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    Istanbul Layover Tours

    Tailoring each tour to your wishes by locals who love their city

      (0 - 12 years old)

      Istanbul Layover Tours
      Istanbul Layover Tours

      The best private layover tours & experiences with locals

      If you’re on a layover in the Turkish capital, the last thing you want to do is mull around the airport. After all, there’s a fascinating city waiting to be explored just a few miles away. Worried you won’t get back in time for your next flight? Book Istanbul layover tours with City Unscripted for a stress-free, seamless sightseeing experience in whatever time you have. On layover tours of Istanbul, a local host will pick you up from the airport and whiz you into the heart of the city, where countless attractions await. When we say you won’t waste a minute, we mean it: your Istanbul layover tours will be expertly tailored to suit your passions and personality.

      Istanbul Layover Tours
      Discover Istanbul on your layover

      When you only have limited time to explore the city, every minute has to be perfectly planned. On Istanbul airport layover tours, you won’t have to struggle with maps and a GPS while trying to plan some sightseeing. A local host will pick you up directly from the airport and make sure you get back safely (and on time!). Grab the opportunity to experience the city in whatever time you have. From the iconic Grand Bazaar and traditional Turkish taverns to mosaic-adorned mosques and frescoed churches, there’s so much to see on Istanbul layover tours – why not take full advantage of it?

      Istanbul Layover Tours
      A tour tailored to you

      You couldn’t love layover tours of Istanbul more if you had planned them yourself! That’s because our Istanbul layover tours are 100 percent tailored to you. Tell us what interests you most about this stunning city, and trust us to plan an experience that crams in all the things you’ll love. Whether you want to wind your way through breathtaking architecture, explore history and heritage spanning centuries, or spend a few hours eating Şiş Kebap and jewel-toned Turkish delight, we’ll give you what you want out of the Turkish capital. Best of all? You don’t have to lift a finger.

      Istanbul Layover Tours
      See the city like a local

      Seeing the city with a local gives you an authentic travel experience it wouldn’t be possible to recreate alone. When you have someone by your side who speaks the language and knows all the ins and outs, nothing in the city is off-limits. Book Istanbul layover tours with us for the invaluable opportunity to see the city through a local lens. Rest assured, you’re not just getting the visitors-only version of the city on our layover tours of Istanbul. You’ll uncover the holes-in-the-wall and hidden gems adored by locals – the places that show you the spirit of the Turkish capital.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        An awesome tour guide with complete understanding of what unscripted means. Excellent knowledge of the city and streets. Great temperament and very friendly

        May 2024

        Anshuman B

        My husband and I took a private tour through Istanbul. Feruza was a great guide through the city! She was very knowledgeable of the city and the culture. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city of Istanbul!

        April 2024

        Ankush R

        Aylin was an amazing guide. I was able to see all of the city in such a short amount of time. We did everything I could’ve dreamed of and more. She was so informative and very accommodating to my needs.

        April 2024

        Olivia D

        My flight got to Istanbul at 5:30 a.m. Despite the company's normal tour start time of 8:00 a.m., my guide Feruza picked me up at the airport at 7:00 a.m., giving me an extra hour in Istanbul. Feruza is knowledgeable about the city, personable, and thoughtful. In addition to sharing with me information about the Blue Mosque and other historic sites, she talked to me about Turkish history, culture, religious practices, and daily lives of the locals. Although my time in Istanbul was short, I had a good introduction to the city.

        March 2024

        Guanming R

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