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Istanbul Layover Tours
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The more you travel, the more you will experience. For sure it is true if you ever leave the airport; Istanbul Layover Tours offer private guiding services by licensed proffesinal tour guides from Ataturk Airport to historical sites and city center...more
Zeyrek Mah, Hasanbaba Sokak, No :3/ 10 Fatih, Istanbul 34000, Turkey
Fener & Balat
+90 544 585 98 51
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked a tour through Istanbul Layover Tours for a 5-hour visit to Istanbul. I was very impressed. I made the reservation about a month in advance, did not need any double confirmation and their guide (Oz) was there at the lobby 10 minutes before...More

Thank Jatin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are excellent. I used them for a day tour of Istanbul while on route to Kathmandu. Latif, my guide met me at my hotel (which I changed at the last minute, but comms were picked up and noted) in the morning. We hit...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great tour through Istanbul at night. We took a couple of boat rides, went to interesting food places and visited historic places. I really recommend it.

1  Thank Falk B
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

TL;DR: From the moment of first inquiry to the final drop off at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul Layover Tours—and Latif in particular—was phenomenal. We took two tours with ILY, both on our way to and from South Africa. Since we had about 8 total hours between...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I booked a full day tour with Latif and it was incredible! The driver picked me up from the airport and took me to my hotel where I was staying for one night. Latif was there waiting for me and we spent the day (9AM...More

Thank wkl228
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Probably the best layover I’ve ever had. Do not hesitate to book this, worth every single penny. I’m from the U.S. , and just like for the most of us, safety was my number one concern. Well let’s forget about that 😀, both city and...More

1  Thank Maxim B
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had 8-hours layovers coming and going back and book 2 tours with Latif. First one was the night one and the second early morning. Both were customize with our time and requests. It was first time in Istanbul. I am in love with this...More

Thank Storyteller2740
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Latif made my family and I so welcome into his city. Best tour guide ever in Istanbul. I will contact him again on our next trip. Andy - Chicago, IL

1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed 24 September 2018

In just a few hours, Latif showed us the real Istanbul. We saw a combination of monuments like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome, strolled through some markets, ate some fabulous food selected for us personally over on the Asian side of the...More

Thank carynsweeney
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We had 9-hour layovers coming and going and booked both. Having been to Istanbul numerous times before, we had specific requests. Latif more than fulfilled our wish list. We first arrived early evening, visited the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, special shops, ferry ride and dinner...More

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Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of
Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community,
the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and
some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art
in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to
witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving
ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene
shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid
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Florencia P
11 November 2018|
Response from Carmel P | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t know,we did a day layover tour
13 October 2018|
Response from Latif E | Property representative |
Hello, New İstanbul Airport will only symbolically open on Oct 29th. Full transfer of planes and closure of Atatürk Airport pushed back to 31 of December. Therefore a layover tour is doable on November 1st. Please let us... More
22 September 2018|
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Response from AndreaAnyc | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I did an evening tour with Istanbul Layover Tours in July and it was fantastic. My guide, Salih, was very accommodating of whatever I wanted to do. He took me to a great and affordable restaurant for dinner, and I did... More