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Topkapi Palace Tickets with Highlights Tour

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Revel in an insightful guided tour of Istanbul’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Topkapi Palace. With fast track tickets and a personal guide by your side, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience of Istanbul’s finest attraction!


  • Explore the world-famous Topkapi Palace Museum, located in the heart of Istanbul
  • The palace served as the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans in the 1500s
  • Admire the architectural styles and decorations inside the palace
  • With skip-the-line admission to the attraction, spend more time exploring the monument and museum
  • Discover the history and some secrets of the attraction with the help of an English-speaking guide
  • Make use of your free audio guide, available in 9 languages


  • Expert English-speaking guide (for 30 minutes)
  • No Entry in Topkapi Palace without a guide
  • Skip-the-line ticket entry into Topkapi Palace
  • Topkapi Palace plan
  • Audio guide (English, German, Italien, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic and Chinese)


  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and beverages
  • Entry to the Harem

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Home to the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years, the Tokpaki Palace was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city. Once you meet your guide at the attraction, you can avail exclusive fast track entry, and save up to 2 hours!

Explore the numerous courtyards, pavilions, and gardens of the Palace and learn about its role in the Ottoman Empire. The guide will take you around, and give you a feel of the local legends, myths and stories about the palace. After your tour of the museum, you can continue to explore the attraction at your own pace. If you'd like to see the palace harem too, the guide will show you the way. By the end of the day, there is no doubt that you will have a better understanding of Istanbul!

know before you go

Important Information

  • No Entry in Topkapi Palace without a guide
  • Please note that your ticket does not include entry to the Harem, a separate museum inside the Topkapi Palace
  • If you are interested in seeing the Harem, the guide will show you the way
  • Wear comfortable footwear as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • While the ticket ensures that you skip the entry lines, you cannot miss the security lines. This can take up to 30 minutes during peak season

Audio Guide App Instructions

  • Step 1: Go to Apple or Play Store and search for ''YourMobileGuide''.
  • Step 2: Download ''YourMobileGuide''.
  • Step 3: Open the App and select ''All Audio Tours''.
  • Step 4: Select Turkey and then Istanbul and search for "Topkapi Palace".
  • Step 5: You will receive your redeem code from the tour guide.


  • There is limited internet at the museum/pier so please download the app prior to the tour.
  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded (ensure you have activated GPS).
  • Do not forget to bring your headphones.

Discounted Tickets

Ages 6yrs and below go free (carry a valid photo ID)


Tokpaki Palace

  • Wed to Mon - 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Last admission is at 4 PM

Tour Timings

  • Wed to Mon - 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry a valid photo ID for verification
  • Please ensure that you arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the Fountain of Ahmed III (Sultan 3. Ahmed Çeşmesi), across Carpet Museum, outside Topkapi Palace
  • Look for the Istanbul Welcome Card guides wearing red shirts and jackets or carrying red umbrellas
  • Please note you cannot go directly to the Topkapi Palace. Meet your guide at the meeting point, who will then take you to the palace
  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - Fountain of Ahmed III

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

  • The meeting point is only a 6-minute walk away from Sultanahmet Tram Station
  • Tram T1 will get you here


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