10 Airlines That Offer Stopover Programs

By: BENET WILSON | Pulished on 2024-01-15

Tap Portugal

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Portugal's flagship carrier unveiled its stopover program in October 2016. Travelers can spend up to three days in Lisbon or Porto on their way to or from the 76 destinations served by the airline. Tap Portugal offers travelers perks including special deals on hotels, a free bottle of wine at restaurants, advice on experiences to try in both cities and an app to keep track of it all. If the Algarve is your final destination in Portugal, check out what travelers can enjoy in the southern part of the country.

Turkish Airlines

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If you’re flying to one of this flag carrier’s 299 destinations and have a layover of between six and 24 hours at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, you can either stay in a daytime hotel for free or take a tour of Istanbul via TourIstanbul. Tours start at the airport’s Hotel Desk and are offered by English-speaking guides five times a day. Travelers will visit museums, historical sites, and religious establishments, and free time is built-in. The tour operator covers the cost of meals, transfers, entrance fees, and the tour guide.

Singapore Airlines

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The airline offers two packages: the Basic Singapore Stopover Holiday and the Singapore Stopover Holiday. The basic program offers a one-night hotel stay and airport-hotel-airport transfers starting at $30 a night. Travelers can also buy a Singapore Explorer Pass, which offers one-time access to more than 20 attractions including Chinatown Food Street, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore River Cruise, Singapore Zoo, and the SIA Hop-on Bus. The regular program includes an overnight hotel, airport transfers, free rides on the SIA Hop-on Bus, and admission to more than 15 tourist attractions in partnership with Changi Airport Group and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

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