provides you with the scope of getting your cards delivered conveniently at your self-booked hotel, and you are not required to visit any place to obtain the card.
Know before you go:
Inclusions that the Card possess:
Public transportation: When the credit for public transportation is used, you can reload your public transport card with new credit at vending machines at any station
Guide book: After purchase, you will receive your English digital Istanbul guide book and city map as a PDF file to your email account.
Bosphorus Cruise: Reservation is not required for the Bosphorus cruise. You can board between 10:00 am-6:00 pm daily. The cruise will be 90 minutes long. The marine officer will be waiting for you at the welcome card Pier at Eminönü Ferry Station at the Golden Horn, just across the Spice Bazaar and next to the Galata Bridge.
Ticket Types for Istanbul Welcome Card:
Hagia Sophia Ticket with Fast Track Entry-
30-minute introduction and orientation by official Hagia Sophia licensed guide
You can stay inside the Hagia Sophia as long as you want
Time: 9:00am/10:00am/11:00am/12:00pm/1:00pm/2:00pm/3:00pm, daily except Mondays. Reservation is not required.
Look for Welcome Card guide in front of the Hagia Sophia, between the entrance and exit.
Topkapi Palace Ticket with Fast Track Entry-
30-minute introduction and orientation by official Topkapi Palace licensed guide
You can stay inside the Topkapi Palace as long as you want
Time: 9:30am/10:30am/11:30am/12:30pm/1:30pm/2:30pm, daily except Tuesdays. Reservation is not required
Look for Welcome Card guide at the Sultan Ahmet Fountain, in front of Topkapi Palace entrance
Includes fast entry to 13 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 and Basilica Cistern. You can visit each museum once only.
Guided tours for Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern are available in English only. Reservation is not required. You can make all 3 tours in one day or on a separate day.
Meet up location:
Look for Welcome Card Historian Guide in front of the Hagia Sophia, between the entrance.
Tour Schedule (except Mondays and Tuesdays):
Duration: 60 minutes
Duration: 20 minutes
Topkapi Palace and Harem
Duration: 90 minutes
-There are no child tickets for the Istanbul welcome card. Children will be charged at the same price as adults.