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Lovely way to pass the time on the airport

Before you make any bookings and buy your Turkish air flight tickets, visit the Touristanbul... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
erna o
Pretoria, South Africa
Interesting experience

Pay attention to the day of the week and time of the tour. There are different tours on different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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All reviewsfree tourturkish airlineslong layoverottoman cuisinetour guide was fantasticlong stopwalking touractual tourfull day tourenglish speaking guidehagia sofiameeting pointblue mosquegrand bazaarbasilica cisterncustomshippodrome
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before you make any bookings and buy your Turkish air flight tickets, visit the Touristanbul website and do your planning to ensure that you meet the requirements to qualify for the different tours (we landed a few minutes late and therefore missed one of our...More

1  Thank erna o
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Istanbul for a layover last month and decided to take advantage of the Turkish Airlines free tour. The bus was comfortable, the tour fairly well organized, and the tour guide pleasant enough. Unfortunately, we got caught in traffic in front of the...More

Thank Josh G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pay attention to the day of the week and time of the tour. There are different tours on different days. Eat breakfast at your hotel, the breakfast from the Touristanbul group was one boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, coffee, bread and various spreads. Lunch was much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us took the 16:00 - 21:00 walking tour in April 2018. The actual tour is much shorter than this. May be only 3.5 hours. Dinner of Ottoman cuisine is provided for free... as part of the tour. I enjoyed very much the simple...More

Thank Ethan L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were debating whether we had time to do the 16.00 hrs to 21.00 hrs tour since passport control took ages. However we were lucky as we made it to the Turkish Airlines Hotel Desk (right next to Starbucks) which on preparing to exit airport,is...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We chose the 9am-6pm tour. Our tour guide made us run throughout the tour. Did 5 so called places of interest in 90 minutes. I had been to a few tours but never this rushed. Told her in private that she should slow down so...More

5  Thank SamanthaCHO
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a great idea by Turkish Airlines to offer this trip to travellers with long lay overs. You do need a visa to exit the airport but it is worth it. We did the 9.00 - 3.00 trip. We were met by the guide;...More

2  Thank HenryHull
Reviewed 17 June 2018

I really enjoyed seeing Istanbul through TourIstanbul when I had a layover in Instanbul. I arrived in Istanbul at 530 am with a connecting flight at 8pm. I had a Turkish visa and cleared passport control and exited. After exiting, the Hotel Desk which manages...More

4  Thank RaghavanR22
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Turkish Airlines offers a lovely free tour when you have a long layover, inclusive with breakfast, lunch and on certain days a skip the line tour of the Hagia Sophia (and the line was really long on the day we visited).

5  Thank T987DR
Reviewed 3 May 2018

I am very glad that I took up this opportunity from Turkish Airlines, though because I was on a relatively short tour from 09.00 to 15.00, there wasn't really enough time to pause, take photos and buy a few souvenirs. But the guide was good...More

5  Thank ninachachu
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Kailash N
1 September 2018|
Response from HenryHull | Reviewed this property |
You need a visa for Turkey I don't know about the issue of a return ticket