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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Fast Track Entry with Guide & App

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Fast Track Entry with Guide & App

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 29.52 per person

Book your time slot and stay inside the Topkapi Palace as long as you want. Benefit with fast track entry with a local guide and skip the long ticket lines.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit with fast track entry
  • Learn from a local tour guide
  • See all rooms, gardens, and galleries in the palace
  • Stay inside as long as you want
  • Audio guide in 9 languages
Full description

After you meet your local guide, you will skip the ticket lines and get inside the fastest way. Once inside the Topkapi Palace, you can discover the three courtyards, terraces with astonishing views, as well as precious collections at your own pace and enjoy the highlights of this stunning. Starting from the square and fountain in front of the Topkapi Palace, you can see explore each of the famous gates while listening to interesting stories and surprising details about legendary figures from history.

Includes
  • Skip the ticket lines entry to Topkapi Palace
  • Live guide
  • Audio guide in 9 languages
  • Tips (optional)
  • Harem Entrence
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card Tour Guide at the "Topkapi Cafe / Meeting Pub" Outside Topkapi Palace, across the Carpet Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • Skip the line tickets to the building are included but you may still need to wait in line for the security check-point (this can take between 30 seconds and 15 minutes depending on visitor volume
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 175 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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We had two guided tours in Istanbul by the same company. The first of the bazaar was just OK; guide mainly told a couple of anecdotes and took us to some shops he knew. Nothing bad, nothing good. Our guide for the palace was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He really knew his subject matter and communicated it well.

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October 7, 2022

the guide was really prepared and kind, ready to give as many explanation as needed. The only mole was that he did not have a mic so due to the crowd it was a bit difficult to hear. Quite and enjoyable a quick way to discover the palace. I'd recommend also the free audio guide

September 20, 2022

although pricey, it's a great tour. you can find yourself there for hours. guide was good and informative but skipped parts so you can go after by yourself. harem tour is extra but really good and you see many areas that were only for immediate family. Long queue for holy relics, I waited 70 minutes, people try and jump the queue which is not very fair but it's not managed by staff at all. huge place and 4 large courtyards so you can find space to sit too. Church also cost more to visit. you will be tired after all the walking and stairs to rooms. not good for people with mobility issues, although I saw a few people in wheelchairs.

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 193007