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Glimpse into the underwater world of the Istanbul Aquarium on this 5-hour tour, plus check out one of the largest shopping complexes in the city. Visit the Aqua Florya and discover an aquatic paradise consisting of 16 marine environments, more than 1,500 species and interactive demonstrations at every turn. You will stroll inside shark-laden hideouts, stare at the undersides of stingrays and sea turtles and ogle exotic frogs and feisty piranhas. Then, at your leisure, enjoy all your senses at a 5D movie house (own expense). End your day indulging in some light shopping or lunch within the mall (own expense).


  • 5-hour trip to Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya shopping mall
  • Walk through 16 aquatic worlds filled with 1,500 marine and amphibious species
  • See sharks, stingrays, turtles, piranhas and more in stunning overhead tunnels and chambers
  • Be blown away by immersive 5D movies at the aquarium movie house (additional cost)
  • Enjoy time to browse, shop and eat at the state-of-the-art mall
  • Relax with complimentary round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Independent Shopping Trip

Visit the aquarium and shop for goodies at Aqua Florya shopping mall

After meeting your transfer coach at your central Istanbul hotel, comfortably drive to Aqua Florya shopping center. Head inside this coastal mall which is one of the largest in the city and boasts Istanbul Aquarium, perfect for all ages.

Start by spending time exploring the 16 aquatic regions of this enormous exhibit on your own. From life in the Pacific Ocean to sea creatures of the Black Sea, follow corridors into ominous chambers and witness these amazing worlds. Marvel at schools of shimmering reef fish that surround vibrant frogs, caiman, and elegant sea turtles. Then, admire tunnels filled with sharks, piranhas and stingrays that hover eerily overhead. Plus, enjoy audio visuals throughout the aquarium that will help you learn about the 1,500 species and 15,000 animals that live here.

If you want more excitement, then head to the 5D cinema to experience a high-tech show (own expense). Feel the 5D effect as you put on specialized glasses and blast off on a roller coaster ride through wind, fog and water into the nether regions of a magical marine world. 

Next, relax with some free time to wander through Aqua Florya mall. Check out this mall of over 140 stores and restaurants spread over 4 stories. Shop as at popular brand name stores or perhaps take a break for lunch at a seafront restaurant or a charming cafe (own expense).

When about five hours have passed, rendezvous with your driver and head back by coach to your hotel where your tour finishes.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Given time was short

John Ndegwa W

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2014

This tour is basically a taxi ride to the mall and back. The guide (is not really a guide) and you get dropped at the mall and aquarium. Maybe would have been better if the guide (who was also gong to the mall the 1st time) knew all the interesting bits in the aquarium and show them to you.

marwane k

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2015

not worth the money
the tickets cost 20 Turkish Lira only

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