Selcuk Sebilcioglu

Member of the Professional Tour Guides Association
"IRO/TUREB, the Istanbul Chamber of Tour Guides"
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Member since: February, 2013

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  • Country: TurkeyTurkey
  • City: Cappadocia, Istanbul, Ephesus
  • Language: English
  • Age: 44      
  • Hourly Rate (walking): 60 USD     
  • Daily Rate (8h, walking): 250 USD     
  • Minimum hours to order : 0      
  • Auto: Land Rover
  • Air conditioner: Yes
  • Hourly Rate (by car): 90 USD     
  • Daily Rate (8h, by car): 400 USD     
 
Hi, this is Selcuk, a local professional tour guide from Istanbul with an experience of 18 years. If you like to make your visit to Istanbul a special one, accompanied by a professional tour guide with a different and colourful perspective, you are welcome...
While exploring this beautiful city, you will need someone helpful, understanding, wise, polite, honest and who knows what to do...
In the city of Istanbul, the heartful, beautiful Istanbul where Europe and Asia meets, all you need is a “professional local” to make your visit different than “that of just tourists”.
What I offer
Classical Old City Walking Tours.
Istanbul's Secondary Places' Tours.
Bosphorus Cruises.
Driver-Guide Services.
Outside Istanbul Tours; Ephesus, Cappadocia, etc.

My Background, Licenses and certificates
My name is Selcuk and I was born in Istanbul, on the last day of 1974. Yes, just a few hours before the new year’s eve, on a cold winter day, a typical Capricorn boy was born.
My whole school life was in Istanbul, at different quarters of the imperial capital. Throughout my years at school, I got engaged in tourism since my parents started a hotel business in Kusadasi (a beach resort on the west coast), then I was only 12. After a very bright school life, despite different expectations, I decided to study “arts” or “ tourism” but somehow, I found myself studying “business administration” at the “University of Marmara” in Istanbul. Studying and tourism accompanied each other. I began my amateur guiding career when I was 20. After a year, I sat for the exam which was opened by the Ministry of Tourism, in order to get a license for being a professional tour guide. As I was successful, I continued with the process (exams, courses, training tours, etc.) that took a whole year and eventually I was able to start my professional guiding career in 1997. Ever since, I have been guiding tourists in Turkey and leading tours abroad. I completed my BA Degree in 1999 and military service in 2001. I love travelling and try to travel as much as I can in off-seasons to “learn & see” more and more. I’m an English speaking tour guide, so it doesn’t matter where you are from, as long as you can speak English, you are welcome on my tours. My other professional language on my license is Dutch (Nederlands)


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