Istanbul Tour Studio

Istanbul Tour Studio

Private Experiences, Tours, Events and beyond

Istanbul Tour Studio is a boutique travel agency that creates perfectly designed experiences across Turkey. We offer fully customized and turnkey travel options for you to enjoy unforgettable journeys.

Istanbul Tour Studio provides a range of services to leisure and corporate travelers, as well as discerning bon-vivants and adventurists.

Our team passionately and carefully takes care of your Turkey trip at each step: We offer made-to-order travel planning, daily tours, multiple-day private itineraries, luxury transportation, airport welcoming, along with VIP and celebrity hosting. We cater for all your travel needs in Turkey including:

  • Individual travel planning (FIT)
  • Family time
  • Special celebrations and anniversaries
  • Corporate events, destination boardrooms and offsites
  • Food excursions
  • Rest & Relaxation
  • Adventure pursuits
  • Transformative travel
  • School trips

Our Philosophy

At Istanbul Tour Studio our philosophy is that true luxury is knowledge: having the insider access on where to go, what to do, who to see and talk to. While we like to delve deep into the cultural heritage of our country, we are also after what is new and next. Thus, we constantly renew ourselves as well as our itineraries to offer you the best of the two worlds: the authentic and the trendy. We are proud to be curious learners and enjoy sharing our hidden gems with like-minded travellers. We make sure that our tours are inspiring, engaging and festive.

Curated Turkey Tours and Experiences

Istanbul Tour Studio collaborates with connoisseurs of different fields. Our itineraries and daily tours are curated by local experts. Our team consists of passionate and sophisticated professionals. All of our guides are knowledgeable, well traveled and great story-tellers.

Wide Range of Interests

We offer special tours on different areas of interest such as photography, food, art, shopping, history, sailing, outdoors and of course the must-sees.

Meaningful Encounters

We love to open doors for you. Our extensive network of colorful characters, ranging from leading chefs to fashion designers, wine makers to artists, historians to famous journalists and so on let you capture the true soul of the lands you travel.

Free independent Travelers Prefer Us

Our company is FIT (Free Independent Traveler) friendly. We cater for the needs and interests of independent travelers who do not want to be part of traditional guided tours and who are looking for unique local experiences.

Don't Leave Anything to Chance

We always guarantee to be at the right place at the right time. We unlock the secrets of Turkey just for you. When you tour with us you don't have to leave anything to chance.

Guided Tours in Multiple Languages

We provide private guided tours in English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.

Innovative Customer Service

Our team is always available at your service. You can contact us via toll-free calls, mail, or Skype. For inquiries after office-hours we also have an emergency number. We commit to a reply within 12 hours. Our online booking system is user-friendly and highly efficient. It only takes five minutes to book your tour and you can pay online with a credit card.


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Award Winning Travel Company. Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor

The tours and the services of Istanbul Tour Studio are rated "Excellent" by the former guests on TripAdvisor: the world’s largest travel site. Istanbul Tour Studio was also awarded two years in-a-row for designing and organizing the best family offsite activity for YPO Istanbul Chapter.

About the Founder

Sinan Sökmen, the founder of Istanbul Tour Studio, was born into a family dedicated to travel industry: his father, sister and brother are all certified travel consultants and it is no surprise that he himself has become one after completing his studies. Given his family background, he started travelling extensively at a very early stage in life. In time, for Sinan, travel has become not only a vocation but an endless passion. He studied both in Turkey and Spain and excelled in languages including English, Spanish and Turkish. He has lived between Istanbul, La Coruña and Barcelona. All his studies and journeys made him a true global citizen, appreciating and enjoying differences in cultures. He brings to the travel industry a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and an extensive experience with VIP guests from all over the globe. Sinan is a real foodie and an adventurist at heart; there is nothing he would shy away from trying. He practices Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu and mixed martial arts. He loves photography and shooting videos. Nowadays, he is very much into the fresh ideas that virtual reality introduces to the hospitality business.