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Skip The Line Topkapi Palace & Harem Museums

Skip Lines & Explore Istanbul’s Jewels: Topkapi Palace & Harem

Unlock Istanbul’s history! Skip the lines and explore the grandeur of Topkapi Palace. Marvel at 400 years of art and treasures. Then, delve into the Harem and uncover its secrets. Combined tickets and downloadable audio guide included!

Why Skip-the-Line Tickets for Topkapi Palace?

Istanbul beckons with history, but long lines can steal your time. Skip-the-line access lets you bypass queues and maximize your adventure. Explore opulent chambers, dazzling treasures, and captivating stories with ease.

Seamless Experience: Pre-booked entry and a downloadable audio guide for both palaces ensure a smooth and informative visit. Uncover the secrets of Topkapi Palace, from its lavish interiors and intricate details to the historical artifacts that whisper tales of a bygone era. Then, delve into the Harem Museum and discover the private world of Sultans and their families.

Don’t wait in line – unlock the magic of Topkapi Palace and the Harem Museum today!

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Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Topkapi Palace & Harem Museums

Opening Hours are all days from 9 am to 6 pm. The last admission to the Topkapi Palace is 5:30 pm, around 30 minutes before closing hours.

Note that the Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, the first of May, the first day of Ramadan, and the first day of Sacrifice Feast.

Weekdays see fewer tourists, as compared to weekends. The palace is closed on Tuesdays, so you may find a surge of tourists on Wednesdays. Even if you find the palace sections to be packed during the day, they start to thin out after noon.
The Topkapi Palace is particularly crowded on weekends and public holidays. If you are planning a visit during the summer holidays, arrive as early as possible in the morning so that you can avoid the group tour rush around 10 am. Try to reach the harem section by noon, for it is quieter in the afternoons and you can explore the areas in a comparatively less crowded space.

Additional Information

Dress Code (for all genders):

Knees and shoulders must be covered
No clothing with holes, rips, or transparent material
No sunglasses or hats worn inside

How To get to Topkapi Palace & Harem Museums

  • Tram

    This is the most popular and convenient option for many visitors. Take the T1 tram line (blue line) to either Sultanahmet station or Gülhane station. Both stations are within a 7-minute walk of the palace entrance.

  • Metro

    The Vezneciler station on Line M2 (red line) is the closest metro station to Topkapi Palace. However, it’s a bit further away (around a 30-minute walk) than the tram stations. If you choose the metro, consider taking a taxi or ride-sharing service for the last leg of your journey, especially if you have luggage or limited mobility.

  • Bus

    Several bus lines stop near Topkapi Palace, including the 28T, 30D, 46Ç, 47E, 99A, BN1, and EM1. You can check the bus schedule and route information displayed at the bus stop or consult with locals or bus drivers to ensure you board the correct bus.

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