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Private Istanbul tour: Topkapi Palace and Harem with tickets includedPrivate Tour

Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to one of Istanbul's main attractions, where you will explore the rich history of the Ottoman empire.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
Total

Things to know

Duration:

2 hrs 30 mins

Suitable for:

Couples, Family, Friends, Intellectually Curious, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets:

Skip the Line tickets to the Topkapi Palace and Harem
Expert licensed guide

Other inclusions:

Meeting points: Sultan 3. Ahmed Çeşmesi Fountain, Sultan Ahmet Sultanahmet Meydanı Topkapı Sarayı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

What makes this tour special

In a city of opulent, historical buildings, the Topkapi Palace is one of Istanbul’s finest relics of Ottoman history and architecture.  On your private tour of the Topkapi Palace, you will:

Once the residence to countless Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th century, the Topkapi Palace has been an operating museum since the early 20th century. With spectacular walls which encompass it, and four courts within it – each which served a different purpose, the museum and the history of the Ottomans it contains are best explored with a private guide. Once inside, you will have the chance to visit the Harem—the living quarters of the imperial family, where the rituals, traditions, and ceremonies of the royal family were performed. Your tour ends in the fabulous Treasury, where you will have the chance to explore further on your own. 

Please note that in the Topkapi Palace photography is not permitted inside the exhibition halls and prams are prohibited. Please dress appropriately and bring covers for your knees and shoulders. 

What you'll see

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FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@travelcurious.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <team@travelcurious.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
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