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Istanbul Pass with Access to Top Attractions

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Explore the city conveniently with Istanbul Tourist Card. Save time and money at various attractions and experiences through skip-the-line access, discounts and free entry!


  • Skip the line and enter Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern, enjoy a Bosphorus cruise, and enter Hagia Sophia with this Istanbul Tourist Card valid for 7 days.

  • Go on English-guided tours of these popular attractions and get important information about their history and importance through an audio guide in 9 languages.

  • Get around the city by public transport and enjoy up to 10 free rides on the metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus, and Metrobus with a 20% discount on airport transfers, yacht tours, and more.

  • Take to the shimmering waters of the Bosphorous and experience Istanbul through this natural strait on a 90 min Bosphorus cruise.

  • Fun Fact: The Basilica Cistern was featured in the 2013 Jean-Baptiste Andrea’s film thriller Brotherhood of Tears and the Dan Brown novel Inferno in 2013.


  • Skip-the-line access and entry tickets to attractions

  • 30 min Hagia Sophia highlights tour

  • 30 min Topkapi Palace highlights tour

  • 30 min Basilica Cistern highlights tour

  • Unlimited stay inside each museum

  • Audio guide app in 9 languages

  • 90 min Bosphorus Cruise

  • 10 rides with public transportation

  • Digital guide book & map


  • Skip-the-line service for Hagia Sophia

  • Entrance into Harem of Topkapi

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

For one thing, the card certainly welcomes you to Istanbul with arms wide open. A great way to optimize your journey, the Istanbul Tourist Card offers great deals and benefits for any first-time traveler to hoard. Enjoy a myriad of perks from free rides on public transportation and skip-the-line entry to major museums to cruises on the magnificent Bosphorus, 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. Get the benefit of hotel delivery of your cards and up to 20% discount on Airport Transfers, Whirling Dervish Show, Bosphorus Dinner Cruise, Luxury Yacht Tour, 500 Year Historical Turkish Bath, Princes' Island Ferry Tickets, and much more!

Important Information

  • Your card will be valid for 7 days (in hours) after first use and only one-time entry is allowed at each attraction.

  • Audio guide app is available in English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish. The app can be downloaded on your smartphone prior to the visit.

  • Skip-the-line line tickets let you skip ticket lines, not the security line.

Security line waiting times

  • Topkapi Palace: up to 15 min

  • Basilica Cistern: up to 15 min

  • Hagia Sophia: up to 60 min

  • Bosphorus Cruise up: to 5 min

  • Please display your mobile/print pass with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

​​​​​​Free Hotel Delivery:

  • We deliver your card before your arrival at your hotel.

  • Your name will be on our list for 7 days, and you can join the included tours at available times.

How Do I Use My Pass

Pass can be redeemed at the attractions directly

  • Your pass gives you access to Skip the Line Service and all Ticket & Entry Fees, Hagia Sophia 30 min. Highlights Tour & Audio Guide, Topkapi Palace 30 min. Highlights Tour & Audio Guide, Basilica Cistern 30 min. Highlights Tour, Unlimited stay inside each Museum, 90 min. Bosphorus Cruise & Audio Guide, 10 Rides with Public Transportation.

  • You can redeem your pass by simply showing it at the entrance of each attraction to enter.

  • Your card is valid for 7 days from first use.

  • 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.

  • Only one-time entry is allowed at each museum.

  • Entry only with the tour guide.

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