Istanbul Layover Tours - Stopover Istanbul Tours -Tours From Istanbul Airport

Layover Istanbul Tour Private


Tour Time Depends on your layover, Daily
Pricing prices avaliable upon booking request.
Meeting Location Airport
Finishin Location Hotel or Airport
Duration depends on your layover
Group Size Private Tour
Inclusions Local Guide, Transfer from airport and back to airport by private vehicle, Entrances Fees, Public Transportation
Exclusions personal expenses, Lunch, Gratitiues to the guide
Special Notes
Details & Disclaimers
This tour is done by private vehicle, you will be picked and dropped back to airport at the end of the tour
Real Istanbul Tours goes out in rain, snow or shine. We do have indoor options sites we can visit on bad weather days. This will lessen (not eliminate) the amount of outside time we spend in bad weather. Real Istanbul Tours does reserve the option to cancel a tour if we think the weather could be hazardous. If you want to cancel your tour because of bad weather or for any other reason we require a 48 hour notice and you will not be charged. So please do keep a close watch on the weekly weather report


Istanbul Layover Tours

For most travelers, a layover is a painfully boring delay in an already arduous travel experience, and cutbacks in the number of nonstop flights often mean layovers are unavoidable. As The Real Istanbul Tours, we provide you to handle long layovers at an airport and it can become a productive part of your business trip or an extension of your vacation. So that, you can at least make them a little more bearable. On condition that, a layover long enough to give you time to visit and shop in the city itself, perhaps a few hours you will still be able to perform this plan. The Real Istanbul Tours have good facilities about that. For instance, we have vehicles which can take you from the airport to city center. Moreover, we offer you an Istanbul tour or having a meal instead of wasting your time in the airport. Then we can take you back to the airport.

So here are the things you may see in your layover tours, depending your arrival time, there can be some sightseeings are closed, so after you contacted us with your flight details, Our local guides will come up with the best itinerary for your layover' hours.

Layover Istanbul Tour Itinerary

We know how important your time on a transit. No matter you just have a few hours before your next flight or perhaps you simply prefer the safety and comfort of an Istanbul layover tour after a long flight.

With our meet and greet service, the layover tour gets started from the time that you arrive into Istanbul. You are going to be welcomed at Istanbul Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport by a tour guide holding a sign with your name before you are driven to old town or anywhere in your itinerary.

Following the layover tour, you are going to be delivered back to the airport or any hotel in Istanbul to continue with your trip.

Tour times are provided in accordance with your layover program and our dedicated travel experts are glad to recommend accordingly. Tours are available in many languages and outside working hours on late arrivals.

Layover in the Mornings depending your layover time from the selection of:

  • *A Turkish Breakfast 
  • *Main Museums like; Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Chora Museum, Basilica Cistern, Archeology Museum and etc...
  • *Important Mosques like; Blue Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Rustempasha Mosque and others.
  • *Bazaars like Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar, Kadikoy Food Market in the Asian side of Istanbul.
  • *Attractions like Bosphorus Boat Tour, Watching Football Game...etc
  • *District like Greek and Jewish district, Taksim, Kadikoy
  • *Anything you want, we will try best to make it possible for you.

Layover in the Afternoon and in The Evenings

  • *Anything from the first list ( our travel experts will let you know the possibility to do depending your arrival time and opening hours of the museums and sites.
  • *Ferry to Asian Side of Istanbul
  • *Dinner in an authentic restaurant to experience Turkish cuisine
  • *Sampling desert like Baklava
  • *Turkish Coffee and Turkish Tea with Shisha Experience ( hookah or waterpipe )
  • *Galata Tower opens till 8 pm
  • *Istiklal street and Taksim Square ( hustle bustle of the Istanbul )
  • *Anything you want, we will try best to make it possible for you.



Travelers on stopovers will normally have their baggage forwarded to their ultimate destination by their airline company. That means you will certainly have only your carry on handbags in Istanbul. Travelers will be able to bring those items of carry-on on tour vehicle and can leave in the vehicle as well. In the event you would have larger luggage needs, please let us know about the quantity of your bags. We will find a solution or advise the best option.

Tour Prices

Prices vary depending on your party size and your schedule. Just go to booking form and tell the things you would like to see, the number of people. We will return with some suggested itineraries with their prices

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