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How to Discover Istanbul For Free With Turkish Airlines

If you are travelling with Turkish Airlines and have a connecting flight in İstanbul with a layover between 6 and 24 hours, you can make use of the free Touristanbul service to discover İstanbul.

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.

There's no point stopping in Istanbul if you can't enjoy the city, so take advantage of the chance to stopover and enjoy yourself. You can discover Istanbul while waiting for your next flight.

You can see the legendary views of the Bosphorus, spectacular palaces, and a rich variety of shopping and entertainment. Enjoy all Istanbul has to offer, and, stay in some of the city's best hotels free of charge, thanks to Turkish Airlines.

Starting your trip with Istanbul is a fantastic idea! With a stopover, you can discover Istanbul for free. You won’t be charged an additional ticket fare.

You could take a relaxing break before your business trip, and make those final preparations or key decisions while relaxing with the views of the Bosphorus.

With a stopover, Turkish Airlines will transform your transit into an Istanbul adventure. You’ll receive free accommodation for two days in a five star hotel on Business Class trips, and for one day in a four star hotel on Economy Class trips.

You can stopover in Istanbul on round trip journeys to a number of destinations around the world. While purchasing your ticket, be aware of the stopover duration when making your selection.

Once you have gone through passport control after your Turkish Airlines connecting flight, you can sign up for TourIstanbul at the hotel reservation desk in the International Arrivals Terminal of Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

African countries included in the scope of stopovers are South Africa, Nigeria, Tunisia and Algeria.

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