Istanbul Welcome Card

What is Istanbul Welcome Card and should I get one?

Istanbul Welcome Card is a travel discount card provided by Istanbul’s authorized travel agents, offers combo attractions for less for individual, family or group during their Istanbul visit. And you will get valuable discounts of up to 50%.


There are four types of Istanbul Welcome Card (Classic, Premium and Deluxe), and all are valid for 7 days.

The Deluxe Card also offers three free tours accompanied by a historian in English and the Ministry’s Istanbul Museum Pass, which grants you free entry to Istanbul’s 12 state museums.

When you buy the Istanbul Welcome Card, it is also being delivered to your hotel for free.

Istanbul Welcome Card

1. Istanbul Welcome Card Classic

Includes

* 5 Rides with Public Transportation
* Bosphorus Cruise
* Digital Guide Book and Map (City map of Istanbul, Must do things in Istanbul, Suggestions for Istanbul tours, Useful information)
* Free Delivery to Hotel


Pricing & Validity

Valid for 7 days starting from your first activation. Price is € 19.

2. Istanbul Welcome Card Premium

Includes

* Hagia Sophia Museum Fast Track Entry Ticket
* Topkapi Palace Museum Fast Frack Entry Ticket
* 10 Rides with Public Transportation
* Bosphorus Cruise
* Digital Guide Book and City Map
* Free Delivery to Hotel

Pricing & Validity

Valid for 7 days starting from your first activation. Price is € 49.

3. Istanbul Family Card

Includes

* Unlimited WiFi Internet
* Bosphorus Cruise
* Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
* Sea Life Aquarium
* Legoland Discovery Center

Pricing & Validity

Valid for 7 days starting from your first activation. Price is € 55.

4. Istanbul Welcome Card Deluxe

Includes

* Fast Track Entry to 12 Museums (Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Harem, Chora Museum, Fethiye 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)
* 3 Tours by a Historian Guide
* 20 Rides with Public Transportation
* Bosphorus Cruise
* Digital Guide Book and City Map
* Free Delivery to Hotel

Pricing & Validity

Valid for 7 days starting from your first activation. Price is € 79.


How does it differ from the Museum Pass or the Istanbul Tourist Pass?

First of all, for the ones who will take attractions in addition to museums like majority of the tourists do, and stay 3 days or more in Istanbul, we do not recommend Istanbul Museum Pass. Because Tourist Pass or Welcome Card also offers the same museums and you may save more with them.

Tourist Pass is expensive than Welcome Card but while more expensive, you are having free access to higher end attractions without paying anything extra by Tourist Pass. Furthermore, you’ll get 3-days of unlimited mobile internet access with your pass along with WhatsApp traveler support, and one way airport transfer with Istanbul Tourist Pass.

If you think that guided Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museum visits or 12 state museums visit, plus Bosphorus cruise and 10-20 free ride Public Transportation would be enough for you, than we can recommend Istanbul Welcome Card.

And if you will stay 3 days or more in Istanbul and want to take the advantage of fast track entry, free access to all top attractions in Istanbul, and get unlimited internet and airport transfer, than we recommend Istanbul Tourist Pass.

How to Buy Istanbul Welcome Card?

You can buy Istanbul Welcome Card at the many selling points located at the New Istanbul Airport (IST), Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Eminonu and Sultanahmet Square. You can buy and see more on https://istanbulwelcomecard.com

You can also buy Istanbul Welcome Card via Istanbul’s authorized travel agents through Get Your Guide or Viator, which are world’s popular and trusted online tour selling companies. And they offer Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts.

But we recommend you to buy via Get Your Guide or Viator from the below links, as they offer Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts. And you’ll reward us with this (at no additional cost to you) and let us take commission from our hard works and keep our website alive.

Also many times there happens an additional discounts on the GYG and Viator offers. For example the Deluxe Card is cheaper on GYG and Viator right now. See them below.

Valid 3 to 7 days (from first activation), Skip the line, Printed or mobile voucher accepted, Instant confirmation, Wheelchair accessible, Easy cancellation, Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.