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Instanbul Welcome Card

Has anyone used this private travel company called "Instanbul Welcome Card" and taken a guided tour of Topkapi Palace with them? (Not to be confused with the Museum Pass)

I don't see a place to reserve just the Topkapi Palace on the "official" government website. I'm not sure that I want to purchase the Museum Pass.

Any comments/help appreciated or suggestions for other reliable guided tours of Topkapi.


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Hi Connie, I have hired an excellent tour guide in Istanbul a couple of times. His English is great, he is funny, very knowledgeable, and honest. He is a licensed and official tour guide in Istanbul. His name is Metin. You can reach him by email or WhatsApp. Email:
WhatsApp: +90 (533) 322 00 85
Metin is not a friend of mine, nor do I benefit by recommending him. I am a frequent traveler to Istanbul and when my friends came with me, we hired a Metin, A good tour guide makes visiting the historical sights much more interesting. I suggest you contact Metin and make an appointment. When are you going to Istanbul? Feel free to ask me any other questions.

As for the Istanbul Museum Pass, purchasing the pass gets you entry into the museums and sights listed. Tour guide not included.