Guided tour

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Guided Tour and Skip The Line

Activity provider: Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Guided Tour and Skip The Line

Activity provider: Istanbul Tourist Pass®
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From US$ 39.62 per person

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.

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Duration 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 to Topkapi Palace
  • Visit the Hagia Irene, a church in the palace’s outer courtyard
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 to Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Irene ticket and visit
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Free time in the Palace
  • Transport to the meeting point
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), outside the palace. 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 457 reviews

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The palace is beautiful but it’s a victim of its own success as it’s very crowded and chaotic. That’s not the fault of the guide, just something to keep in mind. Be prepared for some queuing chaos. The guide was energetic and insightful. It’s a bit difficult to hear the guide at times because the place is so crowded and noisy, but again not the fault of the guide.

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June 16, 2022

Given istanbul is so busy at the moment we felt this was well worth the money. You got to skip the queues and the tour guide ( furkan) was really good. If you didn't have a tour guide I cant imagine you'd understanding what everything is. We would definitely recommend and hopefully you have furkan as your guide.

June 14, 2022

We had a very large group on this tour which meant it was hard to hear the guide. It would have been better if head pieces and microphones were used. To be honest, I am not sure I would recommend this particular tour because I would rather opt for something more substantial and with better equipment.

June 5, 2022

Product ID: 192789