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Topkapi Palace and Harem: Guided Tour with Admission Ticket

Product ID: 127010
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Explore Topkapi Palace and its Harem on a 3-hour guided tour. Marvel at its opulence and mystery and learn about this period in Istanbul's history.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the glory of the Ottoman Era on a tour of Topkapi Palace
  • See the treasury, holy relics, and imperial kitchens
  • Explore the harem, the private quarters, and the home of the sultans
  • Enjoy views of the Golden Horn from the outer terraces
  • Benefit from priority access and a small-group tour for a more interactive and personalized experience
  • Get tips from your local guide at the end of the tour
Full description
Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s best sight on this exceptionally well-led guided tour. Discover Ottoman history in the Palace and the life of Sultan's family in the harem. Meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Turkish delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks. Then let your guide take you to Topkapi Palace.

Enjoy a 3-hour tour of Topkapi Palace, the heart of the Ottoman Empire. The complex of low buildings, pavilions, and courtyards was a self-contained city, which most inhabitants rarely left. Explore the outer-terraced gardens and admire the view over the Golden Horn.

Visit the harem, ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded domestic and political power. The harem housed hundreds of women and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a wide range of duties.

Admire cupboard doors inlaid with mother of pearl and tortoise shell and stunning Iznik tiles with verses from the Quran. The tour ends with a visit to the holy relics and the imperial kitchens.
Includes
  • Admission ticket for Topkapi Palace
  • Admission ticket for the harem
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • 3-hour guided tour of Topkapi Palace and the Harem
  • Small group experience
  • Meeting point with toilet facilities and Turkish delicacies
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and personal expenses
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities

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Meeting point

House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet, Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Treasury section will be closed during winter of 2018 due to restoration work
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 118 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 127010