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Istanbul: Private Transfer to/from Istanbul Airport (IST)

1. Istanbul: Private Transfer to/from Istanbul Airport (IST)

Ensure your trip to Istanbul is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer to or from New Istanbul Airport (IST). Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that will give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. Whether you are traveling in a group of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for a group of up to 8 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 8 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from a professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

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From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

2. From Istanbul: Ephesus & Şirince Day Trip w/ Wine Tasting

Spend the day exploring the most memorable places in Ephesus and Şirince on this guided full-day tour from Istanbul, lunch included. Visit the House of Virgin Mary, see the Temple of Artemis, and taste local wine at a vineyard. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from Istanbul. Start your trip by getting picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to the Istanbul Airport for your flight from Istanbul to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport, meet your driver to head to Ephesus to start the tour. First, stop at the House of Virgin Mary, the place where Mary may have spent her last days. This place was officially declared a shrine of the Roman Catholic Church in 1986, and since then it has become a popular place of pilgrimage. The visit to the House of Virgin Mary takes about 45 minutes. After, take a 5-minute drive to Ephesus to continue the tour. Ephesus is an exceptional testimony to the cultural traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman Imperial, and early Christian periods. The city is an important site for Christianity as one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Walk along the city’s marble streets accompanied by a tour guide. See the Ephesus Odeon, Ephesus Prytaneion, State Agora, Memmius Monument, Temple of Domitian, Hercules Gate, Curetes Street, Temple of Hadrian, and Ephesus Latrines. Next, optionally visit The Private House (so-called “Terrace Houses” brothel). Afterward, carry on to the Celsus Library, Marble Road, Commercial Agora, the great theater, and Arcadian Street (Harbor Road). Later, head to the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Get a chance to take memorable photos of the Church of St. John and İsa Bey Mosque. Before the end of the tour, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, head to Şirince, an old village of Rûm (Byzantine Greeks) situated on the hills of Selçuk, 7 km from Ephesus. The village is popular for beautiful traditional houses and fruit-flavored wine production. Complete your experience with free time for a wine tasting. At the end of your trip, get transferred back to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival in Istanbul, a driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you back to your hotel in the evening.

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Istanbul: Private Istanbul New Airport Transfer Service

3. Istanbul: Private Istanbul New Airport Transfer Service

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Istanbul Airport and avoid the unreliable local taxis with a guaranteed transfer to or from your accommodation in all areas of Istanbul. Avail of a reliable and hassle-free ground transportation provider, and receive a welcome meet and greet upon arrival by your professional team. From there, simply sit back and relax in a vehicle exclusive to you and your group as you make your way directly to your hotel, apartment, or private residence with ease. You will benefit from flight tracking to avoid any unnecessary waiting fees and to make sure that your driver is ready on time. The service is available 24/7 to suit your needs, catering to whatever time your flight is scheduled to arrive or depart.

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Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

4. Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

Begin your stay in Istanbul with a private and worry-free airport transfer from Istanbul Airport to your hotel in the city center. The service offers chauffeured executive cars, taxis and limousines for hassle-free transportation from Istanbul Airport and cruise ports to centrally located Istanbul hotels. Transfers are also available in the opposite direction, from city hotels to the airports and cruise ports. There’s no need to waste time and effort looking for taxis and negotiating prices. Booking your transfer in advance will give you peace of mind. Pre-book your Istanbul airport or cruise ship terminal transportation for any time of the day, on any day of the week. You will be met outside the customs area by an English-speaking representative and driven to your centrally located Istanbul hotel in comfort.

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Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Hotels Private Transfer

5. Istanbul Airport to Istanbul Hotels Private Transfer

Begin or end your stay in Istanbul stress-free with a private transfer to or from Istanbul Airport and centrally located hotels. Avoid the hassle of looking for taxis and negotiating prices on landing at the airport, and enjoy peace of mind with a guaranteed transfer service. Your driver will meet and greet you in the arrivals hall. Then, you can relax in the comfort of a chauffeur driven executive car or limousine. Available at any time of the day and on any day of the week, the service is also available from the cruise ports of Salipazari and Karakoy. You will be met outside the customs area by an English-speaking representative. Sit back and enjoy the views en route to Taksim and Istanbul’s Old City. If you are staying at other locations, there may be additional fees.

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Istanbul: Private Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet

6. Istanbul: Private Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet

Enjoy a private transfer from Istanbul airport to Istanbul. Meet your driver in the arrival hall of the airport and avoid having to look for a taxi or public transport. Travel in the comfort of a private air-conditioned car or minivan, with no extra stops to pick up other passengers and no waiting around at the airport. Take advantage of efficient, door-to-door service with a transfer from Istanbul Airport.

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Private Transfer from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul

7. Private Transfer from Istanbul Airport to Istanbul

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Istanbul Airport and avoid the unreliable local taxis with a guaranteed transfer to or from your accommodation in all areas of Istanbul. Avail of a reliable and hassle-free ground transportation provider and get a welcome meet and greet on arrival. Sit back and relax in a vehicle exclusive to you and your group, and make your way directly to your hotel, apartment or private residence with ease. Benefit from flight tracking to avoid any unnecessary waiting fees and to make sure that your driver is ready on time. The service is available 24/7 to suit your needs, whatever time your flight is scheduled to arrive or depart. 10% discount available for your departure transfer services from hotels to the airport.

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Istanbul Airport Private Transfer

8. Istanbul Airport Private Transfer

Avoid the worry of taxi touts and inflexible public transport on your arrival in Istanbul, and pre-book a private, affordable transfer. Enjoy a reliable, high-quality airport to hotel transfer in comfortable and secure vehicles. Available year-round, you won't get any nasty surprises from the experienced team, while drivers will get you to your destination on time and with the minimum of fuss. Provide your full travel details, then relax in air-conditioned comfort Mercedes Vito on the scenic journey from Istanbul Airport to your hotel in the city.

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Istanbul New Airport: Private Transfer to Istanbul Hotels

9. Istanbul New Airport: Private Transfer to Istanbul Hotels

This 2-hour private transfer is available from Istanbul Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport to your Istanbul city hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making your booking, you’ll need to advise your flight details and your Istanbul hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Look for the Neon Tours sign on this meet-and-greet service in Istanbul. Enjoy private door-door transfer between the airport and your centrally located Istanbul hotel. The transfer service can be booked either from the airport to the city, or in the other direction.

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Istanbul: New Istanbul Airport Shared-Transfer Service

10. Istanbul: New Istanbul Airport Shared-Transfer Service

Upon arrival, head to the local operator's travel counter at the international arrival hall. Throughout your shared transfer, you will be traveling in a van or minibus with fellow travelers who have a similar arrival time to you. All travelers will be brought to their hotel in accordance with the location. It’s a lot cheaper than a private transfer, but can involve a waiting time at the airport which can range between 5 to a maximum of 45 minutes. Transfers depart every 30 minutes in the high season, and every 60 minutes in the low season. If your flight becomes delayed, you can always make use of the next departure at no extra cost.

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What people are saying about Istanbul Airport

We were super satisfied and can only recommend the transfer. All information about the meeting point was sent to us one day before arrival at the airport. The driver was on time at the agreed meeting point and the drive to the hotel was super relaxed! We were very satisfied and have now also booked the return trip here! I can only recommend it!

The team that took care of us was impeccable even before starting. Eyüp contacted me before starting the trip, followed each step, gave me the necessary information and was concerned to know if everything was going well during the tour. Nizam, our tour guide, was equally impeccable. The best guide of all the trips I've ever been on.

Excellent service, the day before my arrival in Istanbul I received the information on how to find them right at the exit. Tomo was very good, the very nice and polite driver left me at the door of my hotel. The luxury car!

The experience is unique, our guide Nizam is a wonderful person with a unique sense of humor, and he helps you with all your doubts, it would be a trip that I would do in every way again, I enjoyed it too much.

On time , reliable , very accommodating . Very flexible schedule . I will definitely book them again next time