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Topkapi Palace and Harem Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Skip the lines and enter the spectacular Topkapı Palace, home to the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. Enjoy a guided tour inside and explore the four-courtyard museum!

Highlights

  • Tour Topkapı Palace along with an expert multilingual local guide and enjoy priority admission with skip-the-line access.

  • Explore the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.

  • Admire the lavish interiors, see the brilliant artifacts on display, and bask in the glory of the Ottoman Era.

  • Visit the Harem section and see the lavishly decorated marble hallways, and arched doorways with over 400 rooms!

  • Fun Fact: The Palace has 20 chimneys in the kitchen, where roughly 800 employees worked making this the largest kitchen in the Ottoman Empire at the time.

Inclusions

  • Guided Tour of Topkapi Palace

  • Harem Section

  • English, or Spanish-speaking guide

  • Audio App for IOS & Android in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish & Turkish

  • Skip the line service with a representative who will lead you to the entrance

Exclusions

  • Transportation

  • Lunch

Cancellation policy

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • Romania
  • Italy
  • France
  • Serbia
  • Australia
  • Belgium
Guests from United Kingdom, United States, Spain and over 39 countries have loved this experience
Tayyaba bano

Tayyaba

4/5

Apr, 2024

Cerkan was a fantastic tour guide! He was very supportive and made sure everyone felt comfortable. His knowledge of Topkapi Palace history was impressive, and he shared many interesting details we would have missed otherwise. The tour ran smoothly and finished on time. I highly recommend Cerkan as a guide!
Azhani Binti Shamsuddin

Azhani

3/5

Apr, 2024

We thought our experience was a guided tour through all the places. However it is just a simple brief where the tour guide showed us the summary of the places. Additional 3 euro or 100 lira required to be paid by cash directly to the guide if we want additional tour and explaination on Harem was unexpected; which we didnt take. Is it a common practice by this tour to have tourist pay for additional cost for this? As we thought we paid everything when we purchase the ticket online.
Judith Prosser

Judith

3/5

Apr, 2024

Our guide was great, well spoken, informative but it was very chaotic getting our tickets at Topkapi Cafe. No clear system or communication. Attitude of staff issuing tickets was unpleasant. It seems to be the departure point for a number of different tour groups. Head out flags were not on display
Ghia Mei Khoo

Ghia

4/5

Mar, 2024

Incredible location great history beautiful place. I was disappointed at the tour as it was advertised to be a 3 hour tour but it was only one hour and it was not a good tour
Nadia Abusief

Nadia

5/5

Mar, 2024

Incredible guide! Cem was forthcoming, professional and VERY knowledgeable I really appreciated his personaable attitude Keep him on staff!!! The tour was very effective in teaching us what we needed to know 5 stats

See the spectacular Topkapı Palace for yourself - the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for nearly 400 years. As the most visited museum in Turkey, Topkapı Palace is an absolute must-see, so make sure to add it to your itinerary! Moreover, this ticket has everything to make your visit convenient: skip-the-line entry (less queuing, more viewing!), the services of a representative who will lead you to the entrance as well as the company of an expert guide.

Topkapı Palace is home to many unique collections on display. Follow your expert guide as they narrate the fascinating history of the palace and all that you see around you. You'll find here weapons of the Ottoman Army, beautiful fabrics, jewels, and art. The Palace kitchen boasts an astonishing collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain too.

See the Holy Relics Chamber, which contains items associated with legendary historical figures. Find here personal artifacts of the Prophet Muhammad, the staff of Moses, and the sword of David, to name only a few. What a collection! There's all this and more to explore here. Don't miss it for the world!

Explore the Harem, once ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded domestic and political power. Admire the Turkish baths, Sultan's apartments, rooms of the Chief Black Eunuch, Queen Mother's rooms, and many more.

Important Information

  • This tour is available in the following languages: English & Spanish.

  • Audio App for IOS & Android is available in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish & Turkish.

  • Children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.

  • Please note that this attraction cannot be accessed directly by presenting the digital Pass at the museum. You need to enter with the tour guide.

  • It is mandatory for guests to use a headset during the tour. For this reason, be sure to bring your ID card with you when you come to the Topkapi Palace Tour. ID cards will be taken during the use of the headset and will be returned at the end of the tour.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

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