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  3. Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul: Full-Day Tour with Dolmabahce & Bosphorus Cruise

Product ID: 10825
Explore Istanbul and the Bosphorus on a full-day tour and see the main sights, including the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, and Camlica Hill. Then take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and ride by cable car to the highest point of the city.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel/accommodation in the Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul's major attractions by coach, boat, and cable car
  • Visit the Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
  • Drive along the Golden Horn and see the historic port of ancient Istanbul
  • Take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and ride the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill
  • Tour the inside of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last Ottoman Sultans
Full description
Get a comprehensive overview of Istanbul on this full-day tour of the city by coach, boat, and cable car. Perfect for those who aim to get a sense of what makes Istanbul unique, this full-day exploration gives a varied tour of the city. It will reveal a mixture of Eastern and European influences that makes the city so unique.

First, get picked up from your hotel by bus and driven along the length of the Golden Horn, the historic water that divides Istanbul. Take in the sites of the historic city center and the main port, dating back to the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. Then, travel to the top of Pierre Loti Hill by cable car, and admire panoramic views of the city as you drink coffee at the famous Pierre Loti Café, named after the French novelist who spent much of his time there. 

Next, experience the splendor of Istanbul from the water. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and take in the grand spectacle of the city’s houses and palaces from the river. Finally, enjoy a tour of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last of the Ottoman Sultans. Admire one of the most glamorous palaces in the world, once the administrative heart of the Ottoman Empire.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Chora Church
• Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the Sultanahmet and Taksim area of Istanbul
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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awesome, GREAT BRILLIANT AND ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL

THE TOUR COMPANY AND THE GUIDE WERE JUST AMAZING , VERY COOPERATIVE SUPPORTIVE AND BRILLIANT PEOPLE, THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY GREAT !!!! OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS A LADY AND SHE WAS VERY VERY GOOD. EXCELLENT 5 STARS TOTHE GUIDE AND THE TOUR COMPANY AN EXCELLENT TOUR AND HATS OFF TO THE TOUR COMAPNY AND GUIDE I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE

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August 10, 2014

The ride on the Bosporus and the Sapphire tower were the BEST

Instead of seeing the Dolmabace Palace, which was closed on Thursday, we went to the Saphir Tower (with 200m-high views). Very good alternative, definitely recommend it. The ride on the Bosporus was lovely, the spice market was interesting, but didn't last quite long enough. The view from the two high points on either side of the Bosporus (Asia and Europe) was breathtaking. All in all really recommend it.

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May 4, 2013

We enjoyed half of the tour.

We enjoyed the Bosporus cruise and palace tour. The lunch was amazing! Other than that, we spent a lot of time at cafes and we didn't enjoy the leather fashion show. We felt we didn't get to see many sites for a full day tour.

July 10, 2016

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Aussie Tours Travel Agency

Product ID: 10825