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Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities

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Safety measures
icon4 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Cover Istanbul’s top sights in just a few hours during this private, half-day guided tour, designed as a layover excursion for airline passengers. Enjoy hassle-free, front-door pickup from your airport terminal, and travel comfortably around the city in your own chauffeured, climate-controlled transportation. Highlights include stops at the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and whatever other destinations you select.
  • A private, half-day layover tour of Istanbul
  • Don’t worry about missing your flight: enjoy stress-free transfers from the airport
  • Tick off the city’s major attractions in just a few hours—the ideal introduction
  • Enjoy a personalized itinerary, with plenty of insider tips
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Proffesional Guide
Private Tour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Private transportation
Round-Trip Airport Transfer
Public Transportation tickets - Ferry & Tram
Food & Drinks
Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapı Palace

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Meet & Greet Service

As a part of COVID19 safety precautions, No one but only airline travelers are allowed to enter arrival terminal. Therefor,  Istanbul Airport Management instructed us to meet our travelers outside of Arrival gate #13

MEET& GREET (M44) will be waiting you with a board sign M44 in front of Exit Gate #13 Arrivals Terminal and accompany you to your vehicle

We would like to inform you that Meet & Greet service is provided by a third party (M44), merely to assist you to reach your driver & vehicle at the airport and to help you where you can store your lugagge before the meeting your driver. However they are not able to answer to the questions regarding the tour service  to be provided by Istanbul Layover Tours. 

PLEASE GO THROUGH PASSPORT CONTROL AFTER LANDING. 

FOLLOW THE SIGN EXIT AFTER PASSPORT CONTROL

KEEP EYE ON THE SIGN GATE #13 AND YOU WILL SEE THE MEETERS WAITING FOR THEIR GUESTS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GATE #13

Airports

  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey


Ports

  • Galataport İstanbul Tanıtım Ofisi, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
2/1/2020 - 1/31/2022
Monday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:06:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul Layover Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities.

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star-5
Nice experience
Sharon_MayMin
, Aug 2021
Latif was a nice and well-knowledge guide.Although our layover was about 9 hours,he can manage well to explore the city without rushing to the airport.We will visit again taking a long vacation.
star-5
Do it !!! You will love it !!!
Bill-Borg
, Jul 2021
What a fantastic way to spend my long layover in Istanbul !!!! I'm actually glad my layover was from midnight to 8AM. The after midnight tour of Istanbul was outstanding. I've bragging about my Istanbul visit to all my friends. Can't wait for my next layover. Luxury van accommodations, and a very knowledgeable guide. Well done. .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved the tour 10/10
Desiree
, Mar 2020
I had a 14 hour layover in Instanbul and decided that I would go on a tour of the city rather than waiting in the airport. I looked up layover tours online and found this one. Initially, I was nervous because it was my first solo trip and I am also a woman in a foreign country, but Latif was an amazing tour guide and made me feel comfortable touring by myself!! He is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot from this tour. He also makes sure to schedule the tour and activities to fit your layover schedule and make sure you arrive back at the airport in time. Although I did not stay in Instanbul for a full day, Latif was able to show me all the popular tourists sights around the area so I felt that I had actually spent a weekend there. Additionally, I did not bring a jacket because I did not check the weather ahead of time and Latif let me wear his jacket, so that I would not be cold and could enjoy my experience, until I was able to find a shop where I could by a sweater. Additionally, he also took great pictures of me at the tourist locations on my phone. Some of the places we visited were The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, etc. Additionally, we also went on a ferry to see the part of Turkey that is located in Asia. But he creates a schedule based on what you would want to see the most. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone, including solo travelers, because I felt very welcomed and safe throughout the whole tour and truly learned so much during my time there.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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