I am booked on the May 23 "Best of Turkey" tour (SO excited! I haven't been out of Virginia in 22.5 months--not that I'm counting). While keeping an eye on Covid-related hiccups and regulation changes, I'm hoping to fly from the U.S. to Greece and then to Istanbul, likely landing around 8 pm. I've never been to Istanbul, but between immigration, baggage collection (I always aim for carry-on, but never know for sure until the night before;)), etc., I figure it'll be 9:30 before I leave the airport.
The hotel is in Sultanahmet and I don't think offers airport pickup. I know that I can take a taxi, but that's not the most attractive option (don't want to deal with haggling over fares, detours, extra fees, etc., on my own and late in the evening). Has anyone used any of the private shuttle services? I like the idea of fixed rates, and I'm not averse to sharing, but those can take a long time, between traffic and other stops, and it'll already be late. Depending on the fare, an entirely private shuttle may be beyond my price range.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks!