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Topkapi Palace Free Tour

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4.8
56 ratings
  • İstanbul
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

We are one of the most famous tourist companies in the world making sure that all guides represent our unique style: a mix between real history and legend, giving them their own personal character. We establish a link between great independent guides and thousands of travelers every day, giving these local freelancers the ability to inform and entertain you, while spreading ... More

We are one of the most famous tourist companies in the world making sure that all guides represent our unique style: a mix between real history and legend, giving them their own personal character. We establish a link between great independent guides and thousands of travelers every day, giving these local freelancers the ability to inform and entertain you, while spreading and expanding this great idea of ​​free tours around the world. We believe in the support of local communities and aspire to give voice to guides who working in Istanbul and London. Our free tour guides are the best! They work only with tips, which guarantees the highest quality! Our free walking tours are more than just guided walking tours. Our guides also offer expert advice to introduce you the local culture and help you plan your visit. We also have a unique range of guided tours in these destinations so please ask our guides!

About the Tour

Immerse yourself in Ottoman history on the Topkapi Palace Free Tour.

Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the Ottoman Sultan and the home of his court and family until the mid-19th century. Today , Topkapi Palace is one of the most visited museums in Istanbul. This impressive palace is made up of 4 main courtyards and other smaller structures such as the Harem and the Imperial Council. We will show you Topkapi Palace and the rich history of the Ottoman Empire along the way.
The tour begins by visiting the impressive Church of Saint Irene, then the magnificent Imperial Gate and the Sultan Ahmet III Fountain elaborated with many ornaments. You will have the opportunity to learn about the treasury, the Imperial Council Hall, the palace kitchens, and the kiosks known as Mecidiye, Revan, and Baghdad.

 Included in the tour:

  • The Church of Santa Irene
  • The Fountain of Ahmed III
  • Topkapi Palace
  • The harem
  • The Imperial Council Hall
  • The Chamber of Holy Relics
  • The Imperial Treasury
  • Imperial kitchens
  • The Imperial Mint
  • The Weapon Collection
  • The Mecidiye Kiosk
  • The Revan Kiosk
  • The Baghdad Kiosk
  • The Door of Happiness
  • The Marble Terrace
  • The Library of Ahmed III


 Your expert guide will share information and fun stories about daily life at Topkapi Palace during the Ottoman Empire. You will also have free time to explore more on your own. Enjoy the privilege of visiting this palace and discovering the greatness of the Ottoman Empire!

 Important information for the traveler:
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Does not include the entrance ticket to the palace.
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Travelers with museum passes do not pay admission to the Topkapi Palace Museum and do not pay admission to the Harem section.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Our guides wearing red shirts and red umbrella will be waiting for you by the Museum Pass desk.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is not suitable for pets.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (56)

4.8
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Professionalism
4.81
Fun
4.67
Expression
4.77
Quality
4.81
Route
4.81
MARCELA
15 Jun 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Sandra
15 Jun 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Vanessa
04 May 2022 Barcelona
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

El tour vale mucho la pena. Nuestro guía ha sido muy profesional, amable y se notaba que tenía un buen conocimiento del lugar. Muy recomendable.

Lucilo
27 Apr 2022
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Travelled in group - Apr 2022

Gran tour con Bugra. Profesional y divertido

Carina
24 Apr 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!