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Istanbul Layover Tours provided by Real Istanbul Tours

Istanbul Layover Tours

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per group (up to 2)
2 adults
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No Booking Fees
Important Information
6–12 hours
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Public Transportation during the tour (tram, ferry, metro)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Layover tours are only available from Istanbul Airport
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Entrance Fees: Hagia Sophia 72 TL, Topkapi Palace 72 TL, Basilica Cistern 20 TL, Blue Mosque Free, Hippodrome Free, Grand Bazaar Free, Spice Bazaar Free, Galata Tower 25 TL, Bosphorus Boat Tour Public One 15 TL
  • You need at least a 7-hour layover in Istanbul Ataturk Airport to have a layover tour.
  • You will depart back to Airport at least 2.5 h Before your flight time.
  • Layover Tour includes professional guiding and Private transfer 2 ways
  • Stroller accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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C2591WOkellyw wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Excellent, friendly, professional tour guides! This is my second time using this company and I will definitely use them again. I’ve been very impressed with the quality of service and the reasonable price compared to other companies. Both times they were very helpful in working
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Date of experience: December 2020
Peter K wrote a review Jun 2018
Southampton, Pennsylvania313 contributions141 helpful votes
We had layover in Istanbul for a few hours and we knew that it won’t be enough for such large and interesting city. But still we decided to use this opportunely and booked Istanbul Layover tour in advance. And we absolutely had no regret. Our travel guide was exceptional.
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Rose E wrote a review Mar 2018
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Definitely worth the cost of a tourist visa to get out of the airport and see a bit of Istanbul. My guide Emre was very easy to communicate with and shared his city with pride and enthusiasm. The food, food and more food was delicious. The ambiance of the shisha bar with the
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Date of experience: January 2018
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Real Istanbul Tours
Excellent and Informative Tour with Apo!
We reached out to Real Istanbul Tours at the last minute and they responded promptly via email. The next morning, w
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Best tour guide in Istanbul
I was in Istanbul for a quick three-day visit and was lucky enough to meet someone at the airport who recommended t
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Don't hesitate to book this tour!
Highly recommended! Trustworthy agency for sure! Ask for Emir Sagir to be your guide if possible but I do believe t
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Fantastic Tour
Salih was an incredible guide that showed us non touristy neighborhoods. I loved this tour and the relaxed, flexibl
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The best experience
Literally one of the best tours of my life. Specifically wanna highlight Apo, the extremely educated, kind and inte
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Super Knowledgable Guide + Wonderful Tour of Istanbul
Great Tour! Salih was super knowledgeable and we asked him SO MANY questions that he had the answers to. We felt sa
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Mark P
A brilliant day in Istanbul
Our guide Salie was excellent. He took us to many interesting places we would not otherwise have visited. He provid
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Kathryn H
A great introduction to Istanbul
My friend and I took this tour on our first day in Istanbul and it was a great introduction Rasul our guide was ver
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Fun Experience
Fun tour to take. Our guide was very informative taking us to some very beautiful historical landmarks. It is a bit
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For a Great First Introduction to Contemporary and Historic Istanbul — Look No Further!
We went on the half day tour with our guide, Emre. Not only was he very knowledgeable and engaging in sharing abou
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Good tour but not really “off the beaten”
It was a good tour for a first-time visitor. We were a group of 5 + english-speaking guide. We walked 14 km during
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Iskandar S
Experiencing the locals
I really enjoyed this tour because it gave me the experience to the local community experience. We walked on back s
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Amazing authentic tour guide
We were so lucky to have Apo as our tour guide! He was friendly, passionate about his city and extremely knowledgea
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I highly recommend this tour!
I highly recommend this day Istanbul tour as a way to see Istanbul and learn about the amazing culture this beautif
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From New and Old Town: Exploring the Corners of Istanbul
Resul is an superb tour guide. He gave us many insights into Istanbul’s rich history and Turkish culture. From New
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Key Details
  • Real Istanbul Tours
  • Duration: 6–12 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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