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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We were picked up on time, (1.00 PM) but the tour started at 2.00 PM because of transfers to another bus. We loved the view of the hill and the palace (but I find this a little bit unorganised, we had to wait for almost half an hour at the entrance). I think 35 euro is too much, when you take the hop on hop off (Bospharus/city window) than you can do this on your own.
What we saw was nice. A view from the highest point in Instanbul and the sultan summer palace. However, this was not worth the nearly $50 a person that we paid.