What Is Istanbul Museum Pass?
A museum is the best way to understand the culture and history of a people, a first-time visitor of Istanbul which serves as a connection bridge between continents and had been the capital city of two worldwide empires needs to see highlights of the city which are important landmarks and popular instagrammable points. In this case, you need to buy tickets for each museum you want to visit or use the Istanbul Museum Pass option, here as Guided Istanbul Tours we will try to explain what is this Pass is and some of the advantages of using the card to make use of your sources in a most efficient way to make it memorable excursion.
Which for Museums is Valid
Istanbul Museum Pass is a practical tourist pass that serves as a combination of tickets for the following museums;
Topkapi Palace Museum, Harem Apartments of Topkapi Palace, Chora Church Museum, Istanbul Mosaic Museum, Istanbul Archeological Museums, Hagia Irene Monument Museum, Galata Mevlevi House Museum, Turkish Islamic Art Museum, Rumelihisar Museum, History of Science and Technology Museum, Turbes Museum, Fethiye Museum, Adam Mickiewicz Museum.
Fast Access to the Museums
Istanbul Museum Pass gives you skip-the-line and fast access to these sites and this is the best advantage if you are wandering around on your own. However, if you have a licensed Istanbul tour guide with you, it means always a skip-the-line priority for you. The price of the IMP is 325 Turkish Lira (approximately 45 USD). When we include all museums listed above you make a big profit. To cover the cost of the card visiting four museums will be enough. One of the advantages of cards is discounts in some private museums such as Pera Museum, Koc Museum, Istanbul Modern.
Deadline of Istanbul Museum Pass
THE Pass is valid for 5 days and starts with the use in the first museum, within five days you can visit them all. However, even one day can be enough for you to make use of it as most of the highlights are located next to each other in the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul. For example, our service Istanbul Classics You Can’t Miss product covers the following sites;
Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar. If you would like to revise it as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Harem Apartments, Hagia Irene Museum, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Blue Mosque you will get more than what you paid for the card. If you would like to stick with the first version of our itinerary buying Istanbul Museum Pass will be wasted for only a day.
Which for Museums isn’t Valid
Unfortunately, it’s not valid in Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Basilica Cistern, Galata Tower due to administrative differences. Also, it can be useful to know that even licensed tour guides don’t have to skip the priority so you may need to wait long queues if you would like to visit.
Exploring Istanbul with ‘Best of Istanbul; 1, 2 or 3 Days Private Guided Tour’ is the best option with Istanbul Museum Pass as it covers most of the sites that will be visited with your local tour guide. Also as this is a private tour option our itineraries are flexible and we can create a revised version according to your wishes and interest. Please feel free to check our tour itinerary from this link and contact us for customization.
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