Favorite thing gotta agree with all the TopKapi would be the best to see.
I dont recall there being a tour guide there
BUT I do recall when we went back for a second day it was closed for the day - was it Monday? i can't recall but might be worth checking out which days the sites are open when setting up your plans
enjoy the trip and bring home great memories
Fondest memory Turkiish delight to eat - buy it in the shops up around the top of Sultanamet or the spice bazaar
and just walking around all the sites
Favorite thing To get some idea to the overall plan and layout of the palace complex, you can take a look at two scale models that are located on the right after you enter through the Gate of Salutation (where you pay admission into the palace). The first picture shows the scale model of the inner part of the palace (2nd-4th courtyards) whilst the second scale model shows Seraglio Point with the whole Topkapi Palace complex.
Favorite thing Walking through the palace one really can imagine the opulent lifestyle that existed here when it was actually in use. And, the tiles alone make this grand palace a special visit.