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Istanbul Welcome Card Overview

Grab the opportunity with Welcome Card in Istanbul that comes with 3 budget-friendly options and lets you avail the benefits of transportation, visiting museums, and enjoy discovering Istanbul with great convenience. Also gather great joy of taking a cruise ride over the waters of Istanbul’s Bosphorus and visit places such as Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace.

What to Expect from Istanbul Welcome Card:

Explore Istanbul with 3 budget-friendly cards:
Gather immense joy and happiness with availing the Istanbul welcome card and visit the famous museums, monuments and other prominent tourists' attractions by choosing any of the 3 pocket-friendly cards. Select any one of the variants that are available with the welcome card and undergo a fun-filled sightseeing tour.

Enjoy cruise over Istanbul’s Bosphorus:
Not only a sightseeing activity, the welcome card lets you enjoy a joyous and delightful cruise session over Istanbul's Bosphorus. The cruise session would surely let you gather unlimited memories with your loved ones when you are in Istanbul.

Experience fast track entry to Hagia Sophia:
The welcome card in Istanbul makes you enter the famous Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace in no time, with super-fast entry systems. The fast track entry feature, included with the welcome card lets you skip long lines and waiting for your turn.

Get your card delivered to your hotel:
The Istanbul welcome card 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:
Premium 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

Deluxe Card:
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):

Hagia Sophia
Time: 10:00am
Duration: 60 minutes

Basilica Cistern
Time: 11:30am
Duration: 20 minutes

Topkapi Palace and Harem
Time: 12:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes

-There are no child tickets for the Istanbul welcome card. Children will be charged at the same price as adults.


  • Welcome Card in Istanbul

Other Inclusions

  • Welcome Card
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  • 5 tickets for public transportation (Metro, Tram, Ferry, Funicular, Bus, Metrobus)
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  • 90-minute Bosphorus Cruise with audio guide app
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  • Guide book and metro map

Things To Carry

  • Sunglasses
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  • Sunscreen Lotion
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  • Thrillophilia Voucher
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  • Id Proof


  • There are no child tickets for Istanbul Welcome Card. Children will be charged at the same price as adults.
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
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  • The cards are valid for 7 days from the delivery time

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Istanbul Welcome Card: Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity

Istanbul Welcome Card: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Istanbul Welcome Card: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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