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  2. Istanbul
  3. Topkapi Palace

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Entry with Tour and Audio Guide

Product ID: 210732
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Skip the ticket lines at the Tokapi Palace with a guide. Benefit from a 30-minutes tour, and then discover the museum with your audio guide app at your own pace.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the famous courtyards and gates of the Topkapi Palace
  • Visit the galleries and royal collections at your own pace
  • Receive the most important points from your guide at the beginning of your tour
  • See the best views over the Golden Horn and Bosphorus River
  • Discover the Palace on your own pace with an audio guide app
Full description
This is the shortest way into the glorious Topkapi Palace Museum of Istanbul, which was the house of the Ottoman sultans for 4 centuries. You can choose the time which fits you best, and meet your guide in front of the palace before passing by the long ticket lines, directly to the entrance.

You will be given a brief orientation by a professional guide about what the Topkapi Palace has experienced through its very long past, and will also learn about where to find different courtyards and galleries. Your guide will take you through the first two portal gates, talking about the buildings as you pass the first courtyard.

Following security checks and entrance, there will be some more introduction as to what to see inside, including the council hall, arms and armory section, or holy relics. Afterwards, you can just enjoy the palace at your own pace. You can enjoy a long coffee break in-between looking over a spectacular Bosphorus view, or quickly finish your walk around. It is possible to walk around in an hour and then leave, or you can choose to stay inside for several hours to make more detailed observations.
  • Fast-track admission to the Topkapi Palace Museum
  • 30-minute introduction by a professional guide
  • Audio guide app in 9 languages
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Harem

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide before the entrance at the Sultan Ahmet III Fountain. Your guide will be wearing a red jacket or red shirt.

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Important information
Know before you go
• With your guide you will skip the ticket lines, but you cannot skip the security checkpoints
• Waiting at the security checkpoints can take up to 30 minutes
• Please note, there is no internet at Topkapi so you must download the app prior to your visit
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From US$ 25.21 US$ 20.17 per person

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Product ID: 210732