• Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Go beyond Istanbul’s top attractions and discover more of the city on this multi-faceted 5-hour sightseeing tour. Traveling between the sights by air-conditioned coach, visit Çamlıca Hill on the Asian side to witness the breathtaking panoramas over the Bosphorus, European side and old city. Then, drive across the Bosphorus Bridge, the vast suspension bridge that connects Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Strait. Finish with a guided tour of the 19th-century Dolmabahçe Palace. Stuffed with lavish chandeliers, gold and marble, this ornate sultans’ residence will astound you with its opulence!


  • 5-hour Istanbul sightseeing tour including the Bosphorus Bridge, Çamlıca Hill and Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Cross the Bosphorus Bridge for spectacular views over the Bosphorus Straits
  • Explore the Dolmabahçe Palace’s extravagant interiors with an expert guide
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the city from Çamlıca Hill on its Asian side
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach, with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

Cross the stunning Bosphorus Brige on your tour

After pickup from your central Istanbul hotel, travel by air-conditioned coach to Çamlıca Hill on the city’s Asian side. On route, listen as your guide shares stories about Istanbul’s long history from its Roman days to its time under Ottoman rule.

Drive up the hill and admire the unbroken views from the 879-foot-high (268-meter) summit. Look out over the Bosphorus Bridge and Bosphorus Strait, and cast your eyes over the Golden Horn inlet framed by the domes and minarets of the old city.

Then, drive across the Bosphorus Bridge — the vast suspension bridge that spans the Bosphorus Straits and links Europe and Asia.

Absorb the views as you cross, and then visit the Dolmabahçe Palace, the magnificent sultans’ palace on the European-side waterfront.

Learn how it was one of the last palaces of the Ottoman era, and behold its ornate façade as your guide explains its mixture of Ottoman and neoclassical styling. Then, enjoy a guided tour of the lavish apartments and halls. Hear about the rulers who resided here and gaze in awe at the sumptuous rooms aglitter with chandeliers, gold, silk and marble.

View highlights such as the Medhal Hall and Crystal Staircase, and learn about Mustafa Atatürk, Turkey’s first president, who used the Dolmabahçe. Learn how he died here in 1938, and how his bedroom clock remains permanently fixed at 9:05am, the time of his death.

Having explored the palace, return to your coach and end your experience with a hotel drop-off.

Please note: the Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, when your visit will be substituted with a visit to the Chora Museum.

Customer Reviews

Sana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very personalised tour as we were only 3 people on the group. The guide was really sweet. Camlica Hills offers great views over both european and asian side of Istanbul. Good place for picnic on top of the hill. The weather was lovely for the tour. And Dolmabahce Palace is a jewel in the crown for Istanbul, however the locals do not like the history associated with it but it is definitely a must visit for all tourists!

Louis B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great tour. Everything crammed in.

Terry Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I really like the tour guide. He was knowledgeable and very likeable.
The palace was very beautiful.

Muniza T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was wonderful.....Dolmabahce Palace is beautiful. Our guide Elliyan I think was very knowledgeable and friendly. The bus driver too was a friendly and a patient man. The way he navigated the big bus through the narrow streets of Istanbul was amazing.

Ismail k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour its a door to door service when you pass the bosphorus bridge there's a short walk to the top if the hill and the view down is amazing (w/c) just back of the cafe

Mohammed A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

It was such a good trip with someone who speaks English in Turkey


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a knowledgeable guide. Enjoyed tour but wish pick-up point would be established when booking the tour. When coming from the ship taxi drivers tell you meeting point is a great distance when it is right across the street. Please have pick-up point for cruise passengers designated with address given before sailing.

Paskalis K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This one was very interesting tour I been in Dolmabahce Palace before but I did it again for my daughter and my grand daughter were very enthusiastic .

Yogesh J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Excellent tour. It was great to see Europe from Camlica Hill in Asia. Except for the ever-present traffic of Istanbul, the trip over the Bosphorous Bridge and around the city was interesting. Enjoyed the palace tour. Excellent guide and well-planned tour. Definitely worthwhile.

Michael H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2018

Good friendly guide.

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