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Istanbul FAST PASS: Explore in a Day with Skip-the-Line Entry Tickets & Tours

EASY ISTANBUL! Have only a day to discover Istanbul? Try our carefully crafted Istanbul FAST PASS. Discover Must-See Istanbul Old City in One Day. The fastest & cheapest way to explore Istanbul! The fastest way to experience the best of Istanbul. It includes the most popular historic museums and landmarks with a great Bosphorus cruise experience. The Istanbul Fast Pass is what you need to discover Istanbul’s best in only one day! Save time & money with the Fast Pass!

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[FOR SHORT-TIMERS] Discover Istanbul in One Day!

Istanbul FAST PASS packs the best of Istanbul into a single, exciting day. This most practical and easy-to-use pass grants you access to Istanbul Old City's most popular landmarks and streamlines your exploration with skip-the-line access and audio and live guided tours.

Experience Istanbul EASILY with Show&Go Instant Digital Ticketing Technology! Save Time & Money! Skip-the-Lines & Enjoy Istanbul.

Experience Istanbul's best in one action-packed day with the Istanbul Fast Pass. This all-inclusive pass unlocks the city's must-see sights, streamlining your exploration with skip-the-line access and guided tours. Glide past long queues at Hagia Sophia, delve into the mysteries of the Basilica Cistern, and explore the grandeur of Topkapi Palace, including the Harem. Expert guides and informative audio guides bring these ancient wonders to life. Top off your day with a scenic Bosphorus Cruise, witnessing the city's skyline bathed in golden light (sunset option) or bustling with activity (sightseeing option). Multilingual audio guides ensure you don't miss a beat.

The Istanbul Fast Pass isn't just for extended stays. It's a game-changer for layovers, transforming your waiting time into an unforgettable adventure. Effortlessly navigate iconic landmarks and avoid the frustration of navigating public transport or complex ticketing systems. This convenient pass maximizes your time in Istanbul, offering significant savings compared to buying individual tickets and tours.  Ditch the planning and focus on creating lasting memories – the Istanbul Fast Pass is your key to unlocking the best of Istanbul in a single day.

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  • One pass to discover Istanbul’s best in only one single day!
  • Amazing guided tour to discover the heart of Istanbul history - Sultanahmet and Byzantine Highlights
  • Skip the ticket lines at Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace!
  • Expert guided tour into Topkapi Palace including the Harem Section
  • Select one of the exclusive Golden Horn & Bosphorus Cruise tours to join
  • Skip the ticket lines via the digital tickets with specially curated audio guides for you to listen and learn all about the historic landmarks
  • Enter the museums freely without worrying about the tickets or ticket lines, just enjoy the best of Istanbul
  • Perfect for long layovers and short city breaks - discover the best of Istanbul in one single day!
  • Save big on entance and guided tour costs compared to buying museum tickets separately.

  • Hagia Sophia Mosque Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide
  • Basilica Cistern Entrance Ticket with Audio Guide
  • Topkapi Palace Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket including Harem Section
  • Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, and Blue Mosque - Sultanahmet and Byzantine Highlights 90-minute Guided Walking Tour.
  • Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset or Sightseeing Cruise - choose one 
  • Audio Guide on your cruise choice in FR, RUS, ARB, GER, SPA, and ENG
  • Guided walk from the meeting point to the cruise port
Not Included
  • Pick up and drop off from hotels
  • Airport transfers (available to be purchased separately)
Know Before You Go

  • We kindly request that you arrive at the meeting points at least 15 minutes early.
  • We are here to help! Ask our customer support team in order to plan your day more effectively


Easy Access to Istanbul's most popular activities. All Digital, Show&Go, No Meeting Points! * Get Instant Skip-the-Line Tickets for Top Museums * No need for physical tickets or exhausting guided tours * Don’t wait in long ticket lines and look for your tour guides in crowds

Istanbul Fast Pass - Discover Istanbul in One Day packs the best of Istanbul into a single, exciting day. This all-inclusive pass grants you access to the city's most popular landmarks and streamlines your exploration with skip-the-line access and audio and live guided tours.

Imagine visiting iconic sights like Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace without wasting time on ticket lines. The Istanbul Fast Pass whisks you past the queues and straight to the heart of the action. Professionally curated audio guides will illuminate the history and significance of each location, bringing these ancient wonders to life without the hassle of waiting for the long ticket lines.

For an even more immersive experience, the Istanbul Fast Pass includes a guided tour of Topkapi Palace, allowing you to delve deeper into the Ottoman era by exploring the Harem.

To cap off your whirlwind day, you'll have the chance to choose between a scenic Bosphorus Cruise, allowing you to witness the city's stunning skyline from the water. No matter if you opt for the Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset Cruise or the Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise, a multilingual audio guide will be available to enrich your experience.

The Istanbul Fast Pass isn't just ideal for those with a full Istanbul itinerary; it's also a game-changer for travelers with extended layovers. Imagine transforming your layover from a waiting game into an unforgettable exploration of Istanbul's crown jewels. With the Istanbul Fast Pass, you can effortlessly navigate must-see attractions like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, bypassing the long queues that often plague these popular sites. This streamlined approach ensures you maximize your limited time navigating complex ticketing systems on your own.  The Istanbul Fast Pass essentially removes the obstacles that might prevent you from experiencing Istanbul's magic during a layover between Istanbul flights, all while offering significant cost savings compared to purchasing individual tickets and tours.

With the Istanbul Fast Pass, you can ditch the hassle of planning. Instead, simply focus on enjoying the best Istanbul has to offer. This most practical pass ensures you see the most of the city in just one day, making it the perfect choice for travelers with limited time.

Frequently Asked Question

What's included in the Istanbul Fast Pass?
Skip-the-line access to top landmarks: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace (including Harem) Guided walking tour of Sultanahmet and Byzantine Highlights Choice of Bosphorus Cruise (Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset or Sightseeing) Multilingual audio guides for all tours and cruises (English, French, Russian, Arabic, German, Spanish)
How much time does the Fast Pass cover?
The Fast Pass is designed for a single day of exploration for long layovers and single day Istanbul city breaks.
Is the Fast Pass a good option for layovers?
Absolutely! The Fast Pass streamlines your exploration, allowing you to maximize your time during a layover in Istanbul.
What are the benefits of using the Fast Pass?
Skip long queues and save valuable time. Gain insights and historical context with guided tours. Explore Topkapi Palace in greater depth with a dedicated guide. Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus. Benefit from multilingual audio guides. Avoid the hassle of planning and purchasing individual tickets.
Who is the Istanbul Fast Pass ideal for?
The Fast Pass is perfect for travelers with limited time in Istanbul, including those on short trips or layovers.
Who is the Istanbul Fast Pass ideal for?
The Fast Pass prioritizes your entry at Istanbul's most popular landmarks: Hagia Sophia: Avoid the often-lengthy queues for this architectural marvel. Basilica Cistern: Descend directly into this fascinating underground reservoir, bypassing the entrance lines. Topkapi Palace: The Fast Pass grants priority access to the main palace grounds, including the Harem section (subject to availability).
What's included in the guided walking tour?
The Sultanahmet and Byzantine Highlights tour takes you on a journey through Istanbul's historical center. Expect to see: Hagia Sophia (exterior) Hippodrome Blue Mosque (exterior) Additional Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks Your expert guide will share historical insights and bring the area's rich past to life.
What's the difference between the Bosphorus Cruise options?
Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sunset Cruise: Enjoy a magical experience as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the Istanbul skyline in breathtaking colors. Golden Horn & Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise: Witness the city come alive on this daytime cruise, taking in iconic sights like Dolmabahçe Palace and bridges spanning the Bosphorus.
Are there live guides on the Bosphorus Cruises?
No, the cruises feature multilingual audio guides instead, allowing you to explore the sights at your own pace and preferred language (English, French, Russian, Arabic, German, Spanish).
Does the Fast Pass include transportation between locations?
The Fast Pass does not include transportation between locations. However, Istanbul boasts a well-connected public transportation system, and taxis are readily available.
Is there a validity period for the Fast Pass?
The Fast Pass is valid for a single day of use from the moment you activate it at the first included attraction.
What happens if I miss my meeting point for the guided tour?
While the Fast Pass includes meeting points for the guided tours, it's crucial to arrive on time. Late arrivals may miss the tour departure and counted as 'no show'.

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