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  3. Eyüp District

Dolmabahce Palace, Pierre Loti Hill & Bosphorus Cruise

Product ID: 61507
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Visit the Ottoman-era Dolmabahce Palace on a full-day tour that takes you through the most charming part of old Istanbul. Head to the top of Pierre Loti Hill by cable car for panoramic city views, and enjoy a sightseeing boat ride on the Bosphorus.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up at your centrally located Istanbul hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Dolmabahce Palace, dating from the Ottoman era
  • Travel by cable car up Pierre Loti Hill and enjoy views of the Golden Horn
  • Admire the sights of the city from the water on a Bosphorus cruise
Full description
After a pick-up at your central Istanbul hotel you’ll visit the Dolmabahce Palace, which, in the 19th century was the principle residence and administration center during the days of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.

Admire its splendid Baroque exterior and mixture of traditional and European interior styles. Enjoy a brief stroll in the Yildiz Royal Gardens, a real respite from the hectic atmosphere of the city.

Next on your full-day tour is lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a drive along the old city walls to Eyup Square. Built by Constantine the Great and expanded by Emperor Theodosius in the 4th Century A.D. the walls protected the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for 900 years.

From here you’ll take the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill to admire the panoramic views of the city and the Golden Horn estuary below.

It’s just a short drive to the Eminonu Pier, where you’ll board a ferry for a 90-minute cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, which runs through the city of Istanbul, between the Asian and European continents.

Your expert local guide will tell you about the Ottoman palaces, ancient fortresses, suspension bridges, and upscale shore villages of typical Ottoman architecture that you’ll see along the way.

If time permits, you’ll visit a leather fashion outlet center before being transferred back to your hotel.
Please note that Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Thursdays.
Includes
  • Tickets for Dolmabahce Palace, cable car, and Bosphorus ferry cruise
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Sultanahmet and Taksim areas
  • Land transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Tips for guide and driver (optional)
  • Beverages with meal

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
On Mondays the Dolmabahce Palace is closed and will be replaced with a visit to the Chora Museum.

In the rare event of a lack of availability due to special events, you may be advised of an alternative day or service.

Full cancellation applies in the event of no-shows.
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Product ID: 61507