Serif Yenen Travel

Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen. “All travellers are tourists but not all tourists can be travellers. To be a traveller you need to go beyond the regular, mix with locals and immerse into the local culture.”

Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen Travel

I am a tour guide, writer, lecturer and advisor on Turkish travel. As a guide, I have a field experience of more than 30 years.

On my tours, in addition to doing the highlights, I like to wander off-the-beaten paths, add local experiences, go through the back streets of the city meeting local people with spontaneous detours, use public transportation and do culinary/gourmet (local delicacies) tours with street food.

I was also asked to give guiding services to VIPs like celebrities and business people, among whom are Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. George Friedman, Matt Lauer and Lester Holt (Today Show), etc.

I have quite a few times delivered lectures about Turkey and Turkish culture at the Smithsonian Institute, Boston University, Penn Museum, etc. If you are coming to my town (Istanbul), Turkey,. I have written many guidebooks and made films on Istanbul and Turkey including Quick Guide Istanbul, Turkish Odyssey and Istanbul Unveiled. They are available at Amazon.

I can also arrange special interest tours with specialist associates. Among these tours are Jewish Heritage, Modern Art, Traditional Arts, Photography, Music, Shopping, Tours with Children, etc.

My associates and I are looking forward to hearing from you.

WHat does Serif Yenen Travel offer?

Van or Limo Tours

History & Architecture Tours

Food & Drink Tours

Boat & Sailing Tours

Day & Multiday Tours

My Story

Serif Yenen (born 17 May 1963) is a Turkish travel specialist, travel writer, tourist guide and travel film-maker. He gives Cultural Heritage of Turkey, Travel Writing & Blogging, Anatolian Civilisations and Tourist Guiding lessons as a part-time instructor at the Bilgi and Bo’azii Universities.

He wrote Turkish Odyssey in English, the first guidebook of Turkey ever written by a Turk. He is the producer, director and writer of Istanbul Unveiled, an awards-winning travel documentary with eight international awards.

Yenen gives lectures in the US and Turkey about travel in Turkey, Turkish history and culture. The majority of his lectures are in academic communities. His guidebooks are used as textbooks or are on suggested reading lists at various universities, and his articles and columns are published in international magazines and national newspapers.

He continues his signature tours with a focus on culture, history and culinary experiences.

He is also a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.

You can read more about him at Wikipedia

what others say about us

Masterful, Enlightening and Safe and Fun with Serif What do you get when you wed intelligence, historically significant perspective, love of the arts in all forms and genuine thought-provoking interchange You get a remarkable and passionate experience that melds the architectural, spiritual, gastronomic and political discourse into fascination with this special place that is Istanbul. Deeply touching and insightful, Serif Yenen does not tread close to the shore, but is instead willing to delve as deeply as your interests desire in your search for understanding of this centuries old city. From the secret underground life of ancient times to the modern day cosmopolitan reality, Serif shared his perspective and experiences clearly and with enthusiasm. Our two days with him were highlights of our recent extensive excursion. Thank you, Serif, for believing in the power of understanding through history and cultural immersion. We whole-heartedly appreciate and respect your life’s work and will be recommending your services to friends and family alike. Don’t hesitate to contact Serif and establish a game plan for your visit, and keep in mind he will be as flexible and creative as you require, adapting “on the fly” to ensure your needs are met. A grand and meaningful experience awaits you at Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen.

Paul & Julieann

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