Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

From US$ 24.49 per person

Skip the ticket lines at Topkapi Palace and discover the museums at your own pace with an audio guide app.

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Duration: 90 minutes
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  • Skip the line and enter the glorious Topkapi Palace
  • Discover the Palace on your own pace with an audio guide app
  • See the best views over the Golden Horn and Bosphorus River
Full description
Take the shortest way into the glorious Topkapi Palace of Istanbul. Choose the time that suits you best, meet your host in front of the museum, and go directly to the entrance. You can save up to 2 or 3 hours by not standing in the famous lines. Following security checks, receive a brief introduction as to what to see inside, including the council hall, arms and armory section, or holy relics. Afterwards, enjoy the palace at your own pace. You can enjoy a long coffee break in-between looking over a spectacular view of the Bosphorus. It is possible to see all of the palace within one hour, or you can choose to stay inside for several hours at your leisure.
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Audio guide app in Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish and Russian
  • Short presentation in English
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance to Harem
  • Headphones, please bring your own
COVID-19 Special information

You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Bring your own headphones
  • Masks are required, please bring your own

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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 pre-booked ticket, you will skip ticket lines, but you cannot skip the security check
  • Download the audio guide app before your visit, as the Topkapi Palace does not have internet
  • To make the most of your experience at the Palace, download the audio guide that is available in Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, and Russian
  • Audio guide download instructions are written in your confirmation
  • Once you download the audio guide app on your smartphone, an internet connection is no longer needed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The assigned guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We wished the option of having the guide with us for a min of 1.5hrs was available at the time. She is a lovely, genuine guide who shared the right amount of historical knowledge with us. She managed to update us on Topkapı Palace, Harem and Hagia Irene in the allocated 30mins...this was amazing!!

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August 23, 2019

Perfectly on time, comprehensive of the tops attractions of the Palace

I did not want to book a tour over 2 hours as I like to get info about what I am visiting but at the same time I like to have time for me to explore what I liked most during the explanations. I would suggest to add two options, one excluding the Harem and one including it. I paid for it but of course it was already clear to me that it was not included in the tour. Guide started the tour perfectly on time, he was friendly and provided clear explanations. I think the tour is a good balance for those that want to get tips on the attractions but do not want to join an half day tour.

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April 23, 2019

Me ha gustado mucho la opción de entrar al palacio con las entradas compradas online por anticipado y que te hagan un introducción de unos veinte minutos con los datos más importantes y que luego puedas visitarlo a tu aire. Una pena que no oferten dicha introducción en español. Sí hay visitas guiadas al palacio en español, pero duran unas tres horas. Sería genial que se pudiera acceder libremente con la introducción en español

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March 2, 2020

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