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İstanbul Welcome Card

1. İstanbul Welcome Card

When you arrive in Istanbul your welcome package will be waiting at your hotel for you. 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 Basilica Cistern, and the Topkapi Palace with a historian guide. You will 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.

Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

2. Istanbul: City Transport Card for Bus, Metro, Tram & Ferries

Experience Istanbul stress-free with a pre-charged travel card for public transport networks throughout the city. Travel on the metro, trams, buses, and ferries to experience the city like a local. Using your ticket is easy: simply swipe it at the entrance machines at each station of tram, metro, or public ferry boat. Your ticket will be validated upon each use and can be used for 5 or 10 rides depending on the option you book. Pick your card up at the airport or at the Istanbul Welcome Card offices in Istanbul. After booking, check your email for a city map and an e-booklet with discounts for attractions and activities in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Sunset Bosphorus Boat Tour

3. Istanbul: Sunset Bosphorus Boat Tour

The 2-hours Bosphorus and Golden Horn boat tour. The Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. This romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and Rumeli fortress. See ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful unique maritime landscapes.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

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4.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

So easy! Picked up our passes at the airport. We found it outside Gate 13, where commercial transportation picks up. The passes were loaded and worked with no problems making “topping off” not needed. We mainly used the train. We had a map but it would have been helpful to know when you should change trains to avoid using a ride. After swiping twice for a one swipe trip, a friendly passenger advised us to get off and then back on from Sultanhamet to Kabatas T1. Otherwise, made our travels smoother!

The guided tours were quite short, and you looked at the sights yourself. But the Istanbul Card was worth it to get past the queue. However, we looked at the Hagia Sophia alone late in the evening, during the day the queue was too long. If you pick up the tickets at the airport, you should know that they are on floor -2, where the buses go. This is incorrectly stated in the meeting point description

Super convenient and easy to work with. The addresses from where the guide will be waiting for you are in a bundle. You can pick up your envelope at the airport at a kiosk. Really the max!

Very well organised, easy to find the meeting points and very professionals guides explaining everything in a very good English.

Easy to use. They’d sent to your address and u good to go