Tickets for Topkapi Palace Museum: Skip The Ticket Line

Visit what was the residence of sultans for over 400 years

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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.

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What's included
Skip-the-ticket-line admission to Topkapi Palace & Museum
Entrance to the Harem (available on-site for an extra fee)
Audio guide (available on-site for an extra fee)
Guided tour (can be booked at the entrance gate for an extra fee)
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
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
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Dec 9, 2019
Super thanks to the guid🤗🤗🤗🤗
Dec 7, 2019
Very good service
Dec 1, 2019
A great experience. Booked at the last minute and was happy I did.

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