Skip the lines at Topkapi Palace and the Harem on this walking tour. Stroll through the palace gardens and learn about the history of the Ottoman Empire from your guide. View the holy relics in the museum and visit the imperial kitchens and royal court. Admire the architecture and tilework in the Harem. Take in views of the Bosphorus.
Our half day visit to the palace and harem took place during the morning and although it's impossible to cover everything there is to cover or see all of the buildings, I think our guide did a pretty good job in showing us the highlights of the palace. The tour did feel a bit rushed at times but overall I think we did leave with a better sense of what life in this place used to be like in the past. The fact that we had a small group (only three of us altogether) and that it was not high season also helped a lot.
Thank you for your review. We are glad that we were able to make the most of the Palace in a short time.
You can easily spend two days at Topkapi but then nobody has that much time for a single attraction and sometimes it is just too much information to take in really.
3 hours is a digest and an introduction which allows you to stay in the palace grounds if you choose to do so after our tour finishes. Most of our clients do come back and see the palace several times, each time focusing on an attraction. It may be the Harem, the holy relics, the gardens, the kitchens or the flower beds in Spring! We love Topkapi and I am only glad that you've had a good introduction.
Hope to see you another time.