The experience in crossing the Bosphorous bridge was surreal. In one minute I was in Europe, but in another I was in Asia. Nowhere else but only in Istanbul! And yes, the view from atop Camlica Hill was fantastic.
Dharmilla T United Kingdom
This tour was undertaken with ITS through Neon Tours. The local guide was very good.
This was a beautiful tour, however, quite short!!!
Before going tour, it's better to show or tell by e-mail which Palace we go to.
Samia M United Kingdom
Beautiful sight and the palace. Again the guide knew what he was talking about.
Victoria Y USA
The tour guide's knowledge, passion and enthusiasm made this tour worthwhile.
Overall not a bad tour, but not the most interesting topics. Might not do again.
Good short half day tour. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. We started by going to Asia. Had some time to take pictures and walk around. We then went to the palace, which was great. The tour guide could have been a little bit more personalable. He seemed somewhat robotic, but nice.
worth doing if have a spare afternoon would have liked a little more info on Istanbul's history as we travelled. Guides English could have been better
A and V Australia
Bus tour across the bridge, unfortunately it was raining,the guide gave general information, only 2 visits not so exciting
We we're picked uo at the appointed time but then driven around for half an hour, dropped off and had to wait for the right bus. It took too long.
Visit dolmabahce palace, no space between the different groups visiting the palace at the same time resulting in a cacophony of all languages from guides.
The tour could have been more informative, but the views from Camlica hill are breathtaking.
HARD TO UNERSTAND GUIDE WITH BIG GROUP. OTHER TOUR GROUPS HAD EAR PIECES AND THE GUIDE TALKED IN HIS MIKE. THIS SYSTEM WORKS GREAT BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE IT.
Didzis B Latvia
Only dissatisfaction was choosen object (Beylerbeyi Palace). It would be better if we visit Dolmabahce Palace instead of Beylerbeyi Palace.
I purchased tour to day when Dolmabahce Palace is open but still other object was choosen.
Patricia G USA
We were picked up at our hotel, then drove 45 minutes to the departure point. We then proceded to drive PAST our hotel before beginning our tour. Would have saved us a lot of bus time if we were picked up on the way to the tour. The tour did not last as long as stated in the description. We did enjoy what we saw though. Istanbul is a fascinating city with so much to see!
G R South Africa
This is a bit of a rip off. We only go up a hill and then to a summer palace Not worth th cosst. The guide did rcommend a good restaurant, Hamdi to go to afterwards..
This tour needs to be taken during the summer period to enjoy one self.
I wish we had knows in advance which palaces were toured on which days. We thought we were going to dolomache palace, but were disheartened when we realized that we were visiting Beylerbeyi palace instead. In the future, I would suggest confirming which palace is scheduled for the day you are planning if your heart is set on one over the other.
Brett P Australia
This is really a tour of the Asian side of Istanbul - fighting a lot of traffic, normal for Istanbul - to visit a lookout on the Asian side and then to visit the Beylerbeyi Palace on the shores of the Bosphorus. The tour was a lot shorter than 4 hours - but still worthwhile.
It was a great bus tour but the resistance to let me use my mobility aids limited the trip because the driver wouldn't let me use my wheelchair. He was very upset that I wasn't 100% physically fit and able to run a marathon. I could not find anyone who spoke English to explain why the risk of the palace in plastic shoe covers is extremely dangerous for falls and wondered if they had safer options. I saw the English guide for about 30seconds and was told to sit in the corner at the Palace because he had to get going. No one else spoke English. He didn't apologize, ask if he could help out at all, nothing. He told me I couldn't go on his tour, but needed to take the spice market tour instead, which wasn't my interest. I suspect it was just his attitude. I opted for the French and German speaking bus rather than fight with the English guide or take a tour I didn't need.
Unfortunately it rained heavily on the day of the tour and we saw very little, but enjoyed the Sumer palace