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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!

A period of national mourning has been declared in our country due to the earthquake. Our tours are suspended until February 13, 2023.

*Two new tours (Balat Tour and Shopping Tour ) started as of 1st of December 2022.

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.

You can select one of the eight tours offered by Touristanbul according to the time frame best suited to your flight arrival and departure schedule. During the tours, 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.

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.

Although the tour times are carefully arranged and planned, if a guest is unable to make their flight in cases that are our responsibility, we will ensure that the passenger reaches their destination smoothly via the next flight.

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. Touristanbul is only available for flights operated by Turkish Airlines. Passengers can take advantage of free tour using their ticket number only ıf issued by Turkish Airlines stock number starting 235.

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 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sightseeing tour*

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armenian District 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Walls of Constantine

Eminonu District 

Photo break on Galata Bridge for 10 mins


*Outer visit & Sightseeing tour


Dolmabahçe Palace 

Free time at Dolmabahçe Palace for 20 mins 

Departure from Dolmabahçe Palace

Taksim Square 

Galata Tower 

Golden Horn 

Aqueduct of Valens 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Church of St. Mary

Balat**

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

**a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise*

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*Depending on the weather conditions in winter, whole day Sultanahmet tour is planned


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Departure from İstanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Return of İstanbul Airport


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Topkapı Palace 

Lunch 

Grand Covered Bazaar 

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Thedosius


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Hagia Sophia Mosque

Lunch

Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam

New Mosque and Spice Bazaar

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Thedosius


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Topkapı Palace

Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam 

Lunch

New Mosque and Spice Bazaar

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


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*

Hagia Sophia Mosque


*Depending on the weather conditions in winter, whole day Sultanahmet tour is planned


Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Hagia Sophia Mosque

Caferaga Medrese

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Breakfast

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


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**

Bulgarian St. Stephen Church*

Ahrida Synagogue*

Fener Greek Orthodox College*

Patriarchate of Istanbul

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

*a walk through the streets with ancient houses


Departure from İstanbul Airport.

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.

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**

Galata Tower*

Free time

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.

*Lodge used by Mevlevi dervishes


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Obelisk of Theodosius

Caferaga Medrese

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Lunch

Blue Mosque*

Hippodrome: German Fountain


*The Blue Mosque complex is closed to visitors between 2 January and 21 April 2023.


Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius

Topkapı Palace

Return to Istanbul Airport


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


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*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

YenikapıHarbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd 

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Yenikapı Harbour 

Beyazit Square 

Istanbul University*

Beyazit Tower 

Old Book Market 

Grand Bazaar 

Çorlulu Ali Pasha Mosque


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Tomb of Mahmud the 2nd

Column of Constantine 

Hippodrome Square 

German Fountain 

Egyptian Obelisk 

Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Blue Mosque*

Hagia Sophia*

Dinner 

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Information is provided about its historical and cultural importance without entering the building.


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Bosphorus Tour

Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Departure from Istanbul Airport

Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise*

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 May - 30 November


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April


Departure from Istanbul Airport*

Dinner

Shopping in Galataport

Return to Istanbul Airport


*Operating between 01 December -30 April

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 a tour at the Hotel Desk, located in the International Arrivals Terminal. Touristanbul desk is the opposite of the meeting point 4 at Arrival Flour. 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