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Archaeology Museum Walking Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    TravelShopTurkey

  • Locations

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $49 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    9:00am - 1:00pm

  • Starting Location

    Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul.

  • Price Includes

    Pick up transfer to/from your hotel in Istanbul; Guided museum walking tour; Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach; Professional English-speaking tour guide.

Highlights

  • Awarded "Museum of The Year" by the European Council.
  • In the museum, you will find artifacts dating back to the 6th millennium
  • View the Kade Agreement, the first peace agreement in human history written in cuneiform letters in a terracotta tablet.

Trip Info

Istanbul Archaeology Museum was established as the first Turkish Museum in 1891 with the artifacts from Sidon, present-day Lebanon, by Osman Hamdi Bey.

Currently, the museum consists of four sections disposed in four different buildings. The main building is the neo-classical building, the work of Alexander Vallaury from 1902. It houses the famous Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great and priceless artifacts from Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Eras.  The upper floor has a wide collection of coins; the Ottoman Collection alone consists of 800,000 pieces! The New Building, opened in 1998, has a magnificent exhibition of Troia and Anatolian Cultures.  And,  the third building is a former School for Fine Arts from 1883 – the work of Osman Hamdi Bey – containing remarkable works of art from Mesopotamia.

Your adventure awaits!

TravelShopTurkey

TravelShop Turkey is dedicated to providing the utmost in quality and service. Our team of travel professionals all bring individual areas of expertise and this knowledge goes into each of our tours. TravelShop Turkey is a member of TURSAB (Turkish Travel Agents Association), ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), and ETOA (European Tour Operators Association). We are registered under TravelShop Turkey & Murti's Tour Alliance Group, licence number is 5291. We have certificates of excellent from Trip Advisor, the Century International Quality ERA in the GOLD category, and from Ceneva and Corporate Excellence Award in Travel & Tourism.

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