Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities

Istanbul Layover Tours is mainly specialized on layover tours from Istanbul Airports.

Meet and Greet: It is easier to find your driver at the airport now. You will be met and accompanied to the vehicle by a welcome host at a spesific spot / time.

Timely & Safe Logistic; Enjoy comfortable round-trip transfer from/to airport with private and spacious van. .

Fast Track Entry: Be VIP and save precious time at the museums ticket desks thanks to the accredited tour guides from Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Professional and Enthusiastic Guides: Our guides are not only a good historian but also your travel companion. Learn about culture, politics & religion through personal stories and anecdotes.

Eat like a local: Taste delicious, reasonable non-touristy local food at the eatiers where the only locals eat. Various food restrictions are welcomed

per adult from

$211

NZD

Duration

4 to 8 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Proffesional Guide
    • Private Tour
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Round-Trip Airport Transfer
    • Public Transportation tickets - Ferry & Tram
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    What's excluded :
    • Food & Drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapı Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    The equivalent of Maxiumus Circus, city of Rome was immitated in new capital of Roman Empire as we call Byzantine Hippodrome; Hear the stories of glory chariot riders and amazed with monuments erected by the ambitios Roman engineers; Egpytian Obelisk, Serpent Colomn and Colomn of Constantine.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    As an operating mosque, your guide will take you inside of mosque complex in between praying times and help you to barrow a scarf or skirt if needed. it is closed untill noon on Fridays due to Friday noon prayer service.

    Attention; There is ongoing restoration and the dome view is blocked by scaffolding.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Enjoy skip the line visit to Hagia Sophia Museum with our licensed tour guide and explore the 9th wonder of world (possibly) from the aspects of architecture, religion and politics.

    Hagia Sophia is a museum and visiting hours of the winter schedule are 09:00-17:00 with the last entrance time of 16:00. It is closed on Mondays.

    Visiting hours of the summer schedule are 09:00-19:00 with the last entrance time of 18:00. It is open all week days during the summner schedule.

    Admision fee is 72 TL (12$), the guide will pay the ticket in case of you will not have local currency or not willing to use your credit card. Upon your preference, the guide can explain it from outside if you are not interested in going inside.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey

    As you walk down the stairs, you will see a palace looking underground water system built in 6th C. by Romans. Its massive size could store enough water to provide for Roman Palace and surrending neighborhood untill it was forgotten. Now it waits to be rediscovered.

    Admision fee is 20 TL or 3 USD

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Learn about one of the longest ruled empire in the world history during the visit of Topkapı Palace with our licensed guides. The palace is situated on the tip of the historical peninsula with vast open space consisting of 4 courtyards, palace departments; Harem, Kitchens, Armory, Audince Hall, Council Hall, tens of artifacts halls, Kiosks and amazing view overlooking Bosphours and Golden Horn.

    the Palace is closed on Tuesdays.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

    The world's oldest shopping mall was buit in 1460s by the order of Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqurer, in order to generate income for maintaining their newly converted mosque. The city, being in the meeting point of oriental trade routes made the bazaar Grand and Famous. Today, with 3000 thousand shops offer huge range of colourful item from simple souviners to expensive items such as jewelery, carpets, mosaic lamps, magnets, leather.

    Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    The mosque is active since 1556 and named after its commissioner, the famous sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. It is located on the 3rd hill of the old city. In a short walk from Grand Bazaar along the wall of Istanbul University, you will be guided through and rest by the amazing view of Asian side and new city from the terrace.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Taste delicious Turkish Delights, nuts and dried fruits while passing through a 400 year old stracture, Spice Market will help you to understand the origin of spices and Turkish Food.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Hop on a public ferry and make the fastest intercontinental trip to Asian Side of Istanbul. See Istanbul from old to new while passing by Bosphorus Bridge in distance.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kadikoy Carsisi, Caferaga Mahallesi Kadikoy, Istanbul Turkey

    Explore hip neigborhood of Kadıkoy and eat your way through Kadıkoy Food Market. Sample Turkish food sourced from local suppliers. Maybe you would like to try some home cooked style in Ciya Sofrası, which has been recently featured in Netflix.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet & Greet ServiceAs a part of COVID19 safety precautions, No one but only airline travelers are allowed to enter arrival terminal. Therefor,  Istanbul Airport Management instructed us to meet our travelers outside of Arrival gate #9.MEET& GREET (M44) will be waiting you with a board sign M44 in front of Exit Gate #9 Arrivals Terminal and accompany you to your vehicleWe would like to inform you that Meet & Greet service is provided by a third party (M44), 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 Layover Tours. PLEASE GO THROUGH PASSPORT CONTROL AFTER LANDING. FOLLOW THE SIGN EXIT AFTER PASSPORT CONTROLKEEP EYE ON THE SIGN GATE #9 AND YOU WILL SEE THE MEETERS WAITING FOR THEIR GUESTS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GATE #9Airports
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    • Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
    Ports
    • Galataport İstanbul Tanıtım Ofisi, Kemankeş Cd. No:65 Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34425, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Wednesday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Thursday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Friday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday:06:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:06:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Istanbul Layover Tours

Activity ID: V-27009P3

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