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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Ticket, & Audio Guide, & Tour


Discover all about the palace’s lavish pavilions, jewel-filled treasury, and vast harem.
Go straight to the entrance of the museum and meet your guide there. Avoid the lines and save 2-3 hours. If you choose the private option, purchase your palace ticket upon arrival. After passing through the security check, explore the Council Hall, the Armory area and the Blessed Bekaa with your guide. Get to know the colorful past of the palace.
Then, explore the palace at your own pace with the help of an audio guide. Enjoy a relaxing coffee break while admiring the beautiful scenery.


Avoid long ticket lines on an informative tour of Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace with an audio guide. Take your time to explore and stop for a coffee break.

  • To tour Topkapi Palace, bypass the ticket office.
  • Explore the palace at your own pace using the audio guide app.
  • Enjoy the best views of the Bosphorus River and the Golden Horn.
  • Tour the palace with a licensed English-speaking guide.
  • Listen to an audio guide in your native language.


  • Guided tour
  • Topkapi Palace skip-the-line entry ticket (if option selected)
  • Audio guide app in Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish, and Russian
  • Unlimited time in the museum
  • Tips
  • Headphones

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Skip the line and enter Istanbul's magnificent Topkapi Palace. Take a guided tour of the museum and discover the works at your own pace with the help of an audio guide.

Meeting point

Topkapi Cafe/Meeting Pub is located outside Topkapi Palace, opposite the Carpet Museum, where you can meet your Istanbul tour guide with your welcome card.

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Additional Info
  • If you have a pre-booked ticket, you don't have to wait in line to buy a ticket, but you can't avoid the security check.
  • There is no internet at Topkapi Palace, so download an audio guide app before visiting.
  • Make the most of your visit to the palace by downloading the audio guide available in Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, German, Italian, Arabic, Polish and Russian.
  • Instructions for downloading the audio guide will be included in your confirmation letter.
  • Download the audio guide app on your smartphone and no need to connect to the internet.
  • You have to bring your headphones.
  • Skip the ticket line.
  • Live tour guide : English, Spanish, German.
  • Optional audio guide : English.
  • Private or small groups available.
  • On busy days you might have to wait up to 45 minutes to pass the security gate.
Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours in advance.


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