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Hande is an English & Italian speaking guide, with extensive knowledge on most parts of Turkey, especially Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, South-East Turkey and Gallipoli.

Hello I am Hande Tumer. I have been a professional tour guide since 1995 in English and Italian languages. I am guiding in Istanbul and for the rest of the country, especially in Cappadocia, Ephessus and South Eastern Turkey.


I spend my life by traveling and serving to travellers. You do not know what the traveler wants if you do not travel too!! I am leading both groups and individuals, but I mostly prefer small private groups of up to 8-10 people so I can have more chance to share my knowledge and experience with them and we can design the tour together. Knowing one country or one city is not limited with its history and museums, you should also try local tastes, go to out of the beaten tracks, get to know details from local life.


I can guarantee to take you to most delicious restaurants not always the expensive one :) I also do shopping tours too; since I am a woman I like shopping and capable of giving you the best tips for that.


I also like to guide for Sufi sights on the path of Rumi (Mevlana).


Anzac sights are like my backyard, I even guided for Ernie Dingo :)


My guests mostly say that I have big sense of humor at the end of the tour, this really convinces me that I make them feel relaxed and enjoy the time we spent together.


I have been guiding for cruise ship groups and individuals, for major 5* Hotels in Istanbul such as Ritz Carlton, Ceylan Intercontinental, Grand Hyatt, Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Pera Palace Hotel.


I am a native of Istanbul. I have two degrees: One on History from Marmara University and the second on Italian Language and Literature from Istanbul University. I was born in 1975, am married with one son. I also speak French and Greek too.


You should definitely come to Turkey one day to explore "firsts" of the history of human kind in this world.

Hande guidance fees as follows :


Full day tour : 180 euros