Discover İstanbul with Turkish Airlines' Touristanbul service

Discover İstanbul with Turkish Airlines' Touristanbul service

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Passengers traveling through İstanbul Airport now have the opportunity to explore Istanbul during layovers starting this July. 

Passengers that have a connecting international flight in İstanbul and a layover between six and 24 hours can take advantage of Turkish Airlines' complimentary Touristanbul service to discover the city.

With Touristanbul, travelers can now explore İstanbul’s most notable historical sites and enjoy authentic Turkish experiences. Turkish Airlines is offering this service completely free of charge.

According to the Turkish Airlines website, interested passengers will be picked up after landing at İstanbul Airport by a vehicle and driven back to the airport at the end of the tour. Breakfast, luch or dinner will be provided depending on the trip. A licensed tour guide will also accompany passengers during the trip. 

The flag carrier also mentioned that there will be six different tours each day, seven days per week.

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/. Please check your country’s requirements to see if it is necessary to obtain a visa to enter Türkiye.

If you're traveling from Doha and need a visa to enter Türkiye (eg: Indian nationals), please visit mosaicvisa.com (Office located on Old Airport Road).

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.

The service was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic and Turkish Airlines only resumed operating Touristanbul trips since July 1. 

To check out the full tour schedule and details, please visit the Turkish Airlines website.

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