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Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) Tours and Activities

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Behold the imperial complex of Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi), the royal residence in Istanbul throughout the first 400 years of the Ottoman Empire. The palace contains myriad buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, harems, an armory, imperial halls, and royal chambers—all with intricate Iznik tilework and opulent architecture.

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

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

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.18
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$33.18
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Topkapi Palace Skip-The-Line Entry with Guided Tour

Topkapi Palace Skip-The-Line Entry with Guided Tour

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Topkapi Palace is one of Istanbul’s top attractions, with the crowds to match. On this guided group tour, you’ll enjoy guaranteed on-the-spot entry, allowing you to bypass the long lines at the entrance. Learn how Ottoman Sultans lived for over six centuries with visits to the Audience Hall, High Court, kitchens, and relic-packed treasury.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.18
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$33.18
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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Experience Istanbul like a pro, when you buy a skip-the-line combination ticket for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Upon arrival at each location, your guide escorts you past the long queue for fast entrance. After a brief overview, you’re ready to explore at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to see the three world-famous attractions in any order that works for you. (Note: Cistern admission at 11am only.)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.14
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Topkapi Palace & Harem Tour with Historian Guide

Topkapi Palace & Harem Tour with Historian Guide

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Learn all about Istanbul’s Ottoman heritage, and visit one of the city’s top landmarks, on this small-group tour of the Topkapi Palace. Built in the 15th century, the sprawling palace is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is host to an expansive museum. Navigate the complex with ease, and explore its beautiful harem area, on this walking tour. Meet your guide in the morning directly at the palace; fast-track entry is included for your convenience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$53.32
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

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Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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Discover Ottoman history at the Blue Mosque and the illustrious Topkapi Palace during this guided morning tour in Istanbul. See Istanbul’s most famous monuments and enjoy a visit to the Hippodrome once the heart of Constantinople.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church Guided Visit
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Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church Guided Visit

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The Topkapı Palace or the Seraglio, is a large museum in Istanbul, Turkey. In the 15th century, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. Construction began in 1459, ordered by Mehmed the Conqueror, six years after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapı was originally called the "New Palace" to distinguish it from the Old Palace in Beyazıt Square. It was given the name Topkapı, meaning Cannon Gate, in the 19th century. The complex was expanded over the centuries, with major renovations after the 1509 earthquake and the 1665 fire. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. Female members of the Sultan's family lived in the harem, and leading state officials, including the Grand vizier, held meetings in the Imperial Council building. You will also have the chance to visit Hagia Irene Church, the oldest Eastern Roman Empire church in the city.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.47
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 1:30pm )

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 1:30pm )

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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the lines with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.62
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Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics Workshop in Istanbul
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Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics Workshop in Istanbul

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Save time and skip the line on this small-group guided half-day Topkapi Palace Istanbul tour which includes a visit to Süleymaniye Mosque and a ceramics workshop. Jump ahead of the rest and step into Topkapi Palace to explore courtyards, treasures and rooms of artifacts. See where Ottoman sultans once assembled their harems and visit the Palace Harem (own expense). Then, marvel at the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque before you discover a workshop where master potters fire their elegant ceramic pieces. Small-group tours are limited to 15 guests to assure an intimate day with your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.25
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Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque
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Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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Marvel at Istanbul’s best Ottoman sites during this 4-hour private guided tour of the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. This tour captures the essence of why the Sultanahmet district is a  UNESCO World Heritage site. You will learn about the history of Istanbul dating back to its former Ottoman days as Constantinople. Plus, hear old stories about the reign of sultans from your expert guide and admire architecture and ancient relics within each famous attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

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This Special Full-Day tour takes you to the main tourist attractions that are a must for any visitor to Istanbul. This includes the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.59
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Istanbul Ottoman Relics Tour: Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Sultan Tombs

Istanbul Ottoman Relics Tour: Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Sultan Tombs

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Uncover the past of Ottoman sultans on this 3-hour guided tour of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Sultan Tombs in Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of sultans as you discover their home for four centuries, Topkapi Palace. Within these storied chambers and courtyards learn about its history that’s brimming with scandals and executions. You will see the palace’s Treasury where holy relics, robes, jewels and other priceless artifacts are kept. Then, head to Hagia Sophia and visit the extravagant mausoleums to see the tombs of five sultans.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.40
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Istanbul Welcome Card Premium

Istanbul Welcome Card Premium

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Have your Istanbul Welcome Card ready when you arrive in your hotel! We deliver your pass for free before you arrival to your hotel so you can start exploring Istanbul straight away. Benefits of this Card:
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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The Wonderful Topkapi Palace Private Tour

The Wonderful Topkapi Palace Private Tour

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Take a private tour of one of Istanbul’s most important landmarks, Topkapi Palace. Listen to engaging commentary from your dedicated tour guide about the history of the palace as you wander around the grounds and enjoy stunning views of the Turkish capital. After the palace tour, venture out onto the local streets to get a feel for the area and enjoy a sweet treat at a pastry shop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.06
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Private Guided Istanbul Day Tour

Private Guided Istanbul Day Tour

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Take the time to explore Istanbul’s most magnificent sites at your own pace with a full-day, guided tour of the city's historic places and landmarks. Follow in the footsteps of charioteers and Roman soldiers at the Hippodrome, then see the arcing tiles of the Blue Mosque. Listen for the whispers of courtiers and sultans inside Topkapi Palace, then see Hagia Sophia’s stunning murals and minarets. Browse the vibrant displays at the iconic Grand Bazaar, with inside tips on the best places to find carpets, handicrafts and local souvenirs.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.00
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Guided Museum Pass Istanbul: Skip-the-line Tickets with Guided Tours

Guided Museum Pass Istanbul: Skip-the-line Tickets with Guided Tours

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Enjoy skip-the-line guided tours at five top Istanbul museums— Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Irene and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum—valid over a five-day period. Choose from multiple tour timings, six days a week, making this a perfect fit for busy vacation schedules. You’ll shave off hours of precious vacation time with no-wait admission.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.02
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An Afternoon at the Ottoman Court

An Afternoon at the Ottoman Court

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Take in the highlights of Cappadocia on a full-day tour from Istanbul. Fly early to Kayseri, the gateway to Cappadocia, where your guide meets you. Highlights of the day include the Goreme Open Air Museum, with caves that hold ancient Christian churches and frescoes. View incredible fairy chimney rock formations in Goreme and the Zelve Valley, Devrent Valley and Ürgüp. Admire the views at Uçhisar Castle and the earthen chambers of Kaymaklı Underground City. You’ll also learn about Avanos pottery, and enjoy a delicious lunch and tasting of Cappadocian wines.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Morning Bosphorus Boat Tour and Afternoon Ottoman Relics Tour in Istanbul with Lunch

Morning Bosphorus Boat Tour and Afternoon Ottoman Relics Tour in Istanbul with Lunch

Experience the best of Istanbul on an 8-hour land and water tour. After courtesy transportation from your hotel, join your guide in the bustling Eminonu district. Explore the Spice Bazaar and two of the city’s most striking mosques. Unwind during a 1-hour cruise along the Bosphorus with unobstructed views of the historic skyline. Refuel with a complimentary lunch, then conclude with visits to Topkapi Palace and the iconic Grand Bazaar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.25
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Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

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Cover 3,500 years of history in just eight hours on your Istanbul group tour. You and your guide will explore the city’s most famous buildings, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. No need to worry about lunch reservations, as your lunch has been arranged at a rooftop restaurant with a Bosphorus view. Skip the perils of public transit with comfortable transportation to and from your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) costs USD 11.85. Guided Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) tours start around USD 11.85 per person.
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