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İstanbul Welcome Card

4.7 / 5

33 reviews

İstanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 103.45 per person

Benefit from a flexible card including public transportation, entrances to top museums without waiting in line, guided tours at Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, a Bosphorus Cruise and audio guides for the top museums.

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Free cancellation
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  • Skip the lines at the top attractions and museums
  • Visit Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace with a historian guide
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Make use of 10 transportation tickets
  • Pay less at top sights, attractions and activities
Full description

When you arrive in Istanbul your welcome package will be waiting at your hotel. Inside the package, find your card loaded with 10 rides for public transportation and vouchers to join the Bosphorus Cruise, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace tours. Skip the lines and explore the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Topkapi Palace with a historian guide. Have fun on a cruise along the Bosphorus and witness breathtaking views over the shimmering waters of Istanbul's magnificent river. See bridges, palaces, fortresses, seaside residences and, many other historical places. Travel around the city with 10 transportation tickets including metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus, and metrobus. Take advantage of numerous discounts at many top attractions across the city and discover museums with the included audio guides at your own pace.

  • 10 transportation tickets
  • Skip the ticket line entrances for 12 museums
  • Tours of the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace with a professional guide
  • Discounts at top sights, attractions, and activities
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • City map
  • Free delivery to the hotel before you arrive
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Your card will be sent to your hotel before you arrive. Delivery is not available to AirBnbs or private apartments.

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    • Your card will be valid for 120 hours after the very first usage
    • Hagia Sophia tour: daily except Mondays at 10 AM and 2 PM
    • Topkapi Palace tour: daily except Tuesdays at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM
    • 90-minute Bosphorus Cruise: daily every hour between 10 AM and 5 PM
    •  Your card will be sent to your hotel before you arrive. Delivery is not available to AirBnbs or private apartments
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    4.7 /5

    based on 33 reviews

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    to the hotel, take the card and go! Everything is self-explanatory, maps for public transport are self-explanatory and super easy to use. The guided tour with the guide is informative and entertaining. However, I found Hagia Sofia too short, I would have liked to have had more time, especially since you can only enter once with the museum pass, and after the Hagia comes the Basilica Cystern, which is also very worth seeing

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    March 8, 2020

    Good value for your money and a must in Istanbul.

    Cards delivered to our hotel as promised. The tour guides were excellent with the Museum Pass and very knowledgeable and friendly. The Istanbul card easy to use on the public transport all over the city. I recommend to everybody to get these cards, they make your life a lot easier. 10/10 Thank you!

    October 1, 2019

    The organized tours are very beautiful and I also congratulate the tour guide very much. The times for the tours would be increased, only in the morning is a little bit for a short stay like ours. It was also nice to find the card in the hotel, but maybe a digital pass could be useful to use for the bus to and from the airport, we had to make another card. Furthermore, as a starting point for improvement, I recommend that you include a map of the city in the package, so that anyone like us who has connection problems abroad can still find their way around.

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    May 19, 2019

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