Discovery Istanbul & Turkey with Serif Yenen
Serif Yenen ile Kültür Gezileri

Şerif Yenen is the author and publisher of Quick Guide Publications, Maps, Films and Videos.

  • Serif is a Turkish tour guide, travel agent, speaker and a travel writer. He wrote Turkish Odyssey in English, the “first guidebook of Turkey ever written by a Turk”.
  • He is a travel executive managing his own travel agency registered with Turkish Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
  • He has 30+ years of experience in Turkish travel industry.
  • Serif was also asked to give guiding services to VIPs, celebrities and business people among whom are Pope Benedict XVI, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. George Friedman, Matt Lauer and Lester Holt (Today Show), and many more.
  • He is specialized in organising high-end tours, private tours, excursions, sightseeings, holidays, off the beaten paths in Istanbul and Turkey.
  • Serif can design and arrange any type of tour, meeting, convention and incentive and honeymoon arrangements in any part of Turkey.
  • He can help municipalities to promote their districts as travel destinations.
  • Şerif Yenen is a speaker who gives lectures about ancient civilizations of Anatolia, Turkish history, culture and travel, the majority of which are in international academic communities (i.e. Smithsonian, Boston University, Penn Museum, etc.).
  • 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 or national newspapers.
  • He has made an award-winning (nine international awards so far) travel documentary film on Istanbul: Istanbul Unveiled ( He shows his film in various countries, at museums, embassies, clubs, etc. After showing the film to public, he becomes available for a Q & A session about Istanbul and Turkey.
  • He has a very active youtube channel with many interesting videos:
  • More information about Serif Yenen and his travel services can be found at