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Istanbul Topkapi Palace Guided Tour and Skip The Line

Product ID: 192789
Skip the line and enter the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the four courtyard museum including the Audience Hall, High Court, Historical Kitchens, and The Treasury.
About this activity
Duration: 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour a historical palace with a knowledgeable local guide
  • See the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans
  • Experience the glory of the Ottoman Era
  • Enjoy priority admission and skip-the-line access
Full description
Skip the line and visit the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. Discover how the Topkapi Palace was built between 1466 - 1478 and served for over 400 years as the residency and administrative headquarter of the Ottoman Sultans.

The guide will explain to you the entire story of the Palace during a one hour tour. Marvel at the great architectural beauty of this important monument of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Free time in the Palace
What’s Not Included
  • Transport to the meeting point

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), outside the palace, 5 minutes before the tour departure time.The guide will be holding a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note, this attraction cannot be visited without the guide.
• All children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 359 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The guide Furkan was informative and fluent in english. He was able to explain several facts about the palace and point to interesting things. But unfortunately he was not loud enough for everybody to hear. At times, he selected spots to stand and narrate stuff, but the spots were noisy - so again his narration was drowned out. Otherwise, we were able to skip the lines at the entrance and had a thoroughly enjoyable visit.

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February 28, 2020

You have to get a guide for the Topkapi, she told us so many stories and informative details.. it was easy to meet our guide, and the tour was very interesting.. after you got time to explore Topkapi on your own buuuuuut have in mind it is HUGE so plan 4-5 hours..

February 21, 2020

Our guide Adam, was very kind and very well prepared. He gave us a lot of interesting information. His English was perfect. We felt very good in the 75 minutes that the guided tour lasted. The entrance was made without standing in line. I would warmly recommend my friends and other tourists to use your services.

February 17, 2020

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Istanbul Tourist Pass

Product ID: 192789