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Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass

Product ID: 198247
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Skip the line to get into the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace, Blue Mosque, and more on an exceptional guided tour.
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Duration: 5 days
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Wheelchair accessible

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  • 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
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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 these sites on the following schedule:

9:00 AM - Basilica Cistern (30 mins) (B)
10:00 AM - Topkapı Palace (75 mins) (T)
11:30 AM - Blue Mosque (20 mins) (B)
2:00 PM - Topkapı Palace (75 mins) (T)
4:00 PM - Basilica Cistern (30 mins) (B)
4:45 PM - Grand Bazaar (30 mins) (B)

9:00 AM - Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum (45 mins) (B)
9:00 AM - Basilica Cistern (30 mins) (B)
10:00 AM - Hagia Sophia (60 mins) (B)
10:30 AM - Hagia Sophia (60 mins) (B)
11:30 AM - Blue Mosque (20 mins) (B)
12:00 PM - Basilica Cistern (30 mins) (B)
1:45 PM - Dolmabahce Palace (60 mins) (D)
2:00 PM - Hagia Sophia (60 mins) (B)
3:30 PM - Dolmabahce Palace (60 mins) (D)
4:00 PM - Basilica Cistern (30 mins) (B) 
4:45 PM - Grand Bazaar (30 mins) (B)

Wednesday to Sunday:
Hagia Sophia (60 mins) - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (B)
Basilica Cistern (30 mins) - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM - 4:45 PM (B)
Dolmabahce Palace (60 mins) - 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM (D)
Şerefiye Cistern (20 mins) - 3:45 PM (B)
Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum (45 mins) - 12:00 PM (B)
Blue Mosque (20 mins) - 2:30 PM (B)
Grand Bazaar (30 mins) - 4:45* PM (Except Sundays) (B)
Topkapi Palace (75 mins) - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (T)

Guided tours begin at the (B) Bigbus Bus Stop in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum, unless otherwise noted. (D) Meeting point for this tour is in front of the door of the clock tower of the Dolmabahçe Palace. (T) The meeting point for this tour is the entrance of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), outside the Topkapı Palace.
  • Entry ticket to Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cisternt, Hagia Irene, Turkish & Islamic Art Museum
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to meeting point

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Meeting point

Your guide will hold a sign at each of the meeting points. For the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum your guided tours start at the Bigbus Bus Stop in front of the Hagia Sophia museum, unless otherwise noted. For the Topkapı Palace and Hagia Irene guided tours, your meeting point is at the First Gate of the Topkapı Palace Museum.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• Please note: 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

From £44.74 per person

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Product ID: 198247