Get an intimate look at Turkey’s rich heritage
through private tours of Ottoman mansions and palaces.
Depart Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus by private boat, admiring the elaborate wooden mansions (known as yalıs) that line the Bosphorus Strait as you head toward the rolling Asian shore. Your destination is the home of Istanbul native Serdar Gülgün, a world-renowned interior designer, Ottoman art expert and historian who has a passion for bringing his country’s history to life. Over Turkish coffee or tea, Gülgün will share the fascinating story of his yalı before guiding you through his eclectic antique art collection. A signed copy of his acclaimed book, The Grand Bazaar Istanbul, completes your extraordinary day.
This experience is based on the mansion owner’s availability. Two months’ advance notice is required.