World's Airports with Free "City Tour"
Airport facilities with a "city tour" that can be followed by tourists, when they transit
Changi International Airport, Singapore - Image Credit M Kretyawan
Transit in airports does sometimes bring a lot of possibilities, there is little resentment, although later could soon disappear, when travelers realize that they are at the magnificent and comfortable airport in the world.
You also know when it is in a convenient airport, feeling annoyed at the wait may soon disappear.
An article in KompasTravel review facilities to make tourists feel comfortable when they are in transit, citing the sites Conde Nast Traveler, last October 30, with eight airports in the world that have free city tour facilities.
1. Salt Lake City International Airport, US
The airport is a major hub for flights in the US, so no wonder is always filled with tourists transit, their average wait of up to two hours, so it is available free tour facilities to Temple Square in downtown.
Free city tour of other facilities to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Contact Information Desk and request a brochure for a city tour, then you are told the location of a bus ride "hop on hop off" from the airport.
2. Changi International Airport, Singapore
This airport which received the title as the best airport in the world with a wide range of facilities such as an indoor garden and video gaming room, also got a free city tour for transit travelers.
Facilities available for transit city tour of more than six hours, the City Sights and Heritage Tour. Both these tours are available four times a day.
City Sights will take you to visit some iconic places, such as the Merlion, Gardens by the Bay. While the focus Heritage Tour explores the cultural area, such as Little India and Kampong Glam.
Contact section F Transfer Lounge in Terminal 2 or A Transfer Lounge in Terminal 3, before leaving the airport immigration section.
3. Incheon International Airport, Seoul
Airports Incheon Airport allows tourists to get a city tour with a transit time of just one hour. It is very indulgent the travelers.
Type of city tour from one to five hours to explore the city of Seoul, complete with tour guide.
Contact Information Desk between Gate 25 and 29, or desk "Hana Tour" at Gate 8.
4. Narita International Airport, Tokyo
Amenities city tour is available with two options, namely sightseeing and shopping. Sightseeing is very tempting in the region of Tako or Shibayama. In fact, you also get the service for shopping to one of the two malls that can be accessed with a train ride from the airport.
Contact Narita Transit Program Counter in Terminal 1F in the Central Building.
Hamad International Airport, Doha - Image Credit Titania El Rosda
5. Hamad International Airport, Qatar
This facility is available when you use the services of Qatar Airways and have a minimum of six hours of transit time in Doha, with Free Tours of Doha. The tour visited several iconic places like the Museum of Islamic Art, The Souk Waqef, and Katara Cultural Village.
The tour also comes with complimentary visa, so you do not have to bother with visas when returning to arrive at the airport. You will be equipped with a bottle of mineral water, because you’re in the middle of the desert.
Contact Doha City Tour desk in Concourse B, near Montblanc store.
6. Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey
Istanbul is also visited by many tourists who transit. City tour facilities available for tourists who have more than six hours of transit time.
Program "touristanbul" will take you to some iconic buildings, such as the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, and Topkapi Palace.
Contact Hotel Desk in the International Arrivals Hall (right next to Starbucks). There are five scheduled "touristanbul" in one day.
7. Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
Available for tourists with transit a minimum of eight hours by following one of two free city tour that became the airport facilities.
Tour A will take you to Zushih Temple, about 22 Km from the city center. While Tour B will take you to visit some iconic tourist spots in Taipei. Including Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei 101.
Contact Tourist Service Centre at the Main Arrival Hall. There are two tour schedule, ie 08:15 am and 1:45 pm local time.
8. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands
Available for KLM passengers with a minimum transit time of six hours in Amsterdam, the program "layover with a local". KLM parties will then bring you to a Dutch citizen who is fluent in English.
They will be the guide for you to explore the city of Amsterdam. The airline will provide free bus tickets to the city center, and paid the bill drinks when you meet with the person in the center of town.
Contact KLM ticket booking with a minimum transit time of six hours, you will automatically get an email to sign up for the program "layover with a local".
Airport operators know the best way to pamper the passengers, especially tourists who may be waiting for connecting flights. And, trips to various tourist destinations in the world can be more interesting.
Source: S Anindiati Nursastri - KompasTravel, CN Traveler
Image: M Kretyawan, Titania El Rosda