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Stopover in Istanbul
There's no point in stopping in Istanbul if you can't enjoy the city, so take advantage of the chance to stopover and enjoy yourself in the city. See the legendary views of the Bosphorus, spectacular palaces, and a rich variety of shopping and entertainment. Enjoy all Istanbul has to offer, and thanks to Turkish Airlines, stay in some of the city's best hotels free of charge.
Istanbul adventure
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A pleasant break
Shopping and entertainment

STOPOVER IN ISTANBUL


Cities and countries in the scope of stopovers
Departure points Arrival points E-mail Telephone
Pakistan USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Schengen countries, Canada, Saudi Arabia (Hajj, Umrah) freehotel@thy.com +92 21 384 02 333
Russia America Region (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba), Asia-Far East, Prague, Vienna, Rome, Paris, Belgrade, Baku, Bucharest, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Africa freehotelrussia@thy.com +74955805207
Kazakhistan America Region (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba), United Kingdom, Ireland, Schengen countries, Middle East (Tel Aviv, Dubai, Doha, Bahrain), South Africa (Cape Town, JohannesburgBahrain, Durban) freehotelkazakhistan@thy.com +7727 250 6219
Australia Balkans, Europe, Middle East, Turkey domestic routes freehotelaustralia@thy.com +61 2 9255 9900
Belarus Asia-Far East, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Europe freehotelbelarus@thy.com +375 17 3272555
Ukraine America Region (USA, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba), United Kingdom, Ireland, Seychelles, Georgia , Azerbaijan, Thailand, Israel, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark freehotelukraine@thy.com +38 044 289 44 00
Algeria Asia-Far East, Middle East freehotelalgeria@thy.com +213669078308
South Africa Asia-Far East, America Region (USA, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba), United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, Middle East, Israel, Iran, Saudi Arabia (Hajj, Umrah), North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia) freehotelsouthafrica@thy.com +27 21 936 3448
Nigeria Asia-Far East , Middle East, America Region (USA, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba) freehotelnigeria@thy.com +234 1 277 22 30-32
Iran America Region (USA, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba), Asia-Far East, North Europe, United Kingdom freehoteliran@thy.com +98 21 235 46
Portugal Asia-Far East, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Balkans freehotelportugal@thy.com +351 213163121
Enjoy a five star experience

Enjoy a five star experience

You'll experience something completely new on your Business Class stopover in Istanbul. You'll stay in Taksim, the heart of Istanbul, in a superb five star hotel.
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Stay in Sultan Ahmet

Stay in Sultanahmet

What would you say to a day's free accommodation on your trip with an Istanbul stopover? A fantastic four star hotel is waiting to welcome you in the historical Sultanahmet district.
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The world’s favorite on your way

Stopover in Istanbul, and set yourself off on an unforgettable adventure!

As the gateway between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a fantastic place for a stopover. Dozens of countries are just a few hours away from Istanbul, providing the perfect place for a break on your trip. Be sure not to leave before you've seen the wonder of two continents combined, the stunning views of the Bosphorus, and the vibrant, colorful city.
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Discover the colors of Istanbul

Discover the colors of Istanbul

Istanbul is full of incredible venues and wonderful tastes. Reserve your vehicle now to make sure you can discover every corner of this incredible city.
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Mini Port

Mini Port

The Miniport baggage carrying service offers baggage transfer between our Istanbul Atatürk Airport Miniport Office, our Taxim sales office, and hotels which have existing agreements with the Miniport service. You can discover Istanbul knowing your baggage is being carried safely.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Stopovers apply for the cities and countries in the scope of stopovers indicated in the table above.
  • The departure and return country of the round trip must be the same for a stopover to apply.
  • Free accommodation is available for round-trip tickets. Free accommodation can be used on the outbound or return journey.
  • Visa fees, the cost of travel around the city, and cost of travel between the airport and hotel are borne by the passenger.
  • Free accommodation is available to passengers with a stopover lasting 20 hours or more.
  • Free accommodation is available for flights operated by Turkish Airlines. Passengers can take advantage of free accommodation using their ticket number.
Tour Schedules & Details
Tour Schedules & Details

Tour Schedules & Details Tour schedules & details


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armanian 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armanian 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armanian 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armanian 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk Airport 

Following the Coastal Road 

Sight seeing tour (outer visit & sight seeing tour) 

Yedikule Fortress 

Old Samatya Armanian 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column 


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace 

Lunch 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column 


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Hagia Sophia Museum 

Lunch 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column 


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace

Lunch

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column 


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Basilica Cistern 

Hagia Sophia Museum 

Lunch 

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

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Hagia Sophia Museum

Serpentine Column 


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace

Lunch 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from İstanbul Atatürk 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

Ahrida Synagogue (From Outside) 

Fener Greek Orthodox College (from outside) 

Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Lunch 

Rumeli Fortress


Free time 

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

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Lunch 

Dolmabahçe Palace


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 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk 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)

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Consulate General of France


Serpentine Column 

Galata Tower (from outside) 

Free Time

Blue Mosque

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Hagia Sophia Museum 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Lunch 

Blue Mosque 

Hagia Sophia Museum 

New Mosque

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Caferaga Medrese


Serpentine Column 

Obelisk of Theodosius 

Topkapı Palace 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace 

Lunch 

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Grand Covered Bazaar 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Hagia Sophia Museum 

Lunch 

Grand Covered Bazaar

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace

Basilica Cistern 

Lunch 

Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam 

Spice Bazaar 

New Mosque

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Topkapı Palace

Serpentine Column


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Hagia Sophia Museum 

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

Lunch 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Atatürk Airport 

Breakfast 

Blue Mosque 

Hippodrome: German Fountain

Hagia Sophia Museum

Serpentine Column

Caferaga Medrese


Obelisk of Thedosius 

Topkapı Palace 

Lunch 

Returns to Istanbul Atatürk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk 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 vsit) 

Hagia Sophia (outer visit) 

Dinner 

Returns to Istanbul Ataturk Airport


Departure from Istanbul Ataturk 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 Ataturk Airport