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Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Admission and Guided Tour

Product ID: 280452
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Skip the ticket line and enter the Dolmabahçe Palace with a professional guide. Learn more about the history of the palace and its differences with the Topkapı Palace. Gaze in awe at the mesmerizing view of the Bosphorus Strait.
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Duration: 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the largest palace of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire
  • See the greatest collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers
  • Learn about the differences between Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces
Full description
Explore Dolmabahçe Palace - the biggest royal residence of the sultans and the imperial family of the Ottoman Empire.

Meet your licensed English-speaking guide outside the monument and enter with your skip-the-line admission ticket. Begin a guided tour of the stunning interiors. Learn about how the palace was built by the orders of Sultan Abdülmecid I and opened in 1856. Admire the greatest collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers on the planet, including the biggest Bohemian chandelier ever. Marvel at the vast collection gold inside, specifically on the ornate ceilings. 

As you continue the tour, learn about the distinct differences between the Dolmabahçe Palace and the Topkapı Palace - for example, the architectural style and the way that the furniture was used. Find out about how the Dolmabahçe Palace was the last headquarter of the empire and was served until 1922.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Free time to explore
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to Imperial Harem
  • Entrance ticket to Clock Museum

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Meeting point

In front of the clock tower outside Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

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From £15.61 per person

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Product ID: 280452