Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Self-Guided Audio Tour w/o Tickets

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Self-Guided Audio Tour w/o Tickets

From $14.07 per person

Experience Topkapi at your own pace with a compelling self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Learn about the magnificent palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman empire.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included


  • Discover Topkapi Palace at your own pace with a self-guided audio walking tour on your smartphone
  • Use the audio tour anytime both online and offline (after downloading it)
  • Discover beautiful Islamic artworks, collected by various sultans throughout the centuries
  • Hear the stories behind the famous palace and its many residents
Full description
Discover the history and the legends of Topkapi Palace with an engaging self-guided audio tour on your phone. Download the app and the audio tour on your phone prior to your visit and admire the main residence of Ottoman rulers for about 400 years and the political center of the empire. Put on your headphones and explore the Ottoman Kitchen and Confectionery, the Pavilion of the Holy relics, the Sultan’s private garden and discover all the secrets of the Ottomoan rulers. Amirine unique artifacts of Islamic art. Enjoy well-researched and in-depth and gain a greater understanding of one of Istanbul's most famous landmarks.
  • Self-guided audio tour in English for your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and map)
  • Topkapi Palace Admission Ticket
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of Topkapi (Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih). You can reach the entrance by taking T1 tram line (Gülhane station and Sultanahmet station) and then a short walk to the palace entrance, on the right side of the Salutation Gate.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • After booking, you will receive an email from the local partner with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour (please check your email spam folder as well)
  • An Android or iOS smartphone is required with 150MB free hard disk space (not compatible with Windows phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation)
  • The audio tour can be used repeatedly both online and offline
  • The tour is non-refundable once activated
  • Please bring personal headphones to enjoy the audio tour
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