3. Istanbul: 5-Day Guided Museum Pass
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 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, great architectural beauty, and is an important monument both for the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires. Once a church, later a mosque, and now a museum in 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 the following sites by joining guided tours:
- Topkapi Palace
- Istanbul Archaeological Museums
- Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
- Grand Bazaar
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia
- Dolmabahce Palace
- Basilica Cistern
Guided tours have specific meeting points and timetables.