Topkapı Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

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Topkapı Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

Skip the line Admission with your talented guide and have a visit of Topkapı Palace.

Duration: 1 Hour
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Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Not available


  • Enter one of the most secreted places in history.

Full Description

The residence and the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
The Topkapı Palace where has been used as the formal residence of the Ottoman Dynasty has been host to Ottoman Sultans for more than 600 years.

With the guidance of the Istanbul Tourist Pass, you will learn the details of this marvelous palace and its story without waiting on long ticket encounter lines. Your talented guide will take you to the entrance directly. You can easily enter the Palace and enjoy the history of the Ottoman Empire.

After Constantinople has been conquered by Mehmet the Second, Mehmet and His family lived in Blue Pavilion (currently located inside of Istanbul Arch. Museum) until Topkapı Palace has been finished. When The Palace is ready it has been used as the primary administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.

Also the Justice Tower, which you can see in the garden of Topkapı Palace. On its building period, Fatih Sultan Mehmet ordered that: "None of the new buildings will be higher than this tower"

From an external perspective, Harem seems like the pleasure part of Topkapı Palace, but when it's investigated due to the continuity of the Dynasty, it is an obligation. You can watch on the TV series as just Sultans stay at Palace and enjoy their harem. If you check the historical records of Ottomans, none of the Sultans have enough time to stay at the palace and visit the Harem side. Only Sultan and some relatives can enter this section of the Palace. However, it was not allowed to work male servants in the Harem section. But when it is needed for male power some castrated people began to work at Harem called Harem Ağası (eunuch). Harem has also seemed like the power of the female members of the Ottoman Dynasty. If a relative of Sultan has authority over the Harem, it means she has the strength inside of the Dynasty. When we think about this subject in terms of the age of the Sultan, it means she has a right to interfere with political events.



  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • This tour does not include the Imperial Harem

Meeting point

Meeting point for this tour is the Carpet Museum entrance just outside of Topkapı Palace.
Our guide carries a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour ticket does not allow you to enter to the museums alone. You need to meet with the guide at scheduled time.

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Customer Reviews

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Nicholas - January 31, 2019

Excellent knowledge of the guide with good interaction with participan

Vickie - January 01, 2019

Before we enter the Palace guide summarized almost all Ottoman History in garden. Could be some more little. An amazing building. With the guide we entered the palace easily. After group left we stayed inside 30 minutes more. Got nice pictures on sea side.

Dorothy - August 17, 2019

Because of i joined St. Sophia tour one day before i waited on Big Bus Station again. Than when i saw nobody near Big Bus, i checked again the web page and saw i wait on wrong point. Than i quickly arrive to Carpet Museum entrance. Thank God i caught them on the way.

Alfredo - January 18, 2019

When i watched the serial "Mugteshem Yusyil" on TV in Italy i dreamed to visit the Topkapı Palace. During the tour i asked some questions to guide and got all my answers. Knowledge guide. Thank you.

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