Taking Advantage of Free City Tours During Your Layover

Over the years, I've taken advantage of free city tours in cities like Singapore, Seoul and Istanbul during my layover. Instead of waiting inside the airport, I'd rather go out and have a tour of the city I'm transitting in, which is definitely more fun especially when I'm traveling alone. Qatar Airways used to offer this as well a few years ago (for their passengers transitting in Doha) although I was not able to take advantage of it. In case you are transitting in one of these airports and your layover is long enough, I'd recommend taking advantage of these tours: they are free and enjoyable ­čśŹ

Last Updated: October 11, 2019

City Sights Tour
Changi Airport, Singapore

Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands

Merlion Park

Marina Bay Sands area

Gardens by the Bay

The Fullerton Hotel

Yonggungsa Temple Tour
Incheon Airport, South Korea

Tour bus

Yonggungsa Temple

Yonggungsa Temple

Yonggungsa Temple

Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation

Memorial Hall for Incheon Landing Operation

Sightseeing Tour
Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey

Since the opening of the New Istanbul Airport in April 2019, this is the new schedule:

Bosphorus Tour (October 1, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm)


Free buffs

This was the boat we used on the trip.

Galata Tower

Bosphorous Bridge

Below are photos from the old Touristanbul ­čśë

Tour bus

Galata Bridge

View from Galata Bridge

Dolmabah├že Palace

Dolmabah├že Mosque

Dolmabah├že Clock Tower