3.5 star rating: Worth doing 11 Reviews

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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Well worth a visit. Still mostly furnished so able to see how the last sultans actually lived [ Topkapi Palace older and also very interesting but more of a museum]. Also lovely setting on the Bosphorous. Very good guide and hotel transfers went smoothly. Not enough time to see much of the harem unfortunately but otherwise excellent tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

More than excellent. Had a grt time!! Recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The tourist guide is full of knowledge,he explain everything and we understand each of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

This tour was perfect. We all enjoyed it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

Our guide, Osman, was full of energy and knowledge of the palace. Entertained us with stories of the past. A must visit place in Istanbul.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Well organised, prompt pick-up and very informative guide, however, too much time spent at Camlica Hill - nobody interested in taking a coffee break and everyone just hung around the carpark waiting for their return trip.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
October 2014

very long route taken to reach the place in so much traffic
the tour in the palace didn't include the harem area which is the most important part of the palace

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
June 2013

Actual tour of palace was 45 minutes and view from Asia side 20 minutes the other 3 hrs was spent in a bus in traffic. The tour was suppose to be in English but the quide did it in English and German and was not able to be heard. Very dissappointing would not use company again.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
April 2013

The tour guide wasn't that good. he was impatient and not very informative.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
March 2013

Tour guide was a bit rude, started the tone of our tour by telling group he only says things one time so we needed to listen carefully. One couple asked him a question and he replied by saying "I already told you that". Group was too large to reap benefits of tour. If you were at the rear of the group, you missed what the guide was explaining and lord help you if you asked a question. I would not recommend this tour company because of this particular guide they employ.

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