We're scheduled to arrive in Istanbul on Monday, July 23d, at 4:00pm, departing Tuesday, at 5:00pm. It's just our luck that Topkapi Palace/Harem are closed Tuesday. Although I understand that ship's tours may visit, that would be my last choice. The websites (Topkapi/Turkish government, et cetera) are not very good....most say closing time is 5pm, but one site says the palace is open until 7:00pm in the summer. That would be great, as we could rush over as soon as we arrive on Monday afternoon.
Does anybody know for sure?