Kucuksu Palace (Kucuksu Pavilion) Tours

9 Reviews
Kucuksu Palace (Kucuksu Pavilion)
Commissioned in the mid-19th century by Sultan Abdulmecit, Kucuksu Palace, aka Kucuksu Pavilion (Küçüksu Sarayı), was designed to be a summer palace for Ottoman sultans. The Istanbul palace’s design blends European and Ottoman styles, with an intricate carved exterior, sweeping staircases, and an interior with gilded accents and chandeliers.

The Basics

Though smaller than other imperial summer palaces in Istanbul, Kucuksu Palace makes it up in its design details. Perched on the water’s edge and surrounded by a large garden, Kucuksu represents royal leisure. The rooms of Kucuksu Palace are decorated with elaborate carpets, light fixtures, and paintings—and interestingly, there are no bedrooms, as it was intended only for daytime use.

Some small-group and private tours, including Bosphorus hop-on hop-off boats, visit Kucuksu Palace as part of a Bosphorus cruise experience. Tours of the palace often also include visits to Rumeli Fortress, Anadolu Kavagi, Dolmabahce Palace, and the Ortakoy neighborhood.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kucuksu Palace is a must-visit for architecture and history buffs.
  • To protect the carpets, slips are provided to cover your shoes when you enter the palace.
  • Photography is not allowed inside Kucuksu Palace.
  • Due to stairs, the palace is not accessible to wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There

Kucuksu Palace is in Istanbul’s Beykoz district, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. It is most easily reached by ferry boat; choose a tour that includes a ferry ride for the most scenic and convenient option. The palace is also accessible by bus or taxi from the Uskudar neighborhood.

When to Get There

Kucuksu Palace is open from 9am to 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. Some Turkish and religious holidays can affect opening hours, so check before visiting. Kucuksu Palace is rarely crowded, so any time of day affords a quiet experience.

Istanbul’s Other Imperial Palaces
While Kucuksu Pavilion served as a summer daytime palace for the Ottoman sultans, the other palaces that dot the Bosphorus shores were residences. Dolmabahce Palace became the empire’s seat in the 19th century, and continued to serve as an official residence after the fall of the empire and founding of the republic. Meanwhile, Beylerbeyi Palace was a summer residence.
Address: Göksu Mahallesi, Küçüksu Cd., İstanbul 34815, Turkey
Read More

8 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Filter




Clear Filters
Clear Filters
Sort by:Default

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
From  
$90.51 USD
From  
$90.51 USD
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From  
$51.55 USD
From  
$51.55 USD
See Details

Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this 2.5-hour Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From  
$28.64 USD
From  
$28.64 USD
See Details

Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

Step into the fascinating world of Ottoman sultans, courtiers and harems with a 5-hour tour of Istanbul that includes two imperial palaces and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Explore the exquisite grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace, a 19th-century court surrounded by manicured grounds and water views. Leave Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorus Strait, and spot iconic towers, palaces, mosques and fortifications along the shoreline. Learn about the elaborate Ottoman hunting parties at Küçüksu Palace then enjoy views of the Asian side of the city while returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
From  
$57.28 USD
From  
$57.28 USD
See Details

Bosphorus Cruise with Stops at Rumeli Fortreess and Asian Side Half-Day Morning Cruise Tour

Take in the minarets and graceful domes of the Istanbul skyline on a 5-hour sightseeing cruise from Istanbul, with stops to explore an atmospheric neighborhood, a fortress and palace. Enjoy drinks and snacks on deck as you watch the early morning boat traffic on the Bosphorus, then come to shore to explore Ortaköy’s historic streets and cozy cafés on your own. Soak up the sun on deck while sailing to Küçüksü Palace, then discover the strategic fortifications at Rumeli Hisari Fortress, with stunning views of the Bosphorus Strait's narrowest point.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
From  
$51.55 USD
From  
$51.55 USD
See Details

2-Hour Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Transfers

Get the best view of Bosphorus’ monuments, mosques, and mansions on a private yacht cruise from Istanbul. On this private sightseeing cruise, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of top Istanbul attractions from the water. Avoid crowded tourist boats and relish the privacy of your very own yacht, accompanied by guided commentary and drinks. Choose from a range of departure times at checkout and enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transport.   
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
From  
$560.00 USD
From  
$560.00 USD
See Details

Anadolu Kavagi Cruise by Private Yacht - Half Day from Istanbul

Set sail for the Black Sea coast on a private half-day cruise and live the VIP life for a day as you sip cocktails (extra charge) and sunbathe on-board your luxurious yacht. Enjoy prime views of Istanbul’s waterfront sights as you glide past the grandiose Dolmabahçe and Çirağan Palaces, the landmark Bosphorus Bridge and the striking Ortaköy Mosque. Stop for lunch (not included) in the lively fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi, at the mouth of the Black Sea, before cruising back to Istanbul.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
$628.95 USD
From  
$628.95 USD
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Best Off Bosphorus Cruise Tour Hop On Hop Off

Than we will go to Eyup Sultan Mosque and tomb,Than after with cable car to Pierre Loti hill.After visit thats place we are get on the boat ,you will do Golden Horn cruise than after Bosphorus cruise.Lunch on Board the Boat After exploring the fortress, you'll return to the boat for lunch while cruising the Bosphorus. You'll be served open Buffet and traditional Turkish meze with soft drinks. Vegetarian options available upon request.Anadolu Hisarı Fortress; We will stop to Asian side Anadolu Hisarı and entry inculuding tour rate.you will be have free time for visit this old Ottoman village.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
From  
$68.74 USD
From  
$68.74 USD
See Details


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785