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Antalya > Antalya Istanbul Day Trip

Antalya Istanbul Day Trip (By Plane)

  Last Updated: March 23, 2024

Antalya Istanbul day trip is an exciting way to explore historical landmarks, stunning natural scenery, and the vibrant culture of Istanbul.

Turkey is not just Antalya. While in Turkey, this tour is an excellent opportunity to visit vibrant Istanbul. Istanbul is a colourful city that connects two continents, Europe and Asia. On tour, you will see the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. In addition, you will visit the house of Sultans and Princesses, the famous antique Hippodrome and Sultanahmet Square. The tour itinerary also includes the spice and dried fruit market.

A local professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on all excursions and be ready to tell you about the places you visit.

Some say that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, but wonder if they have ever visited Istanbul. You can combine a city getaway with your beach holiday with this tour. A day trip to Istanbul is the best chance to taste the atmosphere of Istanbul. After this excursion, you will surely want to return to explore the city further.

You will get a lot for your money on this day trip as you experience the city accompanied by local professional guides who know all the best places to visit.

Highlights of the tour

You will visit the famous Blue Mosque in the Sultanahmet area, followed by the ancient hippodrome and monoliths. The most special visit will be to the Topkapi Palace. Topkapi Palace was home to Sultans and the hub of the Ottoman Empire for centuries.

In the Topkapi Museum, you will see the jewels and clothes worn by concubines, Princes and Sultans. In addition, you will visit the council chambers, libraries, and apothecaries that form part of this vast complex of buildings that make up the palace. There are also several religious artefacts housed within its walls that attract pastoral visitors as well as tourists.

You will enjoy some time navigating the spice market that arouses the senses with wafts of exotic spices and dried fruits, not to mention the vibrant colours and calling of salesmen.

You will have some free time in the city and take a boat ride on the Bosphorus, where you can sail between two continents observing the grand palaces and summer homes of not only the rich and famous but of the great Sultans.

📅 Tour Days:Every Wednesday
⏱️ Tour Hours:3:00 AM – 11:00 PM
✔️ Includes:Flight tickets, transfer, lunch, guiding, entrance fees
📌 Highlights:
Topkapı palace, Spice bazaar, Hippodrome, Blue mosque

Antalya Istanbul Tour Price

In 2024, the price of a Day Tour from Antalya to Istanbul is 250 € for adults, free for children under two years old.

TypeAgePrice
Adult12 years and older€250
Child3 — 11 years old€250
Infant0 — 2 years oldFree

Includes / Excludes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Both Way Flight Tickets
  • Professional Guiding Service
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Comfortable Bus (Full A/C)
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks

Antalya Istanbul Day Trip Itinerary

You will be collected from your hotel at approximately 04:00 to arrive at the airport for your domestic flight. The flight from Antalya to Sabiha Gokcen Airport takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes, the perfect chance to catch an extra hour’s sleep before you disembark and start your Istanbul adventure.

Your guide for the day will meet you at arrivals and accompany you throughout your visit. The first stops will be the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square and the Hippodrome. Next, you will visit Topkapi Palace and Spice Market. You will have free time throughout the day, and your guide will happily inform you about the places to visit in your free time.

After your free time, you will have lunch in a local restaurant and have a 90-minute Bosphorus Cruise, where you will sail the Bosphorus.

As the day ends, your guide will accompany you back to the airport, where you will set off for Antalya. You will be met by the driver upon arrival at Antalya airport, ready to leave for your accommodation. The Antalya Istanbul day trip is a long day, and you will return tired but thrilled at the wonders you have experienced.

Q&A

How much is Antalya Istanbul Day Tour?

Istanbul Day Trip from Antalya costs 250 € for adults and free for children under two years old in 2024.

Is it worth it or is it too tiring?

You won’t have the chance to feel tired as the excitement of the visit overtakes you. This excursion is one of the best experiences to join from Antalya, and you will undoubtedly want to visit Istanbul in the future.

What is included in my ticket?

Once you purchase your ticket, you will have both-way transfers and flight tickets. Entrance fees are included in the cost as well as your English-speaking guide. Insurance is also covered.

Is this excursion suitable for families?

Due to the tour length, you may wish to use discretion when considering younger children. It is a long day out, and a fair amount of walking will be involved.

Do I need my passport?

Even though you are travelling on a domestic flight, you will still need to have your passport with you at all times.

What should I budget for?

All drinks are extra in the day. Your spendings in the spice market and quaint boutiques are also extra.

Can I buy duty-free?

There is no duty-free available on domestic flights.

Which airline will we be travelling with?

Turkish Airlines has the most comprehensive flight availability and is the airline of choice. However, this is subject to times and days.

Operated by: Air Istanbul

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Ilan Rips

Solo Traveller

Absolutely breathtaking experience! Guided tour in Istanbul was seamless, from transfer to airport to exploring historic gems like Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Bosphorus yacht tour was a highlight, offering stunning views. Dinner was a delightful break before heading to Antalya. Perfectly organized, would do it again! 👏👏👏

Claire Jones

Couple Traveller

Incredible day in Istanbul! Guide was knowledgeable, and I loved visiting Sultanahmet Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Lunch break was well timed, and Topkapi Palace was a true marvel. Dinner was a great pit stop before heading to Antalya. Highly recommend! 🌍

Marcelo Noto

Solo Traveller

Such a rich cultural experience! From Hippodrome to Egyptian Bazaar, every moment was captivating. Opting for the Bosphorus yacht tour was a great decision, offering a unique perspective. Dinner was a fitting end to a fantastic day before flying to Antalya. 👍

Christine Young

Couple Traveller

Unforgettable journey through Istanbul! Sultanahmet Mosque and Topkapi Palace were historical gems. Smooth transfers and well organized. Can’t wait to return!

Sydney Jones

Solo Traveller

A day filled with wonder! From Blue Mosque to vibrant Egyptian Bazaar, Istanbul’s charm was enchanting. Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia were absolute must sees. Opting for Bosphorus yacht tour elevated experience. Dinner with a view and off to Antalya. A perfect blend of history and modernity!