Selections from our Tours (Driving or Walking Tours with Various Themes)
These thematic tours are generally led by expert guide Serif Yenen. On the days he is booked from before, competent guides from his team will be leading the tours. We offer a diverse range of thematic tours led by knowledgeable guides. Whether it’s a driving or walking tour, our team ensures that participants have an expert guide to enhance their experience.
Thematic tours listed here are all private tours with fixed prices. If you like we can customise private tours to fit your schedule and wishlist.
Our Thematic Tours
Underground and Secret Istanbul (Roofs-Terraces & Underground)
An Off-the-Beaten Walking Tour of Underground and Secret Istanbul covers roofs-terraces, underground discoveries and Byzantine Great Palace, cisterns, hans around the Constantine Forum and the Grand Bazaar area.
Seven Hills of Istanbul and
A Driving Tour covering all seven hills of Istanbul, former Constantinople. Driving & Walking Tour with Serif Yenen or one of his colleagues from the Serif Yenen Private Guides Team. Seven has always been a mystical number and a favorite digit…
Culinary Walking Tour of Istanbul Spanning Two Continents
This is a culinary tour spanning both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul with various forms of public transportation. It is not only food, but also cultural and historical places will be covered. Istanbul is one of the most unique cities…
Culinary Walking Tour of Istanbul
This is a short culinary walking tour of Istanbul which can also be conducted in the late afternoon or evening. It covers the area of Istiklal pedestrian street near Taksim Square.
Culinary Tour Highlighting
Architect Sinan’s Famous Works
Backstreet Food Tastings Combined with Architect Sinan’s Famous Mosques. On this tour you will you will see backstreets, taste delicious street food and visit beautiful monuments.
Discovery and Shopping Walk in and
around the Grand Bazaar
This walking tour will cover not only inside the Grand Bazaar, but also the backstreets and hans outside. You will discover parts which you would never be able to go on your own.
Private Walking Tour
of Highlights in Istanbul
Private Walking Tour of Highlights in Istanbul like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia-Ayasofya Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Theodosius Cistern and Grand Bazaar are all covered in this …
Short Walking Tour of
Highlights in Istanbul
PHighlights of Istanbul like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia-Ayasofya Mosque, Theodosius Cistern and Grand Bazaar are all covered in this short private walking tour.
Byzantine Istanbul Tour
Private Walking Tour of Byzantine Istanbul Tour highlighting Byzantine monuments, ie Hagia Eirene, Hagia Sophia, Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, cisterns and palaces.
Private Walking Tour of the Topkapi Palace (topkapi harem tour) is a comprehensive tour covering all parts of the Ottoman Palace. Topkapı Palace is a private walking tour
Here are a few potential themes and ideas you might consider featuring in your selection of thematic tours ↗:
- Historical Stroll: Take a leisurely walking tour through the historic heart of the city, uncovering hidden stories and fascinating anecdotes from the past.
- Culinary Delights: Embark on a gastronomic adventure, exploring local markets, tasting authentic dishes, and learning about the region’s culinary traditions.
- Art and Architecture: Immerse yourself in the world of art and architecture, visiting iconic landmarks, galleries, and studios while gaining insights into the creative process.
- Nature and Wildlife: Discover the natural beauty of the area, whether it’s a guided hike through scenic trails or a wildlife-focused driving tour.
- Literary and Cultural Tour: Delve into the literary heritage and cultural tapestry of the region, visiting places that have inspired authors, poets, and artists.
- Hidden Gems and Local Secrets: Provide an off-the-beaten-path experience, unveiling lesser-known spots that locals cherish.
- Photography Expedition: Cater to photography enthusiasts with a tour designed to capture the most picturesque spots and offer tips on composition and lighting.
- Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour: Take participants on a journey through local vineyards, offering wine tasting sessions and insights into the winemaking process.
- Adventure and Outdoor Exploration: For the more adventurous, curate tours that involve activities like kayaking, biking, or rock climbing, combined with sightseeing.
- Science and Innovation Trail: Highlight the scientific and technological achievements of the area, including visits to research institutions, museums, and innovation hubs.