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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern provided by Istanbul Welcome Card

VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8996P98
Important information
Inclusions
  • Meet & Greet by official guide
  • Skip the ticket lines & Fast track entry (except Hagia Sophia)
  • Hagia Sophia fees
  • Topkapi Palace fees
  • Basilica Cistern fees
  • Highlights tours at each attraction with an official guide
  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace map
  • Audio Guide App in 9 languages
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Fast Track Entry to the Hagia Sophia
Duration
2–4 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Meet & Greet by official guide
  • Skip the ticket lines & Fast track entry (except Hagia Sophia)
  • Hagia Sophia fees
  • Topkapi Palace fees
  • Basilica Cistern fees
  • Highlights tours at each attraction with an official guide
  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace map
  • Audio Guide App in 9 languages
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Fast Track Entry to the Hagia Sophia
Duration
2–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • Start
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
29 reviews
Excellent
16
Very good
2
Average
4
Poor
4
Terrible
3

madiha
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
It is a good choice to fast track yourself and save you from the long line up. You get what you pay for. It s worth for that little cost that they charge on top of the ticket price as you dont stand in the queue. We misunderstood it as a tour guide so was surprised as the guide was talking more in a corner rather then walking around. But then realized after that its what it is for just for a 30 minute guided information and fast track entry. Our first tour guide "Asin" was awesome for providing the background information at Hagia Sofia Museuem and actually spent good 30 minutes with us.
Its not worth for us for Top Kapi Palace as the walk was very long to enter with the guide and it self consumed all the itme and the guide had to leave after providing a bit of information. So again, get it only for fast track entry and few minutes of basic information, but not as a TOUR at all.
Written January 13, 2020
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Clover W
Seattle, WA6 contributions
We visited the 3 sites in 2 days and had different guides. We did not have to line up to buy tickets. Since December was low season so the line to enter/thru security was not long. Our guides were very funny and informative. They gave a good overiew of the sites and pointed out the places we should not miss. We then explore the sites at our own pace.
Written January 8, 2020
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Lynne S
Plymouth, UK4 contributions
Easy way to get brief information about the sites. For more in depth knowledge and a fully guided tour a different package required. It suited Us as we wanted an overview and then time to do our own looking etc. Guides very approachable and helpful.
Written January 13, 2020
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Adelaide G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ22 contributions
Couples
You need more organization and more information. You sold me a ticket to visit "Basilica Cistern" that is closed since 2020. The meeting point with your guide is completely impossible to be found. We had a unexpected help from one turkish man that called you company and discovered the meeting point..
Written April 22, 2022
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Culture575098
Have you not followed the instructions where to meed the tour guide? It is very clear written in the confirmation. Daily we meet customers from around the world. This first time I hear it is difficult to find our meeting point.
Written April 25, 2022
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Mayank
3 contributions
Hi, I took VIP card. Here's my review.

1. Fake discount info - after purchasing VIP card, I got mail that I'll get 20% discount on some other services. When contacted for discount, they didn't give concrete replies on mail. When contacted in-person, the representatives said all the services are booked. It's clear cheating.

2. Bad guide - The guide was good enough just for entry at Topkapi palace. Remaining sites like Hagia Sophia & Cistern has free entry. While the guide (Emre) at Hagia sophia did explain properly (that's why 2 stars), the guide at Topkapi (Mahmat) didn't even spend 10 min properly to explain. When protested, they said we don't explain in detail and you have to access audio guide. So, no use of guide at all. Very bad experience with Mahmat.

3. Wrong info on website - they claim that we are the cheapest option for visiting these sites. They also claim to refund if not satisfied. But when contacted for refund due to bad experience, they don't refund at all. They have also mentioned about other tours included in VIP card like galata tower, spice market etc but they don't provide any info after purchasing that how to access these tours. You have to run after them and still no proper response.

Best option to visit Turkey is to buy Museum pass (2 options - whole turkey or individual city pass). Wherever required, you can find guide outside the site or even buy audio guide.
Written April 24, 2022
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Culture575098
I think you are giving this review to a wrong company. Can you sent me your booking references so I can check you really booked our tour?
Written April 25, 2022
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Suzanne V
Phoenix, AZ119 contributions
I probably misread the fine print as I thought this was virtually a "fast-pass" and we could take our stickers (tickets) and go at our own pace throughout the day. Make sure to meet your guide at your start time and listen to when they will be at the other sites. We missed seeing one of the sites because we misunderstood. However, cutting the line was worth it at the Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern. The guides at both gave us some quality background information and turned us loose. I appreciate the quality service and enjoyed the brief overviews of the sites with time to explore on my own.
Written October 7, 2019
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FKA
London, UK4 contributions
Beware, this is not fast track entry and it’s not officially fast track either. Instead the tour guide tries to jump the queue with everyone and consequently gets shouted at by the security. You will end up waiting in line like everyone else. Best to just go to the official fast track queue and purchase tickets there. You will get straight in this way
Written December 30, 2019
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Sybarite20
Birmingham, AL52 contributions
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
Written January 10, 2020
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abhishek858
Manchester, UK37 contributions
We had an excellent experience after buying this card. We avoided the ticket lines, the lines to get into the attractions were short because it was low season, and the guides were informative, polite, and very nice. Highly recommend!
Written December 3, 2019
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TorontoRover
Toronto558 contributions
This card purchased before departure is sent automatically to your hotel in Istanbul. It will be at reception when you arrive! The card gives you 30 minute guided 'skip the lines' tours at each of the locations listed on the card. My card gave me a 90 minute Bosphorus boat tour plus 10 free trips on the Metro line as well as tours of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. The metro trips gave me quick access to the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market as well as the trip to the docks at Galata Bridge for the cruise.
Written November 3, 2019
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mariasoledadc393
mariasoledadc393
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Bad experience
Do not book this tour with TripAdvisor … we paired and went there and there was no tourist guide . And they didn’t
GrandTour19410849965
GrandTour19410849965
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Be aware of this crowded city
Very busy city, very bad traffic Challenge to get the rude taxi drivers if they don’t charge you 4 times of normal
110ahmedt
110ahmedt
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Poor experience
First of all me and my 2 friends (total of 3) paid for pick up and drop off but they never came and we almost misse
lucysF3872MA
lucysF3872MA
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Avoid this please!
I would have rated this differently but because of how they handled a dangerous situation I am saddened to caution
Olgakosanova
Olgakosanova
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one should see
It is a place worth to see while you are there. In quite tile it is wonderful and most amazing.......
Cjra272
Cjra272
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Nightmare
We took AFET shipping line for going to Buyukada island. On the way back to Istanbul, It was so hot that we could h
X3288VLkatieh
X3288VLkatieh
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Ruined our last night in Istanbul
Really would not recommend at all. Firstly before anything went wrong there wasn’t really much explanation of the c
Aishaalrumaihi1991
Aishaalrumaihi1991
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Spa took a lot of money from is
I had one of the worst experiences in the spa on that cruise. The spa general manager his name was Igor was not coo
Mohammad S
Mohammad S
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Great way to see the city
Excellent way to see the city. The boat arrived and left on time. Price is reasonable compared to other companies.
JackyJames
JackyJames
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Outstanding Experience
Outstanding Experience! This was one of our top experiences on Istanbul, and our guide Hakan was so helpful and wel
István D
István D
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Highly recommanded!
Well organized tours, great staff! We participated several programs (Topkapi, Hagia Sofia, Cistern, Bazaars walking
Raemonye
Raemonye
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Great way to see other parts of Istanbul
We liked the idea behind this boat tour - allowed us to see a little bit of other neighbourhoods of Istanbul that w
Scott H
Scott H
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Great Experience!
Great experience with fun staff. Really good for the price with the food and wine. Nothing really bad to say about
dankas1361
dankas1361
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A fun place to tour
We toured both the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Market in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar is huge, with over 4,000 vendo
780SusanL
780SusanL
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Good for the price
It's a lovely boat ride, reasonably priced. They make multiple stops and come back every hour or so. I wish they
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