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Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airports & Hotels

Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airports & Hotels

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Take advantage of extended layover time in Istanbul on a round-trip tour of city highlights from the airport, customized to suit your interests and schedule. Zip with ease between iconic sights such as the Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, or Topkapı Palace, and benefit from historic and cultural insights provided by your professional guide.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
Price varies by group size
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$149.00
Price varies by group size

Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities

Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities

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Cover Istanbul’s top sights in just a few hours during this private, half-day guided tour, designed as a layover excursion for airline passengers. Enjoy hassle-free, front-door pickup from your airport terminal, and travel comfortably around the city in your own chauffeured, climate-controlled transportation. Highlights include stops at the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and whatever other destinations you select.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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$149.00
Price varies by group size

Istanbul Layover Tour from Istanbul ( New) Airport

Istanbul Layover Tour from Istanbul ( New) Airport

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Get out of the airport and see Istanbul’s Old City during your layover on this tour. Meet your guide at the airport travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the center of Istanbul. Maximize your time and skip the lines at the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. You can choose to visit the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Basilica Cistern, Taksim Square, and other places of interest.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$402.14
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$402.14
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Istanbul Layover Tours

Istanbul Layover Tours

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Forget spending hours on end in the airport food court and instead visit Istanbul’s top attractions during your layover. Tour organizers create a perfectly curated itinerary to suit your interests and time restrictions.  With private transportation at your disposal from beginning to end, there’s no need to worry about making your connecting flight. Plus, you get the personal attention of a private guide.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.24
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$287.24
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

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Spend the day sightseeing in Istanbul with your local driver who will show you around. Admire popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Your Welcomer will share historical facts and immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle. Explore the Historical Peninsula where the heart of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire once beat. The name might have changed - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - but the beauty remains timeless. Marvel at magnificent buildings such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahçe Palace and unravel the past of the region. Finish off your tour admiring the view from the Bosphorus Bridge. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.22
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$130.22
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Istanbul is a city set on the water and to fully experience its beauty and diversity you need to get out onto the Bosphorus Strait. On this ninety-minute cruise you’ll see both the European and Asian halves of Istanbul, enjoy views of many picturesque mosques and palaces, and learn more about Istanbul’s centuries-long history through an audio guide app available in ten languages.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.49
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$11.49

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.41
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$103.41

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.45
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$57.45

Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

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Book your evening cruise on the Bosphorus ahead of time; this must-do activity sells out quickly. Step on board the boat for views of Istanbul's top landmarks—including the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Blue Mosque—lit up for the night. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner with drinks, followed by entertainment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.77
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$36.77

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

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Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

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Witness the beauty of Istanbul at dusk on this evening sightseeing cruise and watch the sunset over both the European and Asian sides. Marvel at all the sights as you sail past; keep a look out for Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, Ortaköy & Mecidiye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Cıragan Palace.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.21
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$40.21

Bosphorus Night Cruise by a Private boat Balik-Ekmek (Fish & Chips)

Bosphorus Night Cruise by a Private boat Balik-Ekmek (Fish & Chips)

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Enjoy the night panorama of beautiful shores of Bosphorus with a private boat while you will taste delicious Turkish common street food “Balık Ekmek” (Fish and Chips) on board and listening to the commentaries of your guide. Fish and Chips (Balık Ekmek) is a common street food item in Turkish street cuisine. It is a sandwich of a filet of fried or grilled fish served along with various vegetables, inside a bun of Turkish bread.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.23
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$17.23

Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Tour

Bosphorus Sightseeing Boat Tour

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See the major attractions of Istanbul as they were meant to be seen: from the water.  Comfortable transportation takes you from the Sultanahmet district to the docks, where you’ll enjoy a slow paced 1.5-hour boat tour along the Bosphorus. Listen to commentary as you photograph sights, such as Dolmabahce Palace and Rumeli Fortress, without your shots getting crowded by tourists or street traffic.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.83
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$21.83

120-Minute Istanbul Golden Horn and Bosphorus Tour

120-Minute Istanbul Golden Horn and Bosphorus Tour

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Join the only boat tour in Istanbul where you will see the Golden Horn and Bosphorus. After you finished your sightseeing at the Hagia Sopia and Topkapi Palace you can relax on this 120 minute Golden Horn and Bosphoros Tour. Discover the Golden Horn, and the 32 KM long Bosporus which separates Europe and Asia. See Istanbul’s main attractions, including magnificent palaces, ancient castles and famous hills and parks, as well as spectacular seaside residences from different centuries while passing under famous bridges. You will pass by Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress and Beylerbeyi Palace. You will aslo get to see some historical landmarks from a distance such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden Tower, and Galata Tower. Highlights: Admire the Golden Horn and Bosporus Enjoy the highlights between Europe and Asia See historical sights and the Bosphorus bridge Capture amazing pictures along the journey
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.23
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$17.23

Istanbul: Hop On Hop Off Bosphour Tour

Istanbul: Hop On Hop Off Bosphour Tour

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Explore Istanbul at your own pace at this this Hop-On Hop-Off Boshphorus sightseeing boat. See all the famous landmarks on the Boshphorus, like the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge. Hop-On Hop-Off Bosphorus Tour More than a classic roundtrip, now you can add unique neighborhood visits along the Bosphorus with one ticket. Admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective beyond the regular tourist paths while enjoying the beautiful views around you. There are 4 points you can leave the boat and join the next one again 60 or 120 minutes later. The Hop-On Hop-Off Stops are: Kabatas (starting point) Emirgan Kucuksu Beylerbeyi Besiktas and back to Kabatas Tour Duration: Hop on and off as many times as you like. Your Ticket is valid the whole day. If you never leave the boat, the round trip will take about 100 minutes from the start to the finish.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.79
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$13.79

Istanbul Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, Private & Flexible ★★★★★

Istanbul Layover Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, Private & Flexible ★★★★★

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Whether your Istanbul layover lasts a few hours or all day, whether your tastes run to mosques and palaces or modern art and indie boutiques, make the most of the city on this private custom tour with a local guide. You pick the food, drink and sights you want to experience, and pay for these as you go: your host provides personalized insights and round-trip taxi transfers into town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.33
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$121.33
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Private Istanbul Layover Tour

Private Istanbul Layover Tour

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Most travelers spend their layovers waiting in the airport. Make the most of your time in Istanbul during this fast-paced sightseeing tour, which transfers you back to Ataturk Airport in time to catch your next flight. Settle back into a comfortable, air-conditioned van and listen to background on Istanbul’s rich history from your own private guide, while discovering the highlights of the former Ottoman capital.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages

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Experience the lively Taksim district under the knowledgeable eye of your guide. Sample locally produced lokum (Turkish Delight) in between seeing the area’s noteworthy attractions. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98
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Discover Istanbul in Two Days

Discover Istanbul in Two Days

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Explore Istanbul in-depth on a two-day guided tour of the city. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and learn about the city from a guide. Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern, and more. Take a Bosphorus cruise and view the city from the water. Enjoy daily lunches of Turkish cuisine.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$574.49
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$574.49
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Turkey Explorer by Private Vehicle-9 Days

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Turkey Explorer by Private Vehicle-9 Days

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Explore highlights of Turkey with 9 days compact itinerary. Visit Istanbul; Where Asia meets to Euore and was the capital for 3 different empires, Canakkale (TROY); this UNESCO’s World Heritage site, wander through the ruins of the city that were rebuilt 9 times, visit the legendary Gallipoli, Pergamum; Where John wrote his letter and had been a capital city for almost four hundred years. Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean, Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth, Konya; home of 13th-century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi and Cappadocia; The land of beautiful horses and home of fairy chimneys. Lear history about Roman, Byzantines, Ottomans, Early Christians from your expert guide, and experience the life of the locals. This is a private tour(vehicle reserved solely for your use) with a personal guide and flexible. It's always up to you to modify your itinerary according to your personal preferences. Skip-The-Line tickets provided.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,777.50
$1,975.00
$197.50 savings
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$1,777.50
$1,975.00
$197.50 savings
Price varies by group size

Golden Triangle of Turkey Tour 7 Nights 8 Days

Golden Triangle of Turkey Tour 7 Nights 8 Days

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Visit Turkey’s top 4 must see attractions in 8 days! See the highlights of Istanbul, the city of Sultans. See the volcanic area of Pamukkale and later most beatiful ancient city of Ephesus. And geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty, Cappadocia! ✅ Everyday guarantee departures ✅ Small groups ✅ Local Guides ✅ Stress free travel package ✅ Skip-the-line express entry tickets to attractions ✈ Travel by air instead of long bus journeys Highlights : Istanbul + Cappadocia + Pamukkale + Ephesus
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  • 8 days
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$890.00
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$890.00
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Istanbul Layover Day Tour

Istanbul Layover Day Tour

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You don’t have to sit in the airport all day if you have a long layover in Istanbul. With a stop of more than four hours it is possible to visit a number of the city’s must-see sights. The tour is customizable so you can change things to suit your interests and available time. You’ll also skip the lines—making sure that you don’t miss your connection!—with pre-booked tickets.
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  • 5 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.00
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$198.00

Layover Tour - Glimpse of Istanbul

Layover Tour - Glimpse of Istanbul

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Don’t hang around the terminal during your extra long layover.  Instead, enjoy a short private tour of Istanbul. Round trip transportation ensures that you’re comfortable and back in time for your connecting flight. The itinerary is 100% customizable, based on your interests and time restraints. Visit the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more.  The tour operators will help you maximize your sightseeing time to experience as much of the city as possible.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$345.00
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$345.00
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Best of Istanbul: Layover Private Guided Tour with Van Transportation

Best of Istanbul: Layover Private Guided Tour with Van Transportation

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Our layover tour of gorgeous Istanbul covers all the highlights of the city. Let us make your short stay fun-filled and full of excitement. 1. Visit all of the historical monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. 2. Visit Hagia Sophia Mosque 3. Shop for souvenirs in world's oldest covered market, Grand Bazaar. 4. Visit the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans, Topkapi Palace. 5. Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Our local guides are fully licensed and possess an enormous amount of knowledge of this beautiful land. Let us welcome your families like our own and we are looking forward to spending a splendid day with you.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$395.00
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$395.00
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Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airports & Hotels
"It was great advantage in short amount time! Salii is best knowledge about historical buildings, culture and he knows about a lot off beautiful places and food restaurants! I had a great time! I’m so thankful about get from trip. I’ll love to come back Istanbul ❤️ Thank you so much him! I’m highly recommended!"..."
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Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities
"Latif was a nice and well-knowledge guide.Although our layover was about 9 hours,he can manage well to explore the city without rushing to the airport.We will visit again taking a long vacation."..."
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Istanbul Layover Tour from Istanbul ( New) Airport
"A real treat for our long layover. The guide was knowledgeable and fun. We saw all the main sights, grabbed a quick traditional meal and have decided this should be a stopover city next year."..."
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App
"Close to the Dolmabahce Palace. And a quick tour around the beautiful city if Istanbul! Definitely a must!"..."
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Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace
"The tour is amazing we loved it going from Europe to Asia just crossing the Bosphorus it’s very exciting 😊😊. The only thing we dislike was our tour guide he wasn’t kind enough always in a rush, telling us hurry it’s no enough time for pictures etc."..."
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht
"I just loved everything ! I highly recommend this Sunset Cruise. The sunset was breathtaking. Also, the service was excellent."..."
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Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)
"We had an amazing evening, it was very entertaining and they took great care of us. We are very satisfied and we will come again for sure"..."
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul
"very entertaining, the best boat tour ever for us. Good food, good festivity. The tour was about 2 hours which was very good time for the tour."..."
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Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul
"this was the best experience in Istanbul. the yacht was amazing, took wonderfull pictures from sunset, the tour guide was helpfull. and the snacks on boat were delicious snacks. I can recommend everybody."..."
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Istanbul: Hop On Hop Off Bosphour Tour
"The boat tour drops off/picks up at 4 locations around the city. You can hop on and hop off, and a boat seems to come by once an hour to each stop. It's a great way to see and access other parts of the city."..."
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Private Istanbul Layover Tour
"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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Istanbul Modern City Walking: Taksim to Galata With Secret Passages
"Outstanding tour!!! Erol was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic as he showed the non-tourist areas along side streets in the Taksim area as well as providing historical context. Highly recommend!!!"..."

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