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Small Group Guided Tour of Topkapi Palace and Harem

4.5
3 hrs
Guided Tour

Marvel at the striking Topkapi Palace and its harem on this guided tour through the Ottoman era in Istanbul history!

highlights

  • Bask in the glory of the Ottoman Era on this guided tour through the Topkapi Palace
  • Learn of lesser-known and intriguing facts about the palace and Harem from your tour guide
  • A small tour group of 12 guests or fewer guarantees a hassle-free, interactive session
  • Waltz through the treasury, holy relics, Queen Mother’s rooms, and the imperial kitchens
  • Learn of the Ottoman Empire and the Sultan’s lifestyles on this tour
  • Stroll along the outer terraces, littered with flowerbeds, and soak up the view of the Golden Horn
  • Gasp at the intricate Iznik tiles with inscribed Kuran verses and other floral designs

inclusions

  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Skip-the-line admission into Topkapi Palace & the Harem
  • 3-hour guided tour of Topkapi Palace and the Harem
  • Small tour group (12 guests or less)

exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Hotel transfers

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

Meet your tour guide and your tour group at the dedicated meeting point, which just happens to be a hotspot for traditional Turkish delicacies! Buy yourself some tasties and use the restroom facilities before moving along to the Topkapi Palace. Deemed as the heart of the Ottoman Empire, this palace is sprinkled with low buildings, courtyards, pavilions, and terraced gardens. Walk along the outer terraces and soak up the beauty of the flowerbeds and the view of the Golden Horn from here. Continue walking, while your guide filters myth from reality with lesser-known facts about the palace.

You’ll visit the Treasury section before continuing onto the Harem. Once housing hundreds of war captives, you can picture what their lives looked like, where they lived and were educated, while you walk through the hallway to the courtyard of the concubines, and then onto the Queen Mother’s Rooms. Gasp at the cupboard doors inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell. On your way to the harem, you’ll see ancient Iznik tiles with verses from the Kuran inscribed on them, embellished with elaborate floral designs. Your tour ends with a visit to the holy relics and the imperial kitchens!

know before you go

Important Information

  • This tour is wheelchair, pram, and stroller accessible
  • For tour groups with more than 4 guests will be provided with headsets to abide by the rules of social distancing

Dress Code

Women should avoid wearing sleeveless tops and shorts to the palace

Tour Timings

  • Summer: 9:30am, 1:30pm
  • Winter: 9am, 1pm

Blackout Dates

Every Tue, 31 Dec, 1 Jan, 12 May & 20 Jul

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your tour guide
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet
  • Address: Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

  • The closest tram stop is Sultanahmet, a 2-minute walk to the meeting point
  • Tram #T1 will bring you here

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