Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass

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Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass

From $83.10 per person

Skip the line to get into the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace, Blue Mosque, and more on an exceptional guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 days
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English
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 these sites on the following schedule: Monday: 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) Tuesday: 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.
Includes
  • Entry ticket to Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cisternt, Hagia Irene, Turkish & Islamic Art Museum
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • 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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    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
    • Basilica Cistern will be under restoration until August 2021
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 51 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.1/5
    • Organization
      3.9/5
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    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

    The meeting point is easy to find. The tours are well organized and the guides well-informed. The only disappointing tour was to the Blue Mosque. It’s available only once a day at 14:30 but the mosque closes at 15:00 for prayers. The guide gives a short history lesson for about 20 minutes before you enter the mosque. So by the time we went in, it was already about 14:55. The visit then felt very rushed and more of a “photo-op.” Either than that, I enjoyed all tours and would highly recommend this ticket. It’s worth it if you want to visit all the main tourist attractions, skip the lines (which are usually unbearably long), and learn about the history and background of each attraction.

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    January 6, 2020

    I had three different guides during these five visits (Dolmahbace, basilica cistern, Topkapi, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque). All three of a great kindness. Excellent English that makes explanations and comments very clear and very interesting. The tours always start on time. Strongly that the work ends so that we can take full advantage of the beauty of places.

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    November 10, 2019

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