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Tickets for Topkapi Palace Museum: Skip The Ticket Line + Audio Guide

Visit what was the residence of sultans for over 400 years

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Audio guide: Arabic, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Get a look inside one of Istanbul's most significant landmarks, the Topkapi Palace
  • Explore its nooks and crannies at your own pace, from the treasury and armory to the harems
  • Learn how Turkish civilization came to be developed from modest beginnings into an empire

Description

Experience Turkey through a sultan's eyes at one of Istanbul's most significant museums, the Topkapi Palace. See the Ottoman-style architecture blending with Islamic influence, and learn how the palace came to be a symbol of Turkey's transformation from a feudal society into a mighty empire.

Sultans walked the halls of Topkapi Palace for over 400 years, and it's in these rooms that social events and administrative policies shaped the very development of Turkish civilization.

You might need all day to really dive deep into everything on offer here. Soak up the culture and Turkish pride as you walk through the grand Imperial Gate, onto the landscaped First Courtyard, and into the magnificent Gate of Salutation to the Second Courtyard.

It was in this very spot that Sultan Selim III oversaw state functions and ceremonial assemblies.

See the treasury, bathhouses and an armory, and feel the imperial charm of halls and royal chambers. Audio guides are available onsite for a more in-depth understanding.

Ticket

What's included

Skip-the-ticket-line admission to Topkapi Palace & Museum
Audio guide (available in English, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Turkish, and Arabic)

What's not included

Entrance to the Harem (available on-site for an extra fee)
Guided tour (can be booked at the entrance gate for an extra fee)

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

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Sultan Ahmet III Fountain
Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Sultanahmet Meydanı Topkapı Sarayı, 34122, Istanbul
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Topkapı Palace Museum
Cankurtaran Mh., Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
  • Show your smartphone voucher to the representative who will be waiting for you right next to the Sultan Ahmet III Fountain (III. Ahmet Çeşmesi), next to the main entrance of the Topkapi Palace
  • The representative will be wearing a red shirt or jacket or hold a red umbrella
  • The representative will then escort you to the palace and give you a short introduction (in English)
  • Make sure to be on time for your selected timeslot!
  • If you want to visit the Harem, you need to buy a separate ticket at the ticket booth outside the palace

Ratings & reviews

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A
Feb 29, 2020
Excellent
Excellent experience. We bought the simple ticket and we had a short but really presice introduction by the guide and then we toured through the palace on our own. Totally recommended!
S
Jan 9, 2020
Excellent
We really enjoyed the tour for both Hagia Sophia and Topkapi! Thank you for your valuable time and information!
A
Jan 9, 2020
Excellent
It was very good tour and our tour guide "Melody" was perfect.

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