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This is Interactive Istanbul website, a page dedicated to the great city of Istanbul and its environs. This site is prepared and maintained by Burak Sansal, a professional licensed tour guide in Turkey conducting private and group tours in English and Italian.

what you can find here?
  • History of Istanbul, from its foundation until today.
  • Highlights of the city, what to see and where to go in Istanbul?
  • Tours and daily excursions in Istanbul, sample itineraries.
  • A very nice photo section of Istanbul, free to use with an appropriate credit to this website.
  • Information about your official tour guide.
  • And if you can't find what you're looking here, please visit my Great Istanbul website.
about Istanbul

Turkey is a fascinating country where you can find the history, culture, tradition, and hospitality. And Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world founded on a unique location where the Continents meet on the Bosphorus. Therefore, a professional tour guide is a must during your stay in Istanbul or for visiting Turkey in order to absorb this overwhelming culture which you can't learn just by reading from guide books.

Istanbul is not just a regular city, not just a place to visit. Instead, Istanbul has hundreds of sites where cultures have mixed for many centuries, where you can enjoy the ancient standing in the middle of the modern, or maybe the new in the middle of the old. Istanbul is a "living culture" its self.

a little about me

My name is Burak Sansal. I work as a professional tour guide in Turkey since 1990, guiding Italian and English speaking visitors all around the world. I have an experience in arranging private and regular tours individually designed for travelers for over 17 years.

I was born in Istanbul in 1968 and love this city and Turkey more than any other place in the world, which is why I decided to be a tour guide in this ancient lands. I enjoy sharing my love and knowledge of this unique country with a great passion.

I work with other guides as well for many other languages, they too licensed by the Government. All of our travel services are coordinated with licensed local Tour Operators and are based on guests' satisfaction rather than a commercial activity. Don't forget that a professional tour guide can give you the most out of it, and it's worth every penny.

Have a nice tour in Istanbul.

© Burak Sansal 2007–2016, licensed professional tour guide in Turkey.