Discover the history and the legends of Topkapi with a skip-the-line e-ticket and an engaging self-guided audio tour on your phone. Receive your ticket by email, 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 sultans, admiring unique artifacts of Islamic art. Tour’s content is the result of in-depth research and you will be immersed into exclusive and original stories!
This is an unmissable opportunity to learn the history of one of the most iconic monuments of Istanbul and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way through the power of storytelling.
Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Skip-the-line service (e-ticket sent to your email)
Adult entry e-ticket for the Topkapı Palace
Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
What to Expect
Visit: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye
Ottoman kitchen and Confectionery Visit the Palace kitchens reopened after years of restoration and discover the secrets of the famous Ottoman kitchen. Inside the kitchen’s halls, you will admire the most valuable collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain in the world selected by the sultans because it is reputed to change color if touched by poisoned food.
The Pavilion of the Holy relics Originally built as the private chambers of sultan Mehmed II, today the Pavillion hosts Islam’s most sacred objects. You can see from a very short distance one tooth and hair of Prophet Muhammad’s bear who was the founder of Islam, the swords of the first four Caliphs and the carpet of the Prophet’s daughter, Fatima.
The Sultan’s private garden In the fourth courtyard, the rulers of the Ottoman Empire had their own idyllic refuge. The pavilions and the gardens were specially for recreation and sportive activities. Prepare to find out how the life of the sultans could be very tough and stressful and learn everything about the tragic kismet of certain Ottoman rulers.