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Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass

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Activity provider: Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass

Activity provider: Istanbul Tourist Pass®

From US$ 96.86 per person

Skip the line to get into the Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Galata Tower, Blue Mosque, and more on an exceptional guided tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 days
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Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of Istanbul's most important landmarks
  • Learn from your English-speaking tour guide
  • See the wonders of Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern
  • Marvel at Hagia Irene and the Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum
Full description
Enjoy a pass that will take the hassle out of visiting all the must-see sights of Istanbul. This 5-day pass will grant you skip the line access to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace, Hagia Irene, and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. As you sightsee through these culturally and historically significant locations your pass will also ensure your very own English speaking guide, maximizing your visit to all of these spectacular places.  Experience Hagia Sophia, a great architectural beauty and an important monument both for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum at the Turkish Republic, find out why the Hagia Sophia has always been a precious building.  Discover the Topkapi Palace and how it was built between 1466 - 1478 and served for over 400-years as the residency and administrative headquarter of the Ottoman Sultans.  Visit the Basilica Cistern, built in the 4th-century and enlarged in 532 AD, used as water storage during Byzantine times. Listen to your guide as they explain the mystery of the Medusa heads from Greek mythology. Enjoy a totally unique art experience with a ticket and guided tour package of the Ibrahim Paşa Palace. This unique building, currently housing the largest selection of Turkish and Islamic artworks is a stone structure just as beautiful as the artwork it houses. During your guided tour of the Museum, you will have access to the building's ceremony room and second court, where the collections are held. Visit the second largest church of the Eastern Roman Empire, following Hagia Sophia located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace with your experienced guide. It ranks as the first church completed in Constantinople, before Hagia Sophia. Your 5-day pass allows you to visit following sites by your own with QR code: - Topkapi Palace with the Harem (Walk-in) - Hagia Irene (Walk-in) - Galata Tower Museum (Walk-in) - Istanbul Archaeological Museums (Walk-in) - Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (Walk-in) - The Great Palace Mosaics Museum (Walk-in) - Turbes Museum (Walk-in) - Rumeli Hisari Fortress Museum (Walk-in) - Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam (Walk-in) - Galata Museum of Culture and Whirling Dervishes (Walk-in) And following sites by joining the guided tours in English: - Grand Bazaar (join with English speaking tour guide) - Blue Mosque (join with English speaking tour guide) - Hagia Sophia (join with English speaking tour guide) - Dolmabahce Palace (join with English speaking tour guide) Guided tours have specific meeting points and time table. Please refer to the email from us.
Includes
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Topkapi Palace with the Harem
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Hagia Irene
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Galata Tower Museum
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Istanbul Archaeological Museums
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
  • Skip the ticket line entry to The Great Palace Mosaics Museum
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Turbes Museum
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Rumeli Hisari Fortress Museum
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam
  • Skip the ticket line entry to Galata Museum of Culture and Whirling Dervishes
  • Guide tour to Grand Bazaar
  • Guide tour to Blue Mosque
  • Guided tour to Hagia Sophia
  • Guided tour to Dolmabahce Palace
  • Transport to meeting point
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Your guide will be holding a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass For the Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque meet your guide at the Sultanahmet BusForUs (Red Double Decker Busses) stop; near the Sultanahmet Square. For Dolmabahce Palace, meeting point is in front of the Dolmabahce BUFE(Black Kiosk) before the security line. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure time

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • The included attractions cannot be visited without the guide
  • All children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.1/5
  • Organization
    3.9/5

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Fantastic city ! Very good & friendly guides ! Just two weak points: - GetYourGuide is selling services of several service providers like 'IstanbulTouristPass'. ONLY the time schedules and service contents on the sites of the service providers are correct, not (always) the one of GetYourGuide. - several attractions are not/partially accessible as the Basilica Cisterns closed already 2 years ago for renovation, as the Blue Mosque accessible but covered in scaffoldings for renovation, as Dolmabahce Palace's gardens invisible due to renovations

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June 20, 2022

It was one of the best experiences we had in Istanbul, during our family visit. Our guides Oguz, Furkan and Ilke were extremely knowledgable and professional. They were on time, the locations were easy to find, and we learned a lot about the museums, culture and the city. This tour was a joy and is a must if you are visiting Istanbul. Many thanks, Sharmistha, Supriyo, Asmit.

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April 19, 2022

I am so pleased I purchased this guided tour before going to Istanbul. It was very easy to find the guides at every meeting point, and if you go to multiple places in the same day you can have the same guide, which is fun and makes the experience even a bit more comfortable. Every one of the guides I had (Can, Furkan, and Ilke) were very friendly, down-to-earth history buffs who comfortably speak English and will chat and joke around - and they knew the answers to every question I had. Also, a great deal of the information they provide is not written on the informational signs around the different sites we visited, so even if you don't ask questions you will learn a lot more than if you visit the sites by yourself - if you ask questions you have a chance to learn even more than that. I am very grateful to them and really enjoyed my tours.

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January 19, 2020

Product ID: 198247