1057 verified customer reviews
Martin Dedeke - Germany
The card was really worth it. I can only recommend it. At the hotel, I was immediately given the Istanbul Welcome Card. I enjoyed the Bosphorus tour very much.
Perfect card for public transport.
It is worth to buy, convenient and easy to top up if you needed to travel more via public transport.
Trevor Greenhough Canada
The guys at the Kadiköy desk were the most helpful and got us set up with cards to move around he city! Çok iyi!
miguel - Costa Rica
todo salió bien, hay varios guías simpáticos y colaboradores
MARC - Belgium
Beate - Germany
Sybarite - Alabama
it saves time to buy the combo ticket. the guide gives a brief description of what we will find at each location. helps us get thru the line faster. would definitely reccomend
Juliana – Brazil
La tarjeta ha sido una excelente decisión y ya estaba en nuestro hotel a nuestra llegada lo cual fue perfecto
the experiences were brief but it really depends on who you get as guide. nonetheless this is a good starting point for anyone who is totally unsure of what to do in Istanbul.
Bassoum - Djibouti
C'était super sympa, le bateau était agréable et le personnel aussi. On s'est laissé emporté par le bruit de la mer et le vol des oiseaux . Par ailleurs, le paysage suivait aussi! Istanbul est une très belle ville que je recommanderai à tous. A notre arrivée pour la prise des billets, nous avons été bien guidés par un agent qui délivre les tickets. C'était très sympa!
petronella - Netharland
in al zijn eenvoud , zonder pracht en praal mooi ;een goed verhaal van een gids maakt het interessanter.
Samira – Turkey
génial très bien organisé le Mr nous a installé l'application pour avoir la traduction en français Catherine nous a permis de profiter simplement de la croisière et de bien comprendre chaque monument je recommnde cette activitée
Raj - Pakistan
My time spent listening to “Bahar,” our guide, was a pleasant one. She was very friendly, and took the time to explain any questions I asked.
Bereits das zweite mal angefordert, pünktliche Lieferung ins Hotel guter Service
Olga – Spain
El empleado de la taquilla excepcional!!! Un chico grandote y barba
CWong - Malaysia
When I had planned a trip to Turkey, there were 2 essential things on my dream list to do. One was to cruise on The Bosphorus Straits in Istanbul, and the other was to experience a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia. I found Istanbul Welcome Card (IWC), bought their Classic Card and thoroughly enjoyed its benefits. My purchase gave me the use of the IstanbulKart (a must have in Istanbul)- an electronically charged card with five credits, giving me access to the trams, furnicular, ferries along with maps and Pdf guides to show me how to move around to enjoy the diverse, unique city stretched over two continents. It was worth every usage as the Classic Card package was delivered to my hotel the day before my arrival and also included a 90min Bosphorus cruise from Eminönu pier. All for the very affordable price of €19. The cruise was wonderful! Seeing the beauty of famed sites along the cruise route with the opportunity to bathe in Istanbul's beauty and capture that on my camera was a mission accomplished because of IWC. I value freedom when I travel. The joy of moving around at my own pace is both educational and liberating as I get to see and do things which interest me. I also get the chance to meet locals and other visitors whom sometimes become newfound friends. So if I got to see and to do what I had dreaned to do at a fraction of the price, why not?
Catherine – France
Après une journée de marche excellent. Personnel très agréable
Stina - Sweden
Allt funkade jättebra. Korten fanns på hotellet när vi kom. Bäst var de förladdade korten att åka tunnelbana och spårvagn med. Bosporenturen var dock inte den bra. Dessutom en mycket enkel toa för alla på båten. Välj en annan guidad färjetur om ni är intresserade av att se Istanbul från vattnet.
Adriano – Italy
La cerimonia dei dervisci mi ha colpito molto, anche grazie all'atmosfera data dalla stazione. Nella prima parte ci sono 4 musicisti e solo in un secondo momento arrivano i dervisci che inizialmente camminano e interagiscono tra loro e successivamente iniziano a roteare. Assolutamente da vedere! Il costo dell'attività è inferiore se preso direttamente in loco..
Geetha – India
Our guide was great. We had a small group no more than 10 people and he spent comfortable time ensuring that we understood the intricacies. He was a historian and that showed in his explanations. Loved it totally.
Danilo – Brazil
Matthias Reiner -Germany
Everday a Great Moment to have the Istanbul Card...perfect
Andreas Görlitz, Germany
Easy to use.....
Samara – Spain
Wayne K. - Great Britain
We were only in Istanbul for three nights so chose the classic card. Excellent value and the Bosphorous cruise alone was worth more than the 19 Euro cost, throw in the five rides on public transport and it was very good value. We took the ferry over to the Asian side of Istanbul as one of our rides which was well worth it.
Kieran - London
Such a nice card fellas, travel is much easier with that...
Richard - Ireland
I got a lot of discounts and also there was the transportation card inside the package. Also contact people were always ready to help. Definitely recommended!
Mark from Canada
Every money spent was worth it Good service
Hammad Khan - Pakistan
As we reached the airport the guys were there to pick up. The transport card that was given was really a great help. Would definitely use the service again whenever i'll plan for Turkey again.
Deniz - Turkey
Frédéric, - France
The tour with Gamze to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Cisterns Basilica was great! She is very knowledgeable and gave us an amazing insight into Turkish culture and history. We used public transport more than expected, we strongly recommend a pass with Istanbulkart included.
Herbert - UAE
- amazing city - the IST card is worth every cent - got to see it all what we had on our agenda - our tour guide (Gezi !!!) was amazing, she made it a lasting memory
Sarah - Switzerland
We did a full day tour to Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. The tour was very pleasant and at no point boring or exhausting. We can especially thank our guide Mehmed, who on the one hand took very good care of us and on the other hand told a lot of interesting information about the sights. His sympathetic and upbeat manner made the tour a real experience. Thank you very much for this experience.
We enjoyed tour with our tour guide Samet. It was amazing. Highly recommended.
The envelope was waiting at our hotel as expected. We hired a car through Welcome Card to and from the airport. That was flawless. The 10 free public transport trips came in handy. Used 6 of the 10 in our short 48 hour trip, including a ferry to the Anatolian/Asian side. The Metro and trolley/train car were clean, safe, and easy. We were confused by the turnstyle, not sure our card was working. Turned out we were just dumb. It worked fine, and we just had to push the turnstyle. Used the free Hagia Sophia Tour, just showed up, and Hakan was awesome. There were so many people at 10:00, Mehmet is supposed to be great, but they called in Hakan and we only had 8 in our small group, while Mehmet went off with a larger group. The starting point was east to find and the tour was on time, fun, and interesting. The free Bosphorus cruise was such a relaxing way to end the day. Overall, the Premiet card was definitely worthwhile.
Had the premium card for 2 days in Istanbul which was delivered to our hotel before we arrived. Did the Aya Sophia and Cisterns on the first day and Topkapi Palace and the boat trip on the second. The 3 guides we had were all very informative but could speak more slowly for those whose English isn’t their first language. The meeting point for the palace and the cistern were different to the leaflet. Having the travel card was great. Would recommend
Really good flexibility with the trips and good value for money. Packs were waiting at our hotel and transport cards were very helpful. Guides very informative. Meeting point easy to find.
Klaus Blumenstein - Germany
Very good tour guides and good to find meeting point. Good value for the money.
Christian Hainsch - Germany
The Premium package is really a good investment if you want to visit Istanbul. No queuing, easy access to all important sites and a very friendly and helpful team from reservation to the guides. I can only recommend Istanbul Welcome Card and I am very happy to have experienced such a great service from so many nice people.
Shrimpton - UK
Informative, friendly and good fun
Petra Schwerter Germany
I verry good way to visit the big points of Istanbul. Many Informations and a lot of History. Think you!
Wanwilai - Thailand
Holding Istanbul Premium Card is something that you should have as it helps you save your time of queuing for ticket especially for those top attraction places like Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Place and Basilica Cistern. Moreover, this skip-the-line privilege comes with personal guide which helps you visit those places with historical background.
Vera - Germany
It was a great joy and i completely can recommend the Istanbul Card.
Ideal!!!! Super guide Emre!
Guides was ok, meeting points was easy to find. Value for the money is ok. Only registration at meeting point is so slow. The guide scanned 40 min all confirmation mails. Even the ordinary line was faster.
I stayed in Istanbul with a group of 11 people. The Istanbul Card was an excellent choice. The guides were very kind and professionell. It was easy tho find the meeting points and a great help to have the tickets for the public transport and the Bosporus Tour.
Eleonora - Italy
Per la nostra prima volta ad Istanbul ci siamo affidati a loro e ci siamo trovati davvero molto bene. Le guide sono tutte molto preparate e ci hanno dato delle spiegazioni molto esaustive. Abbiamo preso la Premium Card con 10 tratte, Visita guidata a Santa Sofia, Basilica Cisterna, Palazzo Topkapi e giro in nave sul Bosforo. Vi consigliamo molto questa card. Abbiamo deciso di dividere le visite in più giorni in modo tale da avere tempo di visita in autonomia ma se si vuole, si può scegliere di fare tutto in una giornata. I tempi di attesa alle attrazioni sono sempre stati più che accettabili, 10-20 minuti al massimo. Salutiamo calorosamente le nostre care guide con cui ci siamo trovati davvero molto bene: Naciye Buse (che ci ha fatto da guida privata per il palazzo Topkapi, eravamo solo noi 3 ed è stato pazzesco!) e Dampse (non penso di averlo scritto giusto, che ci ha fatto da guida alla Cisterna Basilica).
Christopher Bailey uk
Really enjoying the experience with great guides, trouble free sightseeing
Harkan is a very friendly and wellinformed guide. Thanks a lot ! Urs
Die Tour mit Hakan durch den Topkapipalast, cisterne und Hagia Sophia war sehr interessant, amüsant und kurzweilig. Wir starteten mit Topkapipalast, danach die cisterne und zum Schluss Hagia Sophia. Keine Warteschlangen, angenehmes Tempo und eine Stunde Mittagspause in einem Restaurant der eigenen Wahl. Hat alles hervorragend geklappt, vielen Dank an Hakan!
Markus Jakobi, Germany
all together I am confrotable with the instanbul card, but I have to mention a few things: First I got only 3 istanbul cards instead of four. Second I became with every of the 3 instanbul cards a recharcheble public transportation card, but in the fourth envelope there was just a non recharcheble card. This was not too bad, but not so comfortable. All the guides at the sights were very kind an professionell and spoke a good english. Thank you very much. With kind regards Markus Jakobi
Hannes - Germany
Everything was perfect. Guide was top. Meeting Point was easy to flnd. The description was very good. Thank you!!
Wolfgang Köstlin, Germany
Top service, all I want. No waiting. Interesting Information.
Arthur Almeida -UK
Very good guide, lines skipped and team very kind. Approved
This card is fully worth it! Excellent service while buying it from Mr.Burkhan!!!! Excellent guide Cem. Communication by WhatsApp. I can fully recommend it. Istanbul Card for our transfer was included. Thank you to Burkhan and his team. It would be great if you sell this card at ALL airports by arrival.
Dung Do - USA
The tour was very good especially the guide, Hakan, very knowledgeable.
Milan - Ceoatia
Krum - Germany
IstanbulWelcomeCard is definetly worth getting. The team behind this idea was very helpful after my Hotel made a mistake and misplaced my card. The sorted me out and gave me a new card, plus some delicious Turkish tea. The tour guides are top notch, very knowledgeable and always eager to answer any spontaneous questions. 10/10 would recommend.
Sonja - Croatia
The whole experience was really good, I can particularly recommend the tour guide Emre, who was our host at the Hagia Sophia, awesome job Emre!!!
The delivery of the menu is easy to order and it arrives very fast to the hotel, from one day to the other, the service is reliable, the tour guides are always punctual, very friendly and with interesting speeches. It is a very good option to start and end the trip in Turkey. Thank you
Siti Hajar, Malaysia
Choosing Istanbul Welcome Card is the best choice.. Its very easy and helpful! Thank you to Mr. Semih helped us a lot throughout Istanbul. He also always helped us with everything we needed. I will tell in my blog about the service provided which is very good! Thank you so much!
Bill Kite - New Zealand
I purchased the Premium Welcome card prior to my arrival in Istanbul and it paid practical and beneficial dividends throughout my trip. The discounts for airport transfers and unique experiences were significant, the ability to use the excellent tram and mass transit system immediately and the guided tours of many of Istanbuls historical treasures added a great deal to my first visit to this historical living museum. Undoubtedly, the most appreciated aspect was the personalized, professional support of the Welcome Card team. One of their customer support staff was Semih and he got right back to me with advice and solutions within minutes of my having sent WhatsApp messages requesting his assistance. His friendly expertise and efficiency was really impressive and is the primary reason I would unconditionally recommend this travel asset to anyone planning a trip to Istanbul
Gery Cherneva - Bulgaria
We spent 4 days in Istanbul. Our cards were at the hotel before our arrival. Perfect organised, tourist-friendly explained and the combination of services totally covered our expectations. Everywhere we met smily guides with good manners. You could get useful advices for all touristic issues. Travel cards are the best option to get all the transport you need.
Excellent package and knowledgeable guides. Great information about meeting points and very good value for money Thoroughly recommend
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Card is easy to use and gives you the possibility to have guided Tours on most popular sight in Istanbul. It is very convenient for using public transport.
I recommend everyone to buy the card even if unfortunately the remaining money is not refunded.
It was very good organisated. W-LAN mostly not available. No Fast-Track-Entry into Hagia Sophia. Traffic-Tickets very helpfull.
Eddie - UK
This tour was great. We had to wait in a long queue but our guide Jon kept us going with his stories, tips and fun facts. He really made Hagia Sophia a worth while visit with his wonderful insight.
Claudia - CH
The Istanbul Welcome pass is a super and easy way to visit the most important attractions in Istanbul. It is definitely worth buying. We had great tour guides ???? who shared very valuable insignts. We got the premium pass which allowed us to use public transportation. On a separate note, the QR-Code is not necessary for the audio application as listed on instructions and you need to be connected to the internet to be able to listen the audio guide. It is important to download before the supporting app from the apple store or google play. In short, a great value for money!
Michael Krapp - Germany
Everything worked out great. The tours were very informative, the meeting points easy to find. I felt well supported all around. Thank you and see you next time.
Very good experience with Istanbul Welcome Card. Few improvement ideas like better user experience with card pickup at airport and information to customer regarding non-individual check-in at highlights.I can recommend it. It does help to calm down your Istanbul visit.
Michael - Germany
The app was not compatible with my mobile phone, but that was no problem in the end. The meeting points and the guides were easy to find and everything was well-organized. Skipping the lines saved a lot of time in some places. The input given by the guides was very good. As I visited Istanbul for work and didnt have too much time for myself the package was just perfect to make the most of the time I had.
Albus - Germany
Thorsten - Germany
Brigitte - Österreich
Gut organisiert, leider werden keine Touren auf deutsch angeboten
It’s a good value for the money, knowledgeable guide, easy to find meeting spots. The only downside is that I had a lot of trouble with my havaist tickets. The casher at the airport didn’t know what to do , the same at the bus stop in Istanbul on my way back.
Eva Németh Hungary
Everything was fine I’ll only can recommend .
10 transportation rides (rechargeable in case more needed), no queues, visits with guide and delivered to hotel prior to arrival. Excellent value for money
Guide with strong Voice!
Staff are lovely really look after you. Tours are really good Hagia Sofia and Basillica
Susan - USA
Michele - South Africa
The biggest benefit of the Welcome Card was the fact that one could skip the terribly long lines at the Hagia Sophia, the Underground Cistern and the Topkapi Palace - in the extreme heat we would not have survived two hours waiting in the sun! The guides were knowledgeable and helpful and the guided tours were not too long, which left us with enough time on our own, with our audio guides to help us further. A perfect combination of real guides plus audio guides! The Bosphorus tour was lovely. The tram trips on the card were a nice bonus. I would highly recommend the Welcome Card!
Jorge Torró - Spain
Nice visit. We didnt have to queue before visiting the Cistern, and the tour guide that told us about Hagia Sophia was awesome.
Die Tour fing wirklich toll an. Er grueßte uns und erklaerte uns die ganze route. Man merkte einfach, dass er ein lieber und gutmütiger Mensch ist, weshalb die ganze Reise durch Istanbul wie in eine seidenweiche und sanfte Hülle gepackt war. Es gab auch sehr viel interaktive Pausen zwischendurch die uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht haben. Die ganze Tour hatte einen sehr persönlichen touch und wir haben nicht nur viel über die reiche Geschichte von Istanbul gelernt sonder auch sehr gerne zugehört. Um abzuschiessen - er ist der beste Tourguide, den wir bi jetzt hatten. Haluk ist sehr herzlich, sehrfreundlich, sehr liebevoll, total weltoffen und leidenschaftlich in seinem Job. Unsere Gruppe war begeistert von seiner Tour und seiner Person! Wir wuenschen ihm nur das Beste und hoffen, dass er und seine Arbeit geschaetzt wird. Nhi, Bao, Tin, Tim, Hanne, Charles
Eugenio - Italy
Tour guide verso professional
Alberto Rey Estrada
Everything was excellent.
Brilliant guide tour HAKHEM. WE HAD A GOOD TIME
Afroze Miah - United Kingdom
This is a great way to see and experience Istanbul, with the supprot of guidesd who know the ciry and its rick heritage very well. I was a bit reticent about spending a fairly large amount of money on this but decided to go ahead as I saw the very good reviews online and on Youtube. I wasnt disappointed and recommend this company and the Premium Package!
Z. Boteva, Netherlands
All the people of the istanbul card were amaizing. We enjoyed everything very much. Even bought extra tickets to go to dolmabache palace. I would recommend the istanbul card to enyone. The only difficulty was to find the istanbul card/tourist information office in Fatih.as we were staying in a rbnb they couldnt send it. It was almost impossible to find, and we lost a lot of time to look for it, but once there, the people were very helpful.
Jorge Garriga Perez - Spain
We enjoyed tours of Hagya Sophia, topkapi Palace and the basilic cistern. The 3 guides were excelent. In topkapi Emre explained everything very useful and the best was to Void cues.
The guides was easy to find, kind and helpful. The constraints (visiting hours and dates) was too restrictive. Impossible to visit everything within the timetable.
Vielen Dank für die Touren. Alles ist sehr gut organisiert und die Guides sind sehr nett und kennen sich sehr gut aus. Wir können es sehr empfehlen.
Me gusto todo el tour, el guia Mehmet, muy bueno simpático y muy buena explicación de los lugares donde estuvimos. Súper recomendable!
Andrea - Austuria
Super netter Guide, freundlich, rücksichtsvoll, humorvoll und sehr informativ. Kann ich nur weiter empfehlen! Englisch ist gut verständlich. Vielen Dank!
Malenne - Singapore
Very organized tours. Tour guides are knowledgeable and friendly!
We enjoyed our tours and how helpful and friendly the staff was. Thank you to Ezgi. She was extremely patient, knowledgeable, and respectful.
Jacqueline - Italy
We had Hagia Sophia and Cistern tours with Hakan. İt was really nice and we enjoyed so much. Thank you for the tours i recommend everyone
Harry - Netherland
Merhaba Hakan, We had a very pleasant afternoon and are really happy we met you! We hope to see you once again . We wish you good health and all the best in live for you and your family. Warm greetings, Dirk and Harry
Dirk De Smedt
Today we did the walking tour Grand bazar and the modern town with Hakan. He showed us the real life and hidden places in Istanbul. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it very much. Hakan is not our tour guide anymore, but our friend! We highly recommend everybody to join him!!!
Maria Cardenas - Colombia
Nuestra foto con ezgı gran guıa dısfrutamos nuestra premıum card???? Muy buena guıa, buen tour, valıo la pena la premıum card ???? Los guıas son muy amables. Vale la pena
Die Führung von Ezgi war sehr informativ. Wir sind sehr zufrieden und würden sie jedem weiterempfehlen.
Super Führung. Kompetente Guides. Wir sind sehr zufrieden. danke Mehmet und esgi
Die Welcomecard ist ein Volltreffer: super Organisation, super praktisch mit den Öffis unterwegs sein zu können und vor allem ganz tolle Führungen. Wir haben alle Walking tours und Führungen genutzt weil die Guides einfach so sympathisch, lustig und fachlich super kompetent waren. Danke für die tollen Tage
Benedikt - Germany
Die Tour ist für einen ersten Überblick sehr zu empfehlen. Mehmet hatte viele tolle Infos für uns. Die Tagestour hatte mehrere Teile, sodass es öfter längere Pausen gab. Ein besonderes Erlebnis war die Fahrt mit der historischen Bahn ‚Tünel‘.
C - Turkey
Everything went super smooth in tours. Special thanks to Ezgi who performed our Topkapı palace tour. The premium card meets with our needs in Istanbul. Transportation card to the walking tours in city well organized and delightful. We had memorable days in İstanbul thanks to this card. Well done, see you again.
Megan - USA
I ordered the Welcome Card for my spouse and I b/c we were staying in Istanbul for 5 days and it seemed to hit every tour we wanted (Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace). Tours were good, though maybe they should re-name the Markets & Roof-tops Tour b/c we did not get to go on any roof tops (likely closed? or just not enough time to hit them along with the markets). Cruise ticket is a separate piece of paper! Do not forget to bring it to the dock before boarding. It is the small red paper with the cruise times on it. Otherwise, Welcome Card team was great! I had a last minute hotel change, and they got everything to the new hotel without any hassle. =)
I recommend it for everyone who wants to Visit Istanbul.
everything went well
Eva - Germany
mit Emre & Mehmet hatten wir zwei tolle Guides für unsere Touren durch die Hagia Sophia, den Topkapi Palast sowie über den Historischen Basar + Galata Tower. Die Atmosphäre war immer sehr locker und die beiden hatten eine Menge interessante Dinge zu den jeweiligen Highlights zu berichten. Es war super so etwas über Istanbul und seine Sehenswürdigkeiten kennenzulernen. ?
best way to explore istanbul
Mark Williams - England
Visited in March 2022. Used the pubic transport 6-7 times and found this to be valuable. Went on walking tour of the Grand Bazaar and spice market and found Emer to be very knowledgeable and engaging, however we didnt venture onto any rooftops which was disappointing. We also did the tour of the palace, but found the guide to be full of himself and found his tour boring. Would I recommend the card .... Yes I would
The guides are really informative and provide a lot of information. They very well educated and can speak different languages. Emir even converse fluently in Chinese Mandarin with me. Friendly and helpful. Turkish people, young and elderly are very helpful.
Tres bonne vısıte, complete et ınteressante, ıls sont tres gentıls et dısponıble
Istambul Welcome Card has experıenced and knowlegdable guıdes that make your experıence both enjoyable and ınformatıve. Specıal thanks to Mehmet.
Nous avons récupéré nos colis dans un endroit proche de notre hôtel. Nous étions curieux de découvrir les visites à pied. Il a pleinement répondu à nos attentes. Nos guides ont eu beaucoup de succès. Surtout dans la visite à pied, notre guide Jan était très intéressé. Il nous a emmenés comme une visite personnalisée. Nous nous sommes amusés et avons passé un bon moment. Le pire était que la tournée était terminée. Nous avons mangé du poisson, nous nous sommes amusés et avons voyagé... Nous nous reverrons à Istanbul.
Es geht um meinen ersten Besuch des Istanbuls und ich habe mich aufgrund des Angebots dieser Agentur für die Welkome Card entschieden ( mehrere Sehenswürdigkeiten). Daneben habe ich zusätzliche 10 Tickets für die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel (U-Bahn, Straßenbahn, Bus, Fähre) erhalten. Sie können Ihre Wellkomen-Karte an den Automaten des ofentichen Verkehrsmittels aufladen, wenn Sie weitere Tickets benötigen. Ich habe Agia Sofia, Topkapi-Palast, 1001 Zisterne, Galata mit den Reiseführern der Agentur besucht und für jemanden, der Istanbul bereits durch Dokumentationen kennengelernt hat, kann ich sagen, dass ich zufrieden bin. Besonders gut war die Galata-Tour durch viele Informationen des Reiseführers Mahmet, diese Tour dauert in der Regel ca. 2 Stunden, so ist wohl der Eindruck. Auch Emres der Reiseführer bei der Tour durch den Topkapi-Palast zusammen mit dem Harem erinnerte stark an die Zeit der Sultane. Andere Guides waren auch gut, aber ich denke, in 30 Minuten, solange die Touren dauern, haben die Reiseführern keine Zeit genug, um mehr Informationen zu geben. Insgesamt empfehle ich die Welcome Istanbul Card als Option, um Istanbul zu erkunden. Reiseführern sind immer bereit zu helfen, auch mit Empfehlungen für andere Ziele, Sehenswürdigkeiten und noch besser, um den Geist des schönen Istanbuls zu spüren.
Prvi put sam u poseti Istambulu i odlucio sam se za Welkome Card zbog turistickih destinacija koje nudi ova agencija a uz to sam dobio i 10 karata za gradski prevoz (metro, tramvaj, bus, ferryboat). Wellkomen card mozete dopuniti na automatima prevoznika, ukoliko vam je potreno jos karata za voznju. Posetio sam Agia Sofia, Topkapi palata, 1001 Cistern, Galatu sa vodicima iz njhove agencije i za nekog ko je vec kroz dokumentarne filmove upoznao Istambul, mogu reci da sam zadovoljan. Tura Galata je posebno bila dobra zbog puno informacija koje je vodic Mahmet pruzio, ta tura inace traje oko 2 sata pa je verovatno zato takav utisak. Vodic Emre na turi Topkapi palata sa haremom je takodje jako docarao vreme u kome su sultani vladali. Ostali vodici su bili takodje dobri ali mislim da za 30 minuta, koliko traju ture, vodici nemaju dovoljno vremena da pruze vise informacija. Sve u svemu preporucujem Welcome Istambul card kao opciju za upoznavanje Istambula. Vodici su spremni uvek da pomognu cak i oko preporuka za neke druge destinacije, mesta koja treba posetiti i jos bolje osetiti duh prelepog Istambula.
We did topkapi palace with Mehmet. He is so passionate with his job and proffesional. We learn so many information from him. Topkapi is amazing place. We like it so much. I recommend to everyone this tour and this guide.. thankss Mehmett!!
Mehmet es profesıonal, cercano y dıvertıdo. Los tours fueron muy amenos, combınando hıstorıa con anecdotas. Muy buen ıngles y exclente relacıones publıcas. Gracıas tambıen a Denıse por su coordımacıon, amabılıdad y tıps locales!! Thanks!!!
Everything was perfect! The guide’s were super nice and explained everything we need. I recommend!
Georgina - UK
A good way to put some structure into our 4 day trip to Istanbul, our guides for Taksim walking tour (complimentary), Melody, and for Hagia Sophia (Deniz I think) were excellent, guide for Topkapi Palace good but keen to do private tours rather than spend a bit more time just chatting. Good to get the travel pass, but be sure to activate in your hotel before setting out!
Santa Maria Dreparis - Spain
We had great tours in the old city, but the best part were the walking tours. Our guide Esgi showed us the real Istanbul. Thank you very much for this great walk.
Martina - Slovakia
Amazing places, amazing guards. Definitely, we recommended guys from Istanbul Welcome Card, especially Deniz, Emre & Mehmet.
Henning Koepp, Germany
Easy access, very good information, great guides at Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Cistern
QB - Germany
The tour guide can even speak Chinese!
Great experience, perfect service. Many many thanks to our wonderful guides in Hagia Sofia, Topkapi, the walking tours. Thank you, we will come back to Istanbul and you again :)
Boris Zagrebelsky -Germany
Everything was good
Sayaka - Spain
My partner and I purchased the premium package for our 6-day Istabul vacation. Even before using the package I liked the package already especially because the cards are sent to the hotel you booked before your arrival. We could use the cards from day 1 which was really convenient for us. We joined the guided tour for Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and 1001 Cistern with Mehmed. Each tour was planned in the way that allowed us to have all done in one day so it was perfect even for those who don’t have that much time in Istanbul, which was helpful. The best thing about the Istanbul welcome card - premium package was surprisingly not the main tours mentioned above but the walking tour that was included as complementary, given by a guide named Emre. Not to mention how fluent he was in English, he was knowledgable, friendly, informative and fun to be around. He made the walking tour such a memorable experience for us. We were also lucky that our group was small (just us and another lady) which probably allowed him to give much more personal tour. He gave us lots of information about how Istanbul looks as it does now, cultures, local habits etc. The tour was full of little interesting information about Turkey and Istanbul. He kindly allowed us to stop by at a mosque and a sandwich place aaaand a church which weren’t included in the tour (I guess) upon request. He was really nice and friendly, we felt like just four friends hanging out in Istanbul, drinking nice çay, making each other laugh. What an unforgettable experience. Emre wasn’t just a guide who gives the same tour to everyone but he was flexible and was skilled to adjust the tour according to people who join the tour. For that we believe he was the best guide we’ve ever had. We had a great time and it’s all thanks to him. Emre, we will come back one day and when we do, you’d better be available. :)
Hendrik - Germany
I used the Premium Ticket for my week in Istanbul. All together it was a wonderful experience. The Tourguides Mehmet (Hagia Sophia and Cistern) and Can (Topkapi-Palace and complete Walking Tour) were enthusiastic and could answer every question. There were also quite a few recommendations for my stay in town. Just a few extra informations for other traveler. The Hagia Sophia is a mosque again, so there is no need for a ticket, but the tour through the mosque was very interesting. Same goes for the guide in the Topkapi-Palace and the Cistern. I highly recommend to do the Bonus Walking Tour. Meetingpoint is the same as for the Hagia Sophia Tour. But I would do the Walking Tour in two sessions. Because otherwise ist could get quite long. During the tour through the markets, say yes to the suggestion for a tea break. Otherwise you will miss one of the coolest cafes in town (by the way, belongs to a fellow from Berlin). Also for the Bosphorus-Tour I would start in the morning, because you can (on the same day), drop on and off at several different locations. With best regards, Hendrik
The tours were fantastic. Very well organised and the historical knowledge of the guide was incredible. Could not have been better.
B. Geerken - Germany
Mehmet did a great job. He was very friendly, well informed and extremely helpful. I enjoyed the walking tour a lot.
Danise Ana Estrella - Philippines
We availed this tour via Klook and indeed, the card was delivered the next day on our Hotel reception. Tour guides were really great! They are all good in English. Tours were very informative. They also offer audio guides that can be downloaded via playstore/appstore on your mobile phones. This package includes a transportation card that can be used in all public transportation in Istanbul, be it bus, metro, or ferry. This tour package is very convenient and it is good for 7 days, so no need to rush! What I enjoyed the most was the Basilica Cistern and Bosphorus Cruise. In the Bosphorus Cruise, their staff even offered us a complementary drink before riding the cruise. Also, their staff were always easy to find at the destinations because they are all wearing their uniforms. I also met Zach, one of the staff, which I think is the one in-charge for quality control of the travel agency. He asked for our reviews in their tours and he happily accepted all our suggestions and recommendations. He is very polite and friendly. I will recommend this tour package to my colleagues which will be visiting Turkey soon. Note: Package inclusions, as disclosed in their website, is accurate. You can refer to their website directly.
Kai - Belgium
The walking tours are very nicely organised. Our guid Emre explained in details the history background on different spots along the route, showing nice little places around the city. I highly recommend it!
Munir Muhammad, Dubai.
We purchase our Premium Package from Lokman at Beyazit, ISTANBUL TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE, He was very informative and very helpful thank you for you help Lokman. And i will recommend you and your office to everyone.
Today we had the tour with Emre visiting Hagia Sophia. He gave interesting information about mosque history. It was very nice meeting him :)
Otilia Gitlan, Romania
I had never made a better investment. Great team of guides, very professional, good English, friendly and loads of information. Tip: take the Bosphorus Cruise!
Servizio al top, guida molto disponibile, preparata e simpatica. Tour consigliato ed interessante.
We had an excellent guide and learnt a lot about history and enjoyed our stay and recommend tó Discovery interesting things this Way.
Amazing deal! I recommend this package, thanks to member of staff.
Susanna and Francis
We were given so much important information by Haluk in a simple way. He did not rush us making out visits to topkapi palace and Hagia Sophia awesome!
Sven and Doris
Thanks Haluk for the tour it was really good we see a lot and Haluk tell us all about it when we come back to istanbul we do a tour with Haluk
Tiiu Nigola from Estonia
I had wonderful and very educated time with my tour gide Emre . Amazing city, culture and people. Thank you Emre
Haluk has been the best guide that we ever had, he showed us the best and finest details of Hagia Sofia. We are so pleased that he even knew about mexican singers like Alejandro Fernandez, he is simply great.
Thank you for the amazing tours
I had amazing and remarkable tour throw Tokapi palace and Aya Sophia. My guide Haluk Barlas made it really interesting and comfortable.
I visit hagia sophia, topkapi palace with harem and sultanahmet. My tourguide Mehmet is really knowledgeable and helpful. All places we visit together and it was great. Especially harem is really good. Istanbul was perfect and i like all places. Thanks Mehmet for everything!!
My great appreciation to our tour guide Asser!
Hannes - Germany
The cards were waiting for us in the hotel. The included tours were great, the audio guide app excellent, and the reduced hamam visit was usefull.
Our Guide Eser did a great job and we enjoyed the tours with him...anytime again.
Very helpful and friendly tour guides, everything wirken well. Price is OK.
Package was delivered to my hotel, open it and are ready to go. Public transportation is easy to use, skip the line entry to museeums with the museum pass, little to no waiting The guide at Hagia Sophia very friendly, knowledgeable, the tour could have been a little longer, but I did Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace the same day, so it was quite busy. Bosporus cruise was okay, the boat a little shabby plus drop off was on the asian side of Istanbul, so some navigating was neccessary. hn
Maria aus Deutschland
Hat alles super geklappt! Sehr zu empfehlen.
delivery was really easy, tour guides are good and the apps are very informative. Maybe at topkapi palace the young tour guide could have made the tour and explanations a bit slower eventhough he was late. The guide at Agya Sofia added the delay to his explanation time. All in all it was great thank you!
Behrendt Sandra germany
Ich kann die Karte nur empfehlen, Hat alles super geklappt, Karte wurde an das Hotel geschickt, beim Check in haben wir sie gleich bekommen. Auch alle Sehenswürdigkeiten hat es super funktioniert. Vorab sollte man sich aber den Audio Guide runterladen!
freundliche Guides, informative und unterhaltsame Führungen in sehr gut verständlichem Englisch. Verlässlich, pünktlich. Paket Welcom Card hält, was es verspricht.
Die Istanbul-Card ist äußerst sinnvoll, wenn man einige Tage in der Stadt unterwegs ist. Die angebotenen Führungen waren alle äußerst informativ und die Guides waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Sehr bequem sind auch die Freifahrten mit dem öffentlichen Nahverkehr. Wenn man sich die Stadt anschauen will, wird man früher oder später sowieso fahren. Und dann hat man mit der Karte eine optimale Lösung, zumal man sie auch immer wieder aufladen kann. Also insgesamt ein super guter Service.
Very convenient. You can enjoy most of the museums free or with minimum price. You can also have the fast track. That’s my favourite part. No need to queue. Because the queue is very long. And waste your time during your trip! So this can save a lot of time.
Alles super, Ansprechpartner kompetent.
Joan - Singapore
The premium card is good value as you can visit many museums while also getting a guide for the two most popular destinations: Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Our guide Eser did a great job at the Hagia Sophia. Unfortunately we couldn't find the Topkapi Palace guide at the meeting point, so we had to buy our own tickets separately. But we were able to use the audio guide inside. The cruise option is just right - most other tour groups do rather long tours that include a meal and are pricey. This one is simple and quick, leaving you more time to do other things in Istanbul. Bring some cash to buy some hot tea or sahlep on the boat. Also, download the apps and download all the guides while you have WiFi as they take a long time to download and are quite big. I also found the little PDFs of insider info very helpful. Overall great idea and execution.
Heinz-Jürgen Vogel - Germany
Ich bin gestern erst angekommen und werde die Istanbul Card heute das erste mal benutzen. Eins möchte ich Ihnen sagen ihr Service ist Klasse.
Heinz-Jürgen Vogel - Germany
Ich bin gestern erst angekommen und werde die Istanbul Card heute das erste mal benutzen. Eins möchte ich Ihnen sagen ihr Service ist Klasse.
We had a great tour with mr. HALUK , he was very helpful and willing to explain more than the usual.
Jasmina - Serbia
Without waiting in long lines for Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace, romantic Bosphorus cruise and most importantly - perfect guides with excellent history knowledge. Card 10-ride is enough for a short visit to Istanbul. Strongly recommended this purchase! Thanks very much, you have made our visit to Istanbul a perfect experience.
I wish to highlight one of your tour guides. I had the pleasure of meeting Eser yesterday, as he guided me at Topkapi Palace at 1130 hours. I was even more fortunate being the only customer registered for that particular time slot. Eser's profound knowledge, enthusiasm and company during the 45 minutes tour was great to experience and on one of his recommendations, I continued exploring Istanbul later that day, after my visit to Topkapi. He is a credit to your organisation and I wish both him and your company the very best in your future success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your service and will definitely recommend you to family and friends when they plan to visit Istanbul.
It was a pleasant tour
It was nice
Irra Yusoff Malaysia
Hi Esin!!!we had such a great visit to Hagia Sophia.take care!!
Julio Costa - España
TUNKU MAIMUNAH I M
The cards were already with the concierge when we arrived at the hotel. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable although we had some difficulties looking for the guide for the first tour, which was the Hagia Sophia. As we stayed near SultanAhmet Square, the card was used a lot for the tram rides. We had a nice time exploring Istanbul and going everywhere on the tram. Thanks for the free rides.
Definitely worth it when you’re visiting Istanbul. Easy to get around and super friendly guides! For me the Bosphorus cruise was pretty boring, but otherwise I would definitely recommend getting the premium card!
Wir hatten die Premiumkarte. Wir haben viel Zeit dadurch gespart und die Führungen waren klasse. Die Bootsfahrt sogar besser als erwartet. Volle Empfehlung!
The Premium Welcome Card is a good choice for a short visit as well, we used in in 1 day. Short waiting, good guide and the boat trip is the best at the and of the day.
The card provides guided introductory tours of major historical sites. The guides are easy to identify with red shirts and logos that match the card itself. The card is paid for ahead of time and will be at your hotel when you arrive. Yes, it really works just like that! In addition, there is a 90 minute boat cruise on the Bosphorous with detailed map and descriptions of the sites encountered enroute! Plus, you get 10 trips on all transit in the city. The Metro lines tkae you to all main areas of the city. It was so easy to get to and from major sites such as the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market, Galata Bridge and Boat Tours and to Taksim Square as well as Hippodrome area.
Adriana Trapman and Armin Bumann. Suisse.
Istambulkarte ist eine super sache ! Leicht zu bedienen und sehr günstig. Die inbegriffenen Eintritte in die Hagia Sofia sowie der Topaki Palast waren sehr sehenswert. Vor allem durch die Guides welche sehr kompetent und spannend eine einführung in das zu sehende gaben. Essay fuer die Hagia ,wie Barat (Frühling) für den Palast haben locker und super Englisch gesprochen. Haben auch Zwischenfragen alles erklärt und auch Tips für des anschliesenden Alleingang gegeben. Am liebsten hätten wir Beide für die ganze Besichtigung behalten. Nicht nur kompetent sondern nett und freundlich. Wir hatten Spass und Freude mit Ihnen. Für eine anderes mal am liebsten abonnieren. Adriana und Armin. Istanbulkarte ist auch sehr hilfreich in öffentliche Verkehr. Sehr einfach. Danke viele mal an alle mit wem wir zu tun gehabt habe. Wir haben ein Super Aufenthalt gehabt in Istanbul. Wir kommen wieder. Die Istanbulkarte ist zu empfehlen !!!! Liebe Grüsse. Wir vermissen Euch und Istanbul.
Mouna Palaniyandi - India
The travel card and other tickets were waiting for us at our hotel and using the transport card around really helped us. The Hagia sofia guided tour was really very good. Our guide eugel was really a very knowledgeable guide and really one of the best ones. The skip the line tickets really helped save a lot of time. We also bought other attractions like whirling show ,basilla cistern, Dolmabahçe Palace using our discount code which really helped. We had to reschedule our Dolmabahçe Palace tour which was done very smoothly. The customer service is really the best and they responded to every problem faced. I would definitely recommend to all who want to visit Istanbul.
Matthias Werschnitzki Deutschland
Wir haben den Kauf der Karte nicht bereut. Wir waren immer etwas früher am Meeting Point und wurden nett empfangen. Es folgte eine Einweisung auf Englisch. Dann kam der Guide und es ging pünktlich los. Sowohl der Besuch in der Hagia Sophia Freitag 11:00 Uhr und im Topkapı Palast Samstag 10:30 Uhr war sehr informativ. Am Freitag haben wir dann noch kurzfristig die Bootsfahrt gemacht, die Fahrt mit der Tram zum Hafen war unkompliziert. Fazit, für uns hat alles gepasst. Das Preisleistungsverhältniss ist TOP
Wir waren mit Freunden für ein verlängertes Wochenende in Istanbul und die Istanbul Card können wir nur weiterempfehlen. Es hat alles super geklappt, die Treffpunkte waren gut zu finden, die Mitarbeiter sehr freundlich und die Führungen sehr informativ. Ein besonderes Lob an Yücel, die Führung im Topkapi Palast war klasse! Die Bootsfahrt auf dem Bosporus war auch sehr schön und die mitgelieferte Karte für die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel sehr nützlich. Danke und auf ein Wiedersehen in Istanbul
It’s so worth your money and time due to no need to long que at the entrance. The guide also nice and energetic to bring you tour the place (imish - hagia sophia) & (isaac - topkappi palace). *perhaps both guide name correct. The info they provide mostly correct but doubt a few facts but it’s okay due already make a few research before visit. However, it a must have card because it can make your tour more smooth.
Maximilian - Germany
We had a great tour and the whole package was very convenient. The tour was informative without being exhausting.
Anaanya - India
I’m so glad I chose this card! We skipped the line at every attraction - these lines were at least one hour long, if not more. We also had a great guide who showed us around. Best of all, we saved so much money by using the transport card - taxis in Istanbul are not cheap, especially when you want to go from the European side to the Asian side or the old side. I would recommend this card to anyone who travels to Istanbul next.
Благодаря нашей карте мы смогли без очередей попасть в главные музеи с гидами, использовать гиды в приложениях и использовать проездной на общественный транспорт. Карту привезли вовремя к приезду. Прямо в наш отель. Спасибо!
Tour guide nice polite knowledge person with caring and organized manner.
Gunnar Hilling - Germany
I'm really very satisfied with the organization as well as with the guides. The InstanbulKart and the Vouchers were at my hotel when I checked in. Meeting points were easy to find an guides were available and helpful. The tours in Hagia Sophia and Topkapi were really great and enjoyable (special thanks to Yüçel!), entertaining and also educational!
This is a very useful service. The envelope was delivered to the hotel. It had a public transport pass (for 10 trips) + 3 tickets: to Topkapi, Hagia Sophia and a boat trip on the Bosphorus. You can also download a mobile application with an audio guide to all these attractions. The tour, which lasted 30 minutes-is also very interesting! Good guide.
Raúl Carneiro _ Uruguay sud america
Excelente trato, muy profesional y muy amable, el señor Hakan, una hermosa experiencia
Great way to explore Topkapi palace and Hagia Sofia with a guided tour and skipping the queues. Enjoyed the explanations, the Bosphorus cruise is also a great way to get a first glimpse of this beautiful city.
For me this is the first time in Turkey and also for Klook. I bought Istanbul welcome card from Klook. You can download voucher from application and Klook also send your voucher and card to your stay, it’s simply, easy to booking, use and find the Klook’s staff. There was a great time in Istanbul ❤️
Die Karten waren beim Check-in vor Ort. Die Reiseführung war zuverlässig und informativ. Insgesamt ein gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis!
Muhammad Zaafir Ul Afzal Agowan - Mauritius
Mr Yogel is an exellent guide We really love our time with hin He explains so well Also a jovial person and he really like to jokes
Manfred Asche, germany
This card is the best you can buy for your first trip to Istanbul. It's very helpful and time saving, as well as money saving. We got known of all important buildings in Isanbul, including a professional guide and avoiding waiting in long lines before entrance. The 10 free tripss with the Tram in Istanbul are very useful and on the other hand enough for a 4-5 days stay in Istanbul. Lots of infos about the main buildings can be downloadet on the mobil phone - so there's enough of time for all the points YOU are interested in. To make a long story short : I clearly recommend to use this card for your trip to Istanbul !
DIno - Austria
We stayed over a weekend in Istanbul, did not lose any time waiting in line and enjoyed the sights without any hassle. We used 10 public transport rides mainly for the ferry and the tram. Very worthwhile for a short stay.
A card for all...The guides are simply brilliant and courteous
Karen Elliott - South Africa
Very worthwhile for a three-day stay in Istanbul!
Thank you very match for the fast shipping of the card . After the order and the pay they send very quick the envelops . The guide are very profesional , good preparation and very willing to be understand by everyone . I use in one day all the ticket and i see a little bit beautiful part of Istambul, a part of history that it means so match for me , for my contry and for mine religion. So a truly recomand all the offers
easy to use, comfortable and useful card for traveller
Begic - Austria
Super Service und für Anfang (drei Besichtigungen und Istanbulcart) ist man bestens gerüstet. Würde jederzeit wieder nehmen.
Klaus Hoenemann, Germany
Wir hatten die Istanbul Welcime Card zu 49 Euro. Sie beinhaltet den Eintritt in die Hagia Sophia und den Topkapi Palast - beides ohne Schlange stehen! - eine Rundfahrt mit der Fähre auf dem Bosporus und eine Fahrkarte für die öffentlichen Nahverkehrsmittel egal ob Fähre, U-Bahn, Bus, Tram etc., die sog. Istanbulkart. Sie ist für ca. 10 Fahrten vorgeladen. Die Fahrkarte kann zudem an jeder Haltestelle an den gelben Automaten wieder aufgeladen werden. Bei Youtube gibt es deutsche Tutorials wie es geht. Für die Tour und Besichtigungen gibt es einen Audioguide, Bosporus und Hagia Sophia in Deutsch. Die Lieferung der Istanbul Welcome Cards ins Hotel klappte problemlos. Lagen an der Rezeption bereit. Wir waren mit dem Service rundum zufrieden. Kein Schlange stehen.
Es hat alles super gepasst wäre aber gut wenn man die Eintrittskarten bekäme und auch ohne Guide in die Hagia und den Palast käme.
This is a must have for every traveller to Istanbul who wants a quick and excellent guided tour to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
The best we could do! Very good information delivered by mail and a perfect service at every location. Thank you very much and always again.
Kim Sarah - Germany
When we arrived in the hotel the Istanbul Welcome Card already waited for us. Due to limited time we spent in Istanbul we choose the smaller option with two museums (Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace), the Bosporus cruise and 10 rides on the tram. Everything was perfectly organized and we could start our journey in Istanbul right from arrival without buying tram tickets or waiting on long queues. We very much enjoyed the service and especially the kind guides of IWC and would recommend same to everybody travelling to Istanbul. Thanks! You made our trip a lovely experience to explore Istanbul!
Karin - Switzerland
Thank you so much for the great oppurtunity to visit Hagia Sofia and also Topkapi Palace with Istanbul Welcome Card! It was very, very interesting and I do appreciate very much the good information, we got from our guides Ezge (Hagia Sofia) and Esin (Topkapi Palace)! They both were very friendly and made their job at the best! We also enjoyed the Bosporus Tour, which was beautiful. I surely will recommand your card to others. With best regards, Karin
Assaf , Israel
Good value for money - Istanbul has excellent public transportation so the benefits of the card are right there, immediately. Plus professional tours that ran on time with excellent guides
Unsere Führung in Topkapi und in der Hagia Sophia waren super. Auch der Audioguide hat gut funktioniert und war informativ. Insbesondere YÜCEL, der uns den Einstieg in den Topkapipalast gab, war super. Man fühlte sich in die Zeit zurückversetzt und hat das damalige Leben im Palast gespürt. Welcomecard auch in Kombination mit der Istanbulcard ist sehr empfehlenswert. Macht die Organisation vor Ort um einiges leichter.
Awesome card! Received at the front desk when I checked and able to use the transport immediately! The Hagia Sophia and Tokapi Palace tours were just nice for my 10 year old son and myself. I think I would have enjoyed the historian version but not my son. The Bosphorus Cruise was easy to access. All in all a very convenient card! The discount for the subsequent activities like the Basilica Cistern and the Derbyshires were useful.
Muammer - Germany
It was a good guidance for Haghia Sophia by MR YÜCEL(You-Gel) . I enjoyed at realy much. Definitely Topkapi Sarayi is worth to see. I highly recommend to visit both.
Hard to find a point of sale in Istanbul but once we found the central office staff were really helpful. The card is a good way of doing some of the sites with a short introduction. Guides were very knowledgable and happy to answer questions. Bosphorus Trip was excellent and metro tickets made first journeys easy. Would recommend to others visiting Istanbul for the first time.
Paulo Sousa - Portugal
Going for the Istambul Welcome Card was the right decision. The staff was friendly and always ready to help. The tour guides included a 30min brief about the monuments and skipping the line is definitely something that helped us out in terms of timing and scheduling. Cheers!
It’s a very efficient way to visit the main attractions when you don’t have too much time. The guides are great!
Monica - Romania
Best choice ever... This card made our stay in Istanbul better: no more tickets lines, no worries about the time, easy to find the guides, and our guide to Topkapi Palace was gold... (i'm talking about u-gel ????). Yucell (hope the spelling is right) was very funny, super friendly and gave us so many useful Information. That visit got 10 times better because of him.
We arrived at our hotel yesterday and our Welcomecard was waiting for us. We immediately used it to go on a Bosporus cruise ???? Great experience, no cues walk straight onto the boat. Today we will use the tram and visit one or two mosques. Absolutely a must to get a Welcomecard, so worth it????????????????
Everything was Great, turist guides exelent, funny, they love their Work, exelent trip... What se paid we Got it, welcome card is exelent for traveling trough city with tram, metro... Even with Havaist( bus from airport)... no lines, no waiting, we highly recomend !!!
My 10y old son and I had a wonderful and informative time this afternoon. He made history come alive!
Jemy - Australia
Unlike other travel card packages we have used in Paris or Madrid or Milan, this one is waiting for you when you check into your hotel so that saves the time to exchange an email for the card(s). Also it includes skip-the-line direct entry for Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia which are the two longest-line attractions. With those two you get an orientation tour which in the case of Hagia Sophia means the guide points out the ancient Greek graves close to the church which otherwise you would most likely miss and with them the first 1,000 years history of Istanbul. We went in June and our Premium card came with 10 metro rides of which we only used 6, but I notice in August the card includes fewer rides. In any case multi-ride metro tickets are cheap.
Very interessted, good Guides, always in time, perfect service...
Mohammed - Australia
The Istanbul welcome card is an excellent idea. Visiting Hagia Sofya and Topkapi the a Bosphorus cruise is a wonderful experience. The guides were knowledgable and full of historical information. Apart from one small incident with an impatient guide, all the experience is excellent and I recommend it to anyone traveller to Istanbul.
Definitely worth the purchase especially if it is your first time to Istanbul. I know you can get individual tours cheaper but the guided service is worth it for a first time visitor. The information pack was delivered to the hotel and was ready on our arrival. The information in the pack was useful and it was easy to find the guides at the meeting points. The guides had good English and were friendly and professional. We went on the Bosphorus cruise and were met by Lockman. He helped our family to get on to the boat and find the best seats and helped download the guide app answering any questions we had.
I appreciate the ease of being able to purchase this very last minute as it magically arrived at our hotel check in. The contained information within was beautifully organized and for the most part easy to understand/use. One concept that I didn't understand upon purchase was that you are limited to the entry times provided on the information and can not enter the establishments at other times. This was especially problematic as our holiday fell over Eid, which meant that the Hagia Sophia and Palace were open limited times. Still it was great to skip the lines, and get a brief insight into the building's significance before exploring it on your own. Also, the transport card made getting around a breeze and again skipping the lines was great! Would certainly recommend obtaining this card.
Marianna Haasz, Hungary
This card was very good, we were everywhere, in Topkapi, In Hagia Sophia and we enjoyed the travel by boat in Bosporus. It was so easy to be in Istanbul. The guides was very kind. Thank you this journey!
Stink - Austraila
The best thing about Istanbul Welcome Card, that when you buy it, you don't have a voucher, that you have to redeem to a ticket, but the card, ready to use, waiting for you in your hotel. This is an example that all the companies selling online tickets should have to follow. For me, the Premium card was the most convenient, since it doesn't include guided tours (that I hate), only a short introduction of the place that you visit, and after that everyone can go and see their own choices, and in their own space. The included ten public transport ticket was even too much for our five days stay, since the way to see and discover a city, walking is the ideal transport. We loved our Istanbul Card.
Wadih - Lebanon
It is a good idea to take this company to visit the main sites. The guides were very nice and informative
Riffat - UK
It was very good, easy to find. Very organised and informative. Cheerful people who know a lot about the history. Would recommend this, saves lots of time queuing up for tickets. Specifically shout-out to our guide: Yugel. Cheerful, funny guy who knows what he's talking about and made the experience better.
Kevin - Netherlands
The tickets and very helpful information packs were waiting for us at the hotel at check-in. We arrived a few minutes before our chosen time slots for each attraction (you don't have to prebook a time, just choose one to suit your own schedule) and it was easy to find the guide, Hal. Hal was excellent and gave some very interesting information before we explored the sights on our own. Highly recommended!! Well worth it for the cost and for saving time - you really don't want to stand around unnecessarily in a long ticket queue in the heat of a Turkish summer!!
Отличный сервис, всем рекомендую. Отсутствие очереди огромный плюс.
Great convenience. Good guides. Ideal way to save time instead of waiting in long lines for tickets and entry to attractions.
Karten waren pünktlich im Hotel hinterlegt Die Führung war etwas kurz geraten Die Gruppen waren sehr groß Ansonsten für Istanbul-„Anfänger“ sehr hilfreich
Susan - Australia
The Istanbul Welcome card saved us time and was very useful in our short but great visit to Istanbul. The entry tickets and transport cards were waiting for us when we arrived which was fantastic. The guides for Ayasofya & Topkapı Palace were very informative and made the experience better. The Bosphorus cruise was great but as we went in the afternoon the boat was overcrowded and very noisy.
Karten waren pünktlich in unserem Hotel hinterlegt. Wir waren sehr zufrieden mit dem Angebot und es hat alles supper geklappt. Kann man nur empfehlen.
This Card is perfect for tourists who are the first time in Istanbul. Its so easy to understand and to use. I think this card make all of the things easier. You can go faster into the museums and so on.
Ghazal - Jordan
My friends and I had Yücel guide us around the Hagia Sofia Museum. Not only was he super informative but he was also very charismatic and funny! Would definitely recommend and give him a 10 out of 10 for a lovely day.
Georg Dieter Austria
The Premium Card was great for our trip of 5 days. As promised, we got the Card and lots of other informations, including a map, at the hotel´s reception. The fast lane entry to Top Kapi Palace and Hagia Sofia worked perfect. Tour guides (Haluk and Yucel) did an excellent job. When coming back to Istanbul, we will book ist again.
This card is perfect for those that have a limited time in istanbul but want to visit the sights included. preloaded istanbulkart for piblic transportation is a huge help because you can get acquainted with the way the city works before having to worry about refilling the card. The tour guides (we had Haluc and Yucel) are extremely knowledgeable and made the tour a very pleasant experience. Also, the way the tours are set up—no reservation required, just show up at one of several scheduled times—makes for smaller tour groups, which is so much more enjoyable. Thank you!!!
Christina - Greece
Istanbul welcome card was the best choice We selected to buy the premium card (49 euros for each person), that includes tickets for Haya Sophia, Top Kapi, a cruise of 90’ at Bosporus and 10 tickets for the public transport. After the reservation we received an e-mail with all the details that we had to know (and more than that, p.ex. what to eat, what to buy, where else to go, proposals for walk in different areas of the city). Our cards were delivered to our hotel the previous day of our arrival in Istanbul. When we arrived, they were already at the reception. The next day we used the services according the instructions that were been given to us the previous days. The tour operators were on time at the appointments and very friendly to all the visitors. The meeting points were so well indicated that there is no possibility to miss them or to misunderstand (all these were very well indicated at the e-mail that we had received when we were still in our country). We were lucky to meet Haluk, who was our tour operator at Haya Sophia and Yogel, who was our tour operator at Top Kapi. Both of them have an excellent knowledge of the historical periods for each monument and were ready to answer all our questions and to explain whatever we could not understand. They showed an interesting for each one of the visitors through questions about us and our countries. In this way they approach each visitor with politeness and make him to feel familiar. It was an excellent experience!!! Bravo!!!
Our tour guide (Yucel) for both Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace was both informative and very funny! We always looked toward to his tours and it learned so much thanks to him! 11 out of 10!!!
Sameena - UAE
Took a short trip to Istanbul with my son. Loved the card - pack was already at my hotel upon arrival. Used all 3 tours. Tour guides were there on time, provided seamless entry and very informative. The maps provided was very useful. Even the city map was perfect - just contained the right amount of information. Tram pass already charged up so we were ready to explore the city. Would def recommend this service- was worth every penny. So well organised and put together! !
Hannelore Franke Germany
Perfect for a short trip. Organisation an guides are perfect.
Hat alles, wie versprochen, pünktlich geklappt! Der Führer Aldi war sehr freundlich und kompetent.
IOANNIS - Greece
Excellent customer service. Value for the money. Worth every cent....
Fabiola Saxon, Australia
The biggest advantage of this card is that the company delivers to your hotel before you arrive, so it is waiting for you ready to use. No walking around to find the place to validate it, like in other countries, where we spent half a day with this procedure.
Kann ich absolut empfehlen. Sehr zuverlässig und freundlich. Mann spart sich extrem viel Zeit und hat einen super freundlichen Guide! Gerne wieder...
Nevena - Srbija
Everything was great, well organized, fast and efficient. Mr. Haluk is excellent guide.
Die Buchung im Vorfeld war problemlos und die Unterlagen waren bereits im Hotel hinterlegt, wie angekündigt! Alles war wie beschrieben organisiert, die Treffpunkte an den Sehenswürdigkeiten pünktlich besetzt. Besonderen Dank an underen Tourguide Yücel, was wir an Informationen zum Topkapi Palast und Hagia Sophia erhalten haben war einfach nur TOP. Zumal wir Glück hatten das an dem Tag keine weiteren Gäste dabei waren. Außerdem gab es auch gute Tipps zu weiteren Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt die nicht im Programm waren. Auch die Karte für die Metro etc. war sofort einsatzbereit und ist einfach aufzuladen. ISTANBUL WELCOME CARD IST EIN MUSS FÜR DIESEN CITY TRIP.
F. Taze - Deutschland - Frankfurt
... Tickets am Vortag wirklich spät in der Nacht bestellt. Am Donnerstag bei der Anreise im Hotel gegen 13 Uhr waren die Tickets bereits vor Ort. Man spart sich viel Zeit und Nerven. Toll gemacht. Wir waren sehr zufrieden.
Julia - Germany
Everything was perfect. I can always recommend the Istanbul Card
Matthias - Germany
Perfect organized, perfect Service. Our recommondation for Istanbul.
With the welcome card we found it easy to travel around the city by public transport. The fast track to Hagia Sophia was also very useful.
Andrea Montanari Czech republic
Card is great, you have transportation ticket, so no worry to buy anything, tickets for Hagia Sofia and Topkapi - we had a great guide here who told us lot of interesting things. I really recommend this card for all who are traveling to Istanbul.
Jan / Slovakia
Good choice; the guide was perfect - explained history, context; the WelcomeCard was ready in the hotel
Very helpful package with a lot information for tourists. Fast entrence with a greate tour guide.
The best organized tourist card
Detlef - Germany
I sent a mail when the office was closed but got a phone call few minutes later. Very nice conversation. Detailed tipps, well explained. Perfect service the next days. It cannot get any better. ....
Joyryl Sandah - Malaysia
A great experience on using this card, loved on how the welcome card include what a tourist needed, from the map, till the tour, especially for the museum tour. Things to be improve is for the audio earphone during the museum tour, sound is not so clear. Other than that, quick response given, satisfied with the benefit of the card.
This was our second visit of Istanbul and this time we did not want to repeat our mistakes from a previous visit. If you want to use your limited time (we spent only 3 days) efficiently I strongly recommend the card. Simple usage of public transportation & must to see places all included. Miha
Evgeniia - Russia
I've got two Istanbul Welcome cards at the reception desk of my hotel in Istanbul just after arrival - this was very convenient. Fast track to Haigia Sophia and Topkapi Palace was great and comfortable, moreover we've got an introduction from our guides about these museums and their history - quite interesting, useful and not boring at all. Transport card is for ALL transport, even for ferries. So except prepaid Bosphorus Cruise you can get ferry to Prince's Islands, for example. Worth its cost, helps to save your money and time
Im Westen Deutschlands
Everything worked perfectly both the fast entrances and the public transport with Istanbul-Kart.
The Premium Card is super. You have tickets for the bus and train. The guides are very friendly. We meet our guide one day after as we sit in a restaurant. She talk wis us and help us for the trip with the boat.
Recomandable service, nice guides and perfect timing. Thank you very much!
Donnachadh Ó Mórdha -Ireland
An excellent investment.The card saved queuing at venues.It helped get public transport underway and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I'd recommend buying it before you visit-a definite help.
Erdogan - Germany
Ich muß sagen, daß meine Frau und meine Tochter sehr beeindruckt waren, die Abholung der Istanbul Welcome Karte am Flughafen Istanbul hat reibungslos geklappt. Dann der Transfer zu unserem Hotel war auch sehr angenehm, mit einem klimatisiertem Vito haben sie uns gefahren. Ob es jetzt die Hagia Sophia war oder de Topkapi Palast, wir hatten einen Reiseführer zugewiesen bekommen, mit dem wir uns nirgends anstellen mußten, weil wir die Eintrittskarten schon hatten. Der Rest war auch, ich finde die Istanbul Welcome Card super und würde Sie jedem empfehlen.
Dear Ogulcan! First of all, I'd like to thank you for a great Sultanahmet Square tour. It was interesting and informative. You are a wonderful guide and a real professional. And it was wonderful to meet a person studing russian language. If you'd ever need a native speaker, or some help with russian language, I'd be very happy to help you.
Caterina Cattai Italy
All The guide are fantastic and very kind. They are prepared and Smart. We spent a really perfect day
Ashley- United States
We had a great experience having the Istanbul Welcome Card. Simeh was very helpful, responsive and communicative and patient with our many questions and went above and beyond helping us navigate our use of the IWC. Highly recommend!
Ich kann die Istanbul Welcome Card nur empfehlen. Macht die Besichtigungen und Fahrten mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel sehr einfach.
I bought the 5 day deluxe card as it included the travel pass with 20 trips. It was waiting on me when I arrived at the hotel and having the pass made access to all the locations visited so much easier. Clear instructions were sent if meeting guides in busy locations. Guide was excellent and on back of 2 trips with him, specifically booked another knowing it was with Emre. The travel pass gave me the confidence to use public transport without worrying about paying the right amounts or getting off at the right places. It made me more likely to venture out and make full use of all the trips. I used underground, trams funicular and ferries, great value and so useful.
Xavi - Spain
Very convenient if you want to see the main museums and historical sites in Istanbul. The things included in the card corresponded with the things we could visit. We also used the public transport card, which was very useful to reach the places that were far from the city centre. We would highly recommend this card.
I took the Deluxe package, it is a great dea to start your journey in Istanbul, especially if it is your first time, you have access to the main places. I would like thank specially Buse a wonderful person, very interesting and enthusiastic guide :) to thank to her i can bring back with me great memories. :)
Hanke - Germany
Its okay but some explanations are not clear. You can Visit cistern with a guide 2 times a day - on the Museum card it says its not included. Same for the cruise Ticket- you receive a small Voucher looks like advertise- nearly thrown away. Cards were not at the hotel When we arrived but a call was sufficient and cards were their after 15 Minutes allthough it was sunday evening.
Stephanie - Canada
Very satisfied to have bought the Istanbul welcome card (deluxe). The included public transport tickets are also very practical for visiting the differents area of Istanbul. Very good service !
Alexandra Tar - Hungary
It was a well-organized and smooth trip with istanbul card. The guided tours were really exciting. Thank you!
Una buena opción para balance entre sitios, transporte, tiempo y precio. Buenas indicaciones de los guías y asistencia oportuna. Thanks to Burhan at the Office and Hakan as our guide.
É stata una bellissima esperienza, la nostra guida Mehmet ci ha accompagnati per due giorni di visite nelle migliori attrazioni turistiche di istanbul. Guida estremamente preparata e disponibile. Grazie !
The tour was very nice, the information given were clear and the guide took time to explain. Very nice
Мы посетили Дворец Топ-Капы. Mehmet - настоящий профессионал своего дела. Очень интересно и познавательно. Спасибо большое.
The tour was amazing . Mehmet was very informative and very patient with the details. He is super fun to explore with. Highly recommend him.
Very nıce guıdes (ezgı and selahattın). Always frıendly and understandıng. Hıgly recommend.
Mehmet è stato davvero gentile, entusiasta di mostrarci istanbul nelle sue piú varie sfumature, capace di rispondere ad ogni nostra curiosità !
Mehmet è stato davvero gentile, entusiasta di mostrarci istanbul nelle sue piú varie sfumature, capace di rispondere ad ogni nostra curiosità !
Mehmet a été parfaıt en tout point. Mercı.
All the tours were very informative. The chance to walk around with a local made all the difference to my trip. Thanks Mehmet!
Claudi und Pascal
Mehmet war der beste Guide den wir hatten. Er hat sich sehr viel zeit genommen mit vielen interessanten Hintergrundinformationen. Ausserdem war er sehr witzig und freundlich. Wir kommen gerne wieder! Claudi und Pascal
Wir haben uns für die Deluxekarte entschieden, da alles enthalten war, was wir besuchen wollten. Oft hat uns Harkan durch diverse Sehenswürdigkeiten geführt. Er erzählte sehr unterhaltsam und interessant. Es waren sehr kurzweilige Führungen. Es wurden während der Führungen auch nette Gespräche geführt. Weitere Tipps hatte Harkan auch parat. Es war alles sehr gut organisiert. Alle waren freundlich und hilfsbereit. Auch die inkludierten Fahrkarten konnten wir gut nutzen. Die Investition ist absolut zu empfehlen.
Josephina - Australia
We visited Topkapi palace with harem. our guide Mehmet was excellent. I liked topkapi but harem was perfect. So many details we learn that. I recommend to all. Thanks for great service!!
Tomas - Holland
We did topkapi harem tour with Mehmet. Tour was amazingg especially harem is superb. Mehmet explained everything and answered all questions with kind. I heard so many stories and life about haremm.. looking forward to come istambull again. Thanks for everything mehmt!!!
Alejandro - Italy
Tour veramente interessante! Una parte della città molto diversa dalla città vecchia e la guida dice molte curiosità molto interessanti. Assolutamente suggerito!
Our tour guides were really communicative,helpful and really understood.The tour was condensed and lasting appropriate time so as to not get tired.The recommended tours were really representative to understand profoundly the cultural vibe in Istanbul.
Very good, saved us quing for tkts at all the attraction, the public transport tkts came in handy when we ran late for a tour and when we got tired of walking all day
Emre our guide was really knowledgeable and went the extra mile. It happens that I did more than one tour with him, there was no repetition, always focusing on the group and feeling the pulse. His love for his home and culture transpired. Also the welcome troup was very kind, welcoming and organized. Improvement could be done for handing over the Informationpackage when not staying in Hotel! Pick up at office when not yet having transportation card is tiresome. Yes I recommend the card to anyone.
Weronika - Poland
Everything was great. Fast delivery to the hotel. Guides were excellent, with a big knowledge. Special thanks for them: Ezgi, Emre and Oğuzcan. Excellent work. Really recommend.
It was very nice to visit with guides Mehmet and Ezge, they are very friendly and take time with you, the walking tour in galata was excellent, i recommand 100 %, they will give you the choice to taste some delight, go for it because they give you very nice places where you can buy very good quality delight in the egyptian bazaar, and good places to taste other food, very knowledgable ! I enjoyed the visits with ezge and Mehmet, thank you very much
Aminath - Maldives
This is first time for us in Istambul. We like soo mucj topkpi place with Mehmet. We visit harem too. Mehmet was soo helpful and amazing energy even this bad whether. Thanks a lot !!
Abhi - New York
The tour was amazing, our tour guide Mehmet provided so much color and life to the palace and harem tour we had a lovely time and would definitely recommend!
Elefterios Dakoutros - Greece
the topkapı tour by Ezgı was perfect. She was really frıendly and gave us many ınforomatıon. totally worth ıt.
Thierry bro - germany
Tolle Tour mıt Mehmet - jeder Zeıt gerne wıeder!
We visit hagia sophia with Mehmet. Hagia sophia was huge and so beautiful. He was so fun and talented. Unlucky second floor is closed but Mehmet told us second floor and i hope it will be open again. Thnaks mehmet for a great tour!!
Viktoria - Hungary
We had a wonderful tour of Hagıa Sofıa and Topkapı wıth Mehmet who was amazıng and had a great knowledge of hıstory. He was enthusıastıc and patıent wıth us. Thank you very much ,????
Eli Boston USA
Very professıonal. Very ınformatıve. Very convenıet and cost effectıve. Dont skıp the waikıng tours. Ezgı did a great job.
Mehmet was an amazing guıde. Very knowledgable and flexible too! Wıll do this agaın! Hıghly recommend Mehmet to you
Joseph rowney usa Colorado
Maria - Russia
The tour was ınterestıng, the guıde has really comprehensıve knowledge of Turkısh hıstory. Thank u Mehmet for thıs great experience!
Mehmet was a wonderful guıde - very knowledgable, frıendly, and a great sense of humor. I hıghly recommend him!!
Julian - Germany
Die Führungen durch die Hagia Sophia und den Topkapi Palast mit Emre und seinem Kollegen waren super interessant. Die Nutzung der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel und der Fähre mit der Karte ist super easy. Sehr gut haben uns auch dieWalking Touren gefallen.
Ernesto - Spain
We spent three days visiting Istanbul and we decided to acquire Istanbul Welcome Card to get easier access to the main city monuments. I recommend this format access because you dont need to do queues or worry about get the entrance tickets, We were especially happy about our visit to the Topkapi Palace and Harem with our guide Can. He explained to us with deep level of detail the architecture, history and highlights of the palace. We definitely recommend the visit Topkapi with him!
Yunus Moosa - USA
Ordered online. Card was wait at the hotel. Registering the Istanbul Card was easy . Use the online portal, not the text message method. Tours and guides were all great. Highly recommend the Topkapi guided tour including the Harrem. Amazing! Definitely a great value and highly recommended!
We did spend 3 full days in Istanbul and took the delux card, which turned to be a great decision! Having the metro card delivered to the hotel and meeting the guides on the first morning for the tours was not only convenient but also extremely time efficient! All our guides were very competent and gave us a lot of interesting facts and information - Emre and Chan, but the highlight was Mehmet! He was so energetic and capturing story teller even at 47 degrees!! We got very lucky to have him as a guide in Topkapi palace and Harem. Thanks to him this turned out to be the best experience in Istanbul for us! Thank you Mehmet! Emre showed us the bazars and some secret passages and stunning views of Istanbul, as well as the Galata and Taksim area. He shared his knowledge of Istanbul and Turkish history as well the current state of the people, habits and much more. Thank you welcome card team, you made out stay so much more worth!
Katrin Bauer - Germany
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Nermin - Germany
We were very fortunate to meet three excellent and passionate tour guides on three different days, who share our interest in history. Highly recommended! Please book the deluxe card. It’s worth the money ten times over!
well worth getting and the guides were excellent. Because of covid then there were no long lines to fast track but overall we were very pleased with it
Very good guide Johann & verena
the Crad helped me a lot. Got free entrees, and discounts. And i had not to lookk for any tickets. Good informations also, very nice, would take it again at next visit. Top service!
Monika - Germany
in's Hotel, Karte nehmen und los! Läuft alles selbsterklärend, Karten für den ÖPNV sind selbsterklärend und super einfach anzuwenden. Die geführte Tour mit dem guide ist informativ und unterhaltsam. Allerdings fand ich Hagia Sofia zu kurz, da hätte ich gern mehr Zeit gehabt,zumal man ja mit dem Museumpass nur einmal rein darf, und nach der Hagia kommt ja die Basilica Cystern, die auch sehr sehenswert ist
Thomas - Deutschland
Die Karte war wie bestellt an der Hotelrezeption hinterlegt. Eintritt in die Museen wie beschrieben, wir haben aber nicht alle geschafft. Die Qualitität der Führungen (alle auf englisch) war sehr unterschiedlich: -Topkapi eine glatte 1 - Hagia Sophia eine 3 - Basilica Zisterne nur eine 4 Super pratikisch ist die Istanbul Card für die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel. Wir sind in 5 Tagen damit viel unterwegs gewesen und haben das Guthaben nicht aufgebraucht.
You can save a lot of time by skipping the line to buy ticket.with the card you can enter directly.
Having these cards were very convenient and it made our trips around Istanbul extremely easy too. The transport card value had just enough for us to travel for 5 days around Istanbul. The museum cards got us into the most amazing tourist attractions around the area too, slipping the crazy queues and instantly immersing ourselves in the history. The guide was also great, conversing extremely well in English and shared valuable information about each attraction. One thing to note is that museums are closed on mondays and sometimes tuesdays so plan your itinerary according to that!
I purchased Istanbul Welcome Card (Deluxe) a day prior my arrival to Istanbul. They delivered the card to the hotel I booked in. It was fast transaction. My first tour was I'm Hagia Sophia. My tour guide is a lady. Her name is Ezge in Turkish or Melody in English. She was so fluent in English and very accomodating. The mosaic of Jesus and 2 emperor Justine and Constantine is so heart warming. I felt the holiness and the history just by looking at them. Further, the Holy Calligraphy of Allah Mohamed Ali Hassan and more are the biggest in the world. I went to Prince Island and spent my time riding a rented biked until 4:30 PM. Next day, I visited Topkapi Palace and my guide was the bearded guy. He taught us the history and time line of each architecture how once area differs from another because each courtyard or section of the palace has different function and was develop by different Sultans leaving their own footprint or legacy. It is worth a visit. It has a lot of similarity to the forbidden city of Imperial China. I thend went on Bosphorus tour. The reception of isntabul welcome card ask me to download the app. He recomended to sit on the right seat for a better view. The boat is branded TURYOL. It is near the fish and bread boat market. Thank you Melody, bearded guy and Istanbul Welcome Card. I went on solo travel so next time I will bring my family and friends and buy the same. Your services are beyond expectations.
Marie Christine Ile Maurice
Tres bon plan ce pass. Les coupes files sont indispensables si on ne veut pas faire la queue des heures meme en dejors des periodes touristiques , car il y a tjrs des touristes ! Economique aussi quand on ajoute le prix d’entree de tous les batiments, on est gagnant. J’ai bien aimé la guide Esin , jolie , agreable qui parlait tres bien l’anglais et qui savait raconté les histoires ! Elle s’est aussi donné de la peine pour nous conseiller en dehors des visites.
Convenient and useful. We were able to get into the attractions really fast due to the fast track. Also loved the bosphorus cruise and the museums included in the package.
Jelena and Milica Makevic - Serbia
It is worth every cent we had access to all the must see places and to all forms of public transportation. Our guides were lovely with all types of interesting and mystical stories especially Haluk Barlas who made Hagia Sophia more magical than it already is. I would recommend this to everyone visiting because the IWC team made us feel like we had friends there and were very helpful with everything we asked them.
Marc - Deutschland
Wir können diese Card nur empfehlen, es lohnt sich wirklich. Kein Stress beim Anstehen, gemütliche, witzige Menschen, die führen. Kleine Grüppchen und eine gute Atmosphäre. Die Führungen sind nicht sehr ausführlich, aber man braucht ja auch keine Vorlesung. Ihr habt die Möglichkeit alles selbständig zu machen und müsst die Führung auch nicht machen. Ausserdem gibt die Führung erst einen guten Überblick und dann kann man selber alles weitere erforschen. Mit dabei sind Fahrten mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln. Alles easy: nix anstehen oder lösen am Automaten. Ihr spart Euch mit dieser Card viel Zeit (Schlangen vor dem Eingang) und schliesslich auch Geld. Do it! :)
Une super équipe des vrais pro....Merci Holuk une vraie encyclopédie vivante .vous nous avez balader à travers l'histoire avec vos anecdotes un vrai plus .
We are so glad to have purchased this card. This card is a must have! The card was delivered to our hotel before we have even arrived, all very convenient.
Simon - Canada
Nous sommes très heureux d'avoir choisis cette carte pour la visite de Hagia Sophia, du palais de Topkapi et de la citerne basilique. Nos guides ont été très professionnels. Merci à Haluk, Eser et Ezgi!
Els - USA
I did not add up if it was truly more economical to get this card. That said, I very much enjoyed the convenience this card offered me as a first time visitor to Istanbul. The guided tours were professional and fun. The no-wait-in-line option is a must. The transportation option is invaluable and easy to use, and add to. The museum pass is fantastic. I also used the shared transport both ways. It is easy, inexpensive and well organized. I find this card, especially for first time visitors, very helpful.
Chibout – France
Cette carte facilite grandement un séjour de quelques jours à Istanbul. Les visites guidées, l'accès coupe-file, la croisière, les billets de transport inclus, ce package permet d'optimiser un temps précieux sur place ! Un merci particulier à Mehmet qui nous a guidé à travers la ville avec beaucoup d'efficacité et de gentillesse pour nous permettre d'arriver à l'heure à notre visite en contournant le marathon !
Elena - Russia
You really get access to nearly all interesting places in Isanbul. But 1) I think you should somehow warn tourists about some places that are in card, but now are on reconstruction. 2) not all guides are great in excursions. Bur some are just wonderful! Thanks to Alid (Or Asid) for the best tour inTopkapi Palace!
Tomáš – Czech Republic
Nagy – Hungary
Es ist eine super Sache gewesen, es war schon im Hotel wo wir angekommen sind, der Guide war toll, der Schnelleinlass hat geklappt. Allerdings hat mir nicht gefallen: online steht dass die Karten 7 Tage gültig sind, die Museumkarte ist aber nur 5 Tage gültig!!!! Das finde ich nicht in Ordnung!!! Das ist Abzocke. Ich würde nicht mehr die Deluxe wählen, sondern nur die günstigeren Varianten wo nur Haghia Sophia, Topkapi und Cisterna Basilika und Istanbulkarte beinhaltet.
Absolutley worth buying. No que, guided tourts plus public teansportation.
Jozef – Czech Republic
Our guide Haluk was excellent - with a great knowledge of history, a sense of humor and psychology of tourists. I will recommend him to friends who are going to Istanbul.
Rolf - Schweiz
Sehr guter Guide mit umfassenden historischen Kenntnissen, geht auf Fragen ein.
Sonja – Netherlands
Heiko - Germany
We ordered the welcome card 2 days before flying to Istanbul - it was delivered just in time to our hotel. Our guide -Adil - was great: his english, his fundamental knowledge, the telling of side stories! In all a good chosen package to explore Istanbul!
Wir waren überaus zufrieden mit den Leistungen, die in der Deluxe-Card angeboten sind, und haben sie häufig genutzt. Die Guides waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend und bestachen durch hervorragende Kenntnisse. Da nur wenige Deutsche vor Ort waren, fanden alle Führungen in englisch statt. Die Guides waren sehr gut zu verstehen. Es gibt nichts zu meckern, im Gegenteil. Die eingeschlossenen Eintrittsgelder, der Fastcheck-Einlass und die vielen Fahrten mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln waren prima. Wir werden bei weiteren Besuchen, die Istanbulkarte erneut buchen. Danke für Alles.
Vivian - Bril
The guide Mehmet Gurler was very kind direct and give all the explanations very well, l hardly recomend this entemprise and this guide.
Silke Tschykalo Germany
Die Istanbul Deluxe Card hat alle unsere Erwartungen erfüllt. Wurde im Hotel am Anreisetag hinterlegt. Super Service. Unkompliziert. Mit der Karte hat man All Inclusive gebucht.... Ich kann die Karte nur weiter empfehlen.... Vielen Dank.
Raimund – Austria
Istanbul war eine tolles Erlebnis und wir kommen wieder.Der Guide war erstklassig..Kommen im Frühjahr wieder
Torben - Denmark
Bought the deluxe card, and it was definitely value for its money. Two special guided tours with Adil was very informative, and it really shows that he is knowledgeble and loves to share the story of Istanbul. All tours were on time, we didnt have to worry about lines or quees. The card gave me acces to places I hadn't even considered, like the mosaic museum which is such an amazing place. I hadn't heard of it before I bought the card. The public transportation card was plenty to what I needed during my time in Istanbul
Marvin – Germany
Timo – United Kingdom
Cards delivered to our hotel as promised. The tour guides were excellent with the Museum Pass and very knowledgeable and friendly. The Istanbul card easy to use on the public transport all over the city. I recommend to everybody to get these cards, they make your life a lot easier. 10/10 Thank you!
Ioana - USA
We purchased the Deluxe version of the Istanbul Welcome Card and couldn't be more satisfied with it. Everything proceeded like clockwork. Emails contained clear instructions re. meeting place and what to expect, even photos showing the guides at the places where you were supposed to meet them. A package containing cards, instructions, maps etc. was waiting for us at the hotel, as promised. We didn't think we were going to use the transportation cards, since we tend to walk everywhere, but they came in really handy for some of the really remote attractions. We even used the tram going out to dinner on a rainy evening. The historian guide, Adil, was very well informed, he answered all our unscripted questions in lots of detail. The other staff we interacted with was personable and willing to provide practical advice regarding means of transportation, what to visit off the beaten path and in what order. We even got a great suggestion for a baklava place :-) We would use this company's services again without hesitation.
F+F from Switzerland
Get a Museum Pass and/or a guide to Istanbul's touristic highlights as well as the Istanbul Card all in one. Easy buying process and direct delivery to your hotel ... being a tourist made easy!
Adi - Romania
Very good investment. Great card! Very friendly guide, very nice stories Thank you, Adil!
Cibik , Berlin-Germany
Everything was perfect. We had a lot of fun with our guide Adil. I will visit Istanbul again
Jose Robledo- USA
This Istambul card makes getting around in Istanbul very easy and with fast entry to the museums.
Antonio - España
Estuve en Estambul por primera vez en agosto de 2019 y he de reconocer que la Istanbul Welcome Card ha sido de gran ayuda. Había optado por la versión Deluxe y los servicios que ofrecen tanto el Museum Pass, con las visitas guiadas a Santa Sofía, la Basílica-Cisterna y al palacio de Topkapi de la mano Adil - guía muy competente y didáctico - como la Istanbul Kart (para el transporte público) fueron muy útiles durante los 5 días que duró mi estancia. Es por ello que animo a confiar en la Istanbul Welcome Card para descubrir los encantos y las tesoros de la ciudad sin preocuparse por las largas colas antes de entrar a visitar los museos y monumentos.
Ms I ANDERSON - UK
My boyfriend and I visited Istanbul for 4 days. I have purchased deluxe Istanbul Welcome card and It was the best investment you could make when visiting Istanbul. We had 20 rides for 4 days ( each!) And 3 brilliant tours , and free entry to many museums. Tour guides were easy to find, very friendly and helpfull I want to thank to all of them. If visiting Istanbul , it is a MUST..in our opinions
ANGELO – Italy
La Istambul Card è un ottimo strumento per muoversi con gran piacere, entrare nei musei, moschee, chiese e splendidi palazzi saltando le file e attese estenuanti. Dovrebbe includere anche i palazzi Dolmabahçe, Beylerbeyi, Yildiz e Küçüksu, magari anche con un prezzo diverso.
Joana – Portugal
Foi óptimo poder visitar os museus sem ter que esperar em filas. Boa qualidade preço é muito prático para quem tem uma estadia curta.
Hadeel Kadir - Iraqi lives in New Zealand
Excellent. Saved us lots of time. The historian guides on both days (we chose to do the Basilica and Topkapi on first day and Aya Sophia on the second day). The guide Adil on the the first day and Hal on the second day were amazingly knowledgeable and sweet. Thank you and we highly recommend it
Jahanzeb Ashraf - USA/Pakistan
Historian Guide Mr. Adil is very professional and dedicated. I came to turkey 1st time, so it helped me a lot. Other thing it’s very cheap when you use your card without card it may be very expensive and time consuming.
Juneta - Malaysia
I got this card at the very last minute but it got delivered right at the hotel super fast. It was there when I arrived and I could start using it straight away. Joined the 3 tours - no questions asked even though my name was not yet in their system! The tour guide was very good and friendly. This card saved a lot of time on my part since I was in Istanbul for a short period. Definitely worth getting if you want to skip the hassle during your holiday!
The Istanbul Premium Welcome card was perfect for us for the week that we were there. We are a family of eight people and this card covered the main tourist attractions and the travel. We travelled quite a bit on the trams but still did not need to top up throughout the week at all. We didn’t have the need spend a penny on travel or any attractions. The service from the team was outstanding from the moment the cards were ordered through to receiving them at the hotel. The tour guide we had, Adil, was very knowledgeable. Thank you, it made our tour much more interesting.
T I - USA
I would highly recommend anybody planning on visiting the major attractions and museums in Istanbul to purchase this card. We ordered it 2:30 AM and it was delivered to our hotel by 1:30 PM. This card saves time waiting in the line and also included the 90 minutes Boshporus cruise. Their tour guides are very knowledgeable and easy to find in their red shirts in front of Hagia Sophia. Our guide Adil was very informative and took the tour on a reasonable pace giving time to take pictures and answer questions. We were able to cover the Hagia Sophia, Basicila Cistern and Topkapi Palace in one day with Adil.
Rui G - Portugal
Very good deal. And a fantastic team support???? Many thanks to our guide Adil????
Man sollte aber auch über Feiertage im Reisezeitraum informieren! Ich war vom 11.-15.8 in Istanbul (4 Tage Opferfest !)
Glória Silva, portugal
Irina Andreea - Romania
The Istanbul Welcome Card is a very good choice especially for the skip the line advantage ( the lines at the museum can be huge sometimes) , but also for the tours with the historian guide . We had today all the three tours (Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace and Harem) and he had the pleasure to have as a guide Adil Fide. He made our visits to very interesting by presenting details about the culture, history, habits and life style of sultans in very good english. He answered to all our questions, he had patience explaining things and making sure that everyone understood the information. He also made these experience funny and the information easy to understand for our 12 years old son. Back to the Istanbul Welcome cards is nice that they include a cruise on Bosphorus. We had that yesterday and is breath taking. The city is wonderful and the audioguide helped us learn so many things about it. I would recommend that Dolmabahçe Palace be included in the Istanbul Welcome card, for easy access and better experience. We haven’t used the public transportation yet because is very crowded and we also like to explore the city by foot. To resume, we think that Istanbul Welcome Card Deluxe is a good choice, we saved money and time and we gain wonderful memories.
We had a great time .....with istanbul welcome card our tour was so easy.....thx a lot
Rachida aus Deutschland
Dank der Istanbul Welcomecard wurde unser Kurztrip Perfekt.Ganz zu unseren Überraschung wurden wir schon vor unserem Istanbultrip freundlichts Beraten.Bei der Ankunft in unserem Hotel in Istanbul waren die Karten für die einzelnen Aktionen und die Fahrkarten für die Metro bereits in der Rezeption hinterlegt. Mit der Metrocard die auch in unserem Umschlag war konnten wir direkt los zu den Museen vor Ort standen auch mehrer Mitarbeiter für alle fragen zur Verfügung. Wir wurden vom Historiker direkt durch die lange Warteschleife mitgenommen und haben uns somit die lange Wartezeit erspart, dadurch konnten wir an einem Tag auch mehrere Museen besuchen.Der Historiker Yücel war super es war sehr spannend und auch mal lustig .Ich kann jedem diese Karten empfehlen da man sich damit viel Zeit und ärger erspart und somit auch gut Vorbereitet ist für den Urlaub.Der Preis ist super und aufjedenfall angemessen. Istanbul war der Hammer ich werde aufjednfall nochmal hinfliegen und beim nächsten mal aufjedenfall auch noch mal die Istanbul Welcomcard buchen.
Iuliia from Ukraine
I have got Deluxe card and Dolmabahçe tour from them and we spent amazing time with excellent guide Adil, he was very knowledgeable. I really recommend it. I put only 4 stars, because I purchased Princess Islands ferry tickets too and had not very nice experience, besides that the price was 2 times bigger from real ticket price (
The IWC Deluxe was the perfect choice in Istanbul. The tours in Hagia Sophia and TopKapi Sarayi are the best I have ever done with a group! The cost of the card is definitely small compared to what you have to give for all the things included. However, I have to point out that excluding Dolmabahce Sarayi is the sole disadvantage of the card.
Our tour guide, Adil from Istanbul Welcome Card, made our experience amazing. He’s a very smart person, full of information and with answers to every question that my crazy mind thought of asking. Because we had welcome card, we didn’t have to pay extra for entry, so I would definitely recommend it. Now back to the palace... it is out of this world, from the architecture to the trees and gardens inside, it is breathtaking. There is purple marble from Egypt inside that I’ve never had the pleasure to see before. The tiles on the walls date back to the 16th century and that makes me think how ahead of time they were then. Heated floors, marble bathrooms, mind blowing richness. I have also found out that it’s all patched with materials from everywhere and different centuries. It is like a massive jewel in the heart of Istanbul. On top of all that, the view from the last part of the palace is definitely the best one, looking over Bosphorus. I would definitely recommend getting a tour guide so that a bit of the Turkish history and Sultans lives gets in your heart, cause believe me, it will never leave it.
Istvan – Hungary
Iskoristili smo sve što obuhvata vaša ponuda. Vođene ture su bile sjajne, naš vodič Adil veoma interesantno priča o svakoj znamenitosti,istoriji. . .
Marco - Italy
The idea of having a single ticket for 12 attractions (with 3 guided tours) and a 90 minute cruise on the Bosphorus is very good, and the price is reasonable; anyway two complaints: 5 days couldn’t be enough for visiting all the sites in a comfortable way; you should warn that the Fethiye Museum has been closed for restoration since April 2019: I went there and got very sorry.
Nicole - Germany
Die Karte lohnt sich alleine schon, weil man einfach an den langen Schlangen vorbei in die Museen und Sehenswürdigkeiten gehen kann. Die Führungen durch die örtlichen Historiker sind ausgezeichnet und lohnen sich sehr für die Besuche in der Hagia Sophia und dem Tokapi Palast. Insgesamt eine sehr gute Abwicklung: Unterlagen und Karten liegen im Hotel bereit, die Treffpunkte sind gut zu finden und die Mitarbeiter sehr freundlich. Der Einlass war überall vollkommen unproblematisch. Immer wieder!
We had the most wonderful time with Adil turistic guide. Wonderful person with the most fantastic knoledge about the history. Thank you Adil for making our time in Istanbul so full of information. With this card you can go for a boat crusing around the Golden horn, go through the city with the tram, bus, boat...Don't hasitate, take it and fell the Istanbul.
Alex - Scotland
From the extremely qualified tour guides to all the other benefits we got through purchasing this card, I can definitely say it was the best deal we could ever make. We went for the Deluxe card, which gave us everything and more! Keep up the good work, guys!❤️
Helena Daza, Colombia
Es una buena tarjeta para conocer Estambul y sus principales atracciones. Ayuda mucho con el transporte pues sirve para todo el sistema. Tuvimos una sola dificultad y fue que en ocasiones nos costó mucho encontrar los guías y el crucero fue súper difícil no se explica claramente en donde está el barco. Por lo demás muy buena
Tis card is a must have when you visit Istanbul. It gives you all you need for experiencing this amazing, vibrant city, such as quick access to all the sites listed, free public transport and so on. We really loved and appreciated this card.
I have no more to thank for the service given. In our case they had changed our hotel and we went to the office where they gave us the card in person even though they had sent it. Not only did they solve the issue of the card, but we were also accompanied by a person from the office where the Bosphorus cruises departed. They were very friendly and resolved our problems instantly since the hotel change the travel agency did at the last minute. The only drawback we had with the Museum card was in the Cistern (Istanbul) where they charged us the ticket despite being included, but, we were left with the feeling that it was a revival of the person of the place and not because of a problem of the card since it worked perfectly in ALL places avoiding time and queues and without paying anything extra. } Thanks for making us stay great!
The welcome card was great but it would have been better if Dolmabahçe and Galata Tower were included.
Mumtaz Ally South Africa
This card really helped us with quick access into museums and 20% discounts when purchasing items from the museum stores and other stores listed. We booked online for the Sultan photo shoot and when we arrived there they did not know what we were talking about. So perhaps inform partners of this offering. Other than that I would highly recommend this card
The guide was fantastic. Everything has worked perfect. It was a really good choise.
David – Portugal
Muito bom, para o que oferece torna-se barato e é muito fácil de utilizar, a entrega da documentação e voucher no Hotel, correu espetacularmente bem.
Rita – Hong Kong
With museum card and transportation card, u don't need to care about the in town transportation. But as the museum card won't cover all famous museum, u may need to check in details before u go to museum.
Rae and Matt from nz
The card was great to bypass all those lines. With the delux card we thoroughly enjoyed the three tours (Hagia Sophia, basilica cistern and Topkapi Palace) with an historian. The museum pass was good to use and the travel card for use on bus, boat, tram and metro was invaluable.
Viktoria - Deutschland
Alles hat perfekt funktioniert! Kann diese Karte jedem empfehlen, der die großartige Stadt Istanbul erkunden möchte.
Janet – United Kingdom
Quick entry with very knowledgable and helpful guides. The actual meeting points can be a bit vague but once you recognise their red T-shirts then it’s easy.
Heike - Germany
Excellent tours with guide Adil, we learnt a lot! We´ll come on another tour next time!! Thanks!
Eveline – Austria
Museums Ticket - kein Anstellen an den Kassen - perfekt. Istanbul Kart - gültig auf allen Verkehrsmitteln inkl. Fähren und Seilbahnen. Tanzende Derwische - gute Vorstellung, eindrucksvoll. Bosporus Schifffahrt - großes Schiff, interessante Runde entlang der beiden Küstenlinien.
Bob United Kingdom
Ordered the cards based on the excellent reviews and quick calculations on individual entry prices had we done it ad hoc. The clincher was the fast track entries with an Historian, as a guide giving us a wealth of information, turned out to be the best decision we made. The Istanbul metro card with 20 trips loaded allowed us to get from one side of the city to the other without a hitch. I highly recommend this card to anyone who's going to spend a few days in Istanbul.
Ann – Canada
Best Buy we made in Istanbul
Annette aus Deutschland
wir haben den tollen, sehr freundlichen und kompetenten Service incl. Bazar-Führung sehr genossen. Die Museumsführungen, die Bosporusfahrt und die Tram/Fünikular etc. waren hervorragend. Leider waren wir nur 4 Tage dort und konnten nicht alles nutzen, aber es war eine schöne Zeit. Danke!!
Rosalia – Italy
I tour organizzati sono molto belli e faccio molti complimenti anche alla guida turistica. Sarebbero da incrementare gli orari per i tour, solo la mattina è un po' poco per che fa un soggiorno breve come il nostro. Inoltre è stato belle trovare la card in hotel però magari potrebbe essere utile un pass digitale da poter usare per l'autobus da e per aeroporto, noi abbiamo dovuto fare un'altra card. Inoltre come spunto di miglioramento vi consiglio di inserire nel pacchetto una mappa della città, in modo che chi come noi ha problemi di connessione all'estero si possa comunque orientare.
Deluxe Card paid off - 12 museums, fast tracking, Bosphorus Cruse, public transportation tickets - we didn't wast our time on waiting in line. Very, very inspiring walk through historical life cycle of Aya Sofya. Tour guide was very kind and he answered on all question about Aya Sofya and Topkapi Palace.
Deborah Stretton - United Kingdom
We booked a deluxe pass for our week in Istanbul. It was excellent value for money. The tours of Hagia Sophia, the Ciscerns and the Topkari place were very good - a big thank you to our tour guide Adil who was excellent!
Jozef - Slovakia
K - Austria
- perfect service - upon arrival, all documents already awaited us in the hotel - good description of all services/vouchers included in the Deluxe card package - the tour guide was skilled and very friendly, picked us up sharp in time, everything worked very well
Monika - Estonia
Although I had been to Istanbul many times before, this was the first time I decided to use the Istanbul Welcome Card and I think this was a very good decision. Since I wanted to visit several museums again, we chose the deluxe card. The biggest advantage was skipping the ticket lines which were incredibly long due to high season. We also went on an extremely enjoyable tour to Topkapi palace with the historian guide, which I really recommend to everybody, since he is very passionate about his job and he really manages to make the place interesting. We also enjoyed the free entrance to other museums, some of which we would most probably otherwise not have visited but were quite interesting, the Bosphorus boat tour, the included public transport tickets and also discounts on the airport transfer and the Whirling Dervishes ceremony at Sirkeci (Orient Express) train station. Before buying the card, I emailed them with some questions and I always got prompt and helpful replies. Their service is also very friendly and reliable. All in all, we will most probably buy the Istanbul Welcome Card again next time in Istanbul.
Yvonne - Malaysia
One of the best decisions I made this trip to Istanbul was to purchase the IWC - Deluxe package! I loved that it includes 3 flexible guided tours and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the Aya Sofia, Basilica Cistern and the Topkapı Palace. There are also various discounts that comes with the card too, don’t miss the Whirling Dervishes at the Sirkeci Train Station and the Turkish Bath at Cambelitas Hammam!
Ivica - Germany
The card helps to save a lot of money and helps visiting all the sightseeing places!
Great guide in te tours and the most important thing: no queues. Easy to book and clear information. I Would definitely opt for this service again.
Georg - Germany
Very well organized. Excellent tour guide. Highly recommended.
lluengo - Spain
Con la tarjeta de los museos se saltas las colas y además tienes visita guiada de Topkapi, Santa Sofia y la cisterna. La experiencia es tal cual te dice la web. Cuando llegas al hotel el primer día en la recepción te entregan el sobre con toda la documentación y las tarjetas Pensaba que no íbamos a utilizar la del transporte público, pero si la usamos: el trafico es tan horrible que en algunos momentos con el tranvía llegas antes que cogiendo un taxi
Irena – Oman
It was easy to book this service with all the information available beforehand, got my pack delivered to my hotel upon arrival so could start using the cards right away. Even got the confirmation call immediately after the purchase. The historian Guide was very good, very knowledgeable and speaking excellent English. Would definitely opt for this service again when in Istanbul as there was no time to visit all the museum's and activities included in my short 3-day stay in the city'
Sabine - Deutschland
Pia – Sweden
Olga - Russia
Kerim - Germany
Alle Tickets, die ich für meine Reise brauchte, waren inklusive und sofort einsatzbereit. Die Touren mit dem Historiker-Reiseführer waren einfach unglaublich.
Diamantino – Portugal
Só pela oportunidade de visitar a havia sofia e o harem com um guia e excelente.
Hannes – Germany
Alle Tickets, die ich für meine Reise brauchte, waren inklusive und sofort einsatzbereit. Auch ein Lob an den Stadtführer der uns die Historischen Gebäude und Ereignisse verständlich übermittelte, und geduldig und Freundlich auf unsere Fragen einging.
Chris - USA
I bought the Istanbul Welcome Card because a friend of mine recommended it. I received the package right in my hotel. Inside the package were my transportations and Bosphorus cruise tickets, the pass for the museums and vouchers for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Harem tours. With the pass and the guided tours I was able to avoid the long queues in front of the museums. The guide was great, he even was a historian. He had a lot to tell, even things that are not in every book. The transportation tickets also paid off. I used them at the metro, ferry and tram. The Bosporus tour was great as well. The view of the city from the seaside was spectacular. I as well received discounts at very nice restaurants and activities. My Istanbul trip became cheaper than expected and I saved a lot time without searching for anything.
Derya - Mannheim
Die Istanbul Welcome Card ist eine großartige Möglichkeit, die Stadt zu erkunden. Sie können den Museumspass und die Fahrkarte zusammen mit den optionalen Führungen so flexibel benutzen, wie Sie es möchten. Die Topkapi-Palast und Hagia Sophia führungen unter der Leitung von Emre waren sehr gut und gaben einen faszinierenden Einblick in die Geschichte dieser Orte und ihre Besonderheiten. Ein Kritikpunkt ist die Anleitung zur Freischaltung der Fahrkarte per SMS. Dies ist nicht notwendig es sei denn, Sie haben eine registrierte türkische Telefonnummer. Der von Ihnen benötigte HES-Code, der beim Ausfüllen des Besuchersuchformulars bereitgestellt wird, das Sie vor der Einreise in die Türkei ausfüllen müssen - es ist kein SMS-Text erforderlich.
Mel - France
I had a good experience, the show was nice, so as the pepole. I was a bit disapointed with the food though.
Svetlana , Russia
It was so funny! The show was very professional. Good music and dancers. The animator is beyond praise. Instanly captivated everyone with dancing and general fun. Servise and good was good.
Mery from the UK
The online booking was straight forward. I may have missed the step where I need to put the address for the pickup but the communication via WhatsApp on the contact number provided was good and solved the issue. The vibe on the boat was good and everything looked very organised. The only disappointment was our waiter who was neglecting us at all the time, he looked unhappy, very stressed and didnt want to serve tea and coffee. He lied, saying that there was no tea anymore while other waiters were continously serving their tables.
The Cruise was excellent! As well as the shows, food and drinks were marvellous - Service was very attentive and polite.
Very nice boat, great show, good food, and excelent value for that price.
Aju - United Kingdom
Had a great time on Pereme Dinner Cruise on Bosphorous. great entertainment, good food, seamless co-ordination from hotel pick and the drop back after the trip
Manu - Germany
Einfach rundum perfekt. Von der Abholung, über das Essen, die Showacts, die Stimmung, die Service-Crew und natürlich die großartige Aussicht.
Maria Fatima portugal
Maria Fátima Fonseca Sousa Pinto
Super organisiert Abendessen mit Abholung Service. Alles hat gut geklappt. Ausflug nur zu empfehlen!
Kaisa - Finland
The cruise was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the show. Food was ok too. Nothing fancy but ok.
Theoni - Panama
The service was fast and they always trying to please the guests. Nice shows.
Cosmin - România
It was out first dinner cruise experience and I can say that overall was ok, but I would improve: the food(especially the cold starter) and drinks(served in glass whiteout knowing what you drink, just some fruit flavor). The photo service, quite expensive now adays 55€ for 11 pics with an album. We enjoyed the music, dance show and the atmosphere.
View was excellent,but food and show were so so,I not sure that I will recommend it for somebody else.
Tout étais parfait sauf le repas, qui n’est pas fameux. Mais le spectacle et la croisière nous on fait oubliez le repas.
Great organisation, good music and show! And because it was My birthday on 24 , I received a beautiful surprise ????????
Andy - England
Food was quite good. Show was good. Scenery was amazing (of course this is Istanbul). Service very good and the boat was modern and clean
mi pareja y yo pasamos una hermosa velada, buena comida, muy buen entretenimiento y diversión. Nosotros recomendamos
Milica - Serbia
First of all, a huge thanks to the IWC team who promptly postponed my reservation to another date and helped me organize my stay in Istanbul almost effortlessly, you are awesome! :) -------------------------------------- The tables on the ship itself are not optimally organized and the minimum number of people that can be placed at a single table is 8. Due to this, you cannot really watch the dancers while you eat, or depending on your seat in general unless you turn your head every min or so. The food was of below average quality (too dry for my taste) and the music was at best random; the setlist was a mix between popular Turkish songs (great ones at that) and Western hits, which was unnecessary since this cruise should focus on Turkish culture and tradition. This way it looked like a cheap thrill (the exact opposite of the price paid for the event). Luckily, there was an employee who took the matter in his own hands and entertained the crowd on his own after dinner. The view through out the entire cruise was splendid, the staff were polite and the dancers were lovely to watch. I do not regret the decision to go, but I cannot say for sure I would do it again.
Really excellent, it is first class as it says we booked via istanhulwelcomecard.com and we do recommend to everybody.
Bobkov Dmitry/ Russia
Amelia - Canada
The entertainment program was fun, the DJ played good music, everyone got up and danced, unfortunately the time passed very quickly and we were back at the harbor. The food was fine, not great, the table service was good. The view from the ship was incredible and the tour on the Bosphorus was well worth the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour
Prateek K. - India
I booked this tour for my family and parents - they really enjoyed the whole program. Communication from you was quick and always on time. The package included local drinks and food, which was pleasant, but most of all - the experience of all the music and dancing during the cruise was great.
Fernandez - United Kingdom
This was the best experience I've had in a long time. The atmosphere and music were incredible. I recommend this experience to everyone who visits to Istanbul.
Mira - Oman
It was a great moment inside the cruise. I had dinner with my wife and we really enjoyed it
Ahmad - Qatar
It was an amazing and lovely night, we enjoyed it to the fullest.
Andreas - Germany
Really nice experience with great value for your money. The food served is mediocre but it’s a real spectacle that lasts for a few hours.
Muhammad - Saudi Arabia
Everything was planned very well ... dinner and drinks were good too ... because of the winter we were inside and it was warm and comfortable. There were many different dance performances, all in all a good evening with the family and a wonderful atmosphere.
Sinan - Turkey
The dance shows were amazing, the service was good with a friendly and hospitable staff. Seeing Istanbul from the sea was amazing. It was a memorable experience for us.
Franc - Malta
It was a funny experience. We highly recommend it!
Clara - UK
This tour is really fun if you don't expect too much. The food is fine and there are many things. The entertainment was fun.
Helpful support, fantastic night!
Marioara - Romania
The most pleasant cruise possible. Great food and great show. flawless service.
Ahmad - United Kingdom
Very professional tour operator, you were very helpful to my parents and they didn't miss anything! Could not have been better! Highly recommended!!!
Tom - South Africa
The performances were the highlight of the evening, the view of the Bosporus was incredible, very nice people and Service on board, and good music!
Hani - Egypt
An experience that should definitely be made, professional team, quality food. Next year in Istanbul I definitely want to take part again.
Christin - Canada
I had a long stopover in Istanbul from 4:00 PM to 3:30 PM, so I decided to take the Bosphorus dinner cruise. I was lucky that my cousins joined me. It was an exceptional experience. The crew members and the team were very cooperative and punctual. I had requested good seats (near the performance and close to a view) and had precise pick-up / drop-off schedules due to my flight. Everything was perfectly configured. The food was excellent (I had the chicken dish), and the performances were impressive. I highly recommend doing this tour for solo and group travelers. Everyone on the boat was friendly and the staff is very attractive and quick with the answers. The boat is also quite large and pleasant to explore (upper, front and rear deck). I will be back with more family soon !!
Luis Zuleta Benavides
Its a very good value for money! Seeing the city from the water is an absolute must in Istanbul and this is a great option to do that. I think the only minus I would give is that the sales people inside the boat are a bit much and, of course, inside the boat things are more expensive.
Dr Ankush Garg - India
A wholesome experience of the city with the great audio guide to inform about the interesting facts about the city!!!! Must do when you are in the city for a short duration !
Just the ticket after a long day sightseeing. Refreshing, relaxing and simply stunning coastline to discover. Commentary was provided and easy to purchase refreshments of fresh fruit and drinks. Our group can straight from a mosque tour and Hakan our guide escorted us all the way to the pier and even came on board initially to ensure we were comfortable with our seats. Great attention and kindness. Thank you !
The tour was perfect and cheap. Would do again.
Rasema Rizvanovic - Austria
The tour was very great. Thanks to Hamza
Aman Narula United Kingdom
Great tour with options of indoor as well as outdoor seating. We quite enjoyed the tour. Onboard tea and juice was also good.
Constantin Eugen Romania
A very nice experience, the weather was nice, the audio guide excelent. We made a lot of pictures. The only minus- there were no Free beverages (Water or juice) provided.
Marc - Deutschland
Tour ist NICHT wie beschrieben! Folgendes wurde nicht angefahren: - Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palast Und war daher leider nicht vom Wasser aus zu sehen, etwas enttäuschend. Aber sonst alles ok, wie z.B. online Buchung und nettes Personal!
Mannfred / Germany
Thank you for the fruits and the informative audio app
D - UK
Great tour, great value for money
We really enjoyed the tour. Istanbul from the waterpersperspective is so nice!
Martins from Latvia
It is a great tour that provides a good overview of the city at an awesome price. The information on the app is good. The only minor problems we had: the speaker of the boat sometimes started making loud noises; when the speaker was on, I couldn’t hear the audio guide on the app and the app was a little glitchy, I had to restart a station a couple of times.
Die Fahrt über den Bosporus selbst war sehr schön und ist eigentlich auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen, bisher habe ich mit Istanbul Welcome Card auch nur beste Erfahrungen gemacht. Hier muss ich aber leider zwei Sterne abziehen: Entgegen der Beschreibung gab es sehr wohl Stopps. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palast und Galata Turm wurden nicht angefahren und die Art und Weise wie dort Getränke und Snacks verkauft werden, empfand ich als sehr aufdringlich und unangenehm.
It was a very good time. Staff, boat and tour were amazing. Thank you so much.
Sophie Noya - Belgium
We booked the tour from Istanbul Welcome Card website. When we arrived the pier IWC crew welcomed us. And they donwloaded the audio guide and gave us the free refreshment. Then we got on the cruise . Audio guide was excellent and has so many languages. For me French and for my friend German. And we enjoyed the bosphorus which has fantastic views. You should see so many places and one of my favourites Emirgan next to Rumeli Fortress and 2. Bosphorus Bridge. Thanks for everyting
Autumn - England
Me an my friend were on the cruise last day. And We ve explored the all Bosphorus area and stations. The crew at the pier was so helpful and nice. They gave us internet and downloaded the Your Mobile Guide app on our phones. The audio guide explained the all places and worked offline. The crew gave us the free refreshment also (mixed fruit) as a complimentary. So glad we joined this tour and we had this experience. Many Thanks to Istanbul Welcome Card. See you next time.
Deniz from Germany
Zakhar Shah (UK)
We ve joined the tour with my family at 29 May. Weve joinean anniversary of conquest of Istanbul. We saw every hostorical and great places. The photographer took us pics. And Kindy staff Burhan helped us to send the pics and everything. Thanks guys.
The boat tour was very good. It started on time and the stuff was very friendly.
Sloboda - Serbia
Great cruise and good staff. Deffinetly recomending.
Nadine - Mauritius
Hop on and off tour that gives us the ability to peruse for an hour along the bosphorus!
Very friendly staff, they gave us fruit before boarding, impeccable cleanliness!
Affordable way to see Istanbul from the water. Long enough to see everything and not too long to get bored. Went over sunset and it was gorgeous.
Miloš Jovanović - Slovenia
When i arrived pier, i saw the Istanbul Welcome Card members. All of them is friendly and smily face. The tour was excellent and we enjoyed all the time. If you come the Istanbul, i recommend this company. Thanks for everything!!
João - Portugal
Even though is not an experience as good or personalized as other tours, it is a good and cheap alternative I recommend you to take.
Julie - Switzerland
Great boattrip, its a must to do in Istanbul
I need audio guide, we cannot download it, because app in Play Market is absent
The staffs were very helpful and kindly. Im gonna join this tour next year again. See you guys
Ahmed Zamzam - Canada
V. Good experience
It was a great experience for me. The friends at the pier were very helpful and friendly. If one day you want to visit the Turkey, I recommend this company. Lovely day İSTANBUL WELCOME CARD!!
Khadija and Maryam UK
What a beautiful Bosphorus Tour, 2 sides European and Asian side and top of that Fantastic member of staff.! Thank you IstanbulWelcomeCard Bosphorus Team.!
Yahya and Gina
Super service, very friendly staff, fantastic Bosphorus Tour! Thank you IstanbulWelcomeCard Bosphorus Team.
Everthing fine, very nice views.
Tunde A Kelani - Nigeria
Excellent tour we had such a nice time, also we saw both Europe and Asia side of Istanbul. Thank you Bosphorus Team for looking after us.
Excellent staff very help thank you Bosporus team, and an amazing tour. Showed us both Europe and Asia beautiful sides of İstanbul. Recommend this to everyone who is visiting Istanbul.
Anna - Ukraine
Well, it was easy to find the place. The trip went really well. A loudspeaker was telling us about each of the sights, so there was no need to use headset. Also there was a nice photographer on board. It’s a nice choice if you want to plan your activities in Istanbul.
Beautiful scenery, good service of Lokman who greeted us at Kabatas landing station, 1.5 hours of delightful experience not to be missed during your stay in Istanbul.In short, i highly recommend it to everyone.
Igor - Russia
Interesting and good guide
Manoj from India
We loved this tour. Amazing trip.
We had such a great time in Istanbul toped up with fantastic Bosphorus we recommend this tour to everyone.
Alexia - Malta
It was a very enjoyable evening we really enjoyed it. The staff were really nice
Irina dvoluchanskay Russia
Bosphorus tour we enjoyed it very much me and my kids loved it. I have also booked other excursions with Istanbul welcome card very trust worthy company I recommend to everyone.
Marco Balloni, italia
Io e la mia famiglia siamo stati molto bene, consigliamo i tour sul Bosforo.
Bosphorus tour is an amazing tour we booked via istanbulwelcomecard.com and it comes with a free audio guide. Excellent, recommend to everyone.
Mounir Parvari, Pakistan
Me and my family we had a great time in Istanbul and we did fantastic Bosphorus Tour Via istanbulwelcomecard.com I recommend to everyone who is in Istanbu.
Luke Gibson, USA
This tour should be on your must do list in istanbul.! It’s beautiful I recommend this Bosphorus Tour 100% to everyone.! Note: don’t forgot to download your Bosphorus audio guide for acknowledge.
Audioguide was great...
Olha - Ukraine
everything was good
Hassan - Pakistan
Amazing experience, very peaceful and scenic bosphorus.
Bon rapport qualité prix Bien informé concernant le lieux
Rainer - Germany
All was fine, good tour, the ferry doesn't running for the time ... only the departure time was changed without an info.
Iwona - Poland
Bardzo przyjemna wycieczka. Warto zrobić z audioguidem żeby posłuchać o wszystkich atrakcjach po drodze. Polecam późniejsze godziny aby trafić na zachód słońca.
A nice opportunity to see Istanbul from the sea. The boat was large and quite comfortable. The weather conditions were wintry so we couldn't sit outside but the windows were large so it was easy to enjoy the views. As soon as we sat down in the salon a waiter appeared and served us toast and hot milk. He didn't inform us that we later would have to pay for it. For about half of the cruise we thought that the snacks and drinks we were served were complimentary. We were quite surprised when the same waiter showed up with a bill after about 40 minutes. Fortunately it wasn't very expensive. :)
Prable - Netherlands
The cruise itself is fabulous. 90 minutes of pure picturesque trip through the lovely Bosphorus waters. Try to do the last one that is 16:00 to 17:00ish since then you have a chance to see the city in daylight and at dusk. Highly recommend it. BE AWARE! The sandwhich/coffee/cinnamon milk etc. are offered (kinda forced) on to you as a welcome gesture. Once you accept it, in about 30 mins the guys come asking for insanely huge amount of money for that. So stay away unless you really want a sandwhich, coffee, milk for 60 liras. Total rip off.
gabin franck lazare - France
Très belle balade et les mouettes nous accompagnent, ils viennent manger dans nos mains, alors de belles prises de photos à coup sûr ! Tout le long du voyage on découvre des palais et de très belles villas qui bordent les rivages... Une belle expérience
Vishal – United Kingdom
A good tour covering important points of interest. Would be good to have a more user friendly audio guide about the areas we passed. Good staff behaviour meant it was a pleasant experience nonetheless.
Seyedbehzad – Denmark
anantharaja – Singapore
Worth the money. You get to see parts of Istanbul you may not get to if you’re there for a few days. They even sell hot drinks if you’re feeling cold. Enjoyed the experience.
Javier – Spain
Mariem – Tunisia
Nice cruise.. there is good tea on board
Christina – Sweden
Väldigt trevligt och prisvärt!
Bilal – Turkey
Pas conseillé la nuit en hiver , sinon j’ai bien aimé moi est mon épouse
Hussain – Turkey
Isabelle – France
Amr Darwish Gharib – Turkey
It’s good value for money set on the left side to enjoy and get ur audio guide from ticket booth
Pedro Fernando – Colombia
El recorrido muy agradable que le da un abrebocas de lo que es Estambul, recomendado
Andrew – Australia
Was really great, too many people feeding sea gulls though, too many birds blocking the views
Samir et nassira – Turkey
Marijeta – Croatia
be there 30min before
Svetlana – Russia
Отличный тур за небольшую цену
InahChavalamarie – United Arab Emi…
The cruise was good. I was able to see the so much of Istanbul in 90minutes.
Great Views of the city, great value, the guided app of the points of interest was great- be sure to bring headphones, sit on the left side of the boat and bring a sweater!
Christina – Greece
Amazing experience, you can admire most of historical buildings and monuments during your cruise in Bosphorus. They also offer application for Android to guide you about what you see around. It’s better to prefer the latest itinerary so to enjoy the sunset.
DAEHO – South Korea
Flavia – Italy
Esperienza consigliata con possibilità di vedere molte cose in poco tempo da un'altra prospettiva. Viene rilasciata un'audioguida fatta molto bene e si sale su un battello con altra gente.
Filipe – United Kingdom
Raihana – Malaysia
Beautiful views, and I really love it..
Julien – France
L’audio guide est très complet et apporte beaucoup de connaissances, une boisson offerte et le point de rencontre est très facile à trouver.
Rundfahrt ist ein Muss. Aber nächstes mal werden wir einen anderen Anbieter suchen. Der Boot war überfüllt, keine Sitzplätzer mehr, mussten stehen bleiben. Eine Begrüssung, Tee am Board, bevorzugter Einlass - von alldem haben wir nichts bemerkt. Keine Empfehlung für Bootstrip mit Istanbul Card.
Emil – Austria
Die Bootsfahrt war sehr schön, kann ich nur jeden empfehlen. Preis/Leistung war auch okay.
Steffen – Germany
Einfache Bootsfahrt wie erwartet. Schöne kleine Rundreise auf dem Bosphorus
Karen – Italy
Make sure you take id to get the audio guide. And sit in the right side of the boat.
Em termos de reserva, localização do porto e do barco tudo funcionou muito bem. Inclusive a simpatia do capitão do barco. No entanto, o cruzeiro não me surpreendeu. Já vi passeios com as margens mais bonitas. Valeu pela experiência de navegar no Bósforo.
Alexandra – Greece
The boat gets quite busy so arrive early to get a seat (try to sit on the left for a better view).
Guadalupe – Philippines
Easy to find..
Gamze – Germany
Top Preisleistungsverhältnis alles hat super geklappt !!
Евгений – Russia
Обязательный пункт в программу всем посетителям Стамбула, но информацию об увиденных достопримечательностях нужно выяснять самому
NEZHA – France
on a fait une belle croisière on a eu des telephonne et des écouteurs pour suivre tout les lieux historique.merci
Ana – Spain
Thomas – Austria
Lidia – Spain
Muy correcto, viendo lo nas destacablea del crucero.
Aysha – Turkey
Ute – Germany
Sehr tolle Aussicht vom Boot aus
Anju – India
BELÉN – Spain
Bonito paseo. Merece la pena el recorrido. Nosotros vimos la ida de día y el regreso de noche. Muy recomendable
Arrim – United Kingdom
Andrea – Italy
Location facile da trovare ed esperienza consigliata.
Parva – Germany
Very good organisation, polite servant on the official desk in front of the. boat, he helps a lot to quickly install application which is very useful and give you explanation of all sightseeings which you pass though during the boat trip. It help a lot, because the official speaker on the boat speaks on few languages, and because of the noice all around, you can't hear properly. With the application you can choose when to listen to text describing the landmark the boat is passing through. Only things. which is not working is a green coin, which you get from the official servant before you go to the boat, for some drink - it not working at all, plan to pay your drink on the boat with turkish lira.
Benjamin – Czech Republic
Man musste den Audio Guide als App auf sein Handy runterladen. Aber der Trip und die Aussicht war sehr sehr schön
Daniela – Argentina
Excelente el paseo , el personal que nos atendió en ventanilla nos descargo una aplicación tuvimos todo en español. Muy amable y vale la pena hacerlo. Muy accesible comparado con lo que pagó la gente allí.
Simona – Romania
Lauren – Philippines
Staff was very helpful. I was with 6 other people (seniors) and he setup the audio guides on their phones for me.
Екатерина – Russia
Iskander – Ireland
Morteza – Germany
Alberto – Italy
Assolutamente da fare!
Elona – Albania
Sonia – Turkey
Foteini – Greece
Must do. We saw many places of Istanbul which we wouldn't have seen without this cruise. Also the time of the day was perfect with the sunset and the view.
Perfect experience. Thank you for all
Raul – Uruguay
Anca – Romania
Imène – France
Étant arrivées en avance (16:20 au lieu de 17:00) nous n’avions pas eu à attendre, le bateau nous a pris à 16:30. Belle croisière sur le bosphore, ce dut réellement magnifique, on a aussi pu profiter du coucher de soleil. La croisière a duré un peu plus d’1:30. Excellent rapport qualité prix Je recommande vivement !
Sabib – Azerbaijan
Sharifah – Malaysia
Simone Paolo – Italy
il meteo favorevole ha reso perfetto il giro organizzato bene con bibite e viveri gratuiti anche per tratte brevi.consiglio.
Eduardo – Turkey
Love it!!! But GPS ln the phone didn't work
Sari – Sweden
Tamás – Hungary
Paola – Ecuador
Un paseo imperdible en Estambul :)
Cintia – Argentina
Muy bueno!!! Sabía que no tenía audios en español pero deberían incluirlo.
Dina – Lebanon
The coffee on the board is toooo much expensive 200 liras
Filip – Serbia
Marco – Italy
Una esperienza sicuramente da fare per vedere la città da un punto di vista diverso e cercare di capirne l’estensione. Consigliato!
Dzana – Germany
Ünal – Germany
Sollte man auf jeden Fall machen. Man erhält einen super Überblick über Istanbul.
Pascale – Belgium
Génial ! Le bateau est parti à l’heure et la croisière de 1h30 était largement suffisante! Le bateau n’était pas bondé ! Bref excellent
Katharina – Germany
Die Bootsfahrt war wirklich wunderschön und super Informativ, man sieht vom Wasser sogar viel besser als aus dem Bus beim Hop On ........ Ich würde es jedem empfehlen.
Mohamed – Egypt
Great experience .i recommend to anyone
Jessica – Germany
Tereza – Czech Republic
Silvia – Italy
I loved the cruise: it is value-for-money, extremely punctual and thoroughly enjoyable. Seeing Istanbul from the Bosforous is a must! The boat is clearly visible at the Eminonu Pier in front of the Rüstem Paşa Camii, it takes 10-15 to get there from the tramway station. You need to redeem the voucher and get the audioguide (a smartphone with very good explanations available in many languages) at the counter before boarding, so allow yourself enough time.
top. a faire absolument, accueil parfait, boisson offerte, guide et documentation
Irina – Germany
Die Bosporus Tour ist super schön. Wir sind gegen 18 Uhr losgefahren und konnten somit den Sonnenuntergang genießen, was sehr zu empfehlen ist. Die Anlegestelle ist nicht schwer zu finden und es war genug Platz an Bord um entweder drinnen oder draußen sitzen zu können. Der Preis ist auch unschlagbar.
Jordana – United Kingdom
Sophia – Germany
Nataliia – Ukraine
Нам выдали аудиогид (телефон с наушниками), сок и карту с маршрутом. Очень удобно, приятный диктор, хороший сервис и очень приятная цена!
Daniel – Spain
Awesone when it's sunset!!
Paulina – Guatemala
Risal - Indonesia
So easy, Located close to Galata Bridge, take T1 tram and get off at Eminonu Station, walk few minutes, find counter with red sign of IStanbul Welcome Card. Look for the guy with long beard (just like seen in pictures above) and show him e-ticket. Hewill check and tell you the boat. Around 90 minutes enjoying beautiful Bosphorus with few stops.
Simona – Germany
Rebeca – Spain
Esther – Spain
Genial a la hora del atardecer... Te dan un zumito Lleva el papel impreso y canjealo en ventanilla... Muy rapidos y amable
Michael – Austria
Aicha - France
Bonne accueil de la part de la personne au guichet. Les explications étaient claires pour profiter pleinement du voyage et des découvrir les secrets du Bosphore grâce à l'audio guide proposé en français :)
Larisa – Moldova
Albulena – Curaçao
youssef – France
Youness – France
Lisa – Germany
MIRIAM BEATRIZ – Argentina
PASCU – Romania
very well organised, good boat
Madalina – Romania
I enjoyed the trip around bosphorus. It was a bit windy but the views were worth it!
Alsabets – United States
beautiful place houses and view i got too see. the fresh air blowing was also nice
José – Spain
Milisen – Chile
La información entregada en el audioguía es genial, te entregan información histórica que te contextualiza y te hace entender aquello que estás mirando. Nosotros tomamos el tour a las 18.00 lo que nos permitió ver el atardecer al regreso dando una postal única. Corre mucho viento, así que no olviden algo para cubrirse. Y hay unas personas que pasan vendiendo cada 10 min y que pueden interrumpir tus vistas
Andrea – Germany
Wilena – Germany
“Im Grpßen und Ganzen lohnenswert” Es war alles gut. die Länge der Bootsfahrt war vollkommen ausreichend. Durch den geliehenen Audioguide mit Kopfhörern konnte man immer zu dem gerade gesehenen Gebäude am Ufer die passenden Informationen abrufen. Der einzige Minuspunkt würde ich vergeben, weil es einfach zu viele Personen auf der Fähre waren. Auf jeden Fall tagsüber machen.
EDITH – Colombia
ROBERTO – Italy
puntuale e ben organizzata
Ariel – Argentina
Muy buen viaje. Relación precio/calidad idea. Fundamental Pedir audioguia
Roger – France
This is a must to have an overview of the city.
Raquel – Germany
“Primeira coisa a se fazer em Istambul” Istambul é uma cidade enorme e fazer o Cruzeiro no primeiro dia me ajudou a ver de longe alguns pontos que despertaram o meu interesse. Vale muito a pena.
candido – Spain
Ha sido una experiencia increible
Carol – Australia
We had a great time of the Bosphorus tour, it was easy to find and download the GetYourGuide App so you can listen and understand what all the landmarks are all about. Overall a great tour for the price.
Emma – Spain
Está bien para ver ciertos monumentos emblemáticos de Estambul.
Susanne Bech – Denmark
Emma – Spain
Está bien para ver ciertos monumentos emblemáticos de Estambul.
Natalia – Russia
Rafiatou – France
J'ai adoré. Je me suis inquiétée pour la réservation vu que je ne parlais pas turc .Mais ils sont super organisé. Surtout pour le guide audio.Jai pu connaitre leur histoire .genial .Je vais repartir avec tous mes enfants
Pedro – Portugal
Loved the tour. I had the English translation guide which was very good.
Carlo – Italy
Pamela – Turkey
Very easy to book and find the place.. very punctual.. we were given Android phones and headsets.. beautiful, educational and scenic.. Definitely worth the affordable price
Hector – Mexico
osvaldo – Turkey
Facile da trovare,audioguida semplice da usare ma non abbiamo ricevuto la cartina e l'acqua come da contratto.Tutto sommato esperienza positiva.
Pauline – New Zealand
We did the English 90 minute tour and pre-booked it. We were emailed instructions to download an app for the English audio guide. When we arrived at the pier we were leant headphones, told where to sit on the boat for the best views and it was a great introductory cruise to see some of the Bosphorous and the buildings that line the shores. Cant speak for the Turkish commentary but the Audio Guide was excellent. Best to do in the afternoon as you get a nice breeze when the city is at its hottest.
Alessia – Italy
Fantastico! Adoro questa app, con get tour guide puoi visitare le città ed ascoltarne la storia vera e propria in soli 90 minuti! Lo straconiglio al tramonto!
Sydney – Netherlands
Great tour and a great way to see the waterfront of Istanbul and see both the European and Asian side of the city. I went at sunset which was fantastic because we had a great view on the way there and a nice nighttime view of the city lit up on the way back!
Konstantin – Russia
Luciana – Italy
Very nice experience
Sleiman – Turkey
tanomn – Japan
Cristina – France
Gabriela – Turkey
Gracia – Turkey
I was happy to get my ticket through get your guide as I got an audioguide for all the tour on the boat on the Bosphorus. The boat that I boarded didn't provide any explanation of the places that were along the route so I enjoyed learning about the landmarks and history of Istanbul with this audioguide. Once I got to the meeting point, it was very quick to get the app and download the audioguide. The only thing I'd like to point is that I booked for the 13 hrs trip and the boat departed at 12:45!!! Luckily I arrived early to the Pier and I got a good seat at the edge and secured my trip.
ADIL – Oman
Enrique – Turkey
buena experiencia a buen precio
richard – United Kingdo
Would be better if there was a commentary (which there isnt). Amazing value for money, though.
Ines – Spain
Esta muy bien el paseo en barco, muy agradable aunque me hubiera gustado que dieran las explicaciones en español
Maad – Germany
Bin sehr zufrieden.
State – Italy
Arpad – Hungary
Damir – Switzerland
Rodrigo – Spain
Ahmad – Germany
Es war sehr schön und interessant wir haben sehr schöne Orte gesehen und Am meisten hat mir die Brücke gefallen und die Moscheen die waren sehr schön und interessant.
Joao – Portugal
good value for money, did exactly as was described
Semplice da trovare e conveniente
Maria – Colombia
Es una forma buena de conocer el Bósforo y los alrededores de Estambul Desde el Mar Mármara y el Negro
Anja – Croatia
Jaehyeok - South Korea
Faisal – Turkey
Alexey – Russia
Laura – France
Conforme à la description...pour le prix ça reste très correcte, c'est une ballade en Ferry (oui je dirai plus ferry que bâteau en soit vu le nombre de personne pouvant embarquer) mais agréable avec une belle vue surtout au couché du soleil. bon rapport qualité prix.
Andrés – Spain
Jovan – Serbia
Matthew – Turkey
The Staff were friendly, albeit some struggled with English. The staff who helped get the ticket and audio guide were superb. I couldn't speak more highly about the well organised audio guide. Definitely a highlight of our trip. I recommend doing this tour first. As you will feel you have more of a general understanding of Istanbul. The views were stunning. It really showed the best parts.
Elena – Turkey
Agustin – Uruguay
very informative on the history of bosphorus river