Istanbul Mosque Tour
The Envy Of The World
Born in the Aegean city of Izmir, Reyan studied English Language and Literature at Istanbul’s Bosphorus University and received her master’s degree in Documentary Production at the Northern Media School in England. She has worked for various newspapers and magazines as a reporter/editor and has traveled all around Anatolia, the Turkish heartland for the travel supplement of one of the best selling Turkish newspaper, Hürriyet. Amongst some of the magazines she wrote for is National Geographic, Turkey. Reyan worked as a producer- researcher for foreign TV channels, such as BBC, Finnish TV YLE and also worked as a script writer/ researcher in various documentaries filmed in Turkey and abroad on travel and different cultures of the world. She traveled and worked as Asst. Expedition Leader with Starquest Expeditions based in Seattle, USA, for their expeditions ‘’Around The World By Private Jet’’. She also acted as an advisor for TRT (Turkish State Television) for their documentary series. She has been working as a professional tourist guide since 1989 and has a certificate of specialization on Istanbul. She herself enjoys to walk in Istanbul discovering new routes for her guiding, photography and culinary purposes. She not only sees Istanbul as a historical treasure while reflecting that on her tours but a great destination to get an insight into the lifestyle, culture and culinary traditions of the people of Turkey in depth and likes to share this as a complete experience with her guests. Her interest in the social issues in her own country and the world led her in the way of becoming an independent documentary maker. Her documentaries still continue to be screened at many film festivals in Turkey and around the world, receiving some awards. Reyan Tuvi has three guide books on Turkey, is still writing feature stories, travel articles, continuing shooting documentaries and sharing her passion for her country through guiding.
As a graduate of Izmir American Collegiate Institute, Nur continued her studies in Ege University Faculty of Communications. Specialized on Marketing Communications in Tourism Industry. Also trained as a Professional Tourist Guide by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism. She is an Associate Professor in Public Relations. Has been working as a Professional Tourist Guide since 1991. Has ben guiding Archeological, Biblical (Christian & Jewish), Gastronomy and Wine tours all around Anatolia. Also faculty member and head of Public Relations and Advertising Department in several universities in Istanbul since 1998. Gives lectures on Anatolian Civilizations, Ancient Sites of Anatolia, Tourism Geography of Turkey, Tour Planning, PR, CRM and Marketing Communications in Tourism Industry in several universities. She is a faculty member and Head of Tourism Management Department of a private university in Istanbul. Lectured as a visiting Professor in Tourism Department in Belgium Katholike HogeSchool Mechelen in 2008, in Poland Bialystock Polytecnical University in 2011 and in Hungary Budapest Metropolitan University in 2018. Has many published articles, international symposium presentations and books on Marketing Communications and Tourism.
Luca is an architect and an architecture historian, from Genova. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at University of Genoa (Italy) and then he obtained a PhD in 2005 from the Polytechnics of Turin (Italy). He has lived and taught architectural courses in Istanbul since 2003. He recently went for a semester to Milan as resident professor at Politecnico di Milano, but he moved back to Istanbul, where he continues to lecture at Istanbul Technical University. His fields of interests cover several topics like: Contemporary Italian Architecture; 20th Century and Contemporary Turkish Architecture; Design in Turkey, Ottoman architecture and master Sinan; Ottoman heritage in the Balkans; Travelogues in Orient, Galata district and the Genoese traces in Turkey. He published last year a book on Sinan titled: “Il paesaggio delle architetture di Sinan”.
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