Take advantage of the FREE Turkish Airlines Stopover Programme and add a free night’s stay in Istanbul to your trip - two nights if you fly Business Class!

Nip into Turkey’s capital, en route to your next international destination, to enjoy the food, shopping and so much more.

  • Use MULTI CITY function on www.travelstart.co.za to force your stop in ISTANBUL either on your way from South Africa to your final destination or on the way back.
  • Once your ticket is issued please complete the Booking form and email it with your ZA reference number to tkstopover@travelstart.com.
  • We will send your booking form to Turkish Airlines to book your hotel and will send your hotel voucher to you via email once we receive it.
  • On arrival in Istanbul you need to make your own way to the hotel where you will need to produce your voucher at check-in. You can check in on arrival.
  • When travelling in Economy Class with a stopover in Istanbul of 20 hours or longer - you get 1 nights’ complimentary accommodation at a 4-star hotel (Old Town) including breakfast.
  • When travelling in Business Class with a stopover in Istanbul of 20 hours or longer - you get 2 nights complimentary accommodation at a 5-star hotel (New City) including breakfast
  • Excludes return airport/hotel transfers
  • Excludes costs of travel around the city
  • Excludes all other meals
  • Excludes all other items not specified under inclusions
  • Free accommodation is available for flights departing from South Africa, with an International connection from Istanbul to:
    • Asia-Far East
    • America (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Cuba)
    • United Kingdom
    • Ireland
    • Europe
    • Middle East (Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia)
    • North Africa (Morocco and Tunis).
  • The Stopover Programme is NOT applicable if you are traveling from South Africa to Turkey as your final destination.
  • The departure and last arrival point MUST be South Africa - for instance, Cape Town-İstanbul-Frankfurt-İstanbul-Cape Town.
  • If stopover lasts more than 24 hours, the passenger should collect his luggage upon arrival in Istanbul. Make sure that your bag is tagged to Istanbul when you check-in in South Africa
  • The stopover programme needs to be pre-booked no later than 72 hours prior to departure.
  • Free accommodation is available for return tickets, with international connection. This offer is NOT valid on one way flights.
  • Free accommodation can be used on either the outbound or return journey.
  • Free accommodation is available to passengers with a stopover of 20 hours or more.
  • Free accommodation is ONLY available for flights operated by Turkish Airlines and NO codeshare flights which are flight numbers starting with TK but operated by other airlines
  • You can extend the accommodation at your own expense, at a discounted rate. Once Stopover is confirmed and the hotel voucher has been emailed to you, you can email the hotel directly to book the extended stay. The hotel will then send you a link and promo code.

VERY IMPORTANT- South African Passport Holders DO require visas for Turkey but they are free of charge and quick and easy to apply for online. Please use this link and ensure that you apply for your visa at least 48 hours prior to your stopover in Istanbul. Please print out a copy of your visa and keep it with you at all times. https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/apply/

Book Your FREE Stopover Today!

  • From Cape Town, Turkish Airlines operates flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  • From 5 October 2022 they will be flying Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 1 November 2022, they are scheduled to fly daily.
  • South African passport holders need an e-visa but its quick, online and free of charge. Click here https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
  • All passengers arriving in Turkey must complete a Passenger Locator Form. Click here https://register.health.gov.tr/
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* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.

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