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

Istanbul Layover Tours is a travel agency specialized entirely on city tours from Istanbul Airports and Hotels for transit travelers. We believe that Istanbul layover tour is great way to spend your valuable time, rather than sitting in the airport for long hours. As one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Istanbul has a lot to offer to turn painfully boring layover into a cultural & fun experience in a few hours tour from Istanbul Airports. Layover Tours are operated from both Istanbul Airports (IST) Istanbul Airport & (SAW) Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Whether you have a short layover for 7-8 hours or long layover for 10 – 12 hours with extended overnight in Istanbul Airports, let us know your flight details as filling out contact form. We will return to you with the best layover tour ideas and multiple options fitting in your flight schedule, or now book one of the most popular private or shared layover tours and activities with us instantly

ISTANBUL LAYOVER:
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Istanbul Airport Layover

Morning Layover in Istanbul

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. Cover thousands of years history in a few hours. For sure, you will have chance of getting some bargains in famous historical Bazaars offering traditional handcrafts, ranging from expensive jewelry, Turkish carpet, leather tiles or small souvenirs. Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar.

Afternoon Layover in Istanbul

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

Evening Layover / Night Layover in Istanbul

If you have just arrived in Istanbul Airport late afternoon or evening and thinking that city has already started to 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. Turn your layover in Istanbul into a culinary experience during your Istanbul layover. you would love to try the freshest Turkish Food in Kadıkoy Food Market, where locals shop or to stroll down buzzy Istiklal Street from Taksim Square.

LAYOVER SERVICES

Private Istanbul Layover Tour 24/7 –  Private Istanbul City Tours from Istanbul Airports

Explore Istanbul in a layover tour from Istanbul Airports with your private guide, not only day time but any time of day with us. ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS offer full flexibility on choosing top places to visit and things to do.

Small Group Layover Tours; Not a big fan of crowded group tours or Not qualified 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 crowded tour groups, you can check our small – group tours with limit of 4 people max.

Airport Transfer with Experienced Drivers and Meet & Greet by Welcome Hosts

Book hassle-free and reliable arrival – departure transfer with Meet & Greet Service

Looking For Layover Hotel / Accommodation? Don’t know Where to stay during Istanbul Layover ?

Find the best match layover accommodation depending your arrival / departure airport.

English Speaking -Local Guides with Degree in History & Tourism

All layover tours are led by a team of licensed tour guides and they are not only expert and a good historian but also a good travel companion. Learn about culture, politics and religion through personal stories and anecdotes Being accredited from Ministry of Tourism, our guides provides fast- track entry to museums.

ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOUR REVIEWS

 +150 TripAdvisor & Google 5 Star Reviews Verified Reviews by Happy Travelers.

Latif was the perfect tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing the history of each site we visited. He has a winning personality and went out of his way to make last minute arrangements to pick me up and return me to the airport in time for my connecting flights. I took two five-hour tours on two separate visits and each was efficient, informative, and enjoyable. Istanbul is a stunningly beautiful city full of ancient history, architecture, and culture. Istanbul Layover Tours made my visits effortless and stress free.

Latif was wonderful! He was so responsive to emails. I was able to do a tour leaving the airport at 8am and got back around 4:30pm and saw all the ‘bucket list’ items as well as extra specialties! Many many thanks!

Excellent experience! Latif, guide and owner of the company, arranged everything perfectly for my evening layover in Istanbul. It started with a luxurious black car ride from the airport to Old Town where he was waiting to greet me. From there we wandered into the Spice Market, onto the ferry to cross into the Asian side of the city then back to head toward Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. I had very little time to do everything but Latif made it extra special. We said our goodbyes as I jumped back into my black car and headed back to the airport (all included in the tour). He was amazing and I’d highly recommend him and Istanbul Layover Tours to everyone.

7 Hours in Istanbul

We had 7 hours in Istanbul and I contacted Latif after I read about his tours here at Trip Advisor. I was worried, because of State Department warning about Turkey and because i did not know Latif before. But we had four excellent hours tour in Istanbul for very reasonable price with Latif. He is very knowledgeable, carrying person. His services were well organised, great in time. I will strongly recommend him for everybody who is going through Istanbul and wants to have an introductory tour of the city. If I go again through Istanbul I will definitely contact Latif again.
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2017-04-08T19:44:11+03:00
We had 7 hours in Istanbul and I contacted Latif after I read about his tours here at Trip Advisor. I was worried, because of State Department warning about Turkey and because i did not know Latif before. But we had four excellent hours tour in Istanbul for very reasonable price with Latif. He is very knowledgeable, carrying person...

“awesome tour & best tour guide ever! :)”

Had the most awesome day seeing the highlights of the gorgeous city of Istanbul with the best tour guide. My tour was from 8am to 5pm because my layover was a pretty long one (4am-8pm). In that time I was able to see the main sights and even squeeze in a Turkish bath. Latif was a big part of the reason my time in Istanbul was great. He was a joy to be around, and he did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you very much, Latif!
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2017-08-11T22:16:02+03:00
Had the most awesome day seeing the highlights of the gorgeous city of Istanbul with the best tour guide. My tour was from 8am to 5pm because my layover was a pretty long one (4am-8pm). In that time I was able to see the main sights and even squeeze in a Turkish bath. Latif was a big part of the reason my time in Istanbul was great. He was...

“Highy recommend tour with them”

My wife, 16-year old son and I had a short layover in Istanbul during the daytime on our return flight home to Canada. Friends had done the layover tour with Latif on their way to Turkey the previous week and raved about how good it was. The had a long layover and were able to do the full tour, including the ferry ride. Our layover was not long enough for all of the sites, so I emailed Latif to see if he could come up with a condensed version of the tour. He was very responsive and quickly proposed a custom itinerary that would allow us to see some of the sites and still make our way to our flight on time. We couldn't be happier with Latif as a tour guide or with the tour itself. even though it was the shortest of all of our activities, it was likely the most memorable. We are so glad we did it and I would highly recommend this for anyone. It will make your trip and I would not miss it!!!
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2017-08-11T22:51:35+03:00
My wife, 16-year old son and I had a short layover in Istanbul during the daytime on our return flight home to Canada. Friends had done the layover tour with Latif on their way to Turkey the previous week and raved about how good it was. The had a long layover and were able to do the full tour, including the ferry ride...

Nine Hour Layover in Istanbul

My wife and I had a nine hour layover in Istanbul. Since neither of us had ever been to the city we really wanted to use the time to see at least some of the sites. I found Istanbul Layover Tours by searching for one of the highest recommended layover tour provider and could not have been happier with our decision. Instructions on how to find meeting point were easy to follow and the private van was great service. We were able to see Byzantine hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern,Spice Market, Eat a delicious  late breakfast next to the water, and take a quick ferry ride to asian side and back all with enough time to get back to the airport with plenty of time to catch our next flight. I highly recommend booking with Istanbul Layover Tours.

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2020-02-28T18:52:18+03:00
My wife and I had a nine hour layover in Istanbul. Since neither of us had ever been to the city we really wanted to use the time to see at least some of the sites. I found Istanbul Layover Tours by searching for one of the highest recommended layover tour provider and could not have been happier with our decision...

Informative and fun layover tour of Istanbul

We had a 7 hour lay over in Istanbul and contacted Istanbul Lay over Tours. They arranged everything for us for a visit to the Asia part of Istanbul (with a wonderful dinner of local food), hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia. Unfortunately the limited time did not allow us the luxury of a Turkish bath. Israfil was a pleasant guide with knowledge that was not just informative, but also very relevant to what we experienced on our trip to Italy. He easily made connections to our other experiences. I can recommend him and Istanbul Layover Tours. Their service is excellent and they have very clear communication that also directed us to get our visas. Thank you so much!
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2018-12-28T21:25:57+03:00
We had a 7 hour lay over in Istanbul and contacted Istanbul Lay over Tours. They arranged everything for us for a visit to the Asia part of Istanbul (with a wonderful dinner of local food), hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia. Unfortunately the limited time did not allow us the luxury of a Turkish bath. Israfil was a pleasant guide...

Amazing customized layover tour

I had a perfect time in Istanbul! I had a 14 hour layover, and so Latif made a customized tour that fit my schedule and interests, and was both informative and fun the whole way through! I learned a ton about the culture and history of Istanbul, and was able to see all the major historical and tourist sties, sample Turkish food, go shopping in the Grand Bazaar, take a river cruise... it really was the perfect layover, and I feel I covered so much ground in such a short period of time due to Latif's great planning. I would highly recommend!

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2016-11-02T12:51:02+03:00
I had a perfect time in Istanbul! I had a 14 hour layover, and so Latif made a customized tour that fit my schedule and interests, and was both informative and fun the whole way through! I learned a ton about the culture and history of Istanbul, and was able to see all the major historical and tourist sties, sample Turkish food, go shopping in the Grand Bazaar, take a river cruise...

Exquisite layover tour

We had a 10 hour layover tour in Istanbul, arriving at 15:45. Our wonderful guide Latif met us in the arrivals hall at 16:30, and took us on a magical tour of Istanbul. We visited the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, which included tasting of tea and sweets. Then we were off on the ferry to cross to the Asian part of the city, where we tasted some delicacies on our way to a restaurant serving traditional homestyle meals. Latif made some great choices from the menu and we loved it all. We walked back to the ferry to cross to the European side, and from there took a tram ride to the Blue Mosque stop. After a highly entertaining visit to an ice cream vendor, we did a walking tour of the Blue Mosque area. The driver collected us and delivered us to the airport at 23:15, in good time . The visit was exquisite, as our host’s name translated into English predicted! Latif is engaging and knowledgeable and it felt like saying goodbye to a friend by the time we left. Do not waste your time in the airport... book this tour, which can be customized according to your needs and the length of your layover!
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2019-01-02T23:13:23+03:00
We had a 10 hour layover tour in Istanbul, arriving at 15:45. Our wonderful guide Latif met us in the arrivals hall at 16:30, and took us on a magical tour of Istanbul. We visited the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, which included tasting of tea and sweets. Then we were off on the ferry to cross to the Asian part of the city...

7 hour layover quick stop in istanbul

I had a great experience with Istanbul Layover tours! I had a 7 hour layover which I found was plenty of time to see the important sites in the old city for a stopover. Everything ran smoothly from scheduling over email, picking up and the trip back in time for my connecting flight. Latif was very friendly and easy-going, as well as informative and well organized. He tailored the tour to the time I had available, and kept us moving without making me feel rushed. I saw Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque (from the outside, it was Friday and prayer schedule didn't allow us to go inside) the Cistern, Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market, among other things on the drive into the old town. Also had some delicious Döner Kebab.
Speaking to Latif's integrity, I had found I'd overspent at a spice stall in the market, and was feeling regretful, and he brought me right back after we left, and I was able to return a large portion of my purchases for money back, and no-one made me feel bad for it, neither him nor the shopkeeper.

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2016-10-24T12:40:05+03:00
I had a great experience with Istanbul Layover tours! I had a 7 hour layover which I found was plenty of time to see the important sites in the old city. Everything ran smoothly from scheduling over email, picking up and the trip back in time for my connecting flight. Latif was very friendly and easy-going, as well as informative and well organized. He tailored the tour to the time I had available, and kept us moving ...

Believe the Hype! Eight hour layover in Istanbul

It would be an understatement to say that Latif is great tour guide. He is—without a doubt—easily the best tour guide in Istanbul and probably one of the best in the world. I've traveled to nearly 40 countries and have gone on tours whilst visiting nearly all of them and Latif's experience, expertise, knowledge, attention to detail, and concern that you are having an enjoyable time as a tourist is second to none.

I had an eight hour layover in Istanbul and after going back and forth on taking the free Turkish Airlines tour, I decided to book a private tour with Istanbul layover tours. Latif met me at the airport and had a driver waiting for us to take us into the city. On each stop of the tour, whether exploring the Hagia Sophia, drinking traditional turkish coffee, wandering into the Basilica Cistern, taking the ferry to Asia, or eating Turkish Delights in the spice market, Latif never made me feel as though we were in a rush, always answered my questions with depth and breadth, and introduced me to the real Istanbul away from all the tourist traps. More importantly, he's a genuinely good guy that cares about his clients and truly wants them to experience all that Istanbul has to offer.

If you have any doubt in your mind as to whether or not you should do this tour, I guarantee you that it is money well spent and you will not regret it.
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2019-01-02T23:31:07+03:00
It would be an understatement to say that Latif is great tour guide. He is—without a doubt—easily the best tour guide in Istanbul and probably one of the best in the world. I've traveled to nearly 40 countries and have gone on tours whilst visiting nearly all of them and Latif's experience, expertise, knowledge, attention to detail, and...

10 hour layover in Istanbul

Had a 10 hour layover in Istanbul and was referred to Istanbul Layover Tours by another tour service who was already booked. I was promptly met at he airport by my guide, Latif Eseler, as promised and begin the tour via the local metro. Based on local traffic, this was the best way to go. He planned the tour based on the amount of time available as well as my specific interests. I also was able to learn a lot about the Turkish people and history. First class experience starting with my initial email contact thru his getting me back to airport in plenty of time to catch my connecting flight.
Definitely would recommend Latif to anyone need a competent, knowledgeable guide in Istanbul.

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2016-10-24T12:42:39+03:00
Had a 10 hour layover in Istanbul and was referred to Istanbul Layover Tours by another tour service who was already booked. I was promptly met at he airport by my guide, Latif Eseler, as promised and begin the tour via the local metro. Based on local traffic, this was the best way to go. He planned the tour based on the amount of time...

8 hours layover – Istanbul tour from Airport

Layover Tour

I had a 8 hours layover in Istanbul and am so glad I made the decision to spend my day with Istanbul Layover Tours. My tour guide Latif did a phenomenal job showing me around the city.

First, he picked me up from the airport at 7:30 am on time. We were off to the old city in a private car. We visited the hippodrome, blue mosque, Hagai Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. Latif was so knowledgeable about all the sites and he communicates in a very enjoyable fashion. Along the way we sampled traditional foods like baklava, a spinach pastry, and Turkish bagel. Then we took visited another mosque, waterfront, and the spice market. We also had an incredible lunch. Latif made sure I was able to taste all the best foods. I was back at the airport with plenty of time.

This tour was so worth my time and money. I got to see so much of Istanbul in my short time. Latif is a top-notch professional tour guide who will make sure you see all Istanbul has to offer
ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2019-01-31T11:15:18+03:00
First, he picked me up from the airport at 7:30 am on time. We were off to the old city in a private car. We visited the hippodrome, blue mosque, Hagai Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. Latif was so knowledgeable about all the sites and he communicates in a very enjoyable fashion. Along the way we sampled traditional foods like baklava

14 Hour Layover



My brother and I had a 14-hour-long layover in Istanbul. After I searched for a private guide online, I found Istanbul layover tours which specializes in tours from the airport. The cost of a private guide was almost half the price of other companies. Our guide, Latif Eseler, was flexible and adjusted the schedule just as we asked. Thank you Latif for the best layover ever.

TMC

ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2016-10-24T12:45:47+03:00

TMC

My brother and I had a 14-hour-long layover in Istanbul. After I searched for a private guide online, I found Istanbul layover tours which specializes in tours from the airport. The cost of a private guide was almost half the price of other companies. Our guide, Latif Eseler, was flexible and adjusted the schedule just as we asked. Thank you Latif for the best layover ever.

Long Layover in Istanbul



I was flying to India by Turkish Airways, and had almost 14 hours of layover in Istanbul. I thought of making the best use of this time by taking a tour of the historical city. I started looking for a guide who could make the tour worthwhile and came across Latif Eseler of Istanbul Layover Tour. As the company name suggests, it specializes in layover tours.

From the point I introduced myself to Latif over email, till the time when the tour was over, it was a 5-star experience. Before my travel, Latif gave me guidance on everything I had to do in Istanbul. He carefully assessed my request and shared a tour plan with me. He also helped me with the information on where I can leave my carry-on baggage at the airport to where to exchange the currency and so on.

The day I arrived in Istanbul, Latif picked me up from the airport and took me to the old city. We went around the historical sites on foot. Latif provided information about each building, each item we saw, and also provided some nuggets of his own wisdom. He also took a lot of pictures for me as I wanted to be in the pictures with the monuments. He was also able to hasten things up a little bit with tickets etc. Latif was flexible with the scheduling and the plan was a collaborative one. He was also very friendly and courteous. It was a very pleasant tours - one of the best I have ever had with a guide. Certainly worth a try if you have a long layover in Istanbul.

ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2016-10-24T12:51:10+03:00
I was flying to India by Turkish Airways, and had almost 14 hours of layover in Istanbul. I thought of making the best use of this time by taking a tour of the historical city. I started looking for a guide who could make the tour worthwhile and came across Latif Eseler of Istanbul Layover Tour. As the company name suggests, it specializes in layover tours...

Seven hour layover in Istanbul

At first, seven-hour layover in Istanbul seemed like vacation ruined before it even began but Latif from Istanbul Layover Tours turned it into memorable addition to our main trip. We were treated like very special guests from the pick up at the airport till the drop off for the connecting flight. Latif’s hospitality, enthusiasm, positive energy, humor and incredible knowledge not only of Turkey/Istanbul but the culture and history in general were amazing. It was not just the walking lecture about the city but engaging conversation with someone who we felt like our old friend. By the end of the tour we were in love with Istanbul and the only thing we regretted was that the layover was too short. We are definitely coming back and hiring Latif to show us the entire Turkey.
ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2016-11-16T19:09:39+03:00
At first, seven-hour layover in Istanbul seemed like vacation ruined before it even began but Latif from Istanbul Layover Tours turned it into memorable addition to our main trip. We were treated like very special guests from the pick up at the airport till the drop off for the connecting flight. Latif’s hospitality, enthusiasm, positive energy, humor...

13 hour layover in istanbul

13 hour layover turned into amazing time in Istanbul thanks to Latif 🙂

Latif is very friendly, professional and pleasant person. He even helped me with issuing visa for my visit. Immediately I fell in love with Istanbul Latif's knowledge and way of speaking about his town is amazing. He knows many things from history but also from present. We visited Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, took a tour on Bosphorus canal. I had feeling like I saw many things in short period thanks to Latif's good organizations. Next time when travel to Istanbul will contact Latif to show me more of the town 🙂
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2016-12-05T12:45:35+03:00
13 hour layover turned into amazing time in Istanbul thanks to Latif 🙂 Latif is very friendly, professional and pleasant person. He even helped me with issuing visa for my visit. Immediately I fell in love with Istanbul Latif's knowledge and way of speaking about his town is amazing. He knows many things from history but also from present. We visited Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque...

15 hour layover with Turkish Airlines

I had a 15 hour layover with Turkish Airlines (Free Hotel stay if your layover meets certain requirements!!) I contacted Istanbul Layover Tours to see if a night tour was something that can be done since I arrived at 6:00PM and Latif was very helpful and informative right from the start. 5-6 hour tour was perfect. I told him places I'd like to see and visit and he added suggestions of his own and was able to create an awesome customized private night tour for me! It was like hanging out with a local friend! Ate some ridiculously good food.. saw a good amount of the major beautiful sites (from the outside since they are closed by then) and I had an all around great time exploring Istanbul! Very much enjoyed taking the ferry to see the Karakoy district and seeing the Bosphorus Bridge. Hung out in the Sultanahmet/Taksim/Istiklal area. Had some Turkish Tea! Ate some delicious Kokorec (lamb intestines)! So sad I only had a short time in Istanbul, but I cannot wait to plan my next visit! I would for sure highly recommend Latif - Very professional! Very engaging! Extremely informative!

Thanks again Latif!
ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2016-12-05T12:57:20+03:00
I had a 15 hour layover with Turkish Airlines (Free Hotel stay if your layover meets certain requirements!!) I contacted Istanbul Layover Tours to see if a night tour was something that can be done since I arrived at 6:00PM and Latif was very helpful and informative right from the start. 5-6 hour tour was perfect...

10 hour layover in Istanbul from Canada to Nepal

I had a 10 hour layover in istanbul on my way from Canada to Nepal. I saw good reviews of Latif and his company so contacted him to see what could be arranged. I had some specific requests in mind (eg I wanted to visit a Hamam) and given the timing of my layover and the fact it was already winter season hours many of the sights I wanted to visit would already have closed their doors by the time I arrived. Latif was very responsive and we arranged everything by email beforehand.

The layover tour went off without a hitch between Latif meeting me at the airport with a driver, us walking around, seeing all the sights, having some great food and visiting a couple of interesting neighborhoods and the spice market, my hamam visit for a soak/sponge and massage (which he had completely arranged) to getting me back to the airport on time.

Latif's knowledge of the history and current context in istanbul was excellent and our time together very entertaining. He was highly professional and very personable.

Would highly recommend a layover tour with Latif and will definitely book him again the next time I find myself in Istanbul for a layover or even for a longer vacation.
ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2016-12-21T11:53:28+03:00
I had a 10 hour layover in istanbul on my way from Canada to Nepal. I saw good reviews of Latif and his company so contacted him to see what could be arranged. I had some specific requests in mind (eg I wanted to visit a Hamam) and given the timing of my layover and the fact it was already winter season hours many of the sights I wanted...

Long stopover in Istanbul

We had a long stopover in Istanbul so we contacted Latif for a quick tour after reading his positive reviews. Actually it was a last minute decision so I didn't provide him with many details, and only after meeting with him I told him what we preferred to do. He was able to reschedule all the tour and in just a few hours we toured the city center, we had a food tour with different specialities, Turkish bath and Turkish tea. Latif was always eager to meet our needs and told us many stories about the history, the culture and the present situation of the city and Turkey in general. We couldn't be more satisfied and we'll visit again for sure! Thanks Latif!
ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOURS
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2017-02-12T13:17:55+03:00
We had a long stopover in Istanbul so we contacted Latif for a quick tour after reading his positive reviews. Actually it was a last minute decision so I didn't provide him with many details, and only after meeting with him I told him what we preferred to do. He was able to reschedule all the tour and in just a few hours we toured the city center...

Night layover in Istanbul

I was traveling alone to Egypt and had a seven hour nighttime layover in Istanbul. Latif met me in the airport and had his driver promptly pick us up. We took a wonderful odyssey through Sultanahmet and Taksim before going to a 500-year old hammam where I had a wonderful body scrub and steam before heading back to the airport. All in all, I learned a ton, felt very safe and paid a totally reasonable price for a very engaging, one-on-one tour. A must-do addition to any trip if you have the opportunity.
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2017-02-12T13:24:41+03:00
I was traveling alone to Egypt and had a seven hour nighttime layover in Istanbul. Latif met me in the airport and had his driver promptly pick us up. We took a wonderful odyssey through Sultanahmet and Taksim before going to a 500-year old hammam where I had a wonderful body scrub and steam...
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FAQ

Can I leave the airport during layover in Istanbul?

Yes, you are allowed to leave Istanbul airport during layover in Istanbul as long as you will have a valid visa obtained.

Can I get visa online for a layover tour in Istanbul?

It is very simple process for certain country passport holders including US and Canada to get their e-visa in few clicks online; In order to see requirements and get it online, you can visit official website of Turkish Republic https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/

What is the minimum layover duration to leave airport for the tour ?

Recommended minimum layover duration is 7 hours for travelers whose flights are connected and have their boarding pass with them. We can accommodate business travelers with shorter layover duration. To be on safe side, you may consider a tour when you will have plus 8 hour layover in Istanbul.

How early should we back at the airport?

For international flights, if the luggage 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.

Where should I keep my cabin luggage ?

You can use attended baggage storage or baggage storage lockers that are available 24 hours a day in Istanbul Airport. In case you want to bring it to the tour, please ask confirmation from tour operator prior to the tour date.