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İstanbul Welcome Card

4.4 / 5

72 reviews

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

İstanbul Welcome Card

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 67.41 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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Valid 7 days
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Skip the ticket line


  • Skip the lines at the top attractions and museums (except Hagia Sophia)
  • 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 several museums and attractions (except Hagia Sophia)
  • Guided tours of the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace
  • 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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    Meeting point

    Your card will be sent directly to your hotel before you arrive in Istanbul. Email the activity provider your hotel's address. Delivery is not available to Airbnbs or private apartments.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Your card will be valid for 7 days hours after first use
    • The lines at Hagia Sophia cannot be skipped
    • Hagia Sophia tour: daily except at 10:00 and 11:30 AM
    • Topkapi Palace tour: daily except Tuesdays at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM
    • Basilica Cistern tour: daily except Sundays 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM (Basilica Cistern is currently under renovation, therefore you will visit the 1001 Cistern just next to it)
    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 72 reviews

    Review summary

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    the Istanbul Card is a great thing for the most important highlights, but we had imagined more under the tour in the Topkapi Palace, the guide told us quickly where what was, that was a shame, fortunately we had our own printouts and a bound travel guide included. Unfortunately, the app also explains very little, otherwise I can recommend the map.

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    May 17, 2022

    Everything super organized. The card was brought to my hotel. Description great, tours good, everything easy to find. Got a disposable headscarf for the Hagia Sophia Mosque, a coffee was included in the Top Kapi tour, and there was a fruit cup as a goodie on the boat tour, great service

    May 12, 2022

    Very organized group and well distributed in all states. The 24-hour active assistance service is excellent and is ready to provide immediate answers practically! Objectively, the price is high especially for destinations such as Turkey where the costs of the access ticket even with a guide are much lower than those shown by Get Your Guide!

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    April 22, 2022

    Product ID: 165510