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Istanbul welcome cards

Availability: 7 days
Duration: Flexible
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Receive Istanbul's ultimate welcome card
  • Fast track entry to museums
  • Travel confortably around Istanbul
  • Get discounts on other activities
What to expect

Choose between three different card-options to discover Istanbul and its charme.

Deluxe Card (7 days)

  • Fast track entry with a museum pass to museums: with your museum pass you have fast track entries to following museums: Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palace - Harem - Chora Museum - Fethiye (Pammakristos) Museum - Galata Mevlevi House - Great Palace Mosaics Museum - Hagia Irene - Istanbul Archaeological Museums - Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum - Rumeli Fortress - Science and Technology in Islam, Basilica Cistern
  • 3 Tours by an historian guide: visit the world famous historical monuments of Istanbul with a local specialist. Learn about the legendary Hagia Sophia, the glorious Topkapi Palace, Harem and the Basilica Cistern with one of the few historian guides in Istanbul. Daily available times (except Mondays and Tuesdays): Hagia Sophia at 10.00am- tour duration: 60 minutes, Basilica Cistern at 11.30am - tour duration: 20 minutes, Topkapi Palace and Harem at 12.30pm - tour duration: 90 minutes.
  • Public Transportation Card incl. 20 Tickets: you will receive the public transportation card loaded with 20 Tickets you can use on the metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus and metrobus. When your 20 tickets are finished you can reload your public transportation card with new tickets at any station.
  • Guide book and metro map: as soon as you confirm your reservation you will receive per email the following: city map - must do things - tour suggestions - useful Information
  • Bosphorus Cruise: enjoy a breathtaking cruise over the shimmering waters of Istanbul’s magnificent Bosphorus. See bridges, palaces, fortresses, seaside residences and many other historical places. You can join the cruise everyday every hour. You can board between 10.00am and 6.00pm. The cruise will be 90 minutes long. The marine officer will be waiting for you at the Istanbul Welcome Card pier at Eminönü Ferry Station at the Golden Horn, just across the Spice Bazaar and next to the Galata Bridge.
  • 20% discount on the partner's shop: after your reservation you will get your personal discount code, so you can book additional tours, attractions, experiences and transfers in Istanbul.

Premium Card (7 days)

  • Hagia Sophia fast track entry: take the shortest way into the legendary Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Choose the time that suits you best, meet your guide in front of the museum, and pass the long ticket lines directly to the entrance. You can save up to 2 or 3 hours. Choose between 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm. You will get a brief 30 minutes orientation about the long history of Hagia Sophia and how to get to the different parts of the building.
  • Topkapi Palace Fast Trak Entry: this is the shortest way into the glorious Topkapi Palace Museum of Istanbul which had been the house of the Ottoman sultans for 4 centuries. Choose between 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, every day except Tuesdays. Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card guide at the Sultan Ahmet Fountain, in front of Topkapi Palace entrance. You will be given a brief orientation about what the history of the Topkapi Palace and where to find different courtyards and galleries. After you can also enjoy a long coffee break in-between looking over a spectacular Bosphorus view or just walk around for as long as you like.
  • Public Transportation Card incl. 10 Tickets: you will receive the public transportation card loaded with 10 Tickets you can use on the metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus and metrobus. When your 10 tickets are finished you can reload your public transportation card with new tickets at any station.
  • Guide book and metro map: as soon as you confirm your reservation you will receive per email the following: city map - must do things - tour suggestions - useful Information
  • Bosphorus Cruise: enjoy a breathtaking cruise over the shimmering waters of Istanbul’s magnificent Bosphorus. See bridges, palaces, fortresses, seaside residences and many other historical places. You can join the cruise everyday every hour. You can board between 10.00am and 6.00pm. The cruise will be 90 minutes long. The marine officer will be waiting for you at the Istanbul Welcome Card pier at Eminönü Ferry Station at the Golden Horn, just across the Spice Bazaar and next to the Galata Bridge.
  • 20% discount on the partner's shop: after your reservation you will get your personal discount code, so you can book additional tours, attractions, experiences and transfers in Istanbul.

Classic Card (7 days)

  • Public transportation card incl. 5 tickets: you will receive the public transportation card loaded with 5 tickets you can use on the metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus and metrobus. When your 5 tickets are finished you can reload your public transportation card with new tickets at any station.
  • Guide book and metro map: as soon as you confirm your reservation you will receive per email the following: city map - must do things - tour suggestions - useful Information.
  • Bosphorus Cruise: enjoy a breathtaking cruise over the shimmering waters of Istanbul’s magnificent Bosphorus. See bridges, palaces, fortresses, seaside residences and many other historical places. You can join the cruise everyday every hour. You can board between 10.00am and 6.00pm. The cruise will be 90 minutes long. The marine officer will be waiting for you at the Istanbul welcome card pier at Eminönü Ferry station at the Golden Horn, just across the Spice Bazaar and next to the Galata bridge.
  • 20% discount on the partner's shop: after your reservation you will get your personal discount code, so you can book additional tours, attractions, experiences and transfers in Istanbul.
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What's included
  • 5-10-20 tickets for the public transportation according to the chosen card
  • Fast track entrance to different attractions according to the chosen card
  • Discounts at selected partners for all cards
  • Bosphorus Cruise for all cards
  • Guide book and metro map for all cards
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Where
  • Istanbul Welcome Card Office: Hobyar Mah. Emirler Hanı Sok. 2, Sirkeci Palas Han, Third Floor Office 303, 34112 Fatih
  • Newspapaper Kiosk: Cankurtaran Mah. , Ayasofya Meydanı 10, Sultanahmet
Meeting point:

Istanbul Welcome Card Office or Newspapaper Kiosk in front of Hagia Sophia.

What to remember
  • You can visit each museum one time
  • Reservations for the tours are not required: your name will be for 7 days on the the list. You can come at the available days and times and meet your Istanbul welcome card guide
  • All tours will be in English
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When

Valid for 7 days from purchase

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Provider
Istanbul Welcome Card
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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