Istanbul Welcome Card Premium: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace & Transport

Istanbul Welcome Card Premium: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace & Transport

Get quick access and an introductory walk at Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. Travel free on public transport and enjoy a Bosphorus cruise.

Get quick access and an introductory walk at Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. Travel free on public transport and enjoy a Bosphorus cruise.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Instant confirmation
  • public (with other participants)
  • mobile voucher is accepted
    Show your booking confirmation or voucher on your mobile phone or tablet. Alternatively, you can almost always also present your booking confirmation or voucher in paper form. You will receive further information in the booking confirmation.

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Your experience


  • Enjoy the many advantages of the Premium Card
  • Get quick admission to Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi Palace and learn about the sights during an introduction
  • Travel by public transport and explore the Bosporus on a cruise


With the Istanbul Welcome Card Premium you get priority access to the two most famous sights of the city. You can also use public transport and explore the Bosphorus on a boat trip.

Fast admission Hagia Sophia:
Visit the legendary Hagia Sophia of Istanbul. Meet your guide in front of the museum and get straight to the entrance without waiting. This way, you can save a lot of time.

You can start daily except Mondays at 09:00, 10:30 and 14:45. If you have missed your starting time, this is no problem, because you can easily take part in one of the following dates at no extra charge. Your guide will be waiting for you at the indicated times before Hagia Sophia.

You will receive a short 15-minute orientation on the long history of the Hagia Sophia and a description of how to get to the different parts of the building. Then you can explore the building at your own pace.

Fast admission Topkapi Palace:
Meet your guide in front of the glorious Topkapi Palace and walk with him past the queues directly into the palace. You can start daily except Tuesdays at 11:30 and 13:30. Here you can also take part in a later start time if you miss the date.

Your professional travel guide will give you a brief introduction to the exciting history of the Topkapi Palace and its construction. Afterwards you can enjoy the palace on your own. You can have a long coffee break or explore the palace as long as you like.

Tickets for public transportation:
You will also receive a public transport ticket with 10 tickets which you can use to take the underground, tram, ferry, funicular, bus and metro. If you use all the tickets, you can reload your card with new tickets at any station.

Travel guide and city map:
Immediately after your order we will send you a digital travel guide and a city map as a PDF file. The contents of the digital travel guide are: City map - What you should do - Tour suggestions - Useful information.

Bosphorus cruise:
During a Bosphorus cruise you can enjoy wonderful views over the shimmering waterway of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Discover enchanting bridges, palaces, fortresses, luxurious villas and many other historic sites. The trips take place every day hourly between 11:00 and 17:00 and last 90 minutes.

Discounts with our partners:
In addition, with the Istanbul Welcome Card you receive discounts from our partners. You can explore Istanbul flexibly and save a lot of money!

Please note

Additional information

The ticket is valid for 7 days.

Included in the price

  • Fast access to Hagia Sophia
  • Fast access to the Topkapi Palace
  • 10 tickets for public transport
  • Digital travel guide and city map
  • Bosphorus cruise

Meeting point

Free delivery to your hotel.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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