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Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

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Overview

Save time and money on Istanbul’s top attractions with an Istanbul Tourist Pass, with a choice of 3- or 7-day digital city pass. This comprehensive sightseeing pass grants you: skip-the-line admission to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museums; a hop-on hop-off city bus tour and Bosphorus Strait boat tour plus an evening performance of whirling dervishes, and Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
  • 3 or 7 Days Istanbul sightseeing pass with 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace and the Chora museums
  • Embark on a hop-on hop-off Bosphorus Straight or Golden Horn cruise
  • Gain insight into Turkish culture at a whirling dervish evening show

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With your Istanbul sightseeing pass in hand, visit the city’s top attractions with ease. Enjoy discounts on public transport and instant guiding via WhatsApp along the way.
1-time access to the mentioned attractions.
Free access to mentioned state museums, only by attending the guided tours.
Discount in a 1-way airport transfer to/from Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport
Guiding over WhatsApp (Weekdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Weekends: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Free pick-up and Drop-off from hotels/rental places in Sultanahmet, Eminönü, Sirkeci, Laleli, Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş and Şişli for the dinner cruise.
Hotel pick-up and drop off for all attractions, except Bosphorus Dinner Cruise.
Private tour guide
Audio guides (except at the bus tour)
Public transportation

Departure Point

Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Departure Time

12:00 AM
Your Istanbul Tourist Pass will be emailed to you before your selected travel date. Valid for 3 or 7 days, this sightseeing pass grants you admission to multiple Istanbul attractions, including hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours that get you around the city at your own pace.

Gain skip-the-line entry to two of Istanbul’s biggest crowd-pullers: the museums of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. 

If you’d like to see Istanbul from the water, take a hop-on hop-off cruise around the Golden Horn to view city sights from a new perspective. In the evening, head to the harbor and explore the Bosphorus Strait on a dinner cruise where you’re treated to a menu of Turkish specialties and live cultural performances. 

Your pass also includes a ticket to an evening show of whirling dervishes that spin across the floor to traditional music. Make your own way to the cultural center for a look at this dazzling dance. 

Motor through Istanbul with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that includes informative audio commentary along two routes. Remain on board for the full loop or hop off at any stop for sightseeing. View  Taksim Square, Sultanahmet Square, Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace, the Spice Market (Egyptian Bazaar) and marvel at marine animals at Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium. See the Itinerary below for the list of stops.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hagia Sophia Museum
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Topkapi Palace
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica Cistern
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dolmabahce Palace
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Red Route (2-hour full-loop duration, with 11 stops)
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bosphorus Strait
Free Attraction
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yeni Camii
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Red Route (2-hour full-loop duration, with 11 stops) Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Blue Route (1.25-hour full-loop duration, with 7 stops)
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bosphorus Bridge
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Red Route (2-hour full-loop duration, with 11 stops)
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sapanca Lake
Take a day-trip to escape the busyness of Istanbul and enjoy the natural beauty of Sapanca Lake and Maşukiye.
Duration: 15 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
Admission Included (adults cannot enter LEGOLand without a child)
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hagia Irene Museum
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Fatih
Discover the historic Whirling Dervishes ritual of the Mevlevi order, and enjoy the classical orchestra and Mitrip Band. Enjoy complimentary hot and cold beverage treats before the show
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Madame Tussauds Istanbul
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Istanbul Airport
Istanbul Tourist Pass will start creating a peace of mind for you, even before your trip starts. No more worrying about how you’ll get to your hotel from the airport or how you’ll have to communicate in sign language with taxi drivers… Istanbul Tourist Pass now covers your one-way airport shuttle transfer from or to Airport. Just purchase your pass and redeem your QR codes for your airport transfer. 1 time use per person.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Xtrem Aventures Istanbul
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pera Museum
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dialogue in the Dark Istanbul Sergisi
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
Admission Included
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Blue Mosque
An amazing guided tour to the Blue Mosque is included with the Istanbul Tourist Pass.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Princes' Islands
Transportation to and from 1 of the big islands (Büyükada or Heybeliada) is included with the Istanbul Tourist Pass.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Illusions Istanbul
The Museum of Illusions Istanbul offers you an interactive, immersive and entertaining journey with more than 60 illusions to see and experience. It will be interesting, sometimes confusing, hilarious and all round great fun. Nothing is what is seems! We have designed a visual, sensory and educational space that will challenge your perceptions, boggle the mind and be the most fun you’ve had in a long time! It’s a place for everyone to enjoy so bring your friends, kids, family or just yourself and a camera with full battery and lots of storage space. You’ll definitely want photo evidence of what you experience because you won’t believe your eyes!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Istanbul Sapphire
Get a true 360-degrees birds-eye view of Istanbul from the observation deck of one of Istanbul’s tallest skyscrapers, the Sapphire Shopping Mall, and experience Istanbul from the sky as very few people do.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Istanbul Sapphire
Experience Istanbul in 4 dimensions with the SkyRide 4D Simulation and enjoy a simulated helicopter ride over Istanbul's top landmarks!
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Grand Bazaar
An amazing guided tour to the Grand Bazaar is included with the Istanbul Tourist Pass. (The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sakip Sabanci Museum
The Sakip Sabancı Museum, one of the most renowned private fine arts museums in Istanbul, is located in Emirgan, at one of the oldest settlements on the coast of Bosphorus.
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Serefiye Sarnici
The Theodosius Cistern known in Turkish Serefiye Sarnici was built between 428 – 443 by the order of Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to store fresh water for the city by the Valens Aqueduct from the Belgrade Forest. The oldest undergrond cistern, which is now open to all visitors after 8 years of restoration, is also organized in concerts and exhibitions that supported by 32 marble columbs covers 45x25 square meters.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Pass has to be used in consecutive days.
  • Your Pass ID is the same as your TripAdvisor voucher number
  • Attractions may change without previous notice
  • State museums cannot be accessed without the guide.
  • Children under the age of 5 may need to pay entrance at certain attractions
  • You are required to select a travel date, please note this is only required as an indication
  • Please note that some attractions may be closed during some days of the week. You can contact the provider to get more details.
  • Please note that the dervish ceremony doesn't allow children under the age of 7.
  • Important information:
  • The Pass can be used a few minutes after purchase.
  • Support is provided in English.
  • Guided tours are provided in English.
  • Hours of operation for certain attractions may vary; please check before you go.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Cityberry Unique Tours and Experiences

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The boat tours and dinner cruises add the extra flare that makes Istanbul such a tourist "Must Visit" destination" See review
  • "It will bring your Istanbul trip to a much higher level of joy :D Tesekkürler Istanbul Tourist Pass!" See review

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Best value for money deal
GlobeTrotting749536
, Dec 2019
Easy to use with immediate assistance when needed. Major attractions within walking distance and efficient back up tram and bus services. The boat tours and dinner cruises add the extra flare that makes Istanbul such a tourist "Must Visit" destination
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Expedition304340
, Jul 2019
Loved all the tours we got from this pass. It was very informative and the meeting place was only in one place, you will never miss it. The tour guides were helpful. It’s worth the trip.
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Great Value! Excellent Service...
Cameron
, Apr 2018
Great Value! Excellent Service! Highly recommend : Istanbul Tourist Pass was a great deal and my friends and I are so glad we bought it. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting Istanbul. It made our trip much more enjoyable and easier to navigate. We were able to see so many attractions and sites for on a discounted flat rate each day. Our friend group does have some pretty thrifty people and we were all quite happy how it made us save so much With its mobile app and digital passes it was very practical and efficient to use unlike our other pass experiences in different cities. The app also served as a guide book which made our trip much enjoyable. All of the locations knew just what to do when we showed our pass on our mobiles and were pleased to see it worked so seamlessly. No downsides, gimmicks or hidden charges! It was nice not to have to take out our credit cards all the time. The mobile Internet device connecting us all - 8 people - at the same time in our multiple devices with such a speed was just superb. It made our lives so much easier being able to connect to the Internet and being able to make international calls and share our great times with our families and friends we left behind. Also, the Whatsapp help service was amazing, it made miracles for us when we were almost lost and asked for directions, they responded instantly and saved our day : Thank you guys for such an excellent service! Simply, Istanbul Tourist Pass made our trip much more enjoyable and all of us so happy! We all highly recommend it to everyone. It will bring your Istanbul trip to a much higher level of joy :D Tesekkürler Istanbul Tourist Pass! See you again soon...
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The hop on hop off 3 days pass was...
pyt8r
, Mar 2018
The hop on hop off 3 days pass was hardly used due to miscommunication with the merchant and viator as claimed by the merchant that they have notified viator since last month that they are going digital but until today the viator website has not been updated according to the merchant who kindly delivered the museum pass that needed to be presented physically. the museum passes came in late and wasted my time just strolling around the hotel area where no pass is needed. When i purchased this product, viator confirmed the purchase and assured me that the passes and tickets will be delivered 24 hours before my arrival. It was already my second day and still waiting for the museum passes to be delivered by the merchant. The big bus guys can not undertand English and they prioritize walk in passengers who will pay directly to them. The merchant offered apologies and promised to return what was not availed in that 3 day pass.
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What a disappointing experience. I...
Dennis K
, Jan 2018
What a disappointing experience. I bought the three-day pass. I thought it was three days of hop on and hop off. It wasn't. The skip the line card has to be delivered to your hotel. The bus departures from point to point are not frequent. The cruise was long and the show on board was like an amateur night. The belly dancer was over 50 . There are much more interesting ways to see Istanbul than this option. However, just riding the hop on for a day and taking time for pictures and walking would be a good investment. Do a one day pass and skip the big package. Very disappointed with what it cost.
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I got 7 day Pass. Overall it was...
Kamryz
, Sep 2017
I got 7 day Pass. Overall it was worth the money although I did not cover all the museums and used the museum card only for Topkapi and Hagia Sophia. This card cannot be used for Dolmabahce Palace and you need to buy separate ticket. The package also included Istanbulkart which you otherwise get for 6TL. The Dinner cruise and Hop on hop off boat tours were very good and the Dervish experience was great. The WiFi device worked very well although you cannot use more than 1GB data in 24 hrs and it is supposed to be used purely for tourism purposes. The tourist pass gives you peace of mind and lets you organise your trip even before you land in Istanbul, saving lot of time. There are plenty of places to see in Istanbul and this pass gives you a good coverage.
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It was average. Other cities that...
Edward G
, Sep 2016
It was average. Other cities that have the hop-on-hop-off, allow you to use the buses for the entrie period of your city pass. The Istanbul one only allows you you to use the buses for ONE day. that is a pity because for the rest of your stay, you have to either walk or take a taxi to the other sights that you have tickets for. Also, the bus-stops are VERY poorly sign-posted and the drivers are extremely rude.
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Delivery on time, everything went...
Derek D
, Mar 2016
Delivery on time, everything went just smoothly. Special thanks to the very kind Istanbul Tourist Pass customer support team that made sure my late order was delivered quickly.
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Passes were delivered to our hotel on...
Kirk A
, Dec 2015
Passes were delivered to our hotel on time. We enjoyed it very much. It was surely the most convenient way of sightseeing in Istanbul. You shouldn't visit Istanbul without one of this pass. Bus tour, dinner cruise, photoshoot and Turkish bath were great. Amazing customer service. We got support over WhatsApp whenever we needed. Good job!
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If we had received the info package...
Douglas S
, Oct 2015
If we had received the info package the day or night before it was to be used we would have been able to us it. So we found a young couple with a baby and offered it to them. I'm sure they enjoyed it. This has been to only mishap with Viator. I think a rain check of some kind would be nice, to be used the next time we book with Viator.
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