Private Istanbul Tours.
The Istanbul Ataturk airport is the hub of many airlines, located roughly 13 miles from Istanbul old city center which makes the city an accessible destination for on a long layover. 

Istanbul layover Tour; we are aware of how important your time is while in transit. Whether you only have a few hours in between journeys or that you just want the safety and comfort of a Private Istanbul Tour after a flight. Whilst in transit, turn your Istanbul airport layover into exciting mini-vacation. Outside working hour services are also available for late arrivals.

With our meet and greet service, the tour begins from the moment you arrive in Istanbul. You will be welcomed at Istanbul Ataturk airport IST by a Private Istanbul Walking Tours representative carrying a sign that bears your name on it before driving to the city center for the tour. Following the tour, you can be drop off at a central Istanbul hotel or at the IST airport. Pick up is available directly from Istanbul airport arrival terminal and return to your departure terminal at the end of the tour. Allow approx. 45 minutes to clear customs to begin your tour. Check-in for international flights is at least two hours and for domestic flights one hour before your scheduled departure time.

Passengers on layovers will normally have their luggage forwarded to their final destination by their airline, if you will have your luggage with you, you can bring them to the tour vehicle as well.

Istanbul Old City Layover 

Your private tour guide will meet you at Istanbul Ataturk airport. Together you will drive to the old city. Private Istanbul Old City Walk is a walking tour that covers the main highlights of the city Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.

We will start our tour with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was the home and seat of the government of the Ottomans for nearly 400 years. It’s the heart of the great Ottoman Empire, ruled by the monarch who lived in Topkapi’s Harem section with a huge family and servants

Then we will visit the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the regime of Sultan Ahmet. It is known for its 16th century blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets.

After here we will have a lunch break and continue to the Hagia Sophia, the church of the divine wisdom. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era.  Still today one of the most popular museums in the city.

The tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar that built the second half of 15th century and the largest covered bazaar in the world with its more than 4000 shops.

After the tour, we will drop you off at Istanbul Ataturk airport or your hotel. 

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