Topkapi Palace Guided Fast Track Admission + Options for Harem & Audio Guide

Skip-the-Lines Entrance ⏱Best Price 💵 Orientation from an Official ✔️ Audio App 🎧 Unlimited Stay Inside 📷


Book your ticket and save your time for the glorious beauty inside this unique museum in Istanbul that reveals the royal heritage of Istanbul. Save your money as well because we do not charge any extra over the official price at the gates of the Topkapi Palace!

Once you reserve your tickets here, our official guiding crew will be waiting for you at the meeting point. They will greet and accompany you for the fast entrance and take you inside the Topkapi Palace.

Moreover, if you wish, add the tickets for Harem to see the most private sections of Queens and Concubines inside the Topkapi Palace as well!

  • Enjoy the Fast and Easy entrance with a great Time Flexibility
  • Explore the House of Sultans and Queens of Istanbul where they lived for 4 Centuries
  • Listen and Learn from the Topkapi Palace Museum Audio Guide about all the sections
  • If you wish, add the Harem Section easily inside the Palace while booking!

What to see at the Topkapi Palace?

Until the modern times, the Topkapi Palace had been the house of the Ottoman Dynasty in Istanbul for 4 centuries. It is consisted of several courtyards in an extensive area that is is surrounded by 15th century walls. The exceptionally located terraces of the palace present you most magnificent panoramic views over the famous Bosphorus and Golden Horn too.

Today, the area serves as a great museum complex, which amazes its visitors by its glorious decorations and unmatched collections. 

If you add the Harem Section tickets too, you will discover the most private quarters of the Queens and Sultans filled with glorious halls, lavish bath houses, storied courtyards, unique decorative elements and many more… 

What is included with this ticket inside the Topkapi Palace?

Basically, with this ticket, you may visit all the central courtyards from the 1st to the 4th that ends up at great terrasses with astonishing views. In more detail, the most important quarters are included:

  • the Administrative parts like the Divan, Armory and Treasury (with the legendary diamond inside) Rooms
  • the Kitchens and its fabulous collections that exhibits both the daily life (particularly coffee!)and luxury as well as one of the best porcelain and glass collections of the world
  • the Enderun Courtyard that was private for sultans the Palace School, the Paintings Section, the Holy Relics of Islam
  • the fourth courtyard with pavilions and hanging gardens belonging to the sultan the Baghdad and Revan Kiosks and Iftariye Balcony, the Dressing Room which are the most distinguished and aesthetically advanced examples of Ottoman classical architecture.

How to use Fast Track entrance to the Topkapi Palace Museum:

  • 10 minutes before the starting time you chose, our museum hosts will be waiting for you at the location shown with a link in your ticket! There you will be taken to the entrance without waiting.
  • Without waiting at the meeting point, our Official Museum Staff will lead you to the priority entrance with their Turquoise blue jackets/shirts.
  • Inside Topkapi Palace, the gardens, halls, rooms, collections and exhibitions revealing the history of the sultans' lives and imperial administration
  • If you wish, you can opt for Harem Tickets, Guiding Service for Tours inside the Topkapi Palace while booking your ticket here.

Where is the Harem Section inside the Topkapi Palace? 

The famous Harem of the Topkapi Palace is inside the second courtyard of the Palace. You will see options in our menu to add the tickets or tours of the Harem Section inside the Topkapi Palace. 

Is there an extra ticket for the Harem Section of the Topkapi Palace?

Yes, Harem could be visited with an extra ticket other than the ones for Topkapi Palace. You can easily add its tickets here before the payment screen. 

Then, when you enter the Topkapi Palace, our museum team will take you inside the Harem too. Of course, without waiting!

Is there a guiding service in the Topkapi Palace Museum and Harem for tours?

Yes, you may add several guiding service options on your fast track ticket for the Topkapi Palace! Regularly, every 30 minutes, there is a orientation tour run by an officially licensed guide inside the Topkapi Palace. At the end of this tour, which takes the visitors from the gates to the end of Topkapi Palace, you would know where to go to find the best collections and stories that suits your interests. 

For the Harem Section of the Topkapi Palace, you can opt for tickets and guiding services from the menu while booking your tickets for the museum. 

As another choice, you can opt for an hour-long guiding service in addition to your tickets for the Topkapi Palace.  If you do so, also an officially licensed guide will introduce centuries-long history of the Ottoman sultans, who lived here. You will learn about the organizational and political structure of the palace as well. Your guide will point out cultural, decorative or architectural details to uncover the unique history of this complex. 

There is an expert tour option as well, that books your tour with an expert guide covering all the stories and details that includes the Harem section too along with all the gardens of Topkapi Palace! This long tour is a favorite of true history loving travelers! 

Topkapi Palace & Harem Ticket Prices in 2022

  • As of May 1st of 2022, the official ticket price for the Istanbul Topkapi Palace is 320 TL at the ticket windows. The queues before the ticket booth might require some waiting time throughout the year except some winter weeks. 
  • The official price for the Harem Section is 150 TL from the ticket booth in front of the Harem. Unlike the palace ticket windows before the gates, Harem's ticket booth (although there is only one line) is usually not that busy and would not cost you an hour. If you wish to add Fast Track Harem tickets into your menu, you can opt for before paying for your tickets.


Yousef E. (Egypt) - 07 Jul 2022

It was a wonderful experience specially having Adil Fide as our tour guide, he was very patient, informative, kind and we could easily understand what he says thanks to his accent and his fluency in English. (the tour was in English.) In addition to the above, he was not biased while providing historic information/explanations. I highly recommend this service!

Lidia (Spain) - 15 Dec 2021

very interesting royal palace and precious collections. harem is also definitely interesting, especially with guiding, which was perfectly professional. thanks Mr E!

Fiona U. (United States) - 06 Nov 2021

So happy to have purchased our tickets through here. There was a huge line at the entrance, which we skipped thanks to our guide. Adil was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining, told us about the history and backstory of almost every room and cobblestone in the palace! Topkapi is a beautiful palace and important part of Ottoman history, but you really need a solid guide to appreciate the culture and architecture. Highly recommended!!

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