Private Shore Excursions

In addition to the ancient city of Ephesus, Istanbul is becoming such a popular stop on cruise routes. Many cruise lines make two major stops in Turkey: Ephesus (Kusadasi and Istanbul). Istanbul is also a turn around point for some cruise lines. This means many cruises start from and end in Istanbul. This is a great opportunity for many visitors to explore the city of Istanbul, which once upon a time served as the official capital to three great empires in history: The Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. This way, many visitors arrive in Istanbul a few days earlier than their cruise ship and have the chance to see the highlights and off the beaten paths in Istanbul.

One of the best ways to see a city in a nice pace without losing any time is to hire a knowledgable private tour guide and have a private shore excursion. This is what our speciality is. Let us know when you are coming, we will meet you at the port or your hotel, take you around according to your own priorities with your own pacing.

You will love Istanbul with us, even more than ever.

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Custom Made Tours in Istanbul & Turkey

Tailor-made Tours in Istanbul & Turkey
with Serif Yenen & Associates

Each traveler is unique with his own style, pace, preferences and interests. If you tell us your preferred dates, the places in your mind with some information about your interests, I will suggest an itinerary tailor only for you. As a tour guide, I have more than 25 years of field experience. I served in the Tour Guide Organization for 13 years, and was elected President for four terms. I am also an author of many guidebooks and lecturer on Turkish travel. With all of these experiences, I will suggest an ideal itinerary.

In addition to showing you the highlights of the city, I’m prepared to take you to places not on the tourist’s typical itinerary, where we can have local experiences and meet local people. If you wish, we can use public transportation, try various kinds of street food, and take any opportunity for a spontaneous detour.

My associates and I are eager to share our knowledge and experience with you.

VIPs who have used my services include: Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. George Friedman, Matt Lauer and Lester Holt.

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