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Topkapi Palace, Fatih, Istanbul
4.75/5 (7 reviews)

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$33.89 $33.89

About This Ticket

Step back in time and uncover the splendors of the Ottoman Empire at Topkapi Palace, followed by the serenity of the Byzantine-era Hagia Irene. Nestled in the heart of historic Istanbul, this guided tour provides an unparalleled glimpse into the opulence of sultans and the spiritual allure of ancient basilicas, interweaving tales of power, faith, and artistry.

Days Tour Times
Mondays 09:00, 11:00, 13:45, 14:45, 15:30
Tuesdays Palace is closed.
Wednesdays 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 14:30
Thursdays 09:00, 11:15, 13:15, 14:30, 15:30
Fridays 09:00, 10:00, 10:45, 13:45, 14:30, 15:30
Saturdays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:45, 15:00, 15:30
Sundays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

Highlights

  • Traverse the luxurious chambers and courtyards of Topkapi Palace, once the heart of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Marvel at the palace's Treasury, home to dazzling jewels and the famed Topkapi Dagger.
  • Experience the tranquility of Hagia Irene, one of the oldest Christian churches in Istanbul.
  • Admire the untouched Byzantine architecture of Hagia Irene, free from Ottoman modifications.
  • Dive deep into tales of royal intrigues, ceremonies, and the evolution of religious sanctuaries in Istanbul.

What’s Included

  • Expert guidance from a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Skip-the-line tickets to both Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene.
  • The Harem section ticket is not included.

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Know Before You Go

  • Entrance to the palace can only be done with our guide.
  • Topkapi Palace & Hagia Irene Tours are performed in English.
  • Topkapi Palace Museum Guided tour takes around 1 hour.
  • Photo ID will be asked from child tickets.

Tour Timetable

Days of the Week Tour Times
Mondays 09:00, 11:00, 13:45, 14:45, 15:30
Tuesdays Palace is closed.
Wednesdays 09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 14:30
Thursdays 09:00, 11:15, 13:15, 14:30, 15:30
Fridays 09:00, 10:00, 10:45, 13:45, 14:30, 15:30
Saturdays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:45, 15:00, 15:30
Sundays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

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7 Comments

  1. 4.75

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    Loved the in-depth history provided by our guide. Some areas were a bit crowded, but overall a great experience.

  2. 5

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    An amazing journey through history. The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and the price was just right.

  3. 4.75

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    Enjoyed every bit of the tour. The palace and Hagia Irene were mesmerizing.

  4. 4.5

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    Absolutely breathtaking! The guide was superb. A bit on the expensive side but a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  5. 4.75

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    Fantastic tour of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene! Very educational.

  6. 4.75

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    Loved the history and architecture. Tour was well organized, though the group was a bit large. Great value!

  7. 4.75

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    Incredible tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and the palace was stunning. A bit pricey but worth it.

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