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Archaeology Museum Walking Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • 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.


  • 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.

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