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Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen "All travellers are tourists but not all tourists can be travellers. To be a traveler you need to go beyond the regular, mix with locals and immerse into the local culture." I am a tour guide, writer...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked customized tour (Istambul) with Serif, for our family of 6 people, his in-depth knowledge about Turkish history and heritage makes all the difference when you hired a experienced tour guide. He mingled with our family like one of our family member, due to...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Shehzad, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your review. You have a beautiful family and it was a pleasure for me to get to know each member and tour with you all. Thanks a lot.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started well with a good introduction to Turkish geography and history (if a little long and at times condescending), saw a few interesting underground archeological sites, but then the energy waned and I was left feeling this guide just wanted to take a break at...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Aedin, Thank you for taking the time and writing a review. First of all I apologize for any inconvenience that I might have caused. I personally wrote you directly, but I have never heard back from you. Your review has been the worst review...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter aged 15 and I were in Istanbul for over a week before we did our tour with Serif on the very last day. And I am so glad we did! Serif met us with some great maps that he has published and first...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Manisha, your 15-year-old daughter was one of the best guests for me. She was so curious to know, so careful while listening and so communicative. You and your daughter are great travelers. I would like to thank both of you for such a nice...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018

As a 29-year higher ed member, I embrace and appreciate lifelong learning. Learning doesn’t just take place in classrooms and it never ends either. Learning is a forever thing. My wife and I had the opportunity to recently visit Istanbul, Turkey (our first time) and...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Dear Jonathan, you have written such a nice review from a very different aspect, thank you so much. It is my pleasure if I was able to teach you something. Hope to stay in touch. Kind regards.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

My mother and I went to Turkey in 2016 and decided to visit Istanbul once more in 2018. This time, we met Serif and did three tours with him. All of them were unforgettable. First, we must point out that we felt very safe and...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Dear Cecilia, thank you so much for your beautiful words. It was such a great joy to tour Istanbul with you and your mother Cristina. As I said to Cristina as well, I hope we can cross our paths to discover more secrets of Istanbul...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Serif Yenen is a very knowledgeable and yet easygoing person. It was the best tip I got from tripadvisor! We took the Off the beaten track tour visiting rooftops, old hans and hidden underground nooks and the Culinary tour combining visits to mosques designed by...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

Dear Cristina, thank you so much for your beautiful words. It was such a great joy to tour Istanbul with you and your daughter Cecilia. You are so right about your comments regarding Istanbul. I hope we can cross our paths to discover more secrets...More

Reviewed October 5, 2017

This was a wonderful walking tour of the highlights of Istanbul. I loved how how he started us out with a cup of Turkish tea/coffee on a roof-top restaurant, while he gave us a bit of history with maps and brochures of the iconic places...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Dear Lisa, thank you so much, it was a great pleasure to tour Istanbul with you. I also would like to thank Damla for bringing us all together. Hope to meet you again.

Reviewed October 2, 2017

What makes Serif's services unique is that he gives you the feeling that you have friends and family in Turkey, giving you their history, culture, and personal perspectives. First and foremost, we felt safe everywhere we went! Our guides quickly put us at ease and...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

Dear Karen, it was such a great pleasure to know you and your whole team. Togerher with my colleagues, we have been glad to show Istanbul and Turkey with a diverse perspective. We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Fondly.

Reviewed September 28, 2017

Serif started our tour with a mid-morning cup of Turkish coffee on a roof-top restaurant with a sweeping view of all the important places we would visit. The orientation included maps and a brief synopsis of the city's and Turkey's history & how its location...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Dear Kathy, thank you so much for these beautiful words. If I have been able to reach the desription in your review, well, how proud I am! Thanks a lot. I hope our paths cross again.

Reviewed September 26, 2017

I am from Turkey and came to Istanbul for a visit with three friends from US. Before we got to Istanbul, we were all wondering about the accent , communication etc. Serif's English is as great as a native speaker. We had no problem understanding...More

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SerifYenen, Owner at Discover Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thank you so much Damla. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends. You took care of them so well.

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