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Topkapi Palace and Harem guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

Discover the history and myths of Ottoman Istanbul with a small-group guided tour from an expert guide

Get priority admission tickets and avoid long lines.

See the Holy Relics, Imperial Kitchens, Royal Court and the terraced gardens with tulips.

Witness the Harem with your own eyes, the private quarters and home of the Sultans.

Admire incredible views of the Bosphorus as you look out over the city

Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour about what to see next

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  • What's included :
    • Skip-the-line tickets for Topkapi Palace
    • Skip-the-line tickets for the Harem
    • Expert local guides
    • Small group tour
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Pass By: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

      Meet your expert guide and join your small group for a walking tour of Topkapi Palace and see its Harem, too.

      Visit the top site in Istanbul with priority admission tickets and never wait in a line again!

      Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

      Start your tour after you pass Sultanahmet Square.

      Enjoy your guide's commentary about Topkapi and the Ottoman Sultans who lived in it.

      Visit the Palace complex of low buildings and pavilions, kiosks and courtyards. It’s a self-contained city that most of the inhabitants rarely left.

      There are many sections open for visits and you will get an in-depth walking tour through all the displays.

      Savor this romantic scene with the views of the Bosporus in Istanbul.

      Enjoy walking the outer terraced gardens, where flowerbeds blaze with tulips of many colors and climb the high terrace to admire the view over the Golden Horn,too.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

      Harem in Topkapi Palace: the famous house of the Monarchy.

      Walk in the Harem and filter myth from reality as you listen to stories from your guide.

      Witness the very seat of the Ottoman Sultan’s power in Topkapi Palace lying within the deepest reaches of the Harem.

      The Harem in Topkapı Palace was ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded both domestic and political power.

      The Harem housed hundreds of women-mostly war captives- and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a whole range of administrative and personal duties.

      Walk through the sections where the eunuchs lived and were educated.

      Take photos of the courtyard of the concubines and the Queen Mother’s Rooms.

      See cupboard doors inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell.

      Our walk through the Harem is the only way you can see the very early exceptional Iznik tiles with verses from the Kuran and beautiful floral designs.

      End the tour seeing the Holy Relics and the Imperial Kitchens. You may choose to have free time afterwards.

      Duration: 1 hour

    • Departure Point :
      House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • - All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Walks In Europe,OU

    Activity ID: V-51192P79

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