Istanbul Private Layover Tour

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This private layover tour offers you an amazing cultural experience of Istanbul. You will be picked up from Istanbul airports and go to Hippodrome to start your tour. Next you will feel the unique history of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque with your licensed guide and next you will visit the magnificent Topkapi Palace, by staying away from crowded groups and avoiding long entrance queues. Lastly, before your private transfer to the airport, you will finish your unique experience with Grand Bazaar and Spice Market.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

You will see 4 amazing monuments in the ancient Hippodrome which was the center of Byzantine civic life; Egyptian Obelisk, The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Serpentine Column and Column of Constantine.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Sultanahmet Camii as known as Blue Mosque is one of the most magnificent buildings in Turkey. The building is not just a mosque, it is also a social life complex. Its name comes from blue Iznik tiles covered interior of the mosque.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Hagia Sophia is the most famous building in Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, the largest church built by the Eastern Roman Empire in Istanbul, was built three times in the same place. Hagia Sophia served as a cathedral as the capital's largest church where rulers were crowned throughout the Eastern Roman Empire.

Duration: 1 hour

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

After the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, the construction of Topkapi Palace, which was started in 1460 at the request of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, was completed in 1478. Topkapı Palace, with all its additional buildings, was expanded with the added structures until the 19th century.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar, which was founded in 1461, resembles a giant scale labyrinth thanks to its aesthetic design. The historical shopping area with nearly 60 streets and more than 3600 shops covers a total area of ​​30,700 square meters.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Located right next to Eminönü Square, the Spice Bazaar is covered with colorful spice stalls and is a spice market that attracts both local and foreign tourists. It was built in 1660 by the Sultan Mehmet the 4th.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Round-Trip Airport Transfer

Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace ₺200($15)
  • Food & Drink
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The greeter will stand at the “Exit number 13” outside of the airport with the placard “M55”
Meet & Greet service is provided by a third party company “M55”, 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's Tours.
Your professional guide will meet you at the first stop of the tour (Hippodrome)


Airports

  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey



Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 12/25/2021 - 6/3/2023

Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Voucher info

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

Duration

6 to 8 hours

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

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