Private Istanbul Layover Tours


The layover tours in Istanbul are one of the most wonderful ways of utilizing your time in the city rather than spending it in an airport for many hours. Istanbul, one of the world's most vibrant cities, has a lot to offer in a few hours' visit from 2 airports. Our layover tours depart from both Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) or Istanbul Airport (IST).


When you are contacting us, please let us know how many hours of layover time between your flights and then we'll send you with the greatest layover tour suggestions and alternative choices that work within your flight schedule.


For example, if you have a layover around 7-8 hours, you can do the below itinerary:


You will first visit The Topkapi Palace; Ottoman Sultan’s Residance built on the slopes of Sarayburnu. Topkapi Palace is a combination of different architectural styles. Topkapi Palace is the most visited museum in Turkey and you will be able to see the Ottoman Empire treasury, Dynasty clothing and Sacred Relics. Harem Section will not be included in the itinerary and there will be an extra entrance fee to visit this section.


The tour will continue with a walking through The Hippodrome which was once used for chariot races, celebrations, riots, executions and other important events through Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The walk through The Hippodrome will be about 45 minutes.


Our next stop will be Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia) Museum, bearing the symbols of Christianity and Islam together. The church was built in 537 AD. by Roman Emperor Justinian and has been converted into a mosque in 15th century. You will visit the site about 1 hour and see the courtyard, entrance hall, main gallery and upper gallery.


The next stop will be The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) decorated with some of the best examples in Turkish Tile Art History. Built on the 17th century, Blue Mosque is a symbol of Istanbul standing in the heart of the city.


Our final stop will be in Grand Bazaar which is one of the biggest trading centers in the world with more than 4000 shops. After this stop, we will drive you back to the airport for your flight back home..


The rate for this tour will be 100 Euro per person based on minimum 2 people. The rate will be cheaper if you have more people in your group. Please send us an email to get more information and make your booking. We will reply your request the latest in 24 hours.

• Hagia Sophia Museum

• Byzantine Hippodrome

• Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)

• Topkapi Palace

• Grand Bazaar

Included Services

 Pick-up from the airport

 Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

 Service charges and taxes

 Drop-off to the airport


Excluded Services

 Entrance Tickets

 Lunch

 Drinks (at lunch)

 Any Private Expenses

 Optional tips to the guides

General Policy of Booking Process

When you contact us about the trip, we'll provide you with an itinerary based on the current "real-time" availability. The tour's availability might change until your payment is received through our secure form. When we accept your reservation; all rates and program are guaranteed.


When you made your reservations with our travel agent, we'll need a 30% deposit to finalize everything. We provide a 256-bit SSL encrypted form on our website that you may use to securely submit your credit card information. After we receive your deposit, we will confirm your reservation and send you a travel voucher within 1 business day. You may pay the remaining balance before or after the trip in our agency's office. In our office, we accept all major currencies for cash payments, as well as Visa or MasterCard.



General Cancellation Policy

Below is the general guideline for our cancellation policy if your agent does not mention otherwise:


Cancellation Policy for Daily & Private Tours:

If you cancel 48 hours before the tour, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 48 hours to 24 hours before the tour, we will charge 50% cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 24 hours of the tour , we will charge the full amount as cancellation fee.

We cannot give any refund on no-shows for the tour.

*for large groups, please ask to your agent for the cancellation policy and booking requirements.

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