Istanbul Layover Tour from Istanbul Airport

Private Istanbul Tour in the Old City for layover passengers

Instead of waiting at the airport, you can visit this world famous historical city. This is a perfect tour program option for transit travelers who have couple of hours layover between their flights in Istanbul. Our guides and drivers would meet you at the airport and take you to the sightseeing. Depending on your available time in Istanbul, there are various tour options. You can see a sample Old City itinerary below. You can contact if you would prefer to visit other sites.

Your Istanbul guide will introduce you to the past of this magnificent city. After this tour, you will plan to visit Istanbul again!

Testimonials

  • As a solo female traveler, I will admit I was a little nervous visiting Istanbul to attend a wedding. Ertunga quickly put my mind at ease. The people of Turkey were very kind and I felt very safe. Eutunga was a wealth of information with regards to both history and culture. I greatly enjoyed my time with him and can’t recommend him more! I look forward to returning for touring more of the country with his guidance.
    Nicola H
  • With only a limited amount of time in the morning before a 2pm flight, we wanted to have a taste of Istanbul before leaving. Turkey Tours arranged a personalized tour to suit our time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made extra efforts to tell us about the history we were seeing. His English was very good. Thank you for making our brief visit very memorable.
    Bestweb - Modesto, Kaliforniya
  • We used Turkey Private tours to do a day tour of Istanbul. We had an excellent guide, Oz, who was so knowledgeable. With only three in our group, we were able to get around the crowds. We were in Mini van with air con. & saw all the top sights, and were given options during the day, so we could change itinerary to suit what we wanted to see, and stay as long as we wanted. It was excellent
    John A Sidney, Avustralya
  • We had a private guide, Ugur, who was very knowledgeable and took us to all the places he thought he would see. We learned a lot about the culture and history of Turkey and it was fascinating. It was much cheaper than the excursion through the ship and we got personal attention and being older, our guide worked at our pace instead of trying to keep up with the ship excursion. I would definitely recommend you look into this before going to Turkey as it worked out wonderfully for us.
    Barb D Hamilton, Kanada

Itinerary

Your guide meets you at the airport.
After about half an hour driving you can be in the Old City, the Sultanahmet area.
Depending on available time and arrival date, you can visit: Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace.
After the tour you will be transferred back to the airport.
Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays.

Tour Price

These are group prices, not per person

  • 1 to 4 pax : 300 usd
  • 5 to 10 pax : 350 usd

Only transport with a driver but without a guide

  • 1 to 4 pax : 180 usd
  • 5 to 10 pax : 220 usd

Please contact us if there is more than 10 pax in your group.

What’s Included

Professional guiding service, transport (in a cozy van with a driver). Parking fees and fuel.
Note: You may not need a guide, so that is also possible to hire a vehicle with a driver as well.

What’s Extra

Entrance fees (free for children until the age of 8; please do not forget to bring an id or passport copy as an age proof), Tips to the driver and guide and other personal expenses.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Istanbul Airport
End location: Istanbul Airport
Duration: Approximately 5 hours
This is average tour duration; tour is tailor made so guests are free to decide about its duration.

Our tours are tailor-made to your interest. Prices depend on the group size and the tour program. Contact us for details.

Transportation

An air-conditioned, modern and comfortable van.
You can see our vehicles

Estimated Local Cash Needed

120 Turkish Lira – We will need Local currency for entrance fees (if your time allows to enter the sites/museum). You can either purchase entrances yourself with credit card or cash or your guide can purchase the tickets and you can reimburse him/her at the end of the tour.

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