About us

Steps of life…

We are Lale and Kagan Kosagan.
Lale received her professional tour guiding license in 1989, a year before Kagan.

If not any but in all these years, we learned and later on practiced ‘one’ for clear:
” Seeing things from the eyes of our guests “.

Working for others long years, came a time when we both felt overqualified and started to run our own travel business, mostly on private basis.
In an unexpectedly short time, we were not able to accept all tour requests and this is when we evolved from a wife-husband team to a much larger team of tour guides; tour guides with highest service standards.

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Istanbul, Old City…

In a day only, we are covering Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Early Turks, Islamic understanding in our country and a bit of modern Turkey.

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Istanbul Walks…

From Suleymaniye, strolling down to market areas of Golden Horn and Taksim district…
A day we do what locals do.

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Istanbul Offers…

Having both ‘Istanbul, Old City‘ and ‘Istanbul Walks’ tours, we intend to give a very good understanding of our city. Yet, Istanbul offers a lot more…


Other than Istanbul, two most visited highlights of Turkey are Ephesus and Cappadocia. Some details are below:

Ephesus Tours

A day tour from 8-9am to 4-5pm, covering Ephesus, Terrace Houses, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis…

Cappadocia Tours

Time availability is an issue but we always suggest at least two nights stay in Cappadocia since there are lots to see…


No set dates, locations, hotels, restaurants… we work with you from the first moment to the last to better shape your days.
To give an idea, below are two basic itineraries :

Turkey Best…

Turkey in 12 days, covering, Istanbul, Dardanelles, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia…

Turkey Gifted…

For guests having limited time, covering top 3 highlights of Turkey as Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia…


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  • The earliest temple ever known so far
  • The earliest university known so far
  • The oldest city planning known so far


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Istanbul with Lale

” Dear Mrs. Kosagan.
My wife & I would like to thank you for the friendship extended to us during our recent visit to Istanbul.You have really succeeded in opening the heart of a great city and giving us new insights & perspectives into history of Istanbul & Turkey. I will surely recommend your services to friends who might decide to visit your great country… “

Georgına maxwell

Turkey with Duygu

” Kagan, We are now on our way back to London and just wanted to ask you to pass on our warmest thanks to Duygu for looking after us so well in Turkey. Her warm and bubbly personality made her such a lovely companion and she managed to combine a depth of knowledge of the sites and history, to keep us parents happy as well as enough fun anecdotes to keep the attention of our daughters… “

j. & j. bush

Istanbul with Lale

Dear Lale,
you have been absolutely marvelous. We thank you very much for your incredible knowledge and your patient & pleasant character. “



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Duygu Onur

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Taner Kara

stationed in Ephesus

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Senem Kotooglu

stationed in Ephesus

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Melike Yazicioglu

stationed in Istanbul

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Ferda Bektas

stationed in Cappadocia

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Can Gunay

stationed in Istanbul

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