Private Istanbul Layover Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Flexible (Depends on arrival flight details)
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from Istanbul New Airport (IST) or SAW Airport.
    Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul TurkeySabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
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  • Return Details :
    Istanbul Ataturk Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This layover tour of Istanbul covers all the highlights of the city. Visit the monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, go to the Hagia Sophia the former mosque and church turned into museum, see the underground water reserve of Romans, Basilica Cistern, shop for all kind of souvenirs in the world's oldest covered market, Grand Bazaar, see the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapi palace and admire the blue Iznik tiles of The blue mosque.

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Private tour

Professional local guide

Transportation from and to Ataturk Airport


Museum/Attraction Tickets

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays between November 1 and March 31. Hagia Sophia is open to visit on Mondays between April 1 and October 31.

Topkap Palace is closed on Tuesdays

Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays.

Children aged 12 and under are free of charge. Children aged 7 and under are free of charge at Basilica Cistern Museum. Please make sure that you have passport copies of children as we have to verify their ages at museums for free tickets.

Annual closing dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul as follows:

January 1 - New Year, June 4/6 - Ramadan Festival, August 11/14 - Eid Festival, October 29 - Republic Day

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Grand Bazaar and Spice Market are closed during June 4/6 - Ramadan Festival, August 11/14 - Eid Festival

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Jul-2018

    We had a great time on our tour! Our guide, Mustafa, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw so much more in a short amount of time than we ever would have been able to on our own, and Mustafa had very interesting stories to share about everything we saw. The lines at all of the major sites were really long and we would have been waiting for hours, but going with a tour guide allows you to skip the lines and just enjoy the attractions.