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Istanbul: Two Continents with Dolmabahce Palace Tour

Product ID: 128541
Visit the fascinating Dolmabahce Palace, stunning Bosphorus Bridge and Camlica Hill with an local expert guide.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup available from all hotels in Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazıt, Aksaray, and Taksim area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive over the Bosphorus Bridge
  • Enjoy lunch at the top of Camlica Hill
  • Visit the great Dolmabahce Palace
Full description
Start your tour going over the Bosphorus Bridge. Drive on the bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing the bridge from Europe to Asia. It is 1704 meters long and was the 4th longest in the world when it was completed. This is a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in just 2 minutes. Then take a short break for lunch at the top of Camlica Hill.

Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, invites you to a beautiful panoramic view of Istanbul city and the Bosphorus. Then drive through Ortakoy, a cosmopolitan area near the waters of the Bosphorus. Turks, Greeks, Armenian's and Jews are live here and the neighborhood hosts many different religions. it is also a popular spot for locals with art galleries, night clubs and restaurants.

Arrive at your final stop, Dolmabahce Palace, the first European style palace in the Ottoman Empire. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846. It is the last residence of the Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. It is also famous for its great collection of European art. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in this palace and died there. On Mondays the palace is closed and is replaced with a visit to the Galata Tower. This Tour departs daily with departure at 11:30AM and return at 5:00PM.
Includes
  • Museum ticket
  • Local expert guide
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• On Mondays the palace is closed and is replaced with a visit to the Galata Tower
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    3.5 / 5
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Too long spent at lunch restaurant, waiting for food

Palace very interesting, pity no photos allowed. Guide helpful and informative but too long spent waiting fo food at restaurant and seemed to spend long time in garage car park waiting for connection. Also time of pick up from hotel kept changing and we were waiting for over an hour.

October 3, 2019

A vista do almoço era realmente muito linda, porém não podíamos nem ver o cardápio (tinham 5 opções pré definidas e água, nada mais) e todos da excursão tinham que sentar juntos na mesma mesa, o que foi bastante desconfortável. A visita guiada ao palácio não foi lá essas coisas... Não valeu a pena o preço que pagamos para o serviço que tivemos.

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September 12, 2019

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Product ID: 128541