A tour guide assists, informs, and interprets the history of a place or event to those on organized trips, individual clients, educational institutions, religious and historical locations.

Here are a few more convincing reasons for hiring a private guide:

Tickets for tourist attractions are given priority to guides. Your guide will approach the ticket window immediately, purchase your tickets, and allow you to go in ahead of the crowd.

Guides know how to make the most of your limited vacation time—you won’t have to waste time backtracking or waiting unnecessarily in traffic if a better itinerary is available.

Guides are familiar with the methods and current circumstances. They’d be aware that this week’s Bosphorus cruise boats from Eminönü are quite crowded, but that the same boats leaving from Kadikoy aren’t.

Guides know the best photography angles and locations. Do you want to take nice souvenir photos without having to worry about it? Do you want to know if it’s acceptable to capture that moment in your culture? Inquire of your tour leader.

A good guide knows them all and can find the café, restaurant, or shop that is perfect for your taste. They’ll take you to anyplace you want to go if you tell them what you like.

In Turkey, tourist guides are required by law to complete a lengthy training course and obtain a government tour guide’s certificate.

The rate for the private tour guides in Turkey are changing depending on where you would like to have the service. If you are in Istanbul, the rate will be around 100 US Dollars per day while it will be less in Cappadocia around 80 US Dollars. This is only for the guiding service, you must also pay all reasonable expenses, such as entrance fees, local transportation (if needed), and lunch (optional), at locations on your own.