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For an unparalleled experience in Istanbul, secure the services of our amiable local tour guides. They excel at guiding you through the city, immersing you in the local ambiance. Whether you’re inclined towards iconic tourist spots or off-the-beaten-path discoveries, our Guides4me guides are ready to transform your preferences into reality. Feel the city’s pulse and unravel unique experiences under their expert guidance.


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Onder is 34 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks Azuri, English and Arabic.

Meet Onder, your friendly night receptionist at a centrally located hotel in Istanbul. With a wealth of experience in hospitality, Onder is dedicated to ensuring your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Beyond his professional role, Onder is a man of diverse interests and passions. From acting and opera to cinema and football, he brings a rich tapestry of experiences to every interaction.

When he’s not welcoming guests with a warm smile, Onder enjoys immersing himself in Istanbul’s vibrant cultural scene. Whether it’s exploring hidden gems tucked away in the city’s winding streets or indulging in the local cuisine, Onder’s enthusiasm for Istanbul is contagious. With his insider knowledge and genuine love for the city, he’s eager to share its secrets with you.

In his spare time, Onder prioritizes his health and well-being, hitting the gym a few times a week and enjoying leisurely swims. His commitment to staying fit mirrors his dedication to providing exceptional service to every guest. Trust Onder to be your guide to the captivating wonders of Istanbul, where every moment promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

Total cost for the guide services of Onder for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 33 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 70 in cash to Onder after his services.  This makes a total of USD 103.

This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

“Very satisfied travelers with Onder in Istanbul. I think we will be friends for life. Thank you for everything and the good communication before, during and after our trip. Definitely will recommend your services as it made it easier experiencing Istanbul” – Jose and friends, USA

Onder turned out to be the best guide we’ve ever used. He showed us everything we wanted to see. We could not have wished for a better guide. He was so friendly and great to talk to. It was a truly unforgettable experience” – Julie & Mags, Belgium


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Antar is 36 years old, LGBT friendly and speaks English and Arabic.

Meet Antar, a talented hip hop artist hailing from Gaza who has found his rhythm in the vibrant streets of Istanbul. With a passion for music, theatre, and drama, Antar has graced stages with his electrifying performances across the city. When he’s not captivating audiences with his lyrical prowess, Antar dedicates his spare time to nurturing his body and mind.

An avid fitness enthusiast, Antar prioritizes his well-being by staying active with regular workouts and invigorating swims. Beyond the gym, he finds joy in exploring Istanbul’s eclectic neighborhoods, uncovering hidden gems and embracing the city’s diverse cultural tapestry.

If you’re drawn to the arts and crave an authentic Istanbul experience with a friendly guide who knows the city’s quirky side like the back of his hand, Antar is your go-to companion. Prepare to embark on a journey filled with rhythm, creativity, and unforgettable encounters as you delve into the soul of Istanbul with Antar by your side.

Total cost for the guide services of Antar for one day (8 hours) = a booking fee of USD 33 via Paypal, debit / credit cards, bank transfer or Crypto Currency plus USD 70 in cash to Antar after his services.  This makes a total of USD 103.

This excludes any transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Antar is this amazing cultured handsome guy, he is smart funny and very good at communication. He showed us so many good places.” – Takeshi, Japan

Our other destinations in Turkey are Cappadocia, Cesme, Ephesus, Izmir, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Sirince.

Experience the enchanting fusion of East and West in Istanbul. This is where Europe meets Asia in a mesmerizing blend of cultures. Begin your journey by crossing the iconic Bosphorus Strait on a ferry, immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of both continents.

Indulge your senses at the legendary Grand Bazaar. A labyrinthine marketplace brimming with exotic spices, unique souvenirs, and delectable Turkish delights. Let the bustling atmosphere and rich aromas transport you to a world of sensory delight.

For an unforgettable night out, venture to lively Taksim Square, the beating heart of Istanbul’s nightlife scene. Explore an array of bars, restaurants, and live music venues, soaking in the vibrant ambiance of this bustling district.

No visit to Istanbul is complete without marveling at the majestic Dolmabahce Palace, a symbol of opulence and grandeur. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Bosphorus. This historic residence offers a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of Turkish royalty.

As you navigate Istanbul’s cultural tapestry, don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s thriving LGBTQ+ community. Discover welcoming venues and vibrant events that celebrate diversity and inclusivity. Therefore adding an extra layer of excitement to your Istanbul adventure.

Whatever you choose to do in Istanbul, it will be a unique and memorable experience of a lifetime, with a Guides4me guide. They will look after you and by the end of the trip you’ve made a best friend.

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