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Istanbul Layover Tours

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    What to Expect
    Book your required tour option, and inform your guide of your interests when contacted before your tour. The itinerary can be customized around your interests and layover duration. Then, meet your guide at Istanbul AtaturAirport, head to city center via private van. Begin your private layover tour 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 IstanbulSee some itineraries samples below.

    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
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    Traveler pickup is offered
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    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
    Departure Time
    Departure time depends on your arrival time, Your guide will be ready at meeting point 2 once you arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport
    Return Details
    Ataturk Airport Departure Terminal
    • Professional guide
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Public Transportation during the tour (tram, ferry, metro)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Layover tours are only available from Istanbul Airport
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Entrance Fees: Hagia Sophia 72 TL, Topkapi Palace 72 TL, Basilica Cistern 20 TL, Blue Mosque Free, Hippodrome Free, Grand Bazaar Free, Spice Bazaar Free, Galata Tower 25 TL, Bosphorus Boat Tour Public One 15 TL
    • You need at least a 7-hour layover in Istanbul Ataturk Airport to have a layover tour.
    • You will depart back to Airport at least 2.5 h Before your flight time.
    • Layover Tour includes professional guiding and Private transfer 2 ways
    • Stroller accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had layover in Istanbul for a few hours and we knew that it won’t be enough for such large and interesting city. But still we decided to use this opportunely and booked Istanbul Layover tour in advance. And we absolutely had no regret. Our travel guide was exceptional.
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    Definitely worth the cost of a tourist visa to get out of the airport and see a bit of Istanbul. My guide Emre was very easy to communicate with and shared his city with pride and enthusiasm. The food, food and more food was delicious. The ambiance of the shisha bar with the
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