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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace and Harem with a Historian Guide

Product ID: 193007
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Discover Topkapi Palace and Harem with a local historian guide and enjoy fast-track entry. Get a real sense of the palace and enjoy the collections and galleries.
About this activity
Duration 105 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from fast-track entry and save time
  • Learn from a local historian guide
  • See all rooms, gardens, and galleries in the palace
  • Get to know the story of the harem
Full description
Visit Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Ottoman emperors, with a professional historian guide who will inform you about all historical details.

The Palace is one of the top tourist attractions and absolutely one of the top things to do in Istanbul. It consists of three courtyards, terraces with astonishing views, as well as precious collections.

Starting from the square and fountain in front of the Topkapi Palace, you will pass by each of the famous gates while listening to interesting stories and surprising details about legendary figures from history.
Includes
  • Fast-track entry to Topkapi Palace and Harem
  • Professional local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of Hagia Sophia Museum, Cankurtaran Mh., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia Museum's entrance and exit gates are side by side. Your guide will be waiting just before the exit gate and will be wearing a red jacket or red t-shirt with the local partner logo.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Skip the line tickets to the building are included but you may still need to wait in line for the security check-point (this can take between 30 seconds and 15 minutes depending on visitor volume
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 78 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Istanbul Welcome Card

Product ID: 193007