Group Istanbul Layover Tours 

Pick-Up / Drop-Off Istanbul Airports, Cruise Ports & Hotels

Group Tour

5 hours

Meet & Greet

Round-Trip Transfer

Daily Operated

Skip The Line Tour

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Overview

GROUP ISTANBUL LAYOVER TOUR is one of the best options for first time solo travelers who want to see the main historical attractions in short time with a small group tour of 6 people max.

No need to get stressed about transportation from / to airport; We will pick you up and drop off at ISTANBUL AIRPORT. Don't bother yourself to find out right way through streets. Waste no time in queues; With pre-purchased tickets provided by tour guide, just enjoy touring old city of Istanbul along with the commentary provided by professional tour guide.

Meet and Greet:

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

Meeter Service is provided by professional service by M44

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Timely & Safe Transportation:

Modern 13+1 and 9+1 Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Custom Vip Vans used by Professional Tourism Drivers.

All vehicles are compatible with requirements of Tourism and Culture Ministry

Istanbul Airport Layover Tour

Professional and Enthusiastic Guides:

All tours are operated by a team of licensed guides and they are not only a good historian but also your travel companion.

Learn about culture, politics & religion through personal stories and anecdotes.

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Skip The Line Tour:

Be VIP and save precious time at the museum ticket desks thanks to the accredited tour guides.

We provide pre-purchased tickets or tour guides buy your tickets at museum desks with priority.

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Highlights

  • Visit the most famous iconic monuments of Istanbul with professional tour guide; HAGIA SOPHIA, BLUE MOSQUE, BASILICA CISTERN, BYZANTINE HIPPODROME, ARASTA BAZAAR
  • Take advantage of SKIP-THE LINE TOUR with tickets purchased in advance or to be obtained on the spot by the guide with priority at the museum ticket desks and save valuable time.
  • Find the best deals in local shops away from tourist traps; ARASTA BAZAAR, GRAND BAZAAR, SPICE MARKET
  • ROUND-TRIP LAYOVER TOUR from Istanbul Airports (IST or SAW) including pick up and drop off with shared van.
  • BOOK NOW & PAY LATER; Pay deposit once you have decided up to 24 hours prior to tour date.
  • RELAX CANCELLATION POLICY; Pay no penalty for cancellations made before 24 Hours prior to tour starting date. In case of that flight has been delayed and forced your layover duration less than 6 hours, no cancellation fee will be charged.

Tour Details

Included / Exluded

Professional Guide

Group Tour

Air-Conditioned Vehicle

Private transportation

 Round-Trip Airport Transfer

Public Transportation tickets – Ferry & Tram

X  Museum Admission Fees

Food & Drinks

Additional Information

– Not wheelchair accessible

– Stroller accessible

– Service animals allowed

– No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

– Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

– This is a group tour/activity.

Cancelation

Reserve your tour and pay only deposit 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

In case of travel plans have changed, you will not bear penalty fees.

If tour is canceled due to delayed / canceled flight or poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund in case of any payment collected.

Learn more about terms and conditions, cancellation policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time of layover duration can be used for tour from Istanbul airport ?

After 1 hour for passport control and 2 hours being back at the airport (total 3 hours) excluded from the total layover duration, the rest of time can be availed for layover tour.

How much of the time is spent for transportation from / to Istanbul Airport ?

Each way takes 45 – 60 minutes depends on the time of day.

Is there any shared small-group tour can I join in with others ?

Yes, Actually there are 2 different schedules prepared for you ! You can select the best  available slot for a group tour.

I am a solo traveler, can I ask a private tour ?

Sure, we cater tours for any group size?

Heads-Up !

Check Your Visa Requirements:  www.evisa.gov.tr/en

GROUP TOUR SCHEDULES

5 HOURS - MORNING SCHEDULE (07.00 - 12.00)

Meet by welcome staff in front of Gloria Jean’s Coffees at 06.45 am, after passport control and clearing customs. Then you will be accompanied to vehicle and will be transferred from airport to old city. Airport Transfer takes 45 – 60 minutes.

Meet your guide by BYZANTINE HIPPODROME in blue mosque area, where the guided walking tour starts; Learn about the foundation and historical chronology of Istanbul. See the remaining monuments from Roman Era; Walled Obelisk , Serpent Column, Egyptian Obelisk. Before heading to Blue Mosque, See German Fountain on way, then continue to the most visited  attraction and active mosque, Blue Mosque Complex; Visit Outer Courtyard, Inner Courtyard & Worshiping Area.

*Blue Mosque is closed till 14.30 pm on Fridays due to Noon Prayer.

After Blue mosque visit, you will head to Hagia Sophia Museum to see one of the oldest surviving sturcture built by Romans.  Learn 1500 year old history from the aspects of architecture, politics and religion.

Forgotten for centuries, the world’s largest water storage lays beneath  the streets of Old City. As you walk down stairs, you will marvel at engineering skills of Roman architects.

Catch some souvenirs in Arasta Bazaar before heading back to Airport; Turkish Delights, Tiles, Magnets, Textiles, Rugs…

Departure transfer will take 45 -60 minutes.

Your layover tour ends in front of  International Terminal Gates.

5 HOURS - MIDDAY SCHEDULE (10.30 - 15.30)

Meet by welcome staff in front of Gloria Jean’s Coffees at 10.15 am, after passport control and clearing customs. Then you will be accompanied to vehicle and will be transferred from airport to old city. Airport Transfer takes 45 – 60 minutes.

Meet your guide by BYZANTINE HIPPODROME in blue mosque area, where the guided walking tour starts; Learn about the foundation and historical chronology of Istanbul. See the remaining monuments from Roman Era; Walled Obelisk , Serpent Column, Egyptian Obelisk. Before heading to Blue Mosque, See German Fountain on way, then continue to the most visited  attraction and active mosque, Blue Mosque Complex; Visit Outer Courtyard, Inner Courtyard & Worshiping Area.

*Blue Mosque is closed till 14.30 pm on Fridays due to Noon Prayer.

After Blue mosque visit, you will head to Hagia Sophia Museum to see one of the oldest surviving sturcture built by Romans.  Learn 1500 year old history from the aspects of architecture, politics and religion.

Forgotten for centuries, the world’s largest water storage lays beneath  the streets of Old City. As you walk down stairs, you will marvel at engineering skills of Roman architects.

Catch some souvenirs in Arasta Bazaar before heading back to Airport; Turkish Delights, Tiles, Magnets, Textiles, Rugs…

Departure transfer will take 45 -60 minutes.

5 HOURS - AFTERNOON SCHEDULE (14.00 - 19.00)

Meet by welcome staff in front of Gloria Jean’s Coffees at 13.45 am, after passport control and clearing customs. Then you will be accompanied to vehicle and will be transferred from airport to old city. Airport Transfer takes 45 – 60 minutes.

Meet your guide by BYZANTINE HIPPODROME in blue mosque area, where the guided walking tour starts; Learn about the foundation and historical chronology of Istanbul. See the remaining monuments from Roman Era; Walled Obelisk , Serpent Column, Egyptian Obelisk. Before heading to Blue Mosque, See German Fountain on way, then continue to the most visited  attraction and active mosque, Blue Mosque Complex; Visit Outer Courtyard, Inner Courtyard & Worshiping Area.

*Blue Mosque is closed till 14.30 pm on Fridays due to Noon Prayer.

After Blue mosque visit, you will head to Hagia Sophia Museum to see one of the oldest surviving sturcture built by Romans.  Learn 1500 year old history from the aspects of architecture, politics and religion.

Forgotten for centuries, the world’s largest water storage lays beneath  the streets of Old City. As you walk down stairs, you will marvel at engineering skills of Roman architects.

Catch some souvenirs in Arasta Bazaar before heading back to Airport; Turkish Delights, Tiles, Magnets, Textiles, Rugs…

Departure transfer will take 45 -60 minutes.

Your layover tour ends in front of  International Terminal Gates.

5 HOURS EVENING SCHEDULE (17.30 - 22.30)

Meet by welcome host in front of  Gloria jean’s Coffees before 17.30 am and accompanied to vehicle. Transfer from airport to old city will take 45 – 60 minutes.

Catch some souvenirs in Arasta Bazaar before heading back to Airport; Turkish Delights, Tiles, Magnets, Textiles, Rugs and walk trough Eminonu food market where locals shop for their staples, walk by the water and see how Fish&Bead is prepared on food boats. Walk over Galata Bridge passing by local fishermens.

Crossing continents never been so picturesque; Hop on  a ferry and commute to Asian Continent while taking pictures of Galata Tower, Bosphorus Bridge, Maiden’s Tower.

Take a short trame ride  to  BYZANTINE HIPPODROME in blue mosque area; Learn about the foundation and historical chronology of Istanbul. See the remaining monuments from Roman Era; Walled Obelisk , Serpent Column, Egyptian Obelisk. Before heading to Blue Mosque, See German Fountain on way, then continue to the most visited attraction and active mosque, Blue Mosque Complex; See beautiful structure from outside and take some pictures while your guide explain its story.

*Blue Mosque is closed after 17.30 pm.

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