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Istanbul Zoos & aquariums

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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.

SEA LIFE Istanbul Entry Ticket

2. SEA LIFE Istanbul Entry Ticket

Spend the day at SEA LIFE Istanbul and get up close to weird and wonderful sea creatures. Walk underwater through an amazing 83-meter long ocean tunnel and get 270-degree panoramic views of the sea bed. Explore up to 21 themed zones, including Clownfish Alley, Stingray Bay and the Rainforest. With an impressive 47 display tanks and more than 15,000 creatures from the sea, the aquarium is the perfect place for family fun. Be amazed by Europe's largest shark collection at Shark Kingdom, and marvel at bowmouth, hammerhead, grey reef shark, zebra and sand tiger sharks as they swim majestically over your head. Touch a starfish or crab in the Touchpool Experience and watch the fish feeding shows throughout the day. Don't miss Europe's newest interactive experience, Amazing Creations, where children can draw their dream fish, color it, scan it on a multimedia scanner and watch it come alive in the digital aquarium!

Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

3. 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: 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

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

It was awesome. I was expected also the Penguin, but it was great. A great activity also for adults. It was nice that we can buy also a Madame Tussauds museum ticket with a discount.

The kids loved the tour. There is a small play area. And it is located in a good shopping center on the top floor opposite Decathlon. Then we went up to have lunch at the footcourt.

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.