An immersive half day tour helps you travel back in time.With the local guide, absorb the magnificence of the most exciting places, uncovering the history and nostalgia for all of them.Visit the Pera Museum with artisanal ceramics, tiles, and other Anatolian objects, as well as Osman Hamdi Bey;s celebrated ‘Tortoise Trainer’. Also visit Wander Istanbul’s artsy Cukurcuma district, filled with museums. The Museum of innocence is a sight to reckon with. The experience culminates all and ensures a wonderful experience with an exceptional tour guide.
In your tour of the famed Pera Museum, you will encounter a historic mix of artifacts, traditional arts, important paintings and modern art. You will find orientalist paintings depicting the Ottoman Culture on one floor, while on the other you will come across different measuring instruments that were once used the by Anatolians. To top it off, you will get a chance to see the masterpieces and outstanding ceramic tiles from the city of Kuthaya, known for its majestic and design rich tiles back in the day.
Tour the famed Pera Museum with artisanal ceramics, tiles, and other Anatolian objects
“The Tortoise Trainer” by Osman Hamdi Bey is a masterpiece that is the most expensive work of art ever sold. It depicts a Sufi dervish and the difficulties he is facing.
Witness the stark examples of modern arts displayed in the museum.
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From the Airport: From the Istanbul Airport take bus number H-2 and get off at the "Mecidiyekoy" stop.
On Foot: If you plan on going to the Pera Museum on foot, simply walk down the Istiklal Caddesi Street, away from Taksim Square. Near the bottom end, turn right down Asmali Mescit Caddesi. When you reach a crossroad, turn right, passing the famous Pera Palas Istanbul (Pera Palace Istanbul) hotel. Continue on the same route, and you will see the Pera Museum on the right.
The museum timings are as follows on the following days
Tuesday- Thursday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 7 PM
Sunday: 12 PM to 8 PM
Photography without flash is allowed inside the museum.
The tour is spread across 4 hours, to provide you an experience across the 3 iconic sites.
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