Private Istanbul Layover Tour From Airport

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This layover tour of Istanbul covers all the highlights of the city. Visit the monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, go to the Hagia Sophia the former mosque and church turned into museum, shop for all kind of souvenirs in the world's oldest covered market, Grand Bazaar, see the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapi Palace and admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Accompany of your local tour guide will be useful for your family and young kids.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Sultanahmet District

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Blue Mosque

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

Sultanahmet Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Sophia Museum

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Sogukcesme Sokak, Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul Turkey

Sogukcesme Street

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Topkapi Palace

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hagia Irene Museum, Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Irene Church

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Private tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Private transportation
  • Roundtrip transfers from/to Airport

  • Museum/Attraction Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Topkapı Palace and Hagia Irene is closed on Tuesdays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays.
  • Kid-Friendly tour guide will be accompanying your family on this tour.
  • Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
  • Hagia Sophia is closed for visit during praying time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from Istanbul New Airport (IST) or SAW Airport.


  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey


  • Istanbul Port

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


05 May, 2022

We booked a last minute afternoon tour during our layover in Istanbul. Guided Istanbul Tours were very accommodating. Our tour guide Ulku was amazing! She was super friendly and knowledgeable about the history and culture of this beautiful city. She made sure to take us to all the must see sites within the time allotted. Due to her diligence we were able to experience beautiful sites and delicious Turkish cuisine and wine! Definitely want to come again and have Ulku help us explore more of what Istanbul has to offer!


22 Dec, 2021

Went for 2 day extended layover. Hasan met us at the airport right on time and took us to all of the wonderful places Istanbul has to offer along with some special off the beaten path stops. He was flexible and we changed things up a little when the kids got tired of the historical sites and we took a break and went on a beautiful river cruise. Hasan was great with the whole family and very knowledgeable about history and all of the sites. I would highly recommend a tour with him!


02 Dec, 2021

Excellent day at Istanbul - personal touch, very informative, well planned. Visited a hidden corners and a "must to see" sites.

Steve Z

29 Sep, 2021

Ozgur was very friendly and knowledgeable. He explained all the sites clearly and when asked a question, he had informative answers. I would use him againà


15 Jul, 2021

The layover tour was excellent. Transportation was in a comfortable large van (I was offered to take luggage with me if I wanted). Pick-up and drop off at desired times. Ozgur is an excellent guide, from getting in touch before the tour, to adjusting the pace according to your time. He knows which locations are best enjoyable (the Blue Mosques, for example, is being renovated and you can't really see anything of the interior). He warns about turist traps. He is both knowledgeable about the town's history and a pleasant and polite conversation partner.

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