Taste of Istanbul Private Tour

Istanbul Private Layover Tour

/10 (68 votes)

Istanbul, Turkey

4 to 8 hours

About this tour

Istanbul International Airport is the primary airport for the Turkish metropolitan city of Istanbul and receives a huge amount of passengers. If you are flying through Istanbul and have a waiting time between 4-24 Hours this tour would be a great choice for you! You don’t need to spend a long layover holed up in a passenger lounge.

If you have a connecting international flight in İstanbul, and a long layover you can take advantage of the time to discover İstanbul. As this is a layover tour there’s a need to arrange an itinerary according to your flight times. You can discuss the itinerary with your guide when you meet him/her at arrival at the centre. You can see some or all sights with entry inside if your flight lands before 4 pm. However, if your flight lands after 4 pm then you will see these sites from outside only and have the chance to see Istanbul by night.

Tour Highlights

  • A private, half-day layover tour of Istanbul
  • Don’t worry about missing your flight: enjoy stress-free transfers from the airport
  • Tick off the city’s major attractions in just a few hours—the ideal introduction
  • Enjoy a personalized itinerary, with plenty of insider tips

Practical information

What’s Included

  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Visa expenses. Please note that you might need a visa to leave the airport. Please apply online
  • Entry/Admisión fees for sights ( if you choose to enter ).Can be paid by cards or cash in TL


Additional information

Operated by: My Local Guide lstanbul


/10 (68 votes)

This was a perfect way to get a real “taste” of Istanbul in a short period of time. To say that Latif was an excellent guide—friendly, knowledgeable, organized—is an understatement. He was amazing! We had transfer from airport to our overnight hotel, transport to meet Latif, walking tour of the Spice Market, ferry ride to the Asian side where we are amazing food that he helped to choose, ferry back to explore Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, got Turkish ice cream (do it!) and safe transport back to our hotel. Because of this tour, I know that I want to travel to Turkey again and explore more. Highly recommend this tour. Do not do a long Istanbul layover without Latif!

Review by MaryBeth_L