Complete flight information (flight number time of arrival and departure) must be provided at the time of the booking
Upon your arrival.
Please proceed to the Arrivals Hall after the baggage & customs where our driver will be holding a clipboard with your name written on it.
Returns to the original departure point
8 hours (Approxmately)
Sit in private vehicle
•Guiding in your own language is possible!! Please ask for availability or supplement.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•The included museums can be changed with other ones no extra fee.
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with Grand Bazaar
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday and will be replaced with Grand Bazaar
Available Guiding Language(s):
• Local tour guide (Monolingual)
• In your own language
• Skip the Line admission fees for Topkapi Palace
• All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Pickup from and drop off to Ataturk Airport (IST)
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Parking fees
• Tip to the guide & driver (optional/customary)
• Meals/ beverage
Use the best of your time at lay-over at Turkish Airport and discover one of the Top visited cities of the world: Istanbul. You`ll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of magical Istanbul and its signature sights: Blue Mosque Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Underground cistern. Design your own itinerary with the help of our dedicated Custom Team at the time of booking according to your available time.
Following your pick-up from the Airport our local guide takes us to the Sultan Ahmet Square and visit; Hagia Sophia; Built in 537 AD as world’s first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then we enjoy a short walk across to Blue Mosque; Built in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite Iznik Tiles. Hippodrome; is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column at this ancient Roman Empire’s horse chariots races arena. We then go to Underground cistern; is the size of a cathedral; it is 143m long and 65m wide and can hold up to 80,000 cubic meters (or 17.5 million gallons) of water. There are 336 giant columns (mostly Ionic or Corinthian in style) supporting the structure in 12 rows of 28 columns. After lunch at a local restaurant we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace; which from 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. After tour drive back to Airport
•This tour operates with minimum 2 passangers booking on provider`s side and if doesn`t operate an alternative day or service may be advised.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Selected tour departure times are subject to availability and maybe changed with the second best option. It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure / pickup times by calling or emailing to the local tour operator no later than 24 hr prior to the service.
•Hotel pickups from outside of city center is upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.
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