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
Reviews
Aug 16, 2019
Great your guide (Yucel)
Aug 16, 2019
Very easy access and informative tour
Aug 15, 2019
Very interesting and beautiful. Many nice pics To do.
Aug 15, 2019
Really recommend to visit. The only minus is that not every part of exhibition is available likeeg. Treasury.
Aug 12, 2019
The guide, Mr. Yucel, was very friendly and knowledgeable. I will give him full marks. There was no difficulty in finding them near fountain. They were there before time.
Aug 8, 2019
Marvellous
Jul 25, 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was a world traveler and thus could add to the groups diversity.
Jul 21, 2019
Nice man. He only tells the most important facts in about an hour. It is not expensive and a good way to skip the line. After his explanation you have the possibility to stay on the premises for a long time and explore everything on your own.
Jul 17, 2019
It was very croudy, but we passed it😎😎😎
Jul 15, 2019
Great place to visit. You will get a glimpse of Ottoman Empire and Saltan’s life style. There is a great view of Marmara sea and Asian side of Istanbul

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