Serif Yenen as a Tour Guide
Serif Yenen has been leading tours in Istanbul and all over Turkey since 1989. In all of his tours, Serif Yenen uses his own style treating his guests as travelers by focusing on interactions with locals, and not as tourists with pre-arranged events where locals are well-experienced in dealing with foreigners, which can eliminate the possibility of spontaneous or sincere interaction with people.
Best Tourist Guide of the year 2006
Serif Yenen was awarded as the Best Tourist Guide of the year 2006 by Skalite. He has many other awards for his excellent guiding services.
He is also asked to give guiding services to VIPs like celebrities, statesmen, high officials and business people among whom are Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey, Princess Michael of Kent, Robert Davis (Deputy Leader – Westminster City Council, 2008), Sir Simon Milton (Deputy Mayor for London, 2008), (ASTA President, 2008), Chris White (Chairman & CEO of Global Events Partners-GEP, 2008), Dr. George Friedman (Chairman and Chief Intelligence Officer of STRATFOR-Strategic Forecasting Inc., 2009), Mojo TV, Matt Lauer and Lester Holt (Today Show-NBC, 2008), Vince Cook (CEO of Grand Circle Travel-GCT, 2008), Lord John Brown (President of the BP), Pink Floyd, Consul Generals, etc.
Serif Yenen prides himself on his ability to add a personal touch to every tour he handles. It is extremely important to him that his clients return home with an experience to remember, not just an excuse to cross a destination off their wish list.
Serif is a Food Lover
As a food enthusiast and a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs Turkey, Serif is specialised in culinary tours in Istanbul and Turkey.
On his tour tours, Serif is aptly able to blend good local food, wine tastings, history, art history, archaeology, scenery, gourmet experiences and cooking classes.