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Tickets for VIP Layover in Istanbul

This is speed-sightseeing at its best, with a private guide!

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Starting time: 09:00
Duration: 7h 30mins
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Private roundtrip transport from Istanbul Airport
Guided tour with a local historian guide
Fast-track access to Hagia Sophia Museum
Fast-track access to Topkapi Palace Museum and its Harem
90-minute Bosphorus Cruise
Public transportation in the city for one day

What's not included

Entrance to Basilica Cistern
  • Make the most out of your layover in Istanbul with a guided private tour around and into the city's top sights
  • Enjoy free public transport for up to 9 hours, and take a cruise on the Bosphorus before catching your transfer!
  • Roundtrip transport from Istanbul airport, plus fast-track entry into the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Harem

Got a layover in Istanbul? This VIP tour lets you see the city's top attractions ahead of the crowds in a limited amount of time.

Enjoy free public transport for six to nine hours, and a private guide to tell you historic facts on-the-go.

Meet your driver at the airport and head to the Hagia Sophia for a look around. Tour Topkapi Palace, the Harem, and learn about the city which gave rise to major civilizations. Take a cruise along the Bosphorous before heading back to catch your flight.

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Luggage claim area, Istanbul Airport
Tayakadın Mahallesi, 34283, Istanbul
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Hagia Sophia
Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı 1, 34122 Fatih Istanbul, Turkey, 34122, Istanbul
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  • Show your smartphone ticket to the driver who'll be holding an 'Istanbul Welcome Card' sign
  • The driver will be waiting for you after the luggage claim area in the airport and then take you to your tour guide at the Hagia Sophia Museum
  • The tour starts at 09:00, please make sure to be on time

Operated by:

Check for Trips GmbH
Registered address: Hintergasse 6, 65428, Rüsselsheim, DE

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