Istanbul Layover Tour

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Duration: 7 hours
Tour starts: Airport or Galataport
Tour ends: Airport or Galataport

Private Tour
Professional Tour Guide

Museum/Attraction Tickets
Lunch, Drinks

Sights to see:
Day 1
Hippodrome Square
Blue Mosque
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace
Grand Bazaar


Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and start your tour to take you to the best sights of the city.

You will experience the best of the city on this private tour which includes all the major sights. You will wander through the legendary streets and magnificent structures and be amazed with the rich culture of Turkey.

At the end of the tour, your tour guide will accompany you to the airport.

Day 1

Hippodrome Square; Start at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was the social and sports center of the old city. Explore major artworks such as the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Willhelm II (aka German Fountain)

Blue Mosque; Take a stroll to the Blue Mosque, a majestic structure with six minarets adorning the skyline of Istanbul. One of the most popular attractions in this ancient city is the imperial mosque of Sultan Ahmet I (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Istanbul. Foreign visitors refer it as the Blue Mosque because of the tiles inside. The mosque, which has six minarets and a massive cascade of domes, is a worthy sibling to Ayasofya

Hagia Sophia; Proceed to the Hagia Sophia Mosque, one of the most significant monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The dome and stunning mosaics of this architectural jewel are on display as your guide shares its turbulent history with you. In the year 537, Justinian the Great constructed the Church of the Holy Wisdom. It has stood here for over 1,520 years, through 120 generations of men and women, and is known as Aya Sofya in Turkish

Topkapi Palace; A visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was home to Ottoman emperors between the 15th and the 19th centuries, is next on the itinerary. Admire the rich jewels and imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire, as well as priceless displays of Oriental porcelain. Topkapi Sarayi was the seraglio, the heart of the vast Ottoman Empire, ruled by the sultans for nearly 400 years

Grand Bazaar; Visit the Grand Bazaar, which is home to over 3,000 shops with everything from carpets to jewelries, ceramics and leather goods.

Additional information

Blue Mosque is closed until 2 pm on Fridays

Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time

Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays

Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays

Frequently Asked Questions

How to meet my tour guide to start the tour?
Your tour guide will be waiting in your hotel or at the airport to meet you at a determined time.

Can I state the departure time for my tour?
Of course! We operate tours on a private basis, so you can customize the departure time of your tour. Generally, the suggested departure time for the tour is 09:00 am.

Am I traveling with a group on the tour?
No, we provide private tours for your best experience so you will have a private professional tour guide in your preferred language.

How about shopping on tours?
We do not include any shopping stops unless you wish to visit one of the traditional workshops of handmade rugs, tiles, jewelry, or leather. If you have any interest in workshops, please indicate while booking.

Is it possible to change the tour route?
Of course, as this is a private tour we can change the tour route and make a new program according to your wish.

How do I book a private tour?
Easy! All you need to do is;
Fill in the "Booking" form where you will put your full details such as personal information, tour date, hotel name. Once you complete your booking we will get back to you with a confirmation email within 24 hours.

How do I pay?
You can complete the booking form and make an online payment with Paypal or credit card.

What are the language options?
We can operate your tour in English, Spanish and Italian upon request. Please contact us for other language options.

Can we add another site of the visit to our program?
Please advise us in advance if you would like to add another site of the visit to your tour itinerary, so we can revise it accordingly.

Book a tourguide
$ 400