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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum(Istanbul) Skip-the-line ticket with Guided Tour

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    What to Expect
    The museum, which houses the richest collection of carpets in the world, has a large number of particularly striking carpets from the Seljuk Empire¸ the most important Turkish state prior to the Ottoman Empire. Rugs that were produced in Anatolia during the 15th, 16th, and 17thcenturies, are typically ornamented with geometric figures, Kufic designs, and animals, and are among the most valuable items in this section. Here, you also find exquisite rugs from Iran and the Caucasus.

    Hand-written Qurans and hand-written decrees, acquittals, and monograms from Ottoman Sultans are also to be found in the museum’s collection. 

    In the museum’s “Wooden Artifacts Section”, you can examine artifacts that date from Anatolia in the 9th and 10th centuries, as well as wooden artwork embellished with mother-of-pearl and ivory from Ottoman times.

    There are also many stone artifacts on display in the museum. Some of the most fascinating stone items are the tombstones from the Seljuk era, which represent a branch of calligraphy quite different from the Ottoman version. Hunting scenes and mythological creatures such as gryphons and dragons are often featured on these tombstones.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Big Bus Tours Istanbul, Cankurtaran, Atmeydanı Cd. No:5, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    45m
    Return Details
    Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd. No:12, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    By: Cityberry Unique Tours and Experiences
    80 reviews
    niksk001
    Philadelphia, PA
    546177
    Great Idea That Does not Work
    The underlying idea is great and ITP looks like a great bargain. The reality is quite different - it is very
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    niksk001
    Philadelphia, PA
    546177
    Guide Made the Difference
    Basilica Cistern was one of a few places, where skipping the lines was beneficial - else we would have waited
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    Sameer A
    44
    Guided tour through Topkapi Palace
    My wife and I had a great experience with our guided, English speaking tour. The tour lasts about 90 minutes,
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    alexisdomflo
    Leon, Mexico
    40
    Short but Great
    Although is only a half and hour tour, you get tons of information about this magical place. Guide has the
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    Suno69
    Chicago, Illinois
    148
    A must visit
    The palace is amazing but unfortunately, I purchased online tickets with a guide and I got a default time which
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    Beefylover
    London
    9618
    We’re going underground
    Interesting space, beautiful carving on the columns and not too crowded. Next to many, more well known and crowded
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    Z1537SZmichellel
    20
    Hmmm not very good
    Our Tourguide was very quiet. We couldn't hear her very well. I have to confess, that the cistern was loud anyway
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    Abdulkader T
    Kuwait
    467
    It's true, skip the line with private guide
    Guides in Istanbul are quite reasonable. When the lines are long, they will get you in quicker and usually lead
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    848anwarn
    10
    Istanbul Tourst pass
    Istanbul Tourist pass is really good, I took a 7 day pass. The Bursa trip included in the pass was very good, The
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    Freddie6602
    Belturbet, Ireland
    6436
    Good and the bad
    The museum itself is very interesting although we always seem to pick a time when renovations are being carried
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    SueS2297
    Denia, Spain
    43
    It is a pity! You can visit just a few things because of restoration
    The gardens, the buildings and the church are imposing, but unfortunately you can only see the buildings from
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    MissEli81
    10
    Great visit in Topkapi
    I could truly recommend this guided tour.Our guide Ozzy was friendly and very knowledgeable.He has great gift of
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    Brankica S
    Belgrade, Serbia
    2918
    Fantastic!
    Adam was our guide. He was fun, smart, full of information, very interested about what he was saying and helpful
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    Ramiz C
    80
    Excellent guide
    Excellent guide through Top Kapi. Very polite guidance with lot of informations about Otoman empire and history.
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    realdeong
    Durban, South Africa
    7732
    The best place to see!
    So much history here, make sure you get the pass with 3 of the sites. Takes about 3 hours, lots of walking but
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