If you are visiting Istanbul during a layover and are flying with Turkish Airlines, you may be eligible for a fantastic free tour of the city, with transport, a professional guide, entrance tickets, and meals included. TourIstanbul is a free Istanbul tour organised by Turkish Airlines, that offers tourists on a long layover in Istanbul to experience a glimpse of what the city has to offer.
I have always wanted to visit Istanbul and even planned a trip to the city a few years ago, but I had to cancel when the friend I was going with had an emergency and couldn’t commit anymore. As the holiday was booked as a package I couldn’t go on my own without paying double, so I abandoned my plans. When my flight to Tanzania had a long layover in Istanbul, I decided that this was my chance to see a little bit of this fantastic European-Asia metropolis, the largest city in Europe. Thanks to Turkish Airlines, I got to see it for free. Now I want to go back and spend at least a few days in Istanbul, to see the sights, indulge in the delicious cuisine and shop for spices and Turkish delight in the Grand Bazaar.