide professional assistance in safety and comfort. Unbiased information about stories, legends, traditions and culture of my country where East and West met and then split. Cultural, historical and contemporary heritage interpretation to visitors who would like to explore Istanbul and whole Turkey. I give information at religious, historical sights, museums. I guide you in a simple, safe and precise way as an official national tour guide.

I am a nature and animal lover.

I love the nature with its original and casual way. I believe that a human is more superior than animal as long as live and follow the life with heart. People in the world think that they can navigate the rules of nature which is impossible. Nature always takes all belongings back by giving lessons to humans in the world with climate changes, flooding etc. I love photography too. It is my genes to capture the beauty of nature and life in snapshots as a daughter of professional photographer. I love to illuminate my own perspective by visiting the Art Galleries, and meeting artists and artisans. And I love taking photos of nature.

It will be my pleasure to be not only your guide and travel agent but also a good friend in this side of the world. I am very excited to customize tours and explore Turkey and Northern Cyprus together as a women group. Stay with love in the hearts.