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Topkapi Palace Skip-The-Line Entry with Guided Tour provided by Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Topkapi Palace Skip-The-Line Entry with Guided Tour

Topkapi Palace Skip-The-Line Entry with Guided Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6903P6
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Alemdar, Foundations Regional Directorate Carpet Museum Sultanahmet Mosque, 34122 Courtyard/İstanbul, Turkey The tour starts at the entrance of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), located outside the palace. The guide will be holding a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass. This museum CANNOT be visited without the guide.
  • Topkapı Palace, Cankurtaran, Topkapı Sarayı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey The tour ends inside the palace and customers are welcome to stay inside the museum until it closes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Alemdar, Foundations Regional Directorate Carpet Museum Sultanahmet Mosque, 34122 Courtyard/İstanbul, Turkey The tour starts at the entrance of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), located outside the palace. The guide will be holding a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass. This museum CANNOT be visited without the guide.
  • Topkapı Palace, Cankurtaran, Topkapı Sarayı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey The tour ends inside the palace and customers are welcome to stay inside the museum until it closes
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Topkapı Palace, Cankurtaran, Topkapı Sarayı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey The tour ends inside the palace and customers are welcome to stay inside the museum until it closes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Carpet Museum
    Alemdar, Foundations Regional Directorate Carpet Museum Sultanahmet Mosque, 34122 Courtyard/İstanbul, Turkey
    The tour starts at the entrance of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), located outside the palace. The guide will be holding a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass. This museum CANNOT be visited without the guide.
    See address & details
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    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    All open exhibition rooms inside the palace, except the Harem section
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  • You'll end at
    Topkapı Palace
    Cankurtaran, Topkapı Sarayı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    The tour ends inside the palace and customers are welcome to stay inside the museum until it closes
    See address & details
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Alex Petrova
4 contributions
Great tour
Oct. 2021
The guide was very well-prepared and knowledgeable. The group was small so everyone had an opportunity to ask questions in relation to personal interests. The skip-the-line option is great, because the line was big and with the guided tour we skipped it and saved a lot of time. The palace was totally worth the visit! The guide informed us about the collections which could be seen at the palace without extra expenses, because the admission is included in the ticket for this activity. To summon it up, the tour is very good and I would recommend it.
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Excursion10685311939
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear that you liked the tour and hope to serve you again in Istanbul!
Written 15 November 2021
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Manuela M
2 contributions
nice tour in Topkapi
Feb. 2020
Our tour in Topkapi was detailed and exhaustive, we had lots of historical information and anecdotes by our guide.
It is important not to get distracted by sorrounding people as the site is usually very crowded.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sameer A
7 contributions
Guided tour through Topkapi Palace
Jan. 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had a great experience with our guided, English speaking tour. The tour lasts about 90 minutes, after which you can spend as much time in the palace on your own as you’d like.

Pro tip 1 - the meeting place for this tour is at the entrance to the carpet museum, right outside the outer gate of Topkapi palace, about 5-10 minutes before your tour time.

Pro tip 2 - the e ticket you get from TripAdvisor will not be able to be scanned at the second gate of the Topkapi palace. Your tour guide has your actual tickets. So don’t try to get into the palace early! Wait at the carpet museum for your tour guide :)
Written 12 January 2020
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Suno69
Chicago, IL23 contributions
A must visit
Dec. 2019
The palace is amazing but unfortunately, I purchased online tickets with a guide and I got a default time which was 3:30 pm. The palace needs at least 3 hrs to be toured. It is such a huge place and so many things to see inside it. I recommend purchasing the tickets at the gate and then see everything. It is open at 9 am. So if you go around 10 or 11 then it would be great. Our guide had 1 and a half hr and she knew that it would take more time. But she talked a lot instead of talking while showing or walking. She stopped at one and talked about it. Then said you guys do not have time to see from inside. We did not go there to see from the outside. So, basically I wasted my money. She said if you want to see harem, sultan rooms, then you must come another day means to pay again for these things which we could see the same day. BUY TICKETS AT GATE OR SEE TIMING IF YOU BUY TICKETS ONLINE.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sue S
Denia, Spain3 contributions
It is a pity! You can visit just a few things because of restoration
Dec. 2019
The gardens, the buildings and the church are imposing, but unfortunately you can only see the buildings from outside. For the entrance fee you do not see a lot and if you wish to visit the harem rooms, you have to pay additionally.
Written 10 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MissEli
2 contributions
Great visit in Topkapi
Nov. 2019 • Couples
I could truly recommend this guided tour.Our guide Ozzy was friendly and very knowledgeable.He has great gift of making history approachable for anyone.Please book this tour and ask for Ozzy ☺
Written 30 November 2019
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Brankica S
Belgrade, Serbia51 contributions
Fantastic!
Nov. 2019 • Friends
Adam was our guide. He was fun, smart, full of information, very interested about what he was saying and helpful with our questions. He made the tour uniq experience. Thank you!
Written 29 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ramiz C
9 contributions
Excellent guide
Excellent guide through Top Kapi. Very polite guidance with lot of informations about Otoman empire and history. Top Kapi is amazing place and must visit place.
Written 24 November 2019
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DeonGovender!
Durban, South Africa373 contributions
The best place to see!
So much history here, make sure you get the pass with 3 of the sites. Takes about 3 hours, lots of walking but very educational and worth the visit. Security are strict, no tripod stands or weird camera stuff. They can keep it for it before you enter.
Written 23 November 2019
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Entela M
4 contributions
Great visit
Nov. 2019
Nice coffee shop and restaurant at the end of the palace with an amazing view over the sea.Great visit and the guide was very helpful. The visit takes minimum 2 hrs for a quick walk around.
Written 12 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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L4156BJahmeds
L4156BJahmeds
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Not worth it
- the price is double the ticket price - it took us some time to enter, as we were waiting for others to arrive - t
Z8629ZEalexandrap
Z8629ZEalexandrap
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Interesting tour
Both a guide from the agency and an audio guide were included. The palace is stunning! The tour took us through the
V5430VYsharonw
V5430VYsharonw
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Great pass. Great value for the money.
Great pass, excellent value. We bought the 3 day pass and were really impressed with the variety of options. We too
Borbála B
Borbála B
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Great Pass
ITP is a great product, easy to handle, had immediate responses when we asked for responses, and had questions. Bi
aleksandarst2
aleksandarst2
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An irreplaceable guide through Istanbul and Turkey history
First of all, a big thanks to the organizers who adapted the schedules because of my wife and me. We were, as far a
juliebarrett1964
juliebarrett1964
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European influences in Istanbul
The tour was well organised, it is very mid 18th century architecture, furniture etc, as influences from around Eur
I8776KEivans
I8776KEivans
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Bit dissapointing
Went there today with high expectations, unfortunately still no water due to repairs and not so much fun to watch.
pamelar880
pamelar880
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Ticket was Invalid at the gate
I can't give an honest rating. I showed up at the palace a little early to get situated. The ticket was invalid and
mearsman
mearsman
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Basilica Cistern
Worth the visit but at the moment no water due to restoration going on.Look up history of the Basilica Cistern befo
395vus
395vus
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Very interesting visit
Excellent guide and tour. Worth the visit. Very interesting to see how water storage was devised for city in ancien
niksk001
niksk001
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Great Idea That Does not Work
The underlying idea is great and ITP looks like a great bargain. The reality is quite different - it is very diffic
niksk001
niksk001
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Guide Made the Difference
Basilica Cistern was one of a few places, where skipping the lines was beneficial - else we would have waited quite
alexisdomflo
alexisdomflo
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Short but Great
Although is only a half and hour tour, you get tons of information about this magical place. Guide has the patienc
Beefylover
Beefylover
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We’re going underground
Interesting space, beautiful carving on the columns and not too crowded. Next to many, more well known and crowded
Z1537SZmichellel
Z1537SZmichellel
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Hmmm not very good
Our Tourguide was very quiet. We couldn't hear her very well. I have to confess, that the cistern was loud anyway b
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