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Touristanbul

Distinctive İstanbul experiences, a complimentary service from Turkish Airlines

Touristanbul helps you make the most of your time in İstanbul!

Although our Touristanbul service was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to inform you that Touristanbul trips resume on July 1, 2022, featuring six different tours each day, seven days per week.

About Touristanbul

If you have a connecting international flight in İstanbul, and a layover between 6 and 24 hours, you can take advantage of our complimentary Touristanbul service to discover İstanbul.

With Touristanbul, you can visit İstanbul’s most notable historical sites and enjoy authentic Turkish cuisine. In the city that never sleeps, Touristanbul offers an unforgettable experience.

If you are on an international flight that connects through İstanbul with a layover between six and 24 hours, the Touristanbul service is provided free of charge. After landing at İstanbul Airport, you will be picked up by a vehicle and driven back to the airport at the end of the tour.

How to book Touristanbul

After your Turkish Airlines connecting international flight lands in İstanbul, you can sign up for Touristanbul at the Hotel Desk in the International Arrivals Terminal of İstanbul Airport.

Before visiting Türkiye, you can obtain an e-visa at www.evisa.gov.tr/ website. Please check your country’s requirements to see if it is necessary to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye.

If you are eligible for an e-visa you may obtain it from the Turkish Airlines Sales / Ticket Desks before or on the day of your departure.

Tour Schedules & Details Tour schedules & details


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departs from Dolmabahçe Palace 

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Theodosius

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast


Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise (Operating between 01 April - 30 November. For the rest of the year, whole day Sultanahmet tour)

Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Topkapı Palace 

Lunch 

Grand Covered Bazaar 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Thedosius


Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam

New Mosque and Spice Bazaar

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Thedosius


Topkapı Palace

Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam 

Lunch

New Mosque and Spice Bazaar

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius


Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Topkapı Palace 

Lunch

Grand Covered Bazaar

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise and (Operating between 01 April - 30 November. For the rest of the year, whole day Sultanahmet tour is planned)

Hagia Sophia Mosque


Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius


Hagia Sophia

Caferaga Medrese

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Topkapı Palace

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Pierre Loti Hill & Coffee House

Eyüp Sultan Mosque & Square

Byzantine City Walls

Ayvansaray Sahaba Tombs

Church of St. Mary (Panagia - Blachernae)


Balat (a walk through the streets with ancient houses)

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church (from outside)

Ahrida Synagogue (from outside)

Fener Greek Orthodox College (from outside)

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from İstanbul Aairport.

Ortaköy Square, where Ottoman Sultan Beyazıd 2nd welcomed the Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain by the religious disturbance of the Spanish king and queen


Free time

Dolmabahçe Palace

Late Lunch


Departure from İstanbul Aairport.

Ortaköy Square, where Ottoman Sultan Beyazıd 2nd welcomed the Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain by the religious disturbance of the Spanish king and queen


Free time

Dolmabahçe Palace

Late Lunch


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Taksim Square

The Statue of Liberty

Consulate General of France

Aya Triada Church 

Aga Mosque


Saint Antonine Church

Galata Mevlevihane (Lodge used by Mevlevi dervishes)

Galata Tower (from outside)

Free time

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain


Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Theodosius

Caferaga Medrese

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Blue Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain


Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Topkapı Palace

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 


Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque

Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yeni Kapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University (outer visit) 

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque (outer visit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit)

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Airport


Bosphorus Tour


Bosphorus Tour


Bosphorus Tour


Bosphorus Tour


Bosphorus Tour


Bosphorus Tour


Bosphorus Tour
Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to İstanbul

To take advantage of Touristanbul during your layover, simply proceed through the passport and customs control points after you arrive at İstanbul Airport. You can book your tour at the Hotel Desk, in the International Arrivals Terminal. The Hotel Desk will be on your right-hand side, next to the Starbucks, and across from the Turkish Airlines Arrivals Lounge. After you book your tour, a guide will pick you up.

Discover İstanbul

Touristanbul takes you to İstanbul’s most iconic sites and monuments. You’ll see some of the world’s most prominent structures and experience a taste of the city, as well as a fabulous view of the legendary Bosphorus!

Discover the beauties
Enjoy your meal

Enjoy your meal

During your tour, you will have the opportunity to sample traditional Turkish and Ottoman cuisine at an elegant restaurant.

See you soon

Thank you for joining our tour. We hope you enjoyed your time in İstanbul and we look forward to seeing you on another Turkish Airlines flight!

See you soon