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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 5-hour tour of Ottoman palaces with a Bosphorus cruise
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Enjoy the convenience of door-to-door service
  • Travel by boat and see the sites from the water
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Reviews

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K
, Feb 2018

The Dolmabahce Palace was really amazing. I would highly recommend for you to visit this palace. The Bosphorus cruise was nice, Im sure it would have been better if it wasnt that cold outside. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and kind.. we enjoyed this day tour.

K
, Jan 2018

Must see sights and weather was perfect for us in December. The only negative was that our guide had to steer two groups and translate between both. Too many people to manage and I felt we were rushed through the Dolmabahce Palace.

m
, Sep 2017

The tour was a great experience. The guide, Aslan, was very knowledgeable and spoke very clearly keeping the whole group interested and engaged.

We kept very good time, spending appropriate amounts of time at each stop accompanied by clear and engaging explanations of each site.

Highly recommended

B
, Aug 2017

Fantastic tour guide and Dolmabahce Palace is a must see! Drop off is at a beautiful pier right by the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

T
, Nov 2016

Dolmabahce Palace is a MUST SEE and the Bosphorus cruise is nice. The guide was really knowledgeable about everything and everything went as planned as expected. I would highly recommend it.

a
, Jun 2016

We were very lucky to have Burak as our guide, he gave us a very good history lesson and he was answering kindly all our questions. If you visit Dolmabahce without a guide, you are loosing all the beauty of the palace. I highly recommend this trip. PS. Transfer back to the hotel is not included


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