Length of visit: 10 Hours
After our trip to Romania in September 2015,we were able to participate in , a free layover service provided for all international transit Turkish Airlines passengers with an at least six-hour layover. We were fortunate to see Istanbul before some of the recent terror attacks took place and greatly enjoyed our time there – we hope that someday, we’ll be able to do so again.
Can’t Miss Sights, Tours, and Experiences
+ We participated in the Monday 09:00-15:00 tour, which included some amazing stops:
+ The Hippodrome, including the Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain
+ The Blue Mosque
+ Topkapi Palace
+ Walking through a market while the call to prayer played throughout the city
Because our layover was on a Monday, Hagia Sophia Museum was closed. This is absolutely on my to-visit list for the future, as is the Yildiz Chalet.
+ They feed you both a full breakfast AND a full lunch on this tour. I have no idea what the restaurants were, but the food was delicious, and the service was lovely.