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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

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Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

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Overview

No trip to Istanbul is complete without a visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was home to Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Make the most of your limited vacation time with a skip-the-line ticket. Come to the palace at your chosen time and receive essential information and a complementary map from your guide. Then you’re free to zoom past the long queue and discover the impressive 15th-century complex independently.
  • Save time and skip the long ticket line
  • Get a quick historical overview from your guide
  • Explore the palace complex with a provided map
  • Visit Topkapi Palace when it works for you
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Meet & Greet by official guide
Entrance fee
Skip the ticket lines
Essential information
Topkapi Palace map
Audio guide app in 9 languase (EN, DE, ES, AR, RU, IT, CN, TR, PL)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card Tour Guide at the "Topkapi Cafe / Meeting Pub" OUTSIDE Topkapi Palace, across the Carpet Museum
  • Meeting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/MSRdhoM8hMbgtRaTA
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Istanbul Welcome Card
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App.
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What is the social distancing policy during Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App.

Reviews

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star-1
did never find the redemption place
Francisco_M
, May 2022
Can't really comment on the tour as I never made it there. Booked relatively short before the trip (1.5h). Never received the address of the redemption place nor a map and could not find it in the 30 minutes I arrived on site before the tour. People were not helpful and hardly speak English nor German. The tour guy brought all arguments why this was my own fault, but he never told me where I should have redeemed my confirmation into a ticket (mail was empty at that place) nor did he send me a map. He sent me a link later, but it just pointed out again to the general information. If they would just put half the effort into proper information than into justification, all would have been good.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Why have you not called the Emergency Number? In the confirmation the meeting point inkl. google map is written. Have you not seen it?
star-5
Educational, friendly tour
Milica_K
, May 2022
Our guide Hakan gave us nice and informing talk about the palace and the harem. We learnt a lot about Sultan's life
star-1
Not worth paying for
Leah_K
, May 2022
The guide did not impart knowledge. The guide managed logistics, helped people who had not followed directions in emails download the app, oriented us and set us 'free to explore'. Not worth it. the line moved right along anyway.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Leah, This is a Highlights Tour for 30 minutes. Next time we recomment to book our 90 minute Historian Topkapi Palace Tour. Regards, Deniz
star-1
Worst worst worst tour ever
NED
, Apr 2022
Guided tour means they are with you. This man explains everything faster than speed of light and leaves and you do 100% of the tour by yourself. Also arabic was the reason I got this package and they had no Arabic.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Ned, Have you seen in the description this is a highlight tour and takes 30 minutes? And in the description we write the tour is in Enlish. How do you think this tour is in Arabic? Regards, Deniz
star-5
Finding the sultan’s style
Javier_M
, Mar 2022
Being in the palace was an immersive experience with history, artifacts, and life styles at large from a former military precinct where Sultans and cohorts gathered for training intelligence planning. Guide was knowledgeable, flexible, helpful. Recommended. One hour guided tour and staying as long as the museum is open was convenient for us to have our couples moments, photos, leisurely walk through the exhibits.
star-5
Great guide ever!
Monique_K
, Sep 2021
The guide was really fantastic!! He explained so much about Topkapi, shared the highlights & interesting stories! He was also funny in a stand-up comedian way and he stayed very kind & helpful (also towards other tourists) He represents Istanbul with pride, dignity & love. His name means “beloved son” (we had the tour on 4 Sept ‘21 at 12:00 hrs) Please send him our kind regards.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for this wonderfull review. I will tell Haluk greetings from you.
star-5
Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Private Tour - Our Wonderful Tour Guide Mr Ugur
Odyssey698576
, Oct 2019
We were a group of 8 adults. The Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia were a lifetime experience for each one of us. The entire complex and the individual monuments are maintained immaculately. Our tour began with the Hippodrome outside the great Mosque. Our Tour Guide, Mr Ugur, recounted its history in a manner that brought the past vividly alive before our eyes. We were treated to an introduction to the history and cultural significance of the Blue Mosque before we entered. We were overwhelmed by its splendid aesthetics and majesty and the calm inside despite the steady stream of visitors. In Hagiya Sophia, we were taken through the layered history of the edifice as well as the civil engineering challenges that its designers had to deal with. It is impossible to see enough of the Blue Mosque and Hagiya Sophia in less than a couple of visits.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Solid Tour
Lucas C
, Jul 2019
Guide did a fine job of highlighting the key aspects of each of the sections of the palace grounds so one could go explore more in depth after the guided portion of the tour. One can easily spend 2-3 hours walking the palace grounds.
star-3
Sin más
Elena_V
, Apr 2022
La guía te cuenta un poco las diferentes salas del palacio pero muy escueto. Está bien si hay mucha cola para saltártela.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Yes it is a highlights tour for 30 minutes. When you next time in Istanbul we can recomment our history tour for 90 minutes.
star-4
Vielleicht ist man ohne Vorbuchung schneller!
Andreas H
, Oct 2019
Wir waren zeitig dort,die Schlange war noch kurz. Zu 11:00Uhr hatten wir unseren Termin, es wurde aber 11:30 Uhr. Die kurz Führung durch Melody war allerdings wirklich gut!
star-4
Service de qualité
G8263VPmarie
, Jul 2019
Prendre la Istanbul carte des musées nous aurait coûté moins cher (dès qu'on fait environ 3 musées) et nous aurait servi de coupe-file partout.

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