Hi, my name is Özgen, and I’m a professional tour guide.
I was born on a cold day in January 1990 in Istanbul and raised there until I was 17 years old. I was sent to private Doğuş elementary, middle, and high school. Upon graduating from high school at the age of 17, I moved to Canada to study English. During my second year in Canada, I decided to continue my journey abroad and study psychology. After doing so for 3 years, I realized psychology doesn’t suit me, and I came back to Turkey at the age of 22, in 2002.
Luck struck me the day after my plane landed in Istanbul, a family friend informed me that they have a position open in their travel agency, and that’s how my life started in the tourism industry. Thanks to my psychology education and my effective English skills, I quickly became a people person in the agency.
Since I was a child, I was always interested in history and geography. It was my childhood dream to be a historian. I am very social and outgoing and I enjoy helping and guiding people. With all of these combined, it was clear my destiny was to become a tour guide.
I enrolled myself back in university to study tour guidance, which I completed in 2 years. In 2015 I have finally became a tour guide. As soon as I got my diploma, I enrolled myself in university again to study history to fulfill my childhood dream. I was working during summers and studied in winter for the past 4 years. In 2021, I finally became a historian.
I can’t wait to take you around to show you my country, and my city and talk about my culture and history!
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Certificate Year: 2016
A daily fee of 180 USD for a full-day tour
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The trip was very well organized from start to finish. Excellent agency. Excellent tour guide. Very friendly. Very knowledgeable. We recommend it! Love from Slovenia!
we booked ozgen by a recommendation from our friends who visited istambul before. we couldnt have asked for a better guide in my opinion. he is so passionate about what he does, and he is very friendly! we will definitely come back for an extended tour to turkey next year! thank you romos, thank you ozgen!