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Visit the Dolmabahçe Palace and enjoy a 1.5-hour Bosphorus cruise on this 5-hour private Istanbul tour. Explore the Dolmabahçe, the last, lavish palace of the Ottoman sultans, and the Rüstem Pasha mosque. Then, enjoy an afternoon Bosphorus cruise, passing the Rumeli and Anatolian fortresses, Bosphorus Bridge and Topkapi Palace before finishing with time at the Spice Market. A flexible itinerary, choice of departure times, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private 5-hour Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus cruise tour in Istanbul
  • Tour the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace, the last home of the Ottoman sultans
  • Visit the Rüstem Pasha mosque and Spice Market
  • 1.5-hour Bosphorus cruise passes the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress
  • Sail by the Anatolian Fortress, Topkapi Palace, and Asian-side ‘yali’ houses
  • Central hotel pickup and drop-off, flexible itinerary and choice of departure times
  • Price per boat, based on a maximum of eight people
Meet your guide at your hotel in Istanbul’s central Sultanahmet or Taksim districts, and travel through the bustling streets by private, air-conditioned vehicle.

Listen as your guide tells tales of Istanbul, charting its history from ancient to modern times, and let them know if there’s anything you want to see more of: your tour itinerary can be adjusted to your wishes.

Stop first at the Dolmabahçe Palace, the last home of the Ottoman sultans. This 19th-century waterfront residence blends Ottoman- and European-style architecture, and is filled with grand furnishings, art, chandeliers, gold, and fabrics in the two styles.

Absorb the splendid views of the Bosphorus Strait from the grounds, and go inside (own expense) to view the opulent rooms as you hear about the rulers who lived here.

After a stop for lunch (own expense), board your private boat for your Bosphorus cruise. Take a seat on deck and, as you sail between Europe and Asia, admire the city’s waterfronts and skylines.

Cruise under the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, and take photos of sights including the Topkapi Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Anatolian Fortress, Maiden’s Tower, Galata Tower, and wooden Ottoman yali mansions lining the Asian waterside.

After 1.5 hours on the water, disembark and dive into the colorful Spice Market as your guide points out great shops and cultural places of interest.

Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.


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, Aug 2017

This was our last day of our tour and we had picked the Bosphorus Cruise With Dolmabahçe Palace tour to keep it easy on us. Our tour guide Dilek Türka promptly arrived at our Four Season Hotel and was very accommodating in making changes as we wanted to make few more stops. We had a extended tour of Dolmabahçe Palace and also got to see the soldier parade. We took the tram to Bosphorus Cruise and it was very relaxing. Dilek is very friendly and professional in explaining all aspects of the tour. We really enjoyed Dileks company and she was more like a friend showing us around. We wished we had more time. I would highly recommend Dilek to anyone planning on this tour.

, Jul 2017

Amazing Journey, Dilek was very friendly and collaborator, She did her best to made us happy and we are very satisfied and truly enjoyed the trip.

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