Guided Tour and Entrance to the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum

Guided Tour and Entrance to the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum


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  • Discover the world's largest carpet collection, including rare pieces from the Seljuk Empire.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of hand-written calligraphy, ancient Qurans, and imperial edicts.
  • Marvel at a diverse range of artworks crafted from wood, glass, ceramic, and stone by artists from former Islamic regions.
  • Enjoy a guided tour led by a friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide.
  • Skip the line and gain direct access to the museum's treasures.
  • Mobile Voucher accepted, no need to take the print!


Step into the splendid Ibrahim Paşa Palace, now home to the Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, where the architectural beauty harmonizes with the magnificent artworks within. Your guided tour will grant you access to the ceremony room and second court, where a treasure trove of Turkish and Islamic art awaits.


At first a introduction at the Ibrahim Paşa Palace. This is where your adventure begins, at the wonderful Ibrahim Paşa Palace. It's an old and special building that now holds the Turkish & Islamic Art Museum. You'll meet your guide here, someone who knows a lot about the place, and together, you'll explore and learn.
Inside, you'll find a huge collection of carpets. They come from different places like the Seljuk Empire, Iran, and the Caucasian regions. Each one is like a masterpiece, with beautiful patterns and designs carefully woven into them.
You'll also see amazing writing. They're not just any kind of writing, but special and artistic. Some are from really old copies of the Quran, and others are important messages from the past rulers. They show the skill and culture of the people who made them.
There's more than just carpets and writing. You'll discover many different kinds of art made from wood, glass, ceramic, and stone. Artists from places that used to be part of the Islamic regions made them. It's like a big art gallery!
Your guide will make sure you understand everything and find it interesting. They'll share stories about the history and culture connected to the artworks. It's like having a friend who knows a lot about the place showing you around.
After the guided tour, you can spend some extra time here on your own in the Palace. You can explore more on your own, relax, and enjoy the special feeling of this place.


Timings: 09:00 am (Please reach 20 min prior to the start time)
Duration: 30 minutes approx.
Meeting Point: The main Bus stop for BUSFORUS ISTANBUL at Sultanahmet Square.
Ending Point : Same as meeting point 
(Please check the calendar to know about availability)


  • Skip-the-line Ticket to Turkish & Islamic Art Museum
  • Professional English-Speaking Guide
  • Free Time in the Palace


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher at the meeting location - BUSFORUS ISTANBUL Sultanahmet Meydanı, 34149 Fatih/İstanbul. 
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair or stroller accesssible : No
Voucher Information : Both Mobile and Printed Voucher are accepted.
How to Get at the Meeting Location :-
To get to Sultanahmet Square, take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station. Museum is 5-10 minutes walks away.
Our Guides carry a white flag with the Logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass®.
Please carry your Passport/ID card on the day of your travel.
Children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
The visit duration and time can vary depending on the cleaning and disinfectant schedules of the authorities.
The museum is only open for half a day on the first day of Ramadan and the Sacrifice Festivals.
Skip the line is for the ticket line, not security control. You will still need to wait in line at security.
For groups of more than 15 people, your guide will provide a headset during the tour.
Please note that this attraction cannot be visited without the guide.
Show respect by following any guidelines provided during your visit.
Disclaimer: The Service provider reserves the right to  close or cancel  certain shows, attractions, entertainments, restaurants, shops or ancillary facilities without notice. There will be no refund provided in that case.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.