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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Fast Track Entry with Guide

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Fast Track Entry with Guide

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card
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From US$ 28.50 per person

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Book your time slot and stay inside the Topkapi Palace as long as you want. Benefit with fast track entry with a local guide and skip the long ticket lines.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Benefit with fast track entry
  • Learn from a local tour guide
  • See all rooms, gardens, and galleries in the palace
  • Stay inside as long as you want
Full description

After you meet your local guide, you will skip the ticket lines and get inside the fastest way. Once inside the Topkapi Palace, you can discover the three courtyards, terraces with astonishing views, as well as precious collections at your own pace and enjoy the highlights of this stunning. Starting from the square and fountain in front of the Topkapi Palace, you can see explore each of the famous gates while listening to interesting stories and surprising details about legendary figures from history.

  • Skip the ticket lines entry to Topkapi Palace
  • Live guide
  • Tips (optional)
  • Harem Entrence
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card Tour Guide at the "Topkapi Cafe / Meeting Pub" Outside Topkapi Palace, across the Carpet Museum.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Skip the line tickets to the building are included but you may still need to wait in line for the security check-point (this can take between 30 seconds and 15 minutes depending on visitor volume
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

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Fast entry, competent guide who briefly explained to us the various points of attraction of the first two areas inside the Topkapi complex (the other two areas, more internal, we toured independently) and offered us an entrance to the Harem with an extra 200 TL (if you are lucky enough to find free tills you can buy tickets yourself for 150 TL, maybe if there is a lot of queue, spend those 50 TL more to skip it)

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August 10, 2022

I loved the work of our guide. He was a very knowledgeable person about the history of the palace and the Ottomans in general and gave us a very detailed explanation of the sites we were visiting, along with anecdotes and curious facts. As it was a small group that day, we were able to follow their comments carefully. The truth is that it is very worthwhile because without the guide I would surely have missed many details while doing the tour. The only reason I am not giving them five stars is because there were logistical problems when taking the tour. I went to the meeting point on the agreed day but the person who was there did not have any company logo and that made me only find her after the tour had started, so I had to be reassigned for the next day. Also, I don't understand why giving that meeting point if the group actually meets the guide in front of the Topkapi entrance.

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February 16, 2020

Adil is incredible knowledgeable, fun and the most interesting guide that we had in a long time. He was so happy to share his knowledge with us. The time went by pretty quickly, even though he covered a lot. He was happy to answer questions and we cannot say enough praise for him.

September 3, 2019

Product ID: 193007