Istanbul Day Tour From the Airport (Layover)
Excursions & day trips

Istanbul Day Tour From the Airport (Layover)

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover Istanbul instead of waiting for your connecting flight at the airport
  • Enjoy a tour with pick-up and drop-off service from and to the airport
  • Explore a city you would otherwise miss
What to expect

Meet your tour guide and van at Istanbul New Airport (IST) or Istanbul SAW Airport and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to airport to catch your flight.

Hagia Sophia, the renown structure built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, which played a very important role in both the Christian and Islamic world. After the Ottoman conquest the bells, the altar, the iconostasis, and the sacrificial vessels were removed, and many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over to convert the church into a mosque first, then a museum, and now the structure has become a mosque for second time.

The Hippodrome, where the chariot races were held during the Roman Empire.

The Blue Mosque, built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, it is a truly magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate proportions for a building of such massive scale.

The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over 4,000 shops.

The Basilica Cistern is a subterranean wonder and one of the greatest of Istanbul’s surviving Byzantine sites, in fact it is a former water storage chamber.

Topkapi Palace: more than just an imperial residence of Ottoman sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years. Topkapi Palace is a great monument of Oriental architecture.

After tour you will be transferred to airport for your departure flight.

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What's included
  • Local tour guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Private transportation
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Museum tickets
  • Lunch, drinks
  • Gratituity (suggested)
Where

Tayakadın, Istanbul Airport (IST), Terminal Caddesi, Arnavutköy/İstanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

You will be picked up from airport and dropped of after your tour, your guide will be wearing a tour guide badge.

What to remember
  • Prices are per group (1-8 people) and not per person
  • Museum tickets are not included in the price of this tour and children under 7 can get free entrance tickets in museums: please make sure that you have the passport of children as museums will verify their ages for free tickets
  • Your tour guide will make necessary changes such as switching/swapping sites when the museums are closed
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time, the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and the Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays
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When
  • The departure time depends on the arrival of your flight
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Provider
Guided Istanbul Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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