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Istanbul Welcome Card

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  • Go on English guided tours of popular attractions like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern
  • Save time and money while you enjoy the many perks attached to your welcome card
  • Get around the city in public transport and enjoy free rides for the course of your journey
  • Take to the shimmering waters of the Bosphorous and experience Istanbul through this natural strait
  • Simply display your card to use it and remove the hassle of individual redemption at different locations
  • Enjoy a 7-day validity from first use and immerse yourself in Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage
  • Click here for information on the Istanbul Welcome Card


  • Premium Welcome Card
  • Public transportation card
  • Bosphorous Cruise
  • English-speaking guide
  • Digital guide book and city map

Istanbul Welcome Card Premium

  • 10 rides with public transportation
  • Bosphorus cruise ticket and audio guide app
  • Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace tickets
  • Highlight tours with a local English-speaking guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel transfers
  • Additional gratuities

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Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule

why you should pick this card

For one thing, the card certainly welcomes you to Istanbul with arms wide open. A great way to optimize your journey, the Istanbul Welcome Card offers great deals and benefits for any first-time traveler to hoard on. Three different types of cards feature a myriad of perks from public transportation tickets and skip the line entry to major museums to cruises on the magnificent Bosphorous, and guided tours at Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Harem with a local and expert historian. With a digital guide on all things Istanbul and a map that can help you navigate, you’re set to explore and discover the true Turkish heritage and delight!

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Important Information

  • Click here for information on the Istanbul Welcome Card

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Children aged 0-5 yrs go free

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How To Get Your Card

  • Your card is valid for 7 days from first use
  • Only one-time entry is allowed at each museum
  • Entry only with tour guide
  • The card will be dropped off at your hotel before your arrival
  • If you stay in an Airbnb you must pick up the card from the Istanbul Welcome Card office
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