Topkapi Palace and Harem In Istanbul

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 3 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable


Discover the history and myths of Ottoman Istanbul with a small-group guided tour from a professional guide

Get priority admission tickets and avoid long lines.

See the Holy Relics, Imperial Kitchens, Royal Court and the terraced gardens with tulips.

Witness the Harem with your own eyes, the private quarters and home of the Sultans.

Admire incredible views of the Bosphorus as you look out over the city

Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour about what to see next

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Walks In Istanbul - Tours, Yerebatan Caddesi, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Meet your professional guide and join your very small group for a walking tour of Topkapi Palace and see its Harem, too. 

Visit the top site in Istanbul with priority admission tickets and never wait in a line again!

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Start your tour after you pass Sultanahmet Square.

Enjoy your guide's commentary about Topkapi and the Ottoman Sultans who lived in it.

Visit the Palace complex of low buildings and pavilions, kiosks and courtyards. It’s a self-contained city that most of the inhabitants rarely left.

There are many sections open for visits and you will get an in-depth walking tour through all the displays. 

Savor this romantic scene with the views of the Bosporus in Istanbul.

Enjoy walking the outer terraced gardens, where flowerbeds blaze with tulips of many colors and climb the high terrace to admire the view over the Golden Horn,too.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Harem in Topkapi Palace: the famous house of the Monarchy.

Walk in the Harem and filter myth from reality as you listen to stories from your guide. 

Witness the very seat of the Ottoman Sultan’s power in Topkapi Palace lying within the deepest reaches of the Harem.

The Harem in Topkapı Palace was ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded both domestic and political power.

The Harem housed hundreds of women-mostly war captives- and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a whole range of administrative and personal duties.

Walk through the sections where the eunuchs lived and were educated.

Take photos of the courtyard of the concubines and the Queen Mother’s Rooms.

See cupboard doors inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell.

Our walk through the Harem is the only way you can see the very early exceptional Iznik tiles with verses from the Kuran and beautiful floral designs.

End the tour seeing the Holy Relics and the Imperial Kitchens. You may choose to have free time afterwards.

Duration: 1 hour

  • 3 hour tour with a licensed Turkish guide
  • Small group for a personalized and more interactive experience
  • Skip the line tickets for Topkapi Palace and Harem
  • Meeting point with toilet facilities and Turkish delicacies
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Food and drinks, other than the "value added offers" specified in your guidebook
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -


Our half day visit to the palace and harem took place during the morning and although it's impossible to cover everything there is to cover or see all of the buildings, I think our guide did a pretty good job in showing us the highlights of the palace. The tour did feel a bit rushed at times but overall I think we did leave with a better sense of what life in this place used to be like in the past. The fact that we had a small group (only three of us altogether) and that it was not high season also helped a lot.

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