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A Chance To Double Your Travel With an Extended Layover Time in Istanbul
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Let your layover time in Istanbul be a fun trip with local guides

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Customized Tours for different flight schedules
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Shop in Bazaars & Try Delicious Turkish Food & More

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ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS (ILT) offers you to take the opportunity of making the best of your time during a layover in Istanbul.

As one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Istanbul has a lot to offer to turn a painful layover into a cultural & fun experience in a few hours layover tour from Istanbul Airports. Layover Tours are operated from both airports, (IST) Istanbul Airport & (SAW) Sabiha Gokcen Airport .

If you will have a long layover hours in one of these airports in Istanbul, let us know your flight details as filling out contact form in our website. We will get back to you with the best layover tour ideas and options fitting in your flight schedule.

Istanbul Layover Tours


Istanbul layover tour itinerary will be prepared by arrival times of your flight. We are creating layover tour options for everyone with any arrival time at Istanbul Airport.

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If your flight lands at Istanbul Airport while the city is still sleeping and historical attractions are not open to visit yet, we have a better plan for you rather than sitting in airport. 

Turn your early arrival time into a chance to try a delicious traditional Turkish Breakfast and Turkish Tea before heading to top sites of Istanbul: Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar

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The city is awake now and still you have an opportunity to hit one or two museums and attractions. Thereafter it is time to explore neighborhoods and historical markets like Grand Bazaar & Spice Market and enjoy a ferry ride in Picturesque Bosphorus

If you have just arrived in Istanbul Airport late afternoon and thinking that city is already packing up and there are not many things to do. That’s not correct. Istanbul is 24/7 living city. You will be surprised how late shops and markets stay open. We are sure that you would like to see Kadıkoy Food Market, the best food market in Istanbul or strolling down famous Istiklal Street from Taksim Square.


Bopshours Bridge where Asia and Europe meets

Arriving late night or after midnight at Istanbul Airport? Well, now you may think that it is a missed chance to see the city. Maybe You will not be able to go inside of major sites this time but definitely you will have a luxury of driving through city with comfortable van and having photo breaks at each attraction and view point, as the most of 18 million people is sleeping and there is no traffic at all. Night Layover Tour will let you cover more than any other daytime tours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the most common questions regarding layover tours

What is a minumum layover duration required for a tour from Istanbul Airport ?

Recommended minimum layover duration is 7 hours layover for international connected flight and 6 hours layover for domestic flights from Istanbul International Airport. We can accommodate business travelers with shorter layover duration.


What is a minumum layover duration required for a tour from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)?

Recommended minimum layover duration is 7 hours layover for international connected flights and 6 hours layover for domestic flights from SAW SABIHA GOKCEN AIRPORT. We can accommodate business travelers with shorter layover duration.



How early should we be back at the airport?

For international flights, if the luggages are checked through to final destination, and already have your boarding pass, you will be dropped off 2 hours prior to departing flight. For domestic flights, 1 hours is suffice. For more information: Istanbul Airport

Where will we keep our luggages / carry-ons during our tour ?

You can use attended baggage storage or baggage storage lockers that are available 24 hours a day in Istanbul Airport.


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Explore Istanbul in a layover tour from Istanbul Airport, not only day time but any time of day with Istanbul Layover Tours

Not a fan of big crowded group tours or Not qualifed for Turkish Airlines Free Layover Tours?

Free airport layover tours are provided by Turkish Airlines and it is a great service for Turkish Airlines passengers, meeting certain requirements. However, if you are not qualified for turkish airlines free tour or not liking big bus tours, ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS offer full freedom on choosing top places to visit and what to do's with Friendly - Passionate local tour guides. Our Guides are specialized on airport layover tours

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