Great Palace Mosaics Museum (Guided Tour)

Free with Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Regular Price: € 15

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One of the most unique styles of art that has strong bonds to the history of Anatolia is the mosaic art. If you ever want to see some of its best examples, there are more than 250 of these large ancient images made of thousands of small colored pieces in the Great Palace Mosaic Museum Istanbul

The mosaics exhibited here are from the early Byzantine palaces and they are wonderful historical artifacts that take us centuries back in time. If you are interested in a Great Palace Mosaic Museum tour, here is every bit of detail you might want to know before your visit.

With the help of our tour guides with immense history knowledge, you will have the chance to experience this wonderful museum at its best.

Great Palace Mosaics Museum (Guided Tour) is free with Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Regular Price € 15

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Hours & Schedule

  • From AUG 1 to DEC 31
  • Monday: No tours
  • Tuesdays: No tours
  • Wednesday to Sundays: 10:30

The approximate duration is 45 minutes

Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

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How To Get There?

Where to meet

The tour starts at the main bus stop for the Big Bus Tour Company at Sultanahmet Square. Look out for the dark red double-decker buses. It's about 50 metres in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum.

Getting there

To get to Sultanahmet Square, take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station. Walk towards Hagia Sophia and keep an eye out for the Big Bus stop.

Our guides carry a white flag with Istanbul Tourist Pass logo.

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  • The guided tours are performed in English.
  • The tour starts at the meeting point which is the Big Bus Company bus stop in Sultanahmet. Click "Get Directions" above to find the location on Google Maps.
  • The tour doesn't require a reservation in advance.
  • Istanbul Tourist Pass holders do not pay admission at museum.

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