Museums of Istanbul

Archaeological Museum ,
Islamic & Turkish Museum 
A walk to Arasta Bazaar & The Mosaic Museum

Meet with your Private Professional Licensed Guide at Istanbul Port with your name sign and start a new Istanbul experience. Across from the Tiled Kiosk in Topkapi Palace’s outermost court is the magnificent Archaeological Museum. The museum has an excellent collection of Greek and Roman artifacts, including finds from Ephesus and Troy. Also houses over one million objects in a rich chronological collection of locally found artifacts that shed light on the origins and history of the city. Don’t miss the wonderfully preserved Alexander Sarcophagus found in Sidon and the treaty of Kadesh-the first peace treaty ever to be signed in the world! Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, a delightful museum housed in Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi-the home of Suleyman the Magnificent’s Grand Vizier. It is the very first Turkish museum covering the Turkish and Islamic art works wholly. Has works from almost all periods and all types of Islamic era, with its collection exceeding 40,000 works. The museum has been awarded with the Special Jury Award of Museum of the year Competition of the European Council in 1984 and with the prize given by European Council – UNESCO for its studies making the children love the culture inheritance. While walking to visit the Mosaic Museum we will pass the Arasta Bazaar, a very famous bazaar for its many shops selling carpets, kilims, Turkish tiles, apparel and souvenirs. The Great Palace / Mosaic Museum: houses a series of protective shelters above 6th century mosaics that once graced the floors of Constantinople’s Great Palace. Although not the best collection of mosaics in Turkey, visitors can’t help but be enchanted by the various scenes, in vivid color. This museum is representing an earlier artistic era absent of religious motifs, showing instead hunting scenes and scenes from mythology. Drive back to Port due time re-embarkation.

Inclusions :

Pick up services from your port or hotel & return

All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle

Private licensed authorized tour guide

Entry fees to the historical sites

All taxes & service charge

Exclusions :

Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary

Tipping for driver / guide, etc

Shore Excursions payment policy

To secure your payment you must initially notify the company with your cruise ship schedules for arrival and departure, cabin numbers, guest name & available phone/cell number then the company representative will discuss & finalize with you the final arrangement & send you the details in the final confirmation. You must confirm these details and make the correct, as discussed in your details

Payment Policy:

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired tour,  the payment will be made on arrival


Cancellation should be received by fax or email 7 days before the tour date

For the one-day tour :

  • The prices given are per person
  • Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
  • Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pounds.

For the overnight tours

  • The prices given are per person, the ‘twin/double’ prices per person apply when there are 2 people traveling, and sharing a room.
  • ‘Single supplement’ applies to a single traveler, who requires his own room.
  • Kindly note that the tour prices are varying from season to season. For the hotel bookings
  • Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
  • Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pounds.


All the transportation during the tour is based on private air-conditioned modern vehicles

Children Policy: 

  1. 0 – 05.99 Free of Charge,
  2. 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price,
  3. 12+ pay full tour price per adult person,

All our scheduled tour departures are guaranteed subject to a minimum of 2 travelers

Tours are available all over the year

Any tour is subject to be customizable according to your needs

How to confirm a tour:

For confirmation, we need the names of your group & a copy of your passports to confirm the tour, arrival, and departure dates.


All our tours are private, the vehicles and the tour guide are working only with you and your group, you are free to add or remove any item and match it with your own arrival & departure dates, And accordingly, if there are any changes will accrue in the tour price our guest will be informed with before the tour confirmation

Additional Entry Tickets

All tours don’t include entrance fees to some special archaeological Sites 

  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays: Underground cistern will be substituted.
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday : Underground Cistern will be substituted.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays : Spice Market will be substituted
  • Blue Mosque is closed till 14.30 on Fridays. Brief information will be given in the garden of Blue Mosque.
  • Harem Section is located in Topkapi Palace and can be added into itinerary with extra entrance fee. It will extend tour duration around 30 mins.

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