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Great historical attraction brought to life.

Thank goodness we booked the tour. Our guide took us on a route around the whole palace, including the harem, bringing each place to life as we passed through. It all took a good three hours. Imagine how long it would have taken us if we had tried to do it alone ! Much, much longer. Or, more realistically, we would have missed a lot of places and missed out on the stories and the descriptions our guide provided to really understand palace life. The guide spoke very good, well articulated, English. Ours was a small group of seven, so it was easy to keep together, hear the guide and have the opportunity to ask questions. Sadly, there are still inaccessible areas under renovation, but that didn't detract too much from the experience. Skipping the ticket queue was a great time saver as well. Just be aware that there is a lot of walking with some flights of stairs too. But it is well worth it for this fascinating attraction. Wear comfortable footwear and have a bottle of water in your bag.

We suggest the specific tour. In the start we have a lot of details that was.not very helpful maybe boring but after when the tour start everything was interesting and nice. Ourbguide help us a lot of that.the most important for me is that we visit all the open and available room in the palace(i say thay because in some tours the guides say not this not that and you skip all the area). We visit all the available rooms and beliveme was necessary the tour in order to understand what we see. Alone we for sure not understand what is each room. This tour ia fantastic to see topkapi and beliveme you muat to it. Also we appreciate that when topkapi exporation finish does not lead ua to the exit he suggest us to visir 6 more areas outeside the library nice fantastic balcony..that beliveme was necessary if the view to visit!i am sorry i do not remeber his name of the guide but was a winderful person!thanks for everything

It was an Amazing experience. Our guide was well informed n patient throughout. No rushing so it was good. Topkapi palace is a huge place n it requires atleast 4hrs or maybe 5hrs depending on how much time u spend in the relic room and the herem. But all in all its totally 100% worth it. U cant miss it. I wud recommend this tour highly.

Very nice, interesting and informative tour our Gide Cetin is very knowledgeable and passionate about his job, he explained to us the history of Topkapı palace in a very interesting way, we felt we were watching a movie! Highly recommended!

The palace was worth the visit and visiting with the guide was an excellent idea. We received a lot of interesting information.