See the city of Istanbul from a completely different perspective with this half-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. You'll get picked up at your hotel in the city, then immediately depart for the dock and board the boat. Once the cruise begins, you're free to relax and take photos as you travel along this natural waterway that links together Europe and Asia. Help yourself to some filling snacks as you take in the sweeping views of Istanbul's skylines, with the massive skyscrapers and colorful buildings bordered by the city's lush forests and tranquil blue waters. Try to spot some popular tourist landmarks like the Rumeli Fortress, a massive stone structure built on top of hills, and the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Once the cruise is over, you'll then take a bus ride to get to the Teleferik Cable Car Station, where you'll get to see the magnificent Golden Horn, the primary inlet of the Bosphorus. Enjoy a scenic cable car trip up to Pierre Loti Coffee House, where French novelist Pierre Loti came for inspiration. Soak up this unbeatable view of the surrounding areas, with gorgeous views stretching down to the Galata Tower and the Galata Bridge that's said to have inspired the novelist's literary masterpiece "Aziyadé," before you head back to the city and get dropped off at your accommodation.
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 (Premium) 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.
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 ❤️
This was a smart deal, which allowed me to visit Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia (with very helpful tourist guides). Unfortunately, Basilica Cistern was closed during this time and I could not visit it. Due to covid and lockdown for locals, there were no queues at the entry points. The package also included Bosphorus Cruise tour. Thanks to Haluk, Emre & Deniz for excellent tour!
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.