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Istanbul Layover

What to do in a short time in Istanbul? Do you have any recommendations for Istanbul layover? Is it worth leaving the airport for a short layover in Istanbul?

The answer is yes! Although both of the airports are far from the old town, there are good options for transportation.

The best option is that we book you a private transfer. Because of the distance involved, it is the same cost as a taxi. It is safer and much more comfortable for a layover in Istanbul.

A short trip to Sultanahmet area in Istanbul will include a walk around the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar.


You have more time? You can add the Spice Market , Grand Bazaar or a 2 hour Bosphorus Cruise. 

When you are with a professional guide from Walks In Istanbul, your guide has priority admission at museum entrances and will purchase museum tickets for you. Never wait in a line again!

Children under 9 don’t need to buy tickets at museums in Istanbul. Please carry a form of ID that shows age and date of birth.

Istanbul tours will never be proper without trying some Turkish food! You’ll have variety in Sultanahmet; please contact us for restaurant recommendations.

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