Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airport & Hotels

You have a long layover in Istanbul and you don't want waste all these hours at the airport. You want to go the center but not feeling safe or not sure how to do that on your own and don't want to risk your flight. Here we are for you with providing you a service of a friendly local guide who know the city very well where you can do a lot during your layover. As this is a layover tour so, we will need to arrange the tour according to your flight landing time. You can discus the itinerary with your guide when you meet him/her at the airport. You can see some or all sights below from inside if your flight lands before 4 pm. However, if your flight lands after 4 pm then you will see these sights from outside only and see Istanbul by night.
Sight to See : Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Topkapı palace, Basilica Cistern
Optional Activities:Cruise in the Bosporus, food market in Asian side, Turkish bath, dinner at local restaurants, Baklava tasting.

per adult from

$182

AUD

Duration

4 to 6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Visa expenses. Please note that you might need a visa to leave the airport. Please apply online
    • Entry/Admisión fees for the sights. Can be paid by cards or cash in TL
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Cinili Turkish Bath
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    For the morning arrivals, Hagia sofia is an option to visit from inside with paying an admission fee of 60 tl ( 10 USD). This is one of the most visited attraction in Istanbul. Built as a church in 6 c AD, converted to a mosque in 1453 and to museum in 1935. It is a unique building in the wold which embrace Islam and Christianity inside one single building.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The biggest and most visited mosque in Istanbul. This was built in 1609 by Ottoman sultan Ahmet and still host prayers five times a day. After the praying is conclude it is open to visitors.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey

    The most impressive water reservoir you can ever see. Built in 6th Century AD to preserve drinking water for the city. It was supplied from rain and aqueducts. 336 column, each column 8 m tall, 100.000 ton water capacity. The legendary Medusa heads are here located at the end of the cistern in the far blind corner.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

    This is the hippodrome where the chariots races were held here from 4th century until 15 century. It has been pull down by the Ottoman and its materials been recycled to built mosques and palaces by the Ottoman. There are monuments survived and can be visited. Four live size horse statues in St Mark Basilica are taken from here. One of the head from the serpent column is the British museum.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    This was the Ottoman residential and parliament house for four hundred years. It is a museum since 1930. This museum helps to understand how Ottoman lived and managed a huge empire over six hundred years.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Akbiyik Degirmeni Street, No:4, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    These ferries carry the locals between Europe and Asia in 20-30 minutes.It is the best way to see Istanbul from the water.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    This is the places where the aromas from the world meet. Spice bazaar was built in 1664 as a part of the New mosque next to it. The complex is built by a lady Turhan Sultan.

    In this market you can find and taste the best spices, Turkish delights, nuts, herbal teas,dried fruits and vegetables.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

    This is a non touristy local market where local shop for the daily needs, greengrocers, butchers, fish mongers, restaurants an more..

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cinili Turkish Bath, Murat Reis Mah. Cavusdere Cad. Cinili hamam sok no 6 Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey

    If you feel tired and need a massage then it is time to go to a Hamam ( Turkish bath). You don't need to take anything with you ( towels, shampoo etc. ) as they all provided for you. Here you will be washed with a scrubbed, soap massaged and relax at the lobby of a historic building covered with towels and sip your apple tea.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    A great mosque which was built in 1550 by Ottoman sultan Suleyman the magnificent. mosque is famous with its architecture and its high location which offers great Istanbul view.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

    This a bazaar built in 1461 by Ottomans with 4000 thousands indoor shops. It is an up market offers anything you need but mainly carpets, antiques, jewelries,leader products, textile products.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    After you get off of the plane and pass through the passport controls and custom checks, please walk to the exit GATE 9 ( outside the airport ) where it is Meet & Greet point for the transfer organizations. Right after you exit you will see many people holding signs. Please keep your eyes for the sign M44. Tell your name to the Wellcome & Greeting staff and he will accompany you to the driver. Please note that, the sign holders are the third party and their english is limited. If you have any issue make them call Salih.The next step is that he will accompany you to the driver and driver will bring you to the center where you will meet your guide. Driving duration to the center is approximately one hour. Airports
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    Ports
    • Istanbul port
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by My Local Guide lstanbul

Activity ID: V-68538P21

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