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Istanbul Public transportation tickets

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İstanbul Welcome Card

1. İstanbul Welcome Card

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

Excellent for visiting multiple museums, for discounts and for guided tours. Excellent possibility to have it delivered directly to the hotel on the day of arrival Fair prices Super recommended if you want to visit many attractions in Istanbul

For an additional charge, they took it to the lobby! Excellent and rechargeable. If you are going to return to Istanbul, don't give it away because you can recharge it. I gave mine away and I regretted it!!

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!

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