Topkapı Palace Museum: English Guided Tour

Get the history of one of Turkey's most popular landmarks on a guided tour


  • Skip the long ticket queues and spend more time exploring the palace instead!
  • Enter the spectacular primary residence of Ottoman sultans for over 600 years
  • Tour the exterior and interior courtyards, the imperial kitchen, treasury, arms room, and more
Live a sultan's life for a day here at the most visited museum in Turkey! Join your guide and get an in-depth tour of the Topkapı Palace, home to Ottoman rulers for over half a century. Learn about the conquest of Constantinople, see the arms room, treasury, and more! A must-do tour in Istanbul.
Learn what happened in each building and courtyard, from the treasury to the apartments, bathhouses, and armory. The mighty Topkapı Palace is a grandiose statement of Turkish progress, from its roots as a feudal society to a thriving influential empire.
Gaze up at the Imperial Gate and witness the beauty of the First Courtyard. Cross through the giant Gate of Salutation into the Second Courtyard, where Sultan Selim III held ceremonial assemblies and conducted important state affairs.
Feel your jaw drop at the bling still shining in each imperial hall and royal chamber, and hear Topkapı's secrets spanning 600 years!


48 Hours
Voucher Type
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What You Get


  • Skip-the-ticketing-line admission to Topkapı Palace
  • English guided tour of the exterior and interior courtyards, the rooms and exhibition halls


  • Entrance to the Harem (ticket can be bought at the ticket booth outside the museum)

Additional Information

  • For children under 12, a valid ID must be presented
  • Children under 4 can join for free, no ticket needed
  • Child Ticket: 5-11 years old (*Only with purchase of an adult ticket)
  • Strollers are not allowed
  • No taking photos inside the exhibition halls
  • Please dress appropriately, covering shoulders & legs
  • Time Slot: 09:00hrs, 10:00hrs, 11:30hrs, 13:30hrs, 15:30hrs (subject to availability) Make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before your chosen timeslot, latecomers can't be waited for!

How To Use

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
  • Meeting point: First Gate of the palace, outside the walls, in front of the Carpet Museum. The guide will hold a flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass
  • Make sure to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before your chosen timeslot

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age: 12 & above
Age: 5-11

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