Tickets for Topkapı Palace Museum: Skip The Line

Skip the line and explore the treasures of Istanbul's opulent Ottoman palace

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Skip-the-line entrance to Topkapı Palace Museum with your guide

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Audio guide
Live guide
Harem section

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Get access to Topkapı Palace's famous Harem – an area that's off-limits with standard admission – along with an insightful audio guide.

  • Avoid the queues and discover the incredible history of Istanbul's Topkapı Palace with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Explore this astonishing palace complex and see the expensive tastes of the Ottoman sultans reflected in priceless jewels, opulent living quarters, and spectacular architecture
  • Wander peaceful gardens, pavilions and hidden sanctuaries, as well as historical barracks, kitchens, and more

Home to Turkey's fabled sultans for centuries, Topkapı Palace is one of the best things to do in Istanbul if you fancy a deep-dive into the incredible story of the once-mighty Ottoman Empire. Queuing in Istanbul's heat can be less than a Turkish delight though, so skip the line and get exploring with this handy ticket!

Whether you're a history buff, an architecture nerd, or simply someone who likes the finer things in life, Topkapı Palace will blow you away with its endless treasures.

Once the jewel in the crown of the Ottoman Empire, Topkapı Palace is now one of Turkey's most important cultural attractions. And it's filled with the kind of opulent architecture that you'd associate with the sultans of one of history's most powerful empires.

From intricate mosaics that decorate the beautiful concave domed ceilings and grand hallways, to jewel-encrusted weapons in the armory, 86-carat diamonds and other priceless treasures and precious stones, you'll find wall-to-wall spectacular sights throughout the palace.

Explore tranquil gardens, pavilions and sanctuaries, jaw-droppingly ostentatious living quarters, huge kitchens, barracks, audience chambers, and more. The scale is breathtaking, and each unique part of this palace is soaked with the dramatic history of Turkey's former empire.

Starting point
Sultan Ahmet, Sultanahmet Meydanı Topkapı Sarayı, 34122, Istanbul
Topkapı Palace Museum
Cankurtaran Mh., Fatih, 34122, Istanbul
  • Meet your guide at Fountain of Sultan Ahmed III, located in front of the palace's main entrance and across the Carpet Museum (see map)
  • Please be aware that you won't be allowed in without the guide
  • The representative will be wearing a red uniform of the Istanbul Welcome Card
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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