I'm traveling to Rome in Oct 2014. By far the best RT prices from Houston areTurkish Air with long layover in Istanbul. 2 questions:
A. Been told that TA provides a free hotel and/or City tour for long layover passengers. Is this true? No mention of this on any website. How do you qualify? One flight IAH-IST-FCO has 22 hour layover. Would this qualify.
B. Does TA allow you to extend the layover to 2-3 days? I would love to visit Istanbul, but an open jaw ticket with separate flights drives the price way up.
Any tips for a short partial day stopover or a first time visit of 2-3 days would be appreciated. Two mature adults, history buffs, medium budget, very experienced travelers.