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Istanbul Express: Topkapi Palace Guided Tour with Tickets

Visit Topkapi Palace led by an expert guide and benefit from skip-the-line tickets

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Meeting point

We meet at Ersoy Bufe. This is a small food kiosk just by the side of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet Square. It is across the German Fountain.  Your guide will be in front of the Ersoy Bufe with a sign that says, “Walks in Europe.” Here is the Google link

This tour runs every day except Tuesdays

Topkapi Palace is a vast complex with multiple sections open for visit. During our tour, we’ll visit the most magnificent masterpieces. However, if you wish to explore all sections at your leisure, we recommend booking a morning tour and allocating the afternoon to explore the Palace grounds.

Adult (Ages 12+)
Child (Ages 3-11)
Infant (Ages 2 & Under)
Private Tour Base price for 2 people

Discover Topkapi Palace in Istanbul in a small group with priority admission:

Enjoy the opulence, complexity, and mystery of Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace, which served as the home of the Ottomans for nearly 400 years. Join our guided tour of the palace to experience the heart of the great Ottoman Empire.

As you stroll through the palace’s hundreds of rooms, imagine the ruling Sultans who resided there with their extended family and countless servants. Unlike traditional European palaces, Topkapı is a complex of low buildings, pavilions, kiosks, and courtyards, resembling a self-contained city where most of its inhabitants rarely left.

Enjoy the romantic setting of Topkapı Palace with its stunning views of the Bosporus in Istanbul. Our tour includes access to the Holy Relics, Treasury sections, and outer terraced gardens. Climbing up to the highest terrace past flowerbeds ablaze with colorful tulips, you will enjoy an unmissable view over the Golden Horn while your guide helps you distinguish myths from reality and stories from official archives.

You can visit the Harem at your own leisure and stay at the palace grounds as long as you wish. Choose to experience this extraordinary palace and the royal Ottoman family on a private tour or share the adventure with a small group. The tour takes 2 hours, allowing you to appreciate the palace’s expansive territory thoroughly.