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Emre Ozkara Professional English speaking tour guide Ephesus, Izmir

My name is Emre. I was born in Izmir and I am 36 years old. Tour guiding became my full-time job after having BA degree on tour guiding at Gazi university in 2004. After working  in Istanbul for ten years as a private tour guide, I moved back to Izmir with my colleague & wife Nesrin and our little son, Tuna. I lead tours in Ephesus and Istanbul as a private tour guide especially for Americans. I have a professional driver license since 1998 and I take tours as a driver guide for six years. I usually take Turkey round trips as a driver guide with Efendi Travel for American and Australian couples. I like driving tours because I like driving and I can learn a lot of things from travelers while the long drives especially about their countries and culture. But  also giving them the real insight of Turkish culture in the little towns and villages makes me so happy as a tour guide.

I am sure you'd enjoy your tour and spending time with me. I


I love travelling abroad. It’s nice to meet different people with their cultures and languages. I visit several tourism vocational high schools and share my working experience with the students. I also organize several tours for tourism schools and lead the tours as their tour guide and a teacher.  I like having chats with the tourism students in our meetings.


If you like to make a driver-guided tour in Turkey throught Istanbul-Gallipoli-Troy-Pergamon-Ephesus and Cappadocia, I will be pleased to be your guide. Efendi Travel can make all the arrangements including car rental, hotels and the itinerary and I will be in charge for you during your trip. 




I will be so happy with meeting you for your private tours. Hope to meet you in Turkey with the private tours of Efendi Travel.


Please contact with us to check Emre availability to guide you.


Emre guidance fees as follows :


Half day tour : 125 euros (only for Istanbul tours)


Full day tour : 180 euros