Our business is based on sincere relationships within our network of dedicated and passionate professionals. Creating the most memorable and carefree experience for our guests is always at the center of our attention.
Get to know us better by checking out the faces behind our exclusive and private city tours, wine tastings & other fantastic activities we offer here at Vines & Pearls.
Meet your Personal Hero Guide Ezel.
Ezel is knowledgeable and passionate about her city Istanbul. She is in love with reading novels, learning new things and exploring new places!
Take a short video walk with Ezel and explore one of the most romantic pearls of her city – Orient train station that inspired many great stories, the most famous of them – being Agatha Christie’s novel Murder on Orient Express.
Meet your Personal Hero Guide Ahmet.
Ahmet is a professional guide interested in the everchanging Istanbul, its cultural diversity, local kitchen, and unexplored corners of town.
Take a short video walk with Ahmet and explore the beautiful Ottoman pearl, away from the busy streets. Here you can savour delicious wines, enjoy historic monuments and absorb the rhythm of local life.
Meet your Personal Hero Guide Elvan.
Born, raised and lived in Istanbul all her life Elvan is a true Istanbulian. Elvan enjoys long walks, history and meaningful conversations. She is in love with her city’s past and historical significance.
Take a short video walk through one of Elvan’s favorite historical pearls – the underground cystern that tells stories of the very beginning of this historic city – Istanbul.
Meet your Personal Hero Sommelier Andrea!
Andrea is a true wine expert and a talented award-winning writer who has published a book on Turkish wines, called the Esential Guide to Turkish Wines. Andrea will happily host you in the city’s wineries and reveal all the secrets of the winemaking culture in Turkey.
Get to know Andrea and Turkish wines while watching her video story!
Meet your Personal Hero Guide Kadir.
Kadir is a happy explorer, passionate about cultures, and curious about different faiths, spiritual and cultural monuments.
Take a short video walk with Kadir and explore one of the most serene pearls of her city – the historical Sulemanye mosque. It’s truly breathtaking in its aesthetics and significance.
Meet your Personal Hero Chef Arzu.
Arzu is an ambitious female chef who goes through life in big brave steps. After fulfilling her dream and competing in the finals of one of the most prestigious national cooking show, she soon opened her dining room with the open kitchen, where she invites her guests to try and learn about her culinary masterpieces.
Sneak peak to Arzu’s kitchen while watching her video story!
Meet your Personal Hero Sommelier Lisa.
Lisa is originally from Ukraine and has worked in wine and culinary sector for years. She holds WSET4 Diploma that makes her one of the most qualified experts in Turkey.
Lisa is inviting you to the wine tastings, food pairings and culinary adventures in the different venues of Istanbul.
Meet your Personal Hero Guide Ayşem.
Ayşem is a professional guide who loves an active lifestyle full of the outdoors. Apart from a nature fan, she is also in love with good food and wine!
Ayşem will show you the best dining places and culinary gems of the city together with historical and cultural pearls!