Tea may have just started gaining popularity in North America and Western Europe, but in the rest of the world it’s been a household staple for centuries. It doesn’t matter whether locals refer to it as “cha,” “tee,” “the,” “cay” or “tea,” whether the brew is black, green, white or red; local tea traditions are […]
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The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has plenty of charm and history to explore, from Crusader castles to pretty harbor towns to often-deserted beaches.
Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series, Out of Office, we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real […]
Meet Murat Kuccuk, one of Viator’s local experts on Ephesus and Izmir in Turkey. For the past seven years this young and enthusiastic guide has been creating personalized adventures for Spanish, English, French and Turkish speaking visitors looking to explore the countryside of his native land. Travelers love the personal attention that goes into creating […]
If you’re coming to Istanbul and want to get as much as you can out of your trip, then Safiye Kaban is the tour guide for you. Though she was born in a small town on the Black Sea, Safiye has spent a good deal of her life living in and guiding travelers around her […]
For Tugrul Sokmen, working as a licensed tour guide in Turkey is more a passion than a job. This is evident to all who arrange a tour with him. An obsessive lifetime learner who loves to meet with new people and share his in-depth knowledge of Turkey’s history and culture, Tugrul has worked in almost […]
As a Tourism graduate and fully licensed guide approved by Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dilek Camurcu is a well-qualified guide eager to shower clients with her knowledge of the history, mythology, archaeology, religion and art of her beloved Istanbul.
One of the things you’ll notice when traveling the world is that there is never a spa too far away and that massages tend to change, sometimes drastically, from place to place. Whether it be a soft touch and relaxing hour in Sweden or sweating profusely and having your body twisted in Turkey, no massage […]
One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]
Born and raised in the coastal city of Kusadasi, Turkey, Hakan Bozdag is a professional licensed tour guide with fifteen years of experience and an outstanding level of knowledge of his region’s history and culture. Having grown up close to some of the Aegean coast’s most-visited tourist attractions, Hakan is the perfect match for those […]