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Combo: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise + Topkapi Palace Tickets/Hagia Sophia Tour

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Grab this money-saving combo and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to Topkapi Palace along with the Istanbul Bosphorus cruise with audio commentary.

Highlights

  • Save big with this combo ticket as you experience the best of Turkey with a visit to Topkapi Palace and enjoy a Bosphorus cruise.

  • Skip the lines at Topkapi Palace and enlighten yourselves about the 15th-century Ottoman Empire with the audio guide app available in 10 languages.

  • Learn more about the priceless jewels and rich living quarters in the palace with its opulent architecture.

  • If you choose the variant with the Hagia Sophia guided tour, an expert English-speaking guide will greet you and guide you through the mosque.

  • Learn about Byzantine art and architecture during your 1-hour guided tour. Post this you are free to explore the mosque on your own.

  • The 1.5-hour cruise along the Bosphorus Strait will let you enjoy panoramic views of Istanbul.

  • Gain more insight into the places you pass by such as the Bosphorus Bridge and the dome of Hagia Sophia, with the help of a free audio guide, available in 10 languages.

Inclusions

Topkapi Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry into Topkapi Palace

  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish.

  • The services of a representative who will lead you to the entrance

Historian-Guided Hagia Sophia

  • 1-hour English guided tour by a historian

Bosphorus Cruise

  • 1.5-hour cruise

  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.

Exclusions

Topkapi Palace

  • Entrance to the Harem

  • Guide

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Earphones

Hagia Sophia

  • Entrance fee

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Miriam

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The timing was not right.

Visit the Topkapi Palace

The Topkapı Palace, also known as the Seraglio, is a large museum in Turkey. It served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire for a very long time. Receive a crash course about the history of the once-mighty Ottoman Empire by skipping the snaking queues with this combo ticket. Learn more about this palace that served as the Turkish sultanate’s home for centuries with an audio guide, available in ten languages. Discover Ottoman significance through the interiors of this magnificent place, a paradise for history enthusiasts. The palace is an abode to the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire. The ornate structure, decorated domed ceilings, and lavish hallways are architectural marvels. The courtyards with their beautiful gardens, pavilions, kiosks, and terraces reflect fascinating tales of this Turkish empire.

Historian Guided Tour of Hagia Sophia

Travel back in time and experience the story of the ancient Hagia Sophia on a partly-guided tour in Istanbul. Admire the coexistence of Byzantine and Ottoman art pieces as you walk your way through the renowned Hagia Sophia. Explore its impressive Dome, featuring 40 windows and the Wishing Column (with rumored healing effects)! Learn about the genius of Byzantine architecture and art with the power of storytelling, thanks to your expert English-speaking historian tour guide. After a 1-hour long guided tour, feel free to explore the museum at your own pace.

Did you know? Hagia Sophia was once a church, then a mosque, then a museum, and now back to a mosque!

Hop on Bosphorus Cruise

Start your dreamlike 1.5-hour cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus waterway. You will be greeted by a marine officer at the pier who will give you an overview of everything that awaits your adventure while on board. The cruise offers you Istanbul’s most beautiful sights reflecting its unique culture as the breeze refreshes you. Cruise past some of the major landmarks on the way like Hagia Sophia, the soaring Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge connecting Europe and Asia. Rest assured of crossing out any highlight from your list of things to see along the Bosphorus.

Topkapi Palace

Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM
Sunday09:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:00 PM

Important Information

Topkapi Palace

  • Please note that this ticket is not for a guided tour. After your representative takes you to the entrance of the palace, you can explore the palace on your own.

Audio Guide App Instructions

  • The audio guide is available in English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish.

  • Your audio guide instructions will be shared in your voucher.

  • There is limited internet at the museum/pier so please download the app before your visit.

  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded (ensure you have activated GPS).

  • Please carry your own headphones for the best audio experience.

Hagia Sophia

  • The Hagia Sofia partly-guided tour is not accessible for wheelchair users.

  • With this combo ticket, you are paying for a guided tour. Entry into the attraction is not included.

  • Note: There will be a mandatory security check before entering the attraction and guests should expect a considerable wait time.

Bosphorus Cruise

  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.

  • Don’t forget to bring along your headphones to listen to the audio tour.

  • You can buy food and beverages on the boat at your own expense.

Audio Guide App Instructions:

  • Go to Apple or Play Store and search for 'YourMobileGuide'. Download the app.

  • Open the App and select 'All Audio Tours'. Select Turkey, then Istanbul, and search for 'Bosphorus Cruise.’

  • You'll receive your redemption code from the ticket window.

  • Please note: There is limited internet at the pier so please download the app before the tour.

  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded but ensure you have activated GPS.

Timings

Topkapi Palace

  • Available time slots: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm

Historian-Guided Tour of Hagia Sophia

Tour Timings

  • Daily (except Mon): 10am, 10:30am, and 11:30am

Hagia Sophia Timings

  • Daily: 9am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm).

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Daily: 10:30am onwards

  • Available time slots: 10:30am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, and 3:45pm

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Points

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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