Our Extraordinary Experiences

Visit to an Ottoman Mansion

Get an insider’s look at Turkey’s rich architectural and design heritage on this remarkable journey across the waters that divide Europe and Asia. 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 towards 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.


Reservations: +90 (212) 381 40 00. Please contact the Hotel for more details. This experience is based on the mansion owner’s availability. Two months’ advance notice is required.