7 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Offered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Most travelers spend their layovers waiting in the airport. Make the most of your time in Istanbul during this fast-paced sightseeing tour, which transfers you back to Ataturk Airport in time to catch your next flight. Settle back into a comfortable, air-conditioned van and listen to background on Istanbul’s rich history from your own private guide, while discovering the highlights of the former Ottoman capital.
- A layover tour of Istanbul’s top sights: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and more
- Discover the city’s standout attractions in a single fast-paced visit, with detailed background
- Get front-door pickup from Ataturk airport, and make sure you’re back on time to fly out
- Cover thousands of years of history, from a Roman racing track to an Ottoman palace and mosque
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Professional local guide
Roundtrip transfers from/to Airport
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from Istanbul New Airport (IST) or SAW Airport.
- Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
- Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
- Istanbul Port
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Topkapı Palace and Hagia Irene is closed on Tuesdays
- Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
- Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays.
- Kid-Friendly tour guide will be accompanying your family on this tour.
- Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
- Hagia Sophia is closed for visit during praying time.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Guided Istanbul Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- 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.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Istanbul Layover Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
What is the social distancing policy during Private Istanbul Layover Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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