Private Istanbul Layover Tour

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take advantage of a layover at Istanbul Ataturk Airport with a private tour. Meet your guide on arrival, and enjoy a comprehensive city tour with round transfers from Airport via a private van; touring on foot and by public transportation, and seeing sights such as Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and a lot more. Your itinerary is flexible and can be customized around your interests and layover duration. Your layover must be at least 7 hours and Our tours are only from Istanbul Airport and cover professional tour guiding, private transfers, and public transportation during the tour.

What's Included

Professional guide

Public Transportation during the tour (tram, ferry, metro)

Round-trip private transfer

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Personal expenses


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Layover Tour includes professional guiding and Private transfer 2 ways
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • You will depart back to Airport at least 2.5 h Before your flight time.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Layover tours are only available from Istanbul Airport
  • You need at least a 7-hour layover in Istanbul Ataturk Airport to have a layover tour.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

You can inform your guide of your interests when contacted before your tour. The itinerary can be customized around your interests and layover duration. After pick up from Istanbul Airport you will head to city center via private van. Depending on your wishes, admire landmarks like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Galata Tower. Depending on your arrival time and preference, enjoy a Turkish Authentic Dinner in Asian Side of Istanbul

Layover In The Mornings and Noon: Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

Layover In The Afternoon and Evenings: Visit Grand Bazaar or Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Boat Tour, Galata Tower, Istiklal Street and Taksim Square, ( Instead of Boat tour, You may take a ferry to Asian Side of Istanbul and Enjoy an authentic dinner there ) Our experts and guides will customize a perfect itinerary with your preferences

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Since Hagia Sophia is open 24 hours, we will visit this magnificent structure by understanding its history, depending on your request, on the layover tour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
We will be able to see Blue mosque of Istanbul from outside or inside according to visiting hours and your layover time.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rustem Pasha Mosque
We will see Spice Bazaar or Rustempasha Mosque

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will see Egyptian Obelisk, German fountain on hippodrome where the chariot games used to happen

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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