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Combo: Topkapi Palace + Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tours

Rated 3.4 out of 5.0 from 5 reviews.
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Save money on this exciting combo with guided tours and skip-the-line access to two of Turkey's famous attractions, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabache Palace.


  • With this combo ticket, enjoy a guided tour of the Topkapi Palace, a symbol of the Ottoman Empire, with an English-speaking guide.

  • Step back in time and explore the once-administrative headquarter of the Ottoman Sultans dating back to the 15th century.

  • Visit the Dolmabahce Palace, built between 1843 and 1856, on the same day or the next day with an English-speaking guide.

  • Enjoy a highlights tour of the Palace Garden and learn about the architecture and the last Sultan with an included audio guide.

  • Fun Fact: The kitchen in the Topkapi Palace has 20 chimneys where around 800 employees made meals for an estimated 4,000 people.


Topkapi Palace

  • 1-hr guided tour of Topkapi Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry

  • English-speaking guide

Dolmabahce Palace

  • Guided tour of Dolmabahce Palace

  • English-speaking guide

  • Audio guide in 9 languages

cancellation policy

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

ratings & reviews

5 Ratings
Jennifer McArthur


Jul, 2023
Very simple and straightforward. Good orientation to the site and what to expect.
Timis Mihai


Aug, 2023
There was an exceptional experience. Also the guide was very helpful.
Mirzeta Hadžibrahimović


Jul, 2023
I did not love any single thing. You deceived me twice. First, charging me visiting Haghia Sophia, but the enter there is free and there wasn't any of your the so-coled guides. Second, and worse one, you sold me combo ticket for visiting Topkapi palace and Dolmabahche, emphasazing that I may separate those visits day after day, but it was a deception, of course. When my sister (MS deseased) and me came in front of Dolmabahche clock tower the day after visiting Topkapi, there was no guide, of course. Your chat lady Stella has wasted my time inquiring me, without solving problem. Your so-coled guides from Guides and tickets who gather in Topkapi café literally lied to me telling that I was going to get some vaucher for Dolmabahche tomorrow. So, you are the worst platform selling tickets online I have ever dealth with, and I will go public with this experience, hoping that the other people won't be deceived. I surtenly will not.

Save big with this combo ticket that offers a guided tour of both the Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul!

Topkapi Palace

With skip-the-line tickets, bypass the large crowds and proceed straight to the security check. The tour guide will lead you on a 1-hour tour of the historic Topkapi Palace, a museum featuring imperial collections from the Ottoman Empire. The tour guide will regale you with stories and the colorful history of the palace, once the Ottoman Sultans' former residence. View 30,000 archived documents, discover the palace's architecture, the decorated dome ceilings, and hallways, visit holy relics and imperial kitchens, and see magnificent Chinese porcelain. From the outside terraces, see the Golden Horn.

Dolmabahce Palace

After your visit to the Topkapi Palace, meet your English-speaking guide on the same day or the next day to embark on a tour of the impressive Dolmabahce Palace garden. Learn about the last Sultan and the intricate architecture of the building. Discover what sets Dolmabahce Palace apart from Topkapi Palace. After the garden tour, your guide will help with the multilingual audio guide rental. At your own pace, explore the Palace, Harem, and Painting Museum. Marvel at the gold-covered ceilings and admire the Bohemian crystal chandelier (4.5 tonnes). Gaze out at the picturesque Bosphorus as you explore 285 rooms and 46 halls of this stunning palace, built on a massive 1,10,000 m² area.

Important Information

  • Use this ticket to visit both attractions in one day or spread them across 2 days, based on your flexibility to explore at your own pace.

  • You can visit each attraction only once.

Topkapi Palace

  • The following is allowed on this tour: outside food & drinks and photography.

  • Please note that you cannot enter Topkapi Palace without a guide.

  • Visitors must pass through security.

Dolmabahce Palace

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

  • The following is allowed on this tour: outside food & drinks and photography.

  • Carry your ID to rent the audio guide.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point to Topkapi Cafe

  • Meet your guide at Topkapi Cafe.

  • Address: Cankurtaran, Soğuk Çeşme Sk. No:4, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye.

  • Landmark: Outside the Palace next to Tourism Police kontejner.

Get Directions to Topkapi Cafe

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Sultanahmet. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 121CS to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Gülhane. It is a quick 8-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram T1 to get you there.

Meeting Point to Dolmabahce Palace

  • Meet your guide at Dolmabahçe Clock Tower.

  • Address: Vişnezade, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye.

  • Look for tour guides with red jackets, red shirts or red umbrellas.

Get Directions to Dolmabahce Palace

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Dolmabahçe Palace. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 121CS, D31, D36, and more to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram T1 to get you there.

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