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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Admission and Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Admission and Bosphorus Cruise

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 49.95 per person

Combine a visit to the unique Topkapi Palace with a memorable Bosphorus cruise.

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  • Discover the Topkapi Palace and its stunning Arabic architechture
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait and get fantastic views of the entire city
  • Discover two popular Istanbul attractions with a single voucher
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Visit one of the most famous sites in Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, located in the old town only a few meters from the Hagia Sophia. Combine this visit with a fabulous sea cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. From the boat you will be able to admire most historical buildings and almost all 7 hills of the eternal city. Meet a local host at the Topkapi Palace who will take you through a fast-track line to enter the site, after a short security check. Explore the gardens and admire the massive walls that secluded the Sultan from the outer world. Enter the different gardens through 3 consecutive gates and admire the Arabic architecture. Inside the buildings, see the mosque, the meeting point for the government officials and the Sultan, as well as some private rooms. After you visit the beautiful Topkapi Palace, make your way to the pier for your Bosphorus cruise. Enjoy a relaxing journey which takes you along the strait and inside the Golden Horn. While on the boat, take photos of the whole city and admire important monuments and mosques from a distance. The boat will return at the same point and then you are free to walk back to the old town center.
  • Boat cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Admission to Topkapi Palace
  • Local host at the meeting point
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet the host dressed in red and holding a red sign, at the fountain in front of the outer gate, just 100m from the Hagia Sophia. The host will let you know how to get to the pier for the boat cruise.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The cruise pier is 8 min walking from Hagia Sophia, your host can escort you to this point
  • You may use your voucher only once at each place, either on the same day or over 2 consecutive days
  • The cruise starts at 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM every day
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

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The visit to the palace was very good on the other hand very poorly organized the handset is nothing practical. We arrived at the meeting time 11:30 am to visit the palace and then the cruise but in fact this is impossible because the cruise is either at 12:30 pm or 4:00 pm and it was impossible to visit the palace and be in 12:30 p.m. at the meeting point.

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March 12, 2020

Product ID: 360660