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Istanbul Aquarium: Our most recommended tours and activities

Istanbul: Istanbul Aquarium Ticket & Shuttle Bus from Taksim

1. Istanbul: Istanbul Aquarium Ticket & Shuttle Bus from Taksim

Come and explore Istanbul Aquarium, a one-of-its-kind aquarium housing 1,500 species from all over the world, with this time-saving entry ticket and roundtrip transfer service. The world-renowned aquarium is a top destination for families with children and anyone who loves marine life. Thanks to its size, variety of fish species and engaging activities such as interactive games and 5D cinema, it is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Over 17,000 sea and land creatures await you in the magical underwater world of Istanbul Aquarium. Say hello to the myriad of inhabitants by following a 1.2 kilometer long geographical route, letting you travel from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Gaze at the 17 different ocean environments and a rainforest while keeping an eye out for sharks, balloon fish, piranhas, penguins, clownfish, and many other fascinating water animals. Best of all, with our skip-the-line ticket and shuttle transfer service, you can enjoy hassle-free access to this popular attraction. Enter the aquarium quickly and easily without having to wait in line. The included shuttle service will take you from the pickup point in Taksim to Istanbul Aquarium, and vice versa, so you can sit back and relax without having to worry about getting there on your own.

Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

2. Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

Immerse yourself in the planet’s waters on a full-day tour to the Istanbul Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium organized by themes. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Aqua Florya Shopping Mall, location of the Istanbul Akvaryum, which holds a leading position among the world’s aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and activities. Following a geographical route, travel through 16 themes and a rainforest, journeying from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at more than 1,500 species, including sharks, giant stingrays, groupers, piranhas, and octopus. The 5D movie house ramps up your adventure with stunning movies seen through special glasses that help you experience a feast of fog, wind and water. Then, enjoy some free time in the shopping mall, where 4 floors of stores, restaurants and special events await. Browse a host of local and international brands, including Lacoste, GAP, Mango and Marks and Spencer.

Istanbul: E-pass for Top Attractions with Museum Pass

3. Istanbul: E-pass for Top Attractions with Museum Pass

Discover the best of what Istanbul has to offer with your e-pass, offering you convenience and comfort. This digital pass is accepted for more than 55 plans and attractions throughout the City of the Seven Hills without the need of standing in line, along with other benefits. Visit the most popular destinations with the different options this e-pass has to offer, adjusting to the length of your stay with passes for 2, 3, 5 and up to 7 days. The impressive amount of landmarks can be accessed using only one pass. Misplacing or carrying several vouchers is a thing of the past. Explore the ample offer of options in Istanbul with included benefits. Tours of the Hagia Sofia, Galata Tower, Grand Bazaar and several other locations have their own tour guides. Receive special perks for different attractions within the city and nearby, such as a pick up and drop off or discounts for a Gallipoli day tour, a cruise on the Bosphorus, among several other plans for you to choose from.

Istanbul: Istanbul Aquarium, Carsamba Pazari & 212 Mall Tour

4. Istanbul: Istanbul Aquarium, Carsamba Pazari & 212 Mall Tour

Have you ever seen the biggest thematic aquarium in the world? Well, you can now with this unmissable tour! In the morning, you will find your tour guide waiting in your hotel lobby to get you ahead to a new kind of adventure! In a private A/C car you will be heading to Istanbul Aquarium displaying 15.000 land and sea creatures of over 1.500 species. Istanbul Aquarium is unparalleled in its categorization of everything neatly according to 16 themes; among which the Black Sea, The Dardanelles, the Aegean Sea, the East, the Mid and the Western Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Also, you will find inside the complex two 5D cinema theatres with 6 axles, a souvenir shop and Cafeterias. Next to one of the most interesting places in Istanbul, Carsamba Pazari (Wednesday) Market! This market can be visited every Wednesday and is located near the Fatih Mosque, which you will get amazed by how huge and beautiful it is in the background of your enjoyable walks in the diverse and rich market. You can find whatever you need at reasonable prices and high quality. Additionally, the area is filled with coffee shops and restaurants where you can have a special Turkish lunch. For more modern and stylish shopping experience, your final stop will be at 212 Outlet Mall, where you can find a lot of brands at very reasonable prices; you can take a free tour around the mall before heading back to your hotel/hostel.

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What people are saying about Istanbul Aquarium

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 32 reviews

It was a wise choice. I didn't have to queue to buy tickets. I used the bus to leave the airport, which is included in the pass. Dinner on the cruise which is also included was great. Everything I could make was of excellent quality. But the support from the whatsapp group was exceptional. They helped me with all my doubts and made my stay lighter and calmer because I knew I could count on them. Super nominate.

My son loved it!

Great! Highlights: The helicopter - tour simulation and the rain forest! My 11 - year - old son enjoyed his visit in the mirror labyrinth, as well!

An unforgettable experience in which you were very professional! Thank you!

Everything was in the best order, I recommend it to everyone ;))

It deserves the visit. The reception is excellent.