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Skip-the-Line Tickets to Topkapi Palace Museum & Harem with Audio Guide

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€52
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  • The Topkapı Palace was the home of the Ottoman Sultan, as well as the center for administration. It has survived four centuries and the rule of 25 sultans.
  • Enter the Palace led by a representative, and explore the opulent interiors by yourself at your own pace, assisted by an audio guide available in 10 languages.
  • The First Courtyard consisted of a hospital, a bakery, an arsenal, the mint, storage places, and some dormitories.
  • Fun Fact: The Byzantine Church of Hagia Eirene was located in the first courtyard but was converted into an armory.
  • The Second Courtyard was the seat of the Divan, and also hosted the privy stables and the kitchens.
  • The kitchen has on display a collection of Chinese porcelain, which is said to be the third most valuable in the world.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a guided tour of Topkapı Palace and the Blue Mosque to your tour.
  • The Topkapı Palace was the home of the Ottoman Sultan, as well as the center for administration. It has survived four centuries and the rule of 25 sultans.
  • Enter the Palace led by a representative, and explore the opulent interiors by yourself at your own pace, assisted by an audio guide available in 10 languages.
  • The First Courtyard consisted of a hospital, a bakery, an arsenal, the mint, storage places, and some dormitories.
  • Fun Fact: The Byzantine Church of Hagia Eirene was located in the first courtyard but was converted into an armory.
  • The Second Courtyard was the seat of the Divan, and also hosted the privy stables and the kitchens.
  • The kitchen has on display a collection of Chinese porcelain, which is said to be the third most valuable in the world.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a guided tour of Topkapı Palace and the Blue Mosque to your tour.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry into Topkapı Palace
  • Access to Harem Museum
  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish
  • The services of a representative who will lead you to the entrance
  • Entry to Blue Mosque (optional)
  • 1-hr guided tour of Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque (optional)
  • English-speaking guide (optional)
  • The audio guide app is available in English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish. Instructions in voucher.
  • You may join one of the following timed entry slots for your chosen date at Topkapi Palace: 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm.
  • Be sure to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before your entry time.'
  • There is limited internet at the museum/pier so download the app prior to your visit.
  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded (ensure your GPS is activated). Please carry your own headphones.
  • Entry to the Palace is only possible at the time slot selected during booking. Once inside, you can stay as long as you want until the closing time of 5pm.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours
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Guided Tour of Topkapi Palace Museum & Harem with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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€59
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1 hr.
  • Enjoy the convenience of the skip-the-line entry (less queuing, more viewing!) as well as the company of an expert guide.
  • Your expert guide will narrate the fascinating history of the palace and all that you see around you.
  • Marvel at the weapons of the Ottoman Army, the beautiful fabrics, jewels, and art.
  • In the Palace kitchen, discover an astonishing collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain too.
  • The Holy Relics Chamber contains items associated with legendary historical figures such as Prophet Muhammad, Moses, and David.
  • Enjoy a visit to the Harem section decorated with beautiful Kutahya and Iznik tiles.
  • Enjoy the convenience of the skip-the-line entry (less queuing, more viewing!) as well as the company of an expert guide.
  • Your expert guide will narrate the fascinating history of the palace and all that you see around you.
  • Marvel at the weapons of the Ottoman Army, the beautiful fabrics, jewels, and art.
  • In the Palace kitchen, discover an astonishing collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain too.
  • The Holy Relics Chamber contains items associated with legendary historical figures such as Prophet Muhammad, Moses, and David.
  • Enjoy a visit to the Harem section decorated with beautiful Kutahya and Iznik tiles.

Inclusions

  • Guided Tour of Topkapi Palace
  • Harem Section
  • English, or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Audio App for IOS & Android in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish & Turkish
  • Skip the line service with a representative who will lead you to the entrance

Exclusions

  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Tip: Monday mornings and the winters are the best time to experience the beauty of the palace properly in peace as it is the least crowded.
  • This tour is available in the following languages: English & Spanish.
  • Audio App for IOS & Android is available in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish & Turkish.
  • Children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
  • Please note that this attraction cannot be accessed directly by presenting the digital Pass at the museum. You need to enter with the tour guide.
  • It is mandatory for guests to use a headset during the tour. For this reason, be sure to bring your ID card with you when you come to the Topkapi Palace Tour. ID cards will be taken during the use of the headset and will be returned at the end of the tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Istanbul Super Combo: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia & Basilica Cistern Entry Tickets with Audio Guide

from €120
€114

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  • This combo lets you skip the lines for Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern all in one go! Perfect for time-conscious travelers and history buffs.
  • Explore the Sultan's lavish chambers at the Topkapi Palace, including the Harem, and marvel at the Imperial Treasury's jewels like the Topkapi Dagger.
  • Witness the architectural marvel of Hagia Sophia and decipher the cryptic Viking runes etched by ancient visitors, alongside Islamic and Christian art.
  • At Basilica Cistern, spot the column shaped like the feathers of a peacock, constructed in memory of the slaves who died building it.
  • With multilingual audio guides, unlock the secrets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia's hidden murals, and the Basilica Cistern's haunting Medusa.
  • This combo lets you skip the lines for Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern all in one go! Perfect for time-conscious travelers and history buffs.
  • Explore the Sultan's lavish chambers at the Topkapi Palace, including the Harem, and marvel at the Imperial Treasury's jewels like the Topkapi Dagger.
  • Witness the architectural marvel of Hagia Sophia and decipher the cryptic Viking runes etched by ancient visitors, alongside Islamic and Christian art.
  • At Basilica Cistern, spot the column shaped like the feathers of a peacock, constructed in memory of the slaves who died building it.
  • With multilingual audio guides, unlock the secrets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia's hidden murals, and the Basilica Cistern's haunting Medusa.

Inclusions

Topkapi Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry to Topkapi Palace
  • Access to Harem Museum and Hagia Irene Museum
  • Audio guide in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish

Hagia Sophia

  • Skip-the-line entry to Hagia Sophia
  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish

Basilica Cistern

  • Skip-the-line entry to Basilica Cistern
  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish

Topkapi Palace

  • Tip: In the first courtyard, don't miss Hagia Irene, the oldest church in Istanbul and one of the oldest unreconstructed buildings in the world.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.

Hagia Sophia

  • Tip: Don't miss the Deesis mosaic, a recently uncovered Byzantine treasure depicting Virgin Mary, Jesus, and John the Baptist in a scene of intercession.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The prayer area on the first floor can only be entered by Turkish citizens.
  • Hagia Sophia is under renovation, therefore, not all parts of the building are open to the public.
  • Due to the Friday prayer, the Mosque will be closed to tourists from 12pm to 2pm. For a smoother experience, it's recommend visiting after 4pm to avoid the lengthy security line anticipated between 2pm and 4pm.

Basilica Cistern

  • Tip: Look out for exhibitions which combine modern art installations with the cistern's ancient architecture, showcasing Istanbul's evolving character.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: Topkapi Palace + Hagia Sophia + Blue Mosque Guided Tours with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • Save big on your Istanbul trip with a combo to plan your visit across 3 days to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque.
  • You have the flexibility to plan your visit across 3 days. Decide the best time to go that suits your vacation schedule.
  • Lavish interiors and tales from Ottoman rule await at Topkapi Palace, along with captivating views of the Bosphorus river from the gardens.
  • A cathedral, a mosque, and a museum - your guide will introduce you to the many facets of the architectural feat that is Hagia Sophia.
  • With cascading domes, embellished high ceilings, and handcrafted blue ceramic tiles, Blue Mosque is a sight you won’t be forgetting any time soon.
  • Save big on your Istanbul trip with a combo to plan your visit across 3 days to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque.
  • You have the flexibility to plan your visit across 3 days. Decide the best time to go that suits your vacation schedule.
  • Lavish interiors and tales from Ottoman rule await at Topkapi Palace, along with captivating views of the Bosphorus river from the gardens.
  • A cathedral, a mosque, and a museum - your guide will introduce you to the many facets of the architectural feat that is Hagia Sophia.
  • With cascading domes, embellished high ceilings, and handcrafted blue ceramic tiles, Blue Mosque is a sight you won’t be forgetting any time soon.

Inclusions

Topkapi Palace

  • Skip-the-line entry to Topkapi Palace
  • 1-hr English-guided tour

Hagia Sophia

  • Skip-the-line entry to Hagia Sophia
  • 1-hr English-guided tour
  • Audio guide in 23 languages

Blue Mosque

  • Entry to Blue Mosque
  • 1-hr English-guided tour

Exclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Blue Mosque

Topkapi Palace

  • Tip: Try to plan your visit early morning on weekdays for lesser crowds and quieter explorations.
  • The attraction is wheelchair accessible. However, access to some areas may be challenging due to uneven surfaces or steps.

Hagia Sophia

  • Tip: The ground floor offers the best photo opportunities with its exquisite interiors and ceiling.
  • This tour is not available on Tuesdays.
  • Please note that during the high season, the waiting time for security checks is around 60 minutes.
  • To enter the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, women must cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. They must also partially cover their hair with a scarf. Men must cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf is €1 and a body cover is €3).
  • The attraction is wheelchair accessible. However, access to some areas may be challenging due to uneven surfaces or steps.

Blue Mosque

  • Tip: The mosque is closed to visitors during prayer times for 90 minutes. It is advised to check the prayer schedule before planning your visit.
  • This tour is not available on Tuesdays.
  • Please note that during the high season, the waiting time for security checks is around 45 minutes.
  • To enter the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, women must cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. They must also partially cover their hair with a scarf. Men must cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf is €1 and a body cover is €3).
  • The attraction is wheelchair accessible. However, access to some areas may be challenging due to uneven surfaces or steps.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Istanbul Walking Tour with Topkapi Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets and Bosphorus Cruise

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5 hr.
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  • If you're short on time in Istanbul, the combo packs a 1-hour walking tour of the Old City, entry to the Hagia Sophia, and a cruise down the Bosphorus.
  • Learn about how the Roman Empire once held chariot races in what is now the Sultanahmet Square as you walk its streets.
  • You'll also see the Topkapi Palace, once the home of Ottoman sultans for centuries, and now a museum housing their greatest treasures.
  • At the Hagia Sophia, your audio guide will tell you about its history as a church and a museum as you spot the Seraphim murals and Islamic calligraphy on its dome.
  • Dive deeper into Istanbul's history with a multilingual audio guide on a Bosphorus cruise, spotting Ottoman structures like the Rumeli Fortress.
  • If you're short on time in Istanbul, the combo packs a 1-hour walking tour of the Old City, entry to the Hagia Sophia, and a cruise down the Bosphorus.
  • Learn about how the Roman Empire once held chariot races in what is now the Sultanahmet Square as you walk its streets.
  • You'll also see the Topkapi Palace, once the home of Ottoman sultans for centuries, and now a museum housing their greatest treasures.
  • At the Hagia Sophia, your audio guide will tell you about its history as a church and a museum as you spot the Seraphim murals and Islamic calligraphy on its dome.
  • Dive deeper into Istanbul's history with a multilingual audio guide on a Bosphorus cruise, spotting Ottoman structures like the Rumeli Fortress.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour walking tour of Istanbul Old City
  • English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to Topkapi Palace
  • Access to the Harem section
  • Audio guide for Topkapi Palace in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German
  • 90-minute Bosphorus Cruise
  • Audio guide for cruise in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese
  • Map of Bosphorus for cruise

Exclusions

  • Guided tour of Topkapi Palace
  • Entry to Hagia Sophia

Walking tour

Sultanahmet Square | Hippodrome | Blue Mosque | Topkapi Palace | Hagia Sophia | Grand Bazaar

Bosphorus cruise

Galata Tower | Dolmabahce Palace | Ciragan Palace| Ortakoy Mosque | Bosphorus Bridge | Beylerbeyi Palace | Uskudar | Maiden Tower | Topkapi Palace | Hagia Sophia | Seaside Villas

  • Tip:
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Choose safety and comfort: This experience is not the best fit for mobility issues.
  • This tour focuses on the exteriors of landmarks and the stories behind them. Entrance fees to Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern are not included.
  • You can choose to take the Bosphorus cruise on the same day or the next day. In addition to midday and afternoon departures, enjoy a special evening cruise at 6 PM, available from April to October.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo Guided Tours with Entry Tickets: Hagia Sophia + Topkapi Palace or Basilica Cistern

from €85
€79

7% off

Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Save time and money with this combo ticket valid for 3 days, and enjoy hassle-free access to the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern.
  • Skip the lines at Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and enter all the 3 museums to start your guided tour.
  • Get the most important information and orientation tips from an official tour guide and benefit from an audio guide app available for Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in 9 languages.
  • Following this, feel free to explore the museums at your own pace and listen to the interesting commentary on your audio guides.
  • Save time and money with this combo ticket valid for 3 days, and enjoy hassle-free access to the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern.
  • Skip the lines at Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and enter all the 3 museums to start your guided tour.
  • Get the most important information and orientation tips from an official tour guide and benefit from an audio guide app available for Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in 9 languages.
  • Following this, feel free to explore the museums at your own pace and listen to the interesting commentary on your audio guides.

Inclusions

  • Skip the line entry to Hagia Sophia
  • Guided tour of Hagia Sophia
  • Skip the line entry to Topkapi Palace (including Harem section) & guided tour (optional)
  • Skip the line entry to Basilica Cistern & guided tour (optional)
  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace audio guide (English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish)

Exclusions

  • Headsets
  • Hotel transfers
  • Meal inclusions
  • Please download the audioguide app in your smartphone prior to your tour.
  • The audio guide is available for Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in the following languages: English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish.
  • This ticket is valid for 3 days. You may come at the available times, to the meeting points and visit these with your Istanbul Welcome Card guide. You can visit all 3 museums in 1 day or on different days.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Istanbul Top Museums 3-Day Pass: Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

from €179
€149

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Free cancellation

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  • Enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul’s best iconic attractions with this one combo ticket that you can use in 1 day or over 2 or 3 days.
  • Learn about the illustrious history of each of these landmarks from your expert English-speaking guide.
  • Gain valuable insights about the iconic Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque from your guide before you enter.
  • Explore Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern while listening to interesting stories through an audio guide app available in 8 languages.
  • Sail away on a relaxing 90-minute cruise of the Bosphorus Waterway as you admire the architectural beauty of Istanbul from a different perspective.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul’s best iconic attractions with this one combo ticket that you can use in 1 day or over 2 or 3 days.
  • Learn about the illustrious history of each of these landmarks from your expert English-speaking guide.
  • Gain valuable insights about the iconic Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque from your guide before you enter.
  • Explore Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern while listening to interesting stories through an audio guide app available in 8 languages.
  • Sail away on a relaxing 90-minute cruise of the Bosphorus Waterway as you admire the architectural beauty of Istanbul from a different perspective.

Inclusions

  • 60-min Topkapi Palace tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-min Basilica Cistern tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 60-min Hagia Sophia tour with entry
  • 90-min Blue Mosque tour with entry
  • 90-min Bosphorus Cruise ticket
  • English-speaking guide for all attractions
  • Audio app in 10 languages

Day 1

  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Blue Mosque
  • Bosphorus Cruise Tickets

Day 2

  • Topkapi Palace
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Tip: Topkapi Palace's ground floor has the best Instagram potential. You get to photograph the stunning interiors and beautiful ceilings.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • For Hagia Sophia, Women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Their hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you don't have a scarf or covering, it can be purchased at the entrance, at your own expense.
  • With this admission ticket (except for Hagia Sophia), you will skip the ticket line, but not the security line. During high season, the security check could take up to 30 minutes.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for pets.
  • Your guide will show you the way to each attraction, then you can set your own pace for exploring.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Topkapi Palace | An ottoman jewel

Topkapi Palace is a remarkable historical treasure in the heart of Istanbul. This iconic palace, one of the biggest in the world, is known for its deep Ottoman roots. Built by Mehmed the Conqueror in the mid-15th century, it served as the primary royal residence and administrative center for the Ottoman Sultans for more than four centuries. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, drawing more than 3 million visitors every year. Read on to learn more about Topkapi Palace tickets, opening hours, location, and other details to help you plan your visit.

Know before you buy your Topkapi Palace tickets

  • Topkapi Palace Harem entry tickets: Entry into the Topkapi Palace harem is only allowed along with a tour guide. Topkapi Palace harem tickets are available separately and are not included with general admission. Ensure that you book these tickets if you want to explore the harem.
  • Carry valid ID proof: If you have purchased discounted tickets or are eligible for free admission, make sure to carry a valid ID proof.
  • Accessibility: Owing to its historical structure and architecture, Topkapi Palace is not fully accessible for wheelchairs and baby strollers.
  • Rules & Regulations: Visitors to Topkapi Palace should wear appropriate clothing that covers their shoulders and knees.

Why visit Topkapi Palace?

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Which Topkapi Palace ticket should you buy?

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If you are short on time

Go for: Guided tours with skip-the-line access
Guide: Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide, audio guide in 10 languages
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins or flexible, depending on the ticket

  • If you have limited time to spend at Topkapi Palace, take one of the many guided tours with either an audio guide or an expert English or Spanish-speaking guide, where you can learn all about the castle’s intriguing history.
  • These tickets include skip-the-line access, which allows you to save time by avoiding long ticket queues and directly enter the castle.

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If you are on a budget

Go for: Combo tickets
Guide: English-speaking guide, audio guides in multiple languages
Duration: Flexible

  • With combo tickets, you can cover many of the top landmarks and experiences in Istanbul with a single ticket, making it easier on your finances.
  • Some of these tickets are valid over multiple days, allowing you to visit the attractions according to your convenience, ensuring your trip is comfortable and hassle-free.

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If you are a history enthusiast

Go for: Guided tours
Guide: English or Spanish-speaking guide, audio guides in multiple languages
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins or flexible, depending on the ticket

  • If you wish to know about Topkapi Palace in depth, opt for one of the guided tours, where an expert guide will take you on an extensive tour and enlighten you about the history of the palace.
  • Many of these tickets come with skip-the-line access, giving you direct entry and more time to spend exploring this royal Ottoman residence.

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If you want to explore beyond Topkapi Palace

Go for: Combo tickets
Guide: English-speaking guide, audio guides in multiple languages
Duration: Flexible

  • Unlock Istanbul’s top experiences and historical landmarks including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and Dolmabahce Palace with combo tickets.
  • With an English-speaking guide or audio guides in more than nine languages, you can comprehensively explore these attractions.

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Cancellation policy: You can cancel any of these tickets up to 24 hours before the scheduled time and get a full refund.

Highlights of Topkapi Palace

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Imperial Treasury

Situated at the eastern end of the court, the Topkapi Palace Treasury includes priceless riches like silver, gold, emeralds, jades, rubies, pearls, and diamond-encrusted artifacts. The jewel-encrusted Sword of Süleyman the Magnificent and the remarkable Throne of Ahmed I, studded with mother-of-pearl and fashioned by Sedefkar Mehmed Agha, builder of the Blue Mosque, are also worth seeing.

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European Porcelain Exhibit

The Topkapi Palace kitchens, which currently house the imperial porcelain exhibit, were located in the second courtyard. The porcelain collection demonstrates the Ottoman Empire’s global reach, with items acquired from Europe, as well as China and Japan. Celadon from China was treasured as dinnerware because it was thought that if the food served in it was poisoned, it would change color.

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First Court

The first courtyard, also known as the First Court, is the palace’s largest and sole public space. Throughout the reign of the Ottoman Empire, the imperial gates were open to anyone unarmed. The wide expanse of the courtyard was perfect for celebrations and parades, and it was probably the busiest of the palace's squares.

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Second Court

The Salutation Gate opens to the Second Court of Topkapi Palace. Known as the Divan Square, the Second Court used to be the administrative center. This area would only be open to the members of the court and other formal visitors. In the Domed Chamber, also known as Council Hall, members of the imperial council met many times a week to deliberate the empire's administrative concerns.

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Third Court

The Felicity Gate, with its canopied entrance, opens to the Third Court, or the innermost square of Topkapi Palace, which accommodated the Sultan’s private home and the internal imperial school. The sultan, his family, his staff, and the rare authorized guest were the only ones who could enter. Visitors to the Sultan were limited to the Audience Chamber and were required to conform to a strict protocol.

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Fourth Court

The third courtyard connects to the Fourth Court of Topkapi Palace. It is home to the Baghdad Pavilion, Circumcision Chamber, and Yerevan Pavilion, all of which are lavishly ornamented. The charming gilt-bronze Iftar Pergola, where sultans often broke their fasts if Ramadan occurred in the summertime, is one of the most distinctive features.

Plan your visit to Topkapi Palace

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Facilities
Visitor tips
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Wheelchair Accessibility: Topkapi Palace is mostly accessible by wheelchair. The main entrance has ramps for easy access. Most of the doors have ramps to get over the marble door frames. All four courtyards can be accessed by wheelchair users. There are also wheelchair-accessible toilets in the palace.

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Audio Guides: You can avail of audio guides at Topkapi Palace to explore it at your own pace. You may be charged extra for it if it isn’t already included in your ticket. 

Toilets: There are toilets available throughout the palace.

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  • Secure your Topkapi Palace tickets well in advance if possible as this will make the entry procedure shorter.
  • Arrive at Topkapi Palace at least 10 minutes early to avoid delays.
  • Don't forget to carry ID proof for yourself and your children, especially if you have bought discounted tickets or are to get free entry.
  • Topkapi Palace Harem tickets are available separately. Ensure that you book them as well if you want to explore the harem.
  • Although there is no dress code as such, make sure that you wear clothing that covers your knees and shoulders.
  • Topkapi Palace is a massive landmark. Carry a copy of the map to make sure you don't lose your way as you explore it.
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Topkapi Palace Museum Shop

On the right side of the Topkapi Palace entrance, you will find the Museum Shop which sells merchandise and memorabilia. You can buy postcards, replica attire, and the likes of these from the museum shop.

Address: Museum Shop, Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

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While there are no eateries within Topkapi Palace, there are many restaurants and cafes nearby where you can enjoy a delectable meal. 

Roof Mezze 360: The rooftop Roof Mezze 360 restaurant offers traditional Turkish food with a global twist.

Turgut Kebab Restaurant: If you are craving kebabs, Turgut Kebab Restaurant, which offers both dine-in and takeaway services, is the best place to go.

Fish Home Ahhir Kapi Restaurant: If you love seafood, head to Fish Home Ahhir Kapi Restaurant after you visit Topkapi Palace.

Şiva barbecue: Şiva barbecue is the best place to go for all the barbecue fans visiting the Topkapi Palace.

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Budget: Star Holiday Hotel, Sultanahmet Hotel Han, Meddusa Hotel

Mid-range: Zeynep Sultan Hotel, The Million Stone Hotel, Bon Design & Suite

Luxury: White House Hotel Istanbul, Agora Life Hotel, Vogue Hotel Supreme Istanbul

Explore beyond Topkapi Palace

Hagia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Bosphorus Cruises

Frequently asked questions about Topkapi Palace tickets

How much is a ticket to Topkapi Palace?

Topkapi Palace tickets are available online, starting from €47

Can you buy Topkapi tickets in advance?

You can book your Topkapi Palace tickets online in advance. Purchasing your tickets online guarantees your entry to the landmark, especially during the peak season.

What do Topkapi Palace tickets include?

Standard Topkapi Palace ticket includes skip-the-line access to the palace complex. Depending on the experience you choose, your ticket may include an audio guide or a guided tour. If you want to visit the harem, you will have to purchase tickets that include access.

Are there any discounts available on Topkapi Palace tickets?

Yes, you can enjoy reduced prices on Topkapi Palace tickets, including skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tickets.

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for Topkapi Palace?

Yes, you can buy Topkapi Palace tickets online with skip-the-line access and get fast-track entry to the palace.

Are audio guide tickets to Topkapi Palace available?

Yes, Topkapi Palace tours with audio guides are one of the best ways to explore Topkapi Palace and learn about its fascinating history.

How can I access the Topkapi Palace Harem?

You can explore Topkapi Palace Harem with a guided tour, since entry into the harem is only permitted along with a tour guide. Ensure you book tickets or tours that include access to the harem section if you want to visit it.

What is the cancellation policy for Topkapi Palace tickets?

Typically, Topkapi Palace tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the scheduled time with a full refund. However, the cancellation policy may vary, so ensure that you check your tickets for the specific details.

What are the Topkapi Palace timings?

Topkapi Palace is open from 9 AM to 6 PM from Wednesday to Monday. It is closed on Tuesday.  

How long does it take to complete a Topkapi Palace tour?

Topkapi Palace is a vast complex with many buildings, structures, and attractions within it. We recommend that you set aside at least 2-3 hours for your visit.

Is Topkapi Palace wheelchair accessible?

Topkapi Palace is mostly wheelchair accessible with ramps available at most locations. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets available at the venue.