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Layover Tour of Istanbul from Ataturk Airport

Product ID: 146373
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This is a perfect tour program option for transit travelers who have a couple of hours' layover between their flights in Istanbul. Make the most of your time and visit some of Istanbul's highlights.
About this activity
Duration 5 - 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Istanbul Old City
  • Taksim
  • Professional Guides
Full description
If you have a layover of over three hours in Istanbul, this is the ideal way to make the most of your time. With this tour, your guide meets you at the airport. After half and hour's drive, you can be in the Old City, the Sultanahmet area.

Depending on your available time, length of layover and arrival day, you can visit: Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. It is up to you where you would like to visit, and your guide will make sure you see the best of Istanbul in your time frame. 

If you feel like shopping, you can also drive to the Taksim area or any shopping mall that is located on the European side of Istanbul, before heading back to the airport in time to catch your next flight.
  • Guiding service
  • Transport
  • Parkings
  • With this option you will have a guide and private vehicle ( Mercedes Vito or Sprinter)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuitues (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• You may have to wait about 1 hour for passport control and in rush-hour traffic, it may take 45 minutes to the city centre, so this tour is not suggested for visitors who have less than 3 hours layover in Istanbul
• After the tour you will be transferred back to the airport
• Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays; Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays; the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
Organized by

Maer Travel

Product ID: 146373