Private Istanbul Layover Tour

Duration: 5 to 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Take advantage of a layover at Istanbul Ataturk Airport with a private tour. Meet your guide on arrival, and enjoy a comprehensive city tour with round transfers from Airport via a private van; touring on foot and by public transportation, and seeing sights such as Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and a lot more. Your itinerary is flexible and can be customized around your interests and layover duration. Your layover must be at least 7 hours and Our tours are only from Istanbul Airport and cover professional tour guiding, private transfers, and public transportation during the tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul

You can inform your guide of your interests when contacted before your tour. The itinerary can be customized around your interests and layover duration. After pick up from Istanbul Airport you will head to city center via private van. 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 Istanbul

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

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Since Hagia Sophia is open 24 hours, we will visit this magnificent structure by understanding its history, depending on your request, on the layover tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

We will be able to see Blue mosque of Istanbul from outside or inside according to visiting hours and your layover time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rustem Pasha Mosque, 62 HasIrcIlar Carsisi Eminonu, Istanbul Turkey

We will see Spice Bazaar or Rustempasha Mosque

Duration: 20 minutes

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

We will see Egyptian Obelisk, German fountain on hippodrome where the chariot games used to happen

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Public Transportation during the tour (tram, ferry, metro)

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Layover tours are only available from Istanbul Airport
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • 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
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We need your arrival flight number to pick you.


  • 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

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 to 8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


24 Dec, 2020

Excellent, friendly, professional tour guides! This is my second time using this company and I will definitely use them again. I’ve been very impressed with the quality of service and the reasonable price compared to other companies. Both times they were very helpful in working with me to adjust the tour according to what I wanted to see and do. Keep up the great work!


28 Jun, 2018

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. Iskander is a very knowledgeable, polite guide with perfect English. He made our three hours in Istanbul as unforgettable pleasure. We just had enough time to visit Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Sultanahmet Square and Grand Bazaar. We also spare some time to treat yourself with incredible Turkish coffee, tea and fantastic BAKLAVA. Iskander, thank you very much for your memorable tour!

Rose E

20 Mar, 2018

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 Turkish lights was relaxing and fun. I will go back to Turkey one day!

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