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Topkapi Palace Free Tour

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  • İstanbul
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes

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 magnificent independent guides and thousands of travelers every day, giving these local freelancers the ability to inform and entertain you, while spre... 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 magnificent 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 in Istanbul. We believe in the support of local communities and aspire to give voice to guides who work on their own and have chosen Istanbul as their city. Our free tour guides in Istanbul are well informed, entertaining and unforgettable and 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, ask to 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.

Tour Schedule

  • English
    Wed, 04 Aug 10:00
  • English
    Fri, 06 Aug 10:00
  • English
    Mon, 09 Aug 10:00

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 (9)

Tim Taylor 07/28/2021

Our tour was excellent. Pindar, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun, painting a picture of what it must have been like to live in the palace, whether as a sultan, in the harem, as a guard…or even a eunuch! A must do tour for anyone with an interest in history visiting Istanbul.

Marina 07/22/2021

Very interesting tour. Although the price for the palace increased, it worth the money. The guide, Yasar, told us a lot of interesting stories, not only about the palace and history, but also about modern Turkey and how are people like.

Shireen Hasan 07/12/2021

We did the Topkapi tour with Yash and it was a lot of fun and very informative! He took time with each one of us and answered all of our questions. Definitely recommend taking this tour.

Bertan Kursun 06/30/2021

Really good informations for someone who does not know anything about Turkey and Istanbul. Old city tour is very informative but you should also visit mosques yourself

Mansi Rampuria 06/30/2021

It was a superb tour of the Topkapi palace with Betul. She took me around all the sections patiently in detail even though I was the only one booking. It was more like I was enjoying the day with a friend. Totally recommended ... she clicked some great photos of me too :)

4.9(9) Ratings

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!

4.9(9) Ratings