The qualities of a good guide mirror those of a good friend - someone whose company you enjoy, who can surprise and delight you, whose advice you can seek, but who also knows when to leave you in peace.
A seasoned tour guide provides innumerable benefits. Our expert guides travel with you on land and at sea to advise the driver and crew and manage your itinerary. On top of this, they guide you along coastal pathways and at tour sites while sharing a vast knowledge of archaeology and history, adding to the richness of your experience.
Guides are chosen for their superior knowledge and organizational ability, for their relaxed and flexible attitude, and above all for their good humor. With such an informed companion at your side, we know your trip will be everything you dreamed it would be and perhaps much more!
CTCAdventures has an excellent team of tour guides. Most of our guides have been working with us for a decade, at minimum. They play a main role in the success of our programs.
"Ali was amazing. Such a nice guy, and really great with the kids. Super knowledgeable about Turkey!"
L.S Atherton, CA
"Ahmet is probably the most knowledgeable tour director we have ever had, including numerous adventure travel guides. He is funny, well organized, and thoughtful."
C.Y & J.Y Brooklyn, NY
"Akin is a true gem! He is knowledgeable, patient, humorous, and very efficient. I learned so much, deepened my understanding of Turkey, and had fun."
R.C. Chula Vista, CA
Antonio is a licensed tour guide, member of APIT Sevilla (Official Tour Guides Association in Sevilla), has 14 years of experience and has worked for some of the main tour operators around Spain, Europe, America and Asia.
"My friends and I wanted to thank you for a great day in Rome. We truly enjoyed the experience. We look forward to additional trips to Rome and will surely look you up for other tours."
Paul and Linda, USA
Born in Lisbon, but living in Sintra since childhood, Bernardo has been passionate about history from a young age. Working in tourism allows him to do what he loves the most, that is, speaking other languages and meeting other people. He graduated in 2017 from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and uses his work as a guide to show the country's historical and cultural heritage, as well as places with a deep connection to nature.
Born in the surroundings of Lisbon, Carlos has a great passion for the Western region. As a professional musician before, he traveled Portugal from north to south, giving him a deep knowledge of his country. He feels great pride and admiration for the traditions, gastronomy and culture of Portugal, and is enriched by the daily challenge of sharing these with clients.
Born in Lisbon, Carlos loves Portugal's magnificent landscapes and rich history. He practices recreational fishing in his spare time, which has has allowed him to meet various places of great beauty on the Portuguese coast. For him, it is very exciting to discover the charms of Portugal, such as its legends, history, people, typical gastronomy and Fado.
"It was an unforgettable journey in your beautiful and interesting country! And you are a very kind and very well-prepared guide!"
J. Jonson, Finland
Diogo is a fun, true person who loves to talk, to travel and to share experiences. As a guide he tells the history of Portugal through images: the monuments, the statues and the stones that he finds. As he says "all stones have a history to tell". Diogo loves to receive people from all over the world and share his "home", as well as talking about Cascais, where he grew up, and about Sintra, where he studied.
Faye is a highly knowledgeable guide - with degrees in Archaeology, History of Ceramics art, and the Classics and History of Art - who loves the pleasure of sharing her passion and expertise to bring the sights of Athens to life.
Born in Caldas da Rainha with an education and career in tourism, Filipa has been to several areas around Portugal, always getting to know the places and their people. She loves her country and is very happy to present it to others through legends and mystical stories, and feels enriched by sharing her experiences and knowledge with clients.
Gaetan has been working as a tour guide for over 10 years. Fully bilingual both in French and English, licensed in art history, his amiability outweighs even his great knowledge of Madrid.
"Our tour guide was excellent! He was so very knowledgeable about each site visited. Also he was so interesting, fun, pleasant to be with and listen to – very caring and with sensitivity and integrity."
S.& M. M. Royal Oak, MI
"Gulden was lovely in every way. Interesting, friendly, patient, flexible. Top notch guide!"
C.W Ithaca, NY
"We regard Hasan as not only an outstanding guide but a very personal friend. Marvelous trip! Fascinating country!"
E.E. & F.E Sequim, WA
"His knowledge of ancient sites was wonderful. I cannot stress enough how much we appreciated his sense of humor. His knowledge of Turkish society, culture, customs was very much appreciated. I would rate him as Excellent PLUS."
Roy Mason British Columbia, Canada
Born in Luxembourg but living in Portugal from an early age, Leonel is an enthusiast of landscapes, curiosities, history and Portuguese gastronomy. In love with "everything that has motor and wheels", Leonel loves to travel the country outside the most common itineraries, in search of that landscape or piece of history in the most picturesque places.
"He was the best tour director we have encountered. Very professional and knowledgeable."
C. & J. K. Spencertown, NY
"Our tour guide, Nazli was the best guide we have ever had!! We had a great day."
D.A Prattville, AL
Pedro is a proud Northerner with experience and training in the area of tourism. He feels he was born for this work and is passionate about the history of Portugal and its people, its traditions, its beaches and the historic towns and cities. He is also a great appreciator of a good Portuguese wine and its respective gastronomy.
"Our tour guide, Rudy, was very upbeat and fun to be with. His knowledge was so vast that it added extra punch to the tour."
E.B Santa Rosa, CA
Roger has dedicated his whole life to tourism. Flexible and patient, he is our flagship guide in the Mediterranean city.
"There are not enough adjectives to describe just how excellent Salih is. His vast knowledge and his communication skills made our experience most enjoyable."
Jon & Linda Killmer Scottsdale, AZ
Sezai was fabulous. Funny, caring, willing to answer all questions and very knowledgeable…really made the trip great.
M.C Green Wood, SC