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See How the Royals Lived on a Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

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Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Product code: 2398
Overview

Once you meet your professional guide at your hotel in Istanbul and are aboard your air-conditioned vehicle, you will travel to Dolmabahçe Palace.

Find out how this palace was one of the last castles built by the Ottoman Empire. Admire the excellent mixture of European and Ottoman architecture that are along the banks, overseeing the Bosphorus Strait. Enter the palace and discover mesmerising rooms that once hosted sultans and their royal guests. Walk into pristine marble rooms and gaze up at the sparkling crystal chandeliers. 

After Lunch cruise the Bosphorus that separates Europe from Asia.

You will pass Rustem Pasa mosque, Rumeli Fortress and the Imperial Pavillions of Yildiz Palace.

At the end of the cruise, you will get a chance to visit the Spice bazaar where the air is filled with the aromas of all the amazing spices including cinnamon, Saffron, Caraway, Mint and Thyme.

After the tour has concluded we will drop you back to your hotel.

Highlights
  • Admire the palace’s Ottoman and European architecture
  • Explore Dolmabahçe Palace’s public rooms including the Crystal Staircase and the Medhal Hall
  • Learn about Mustafa Atatürk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey, who lived and died in the palace
  • Take in all the aromas of the Spice Bazaar
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus where you will pass many fantastic sights
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your Istanbul hotel
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Entrance Fee
  • Parking Fees
  • Luxurious Vehicles For Transportation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Other services not mentioned
Meeting Point
Pick up and drop off from your Istanbul hotel (time will be confirmed once the booking is made)

Additional Info
  • Comfortable footwear will be important for your experience
  • Special note: On Mondays and Thursdays Dolmabahçe Palace is closed and will be swapped with Galata Towers
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Reviewed by Callum B GB   July 15, 2019
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We loved this tour seeing the incredible Dolmabahce Place great tour would highly recommend it to everybody.
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Christine GB   July 16, 2019

Hello Callum, Nice to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for the review. Kind regards, Christine.

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Reviewed by Sanne G CH   May 01, 2019
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Well worth a visit. Still mostly furnished so able to see how the last sultans actually lived.
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Claire GB   May 02, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.Kind regards, Claire.

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Reviewed by Mason F US   April 22, 2019
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My sister and I had a wonderful time. The tour was amazing and the guide was great and spoke perfect English that made the tour more interesting. Everything was on time with no delay . Would highly recommend it !
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Brooke US   May 23, 2019

Hello Mason.Appreciate it very much that you highly recommend this tour, and that you share your experience of this tour.Kind regards, Brooke.

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Reviewed by Susie T GB   April 22, 2019
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This tour was wonderful the guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour. The Palace is incredible and the view spectacular!
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Yvonne GB   April 23, 2019

Thank you, Susie, for your feedback on this tour. And always nice to hear that the guide was very knowledgeable, I will pass your comment on to our team. Kind regards, Yvonne.

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Reviewed by Belinda F NL   April 18, 2019
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More than excellent. Had a great time!! Recommended!
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Amy GB   April 19, 2019

Nice to hear, Belinda, that you had a great time.Thanks, Amy.

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Reviewed by Sabrina J ES   April 04, 2019
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This tour was perfect. We all enjoyed it very much.
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Donna GB   April 05, 2019

Hello Sabrina.Thank you for sharing that you all enjoyed this tour.Kind regards, Donna.

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Reviewed by Charlie G IE   March 20, 2019
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Thanks to our amazing tour guide the whole trip was excellent, he held our attention and kept a good flow of interest, information and good spirits throughout the trip.
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Jackie GB   March 21, 2019

Nice to hear that the guide made the trip amazing. I will pass your feedback on to our team. Thank you for review. Jackie.

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Reviewed by Surabbahin R IN   March 15, 2019
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The tourist guide is full of knowledge, he explains everything and we understand each of it.
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Karen US   March 16, 2019

Thank you for your review. I will let the guide know about your feedback. Thank you.Karen.

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Reviewed by Patricia G GB   January 21, 2019
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A must see. Fabulous palace.
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Lynn GB   January 21, 2019

So true.Thank you for your feedback.Kind regards, Lynn.

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Reviewed by Fauzi A AE   January 19, 2019
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Our guide was full of energy and knowledge of the palace. Entertained us with stories of the past. A must visit place in Istanbul.
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Patricia US   January 20, 2019

Hello Fauzi.Thank you for sharing that you found the guide full of energy and entertaining. I will pass your positive feedback on to our guide team. Kind regards, Patricia.

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Reviewed by L Chung TW   December 23, 2018
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A good tour.
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Joan US   December 24, 2019

Thank you.Joan.

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