Hi, my name is Haktan. I am a licenced tour guide who is in love with Istanbul!
I traveled to 30+ countries joining free walking tours whenever I had a chance and collecting the good practices of other guides. I studied in the USA and taught at different universities so I know how to keep people's attention when I tell the incredible stories of this amazing city.
If you read the reviews about my tours you'll see the word "funny" in almost every review. I don't want to brag about humour but let me tell you this much I once made a group of Polish people laugh 😎.
Last but not the least, The Guardian published an article about my tours.
I use audio headsets during my tours so you won't miss anything even when we are walking and talking.
Looking forward to meeting you!
I've been to a lot of Walking tours. And I usually prefer a Sandemans or a similar company as opposed to Guru Walks. Unable to find a suitable company with reasonable reviews in Istanbul, I checked Guruwalks and Haktan already had a lot of great reviews. Haktan was indeed great. He spoke perfect English and the headsets he provided just enhanced the whole experience. I've never been to a tour before where I could hear the guide clearly with headsets. He has done something really right with the headsets and and his voice modulation. I took two tours, the first day I did the 2 continents tour and the classic Old city tour the next day. I liked the 2 continents tour better but both were great. Haktan is funny, knowledgeable and knows how to engage his audience. I would recommend this tour to everyone comes to Istanbul.
It was a wonderful tour. If you are visiting or planning to do so, this is your must-book activity. You won’t regret it
Awesome tour and Haktan is a very friendly and professional guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour!!