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Topkapi Palace & Dolmabahce Palace Private 6-Hour Tour

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Take a private tour of the Ottoman Empire’s 2 most important palaces in Istanbul. You’ll see Dolmabahce Palace, long admired for its stunning architecture, and also visit Topkapi Palace, where you’ll see impressive collections of Ottoman treasures.
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Duration 6 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM
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  • Enjoy a private guided tour of 2 of the Ottoman Empire’s most important palaces
  • Visit the administrative and harem sections of Dolmabahce Palace
  • Explore vast Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans for nearly 4 centuries
Full description
Your 6-hour private tour begins at Dolmabahce Palace, undoubtedly one of the most impressive buildings in Istanbul. A visit to the centuries-old Topkapi Palace is also on your itinerary.

Dolmabahce Palace is noted for the architecture of its exterior as well as its inner beauty. The Palace was commissioned by Abdülmecit I, the 31st sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Construction began in 1842 and took 12 years to complete.

The palace comprises administrative and harem sections. Your tour begins in the administrative area and then concludes in the harem section.

Topkapi Palace is next on the itinerary. Built in 1459, it served as the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 4 centuries.

The Palace features several buildings and, among other exhibits, you’ll see a fine collection of Imperial and Ottoman objects, including treasuries, relics, caftans, and sultan portraits. There is also a harem section in Topkapi Palace.

Note that this guided tour is priced for up to 2 persons.
  • Private tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transportation (can be arranged at additional cost)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
Entrance fees to museums are approximately as follows:

• Topkapi Palace, TRY30 (under 11 years free)
• Topkapi Palace Harem, TRY15
• Hagia Irene Church in Topkapi Palace (first courtyard), TRY20
• Dolmabahce Palace Administration Section, TRY30
• Dolmabahce Palace Administration and Harem, TRY40

From £135.34 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 46991