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  3. Camlica Hill

Istanbul: Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill Guided Tour

Product ID: 350181
Discover a different side of Istanbul as you escape the tourist trail and explore the Üsküdar district on the city’s Asian side. This 3.5-hour tour takes in lesser-known attractions like Camlica Hill, Istanbul’s highest point, and Beylerbeyi Palace.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

From your hotel in the listed areas of Istanbul.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer residence of Ottoman sultans
  • Step back in time on a guided tour of the historic palace
  • Go to Camlica Hill and admire the picturesque landscape of Istanbul
Full description
The tour starts in the early afternoon with a pickup from your hotel in Istanbul before departing for a guided tour of Beylerbeyi Palace, the former summer residence of Ottoman sultans. In Turkish, Beylerbeyi means "Lord of Lords" and Sultan Abdülaziz ordered the construction of this mesmerizing palace in the 1860s.  

This summer residence of the sultans was also used to house foreign heads of state visiting the Ottoman capital. Several palaces had been built and demolished at this site over the years. The present structure was built between 1861 and 1865 and has six staterooms and 26 smaller rooms. Moreover, Sultan Abdulhamid II spent his final years in Beylerbeyi and died there in 1918.

Next, drive over the Bosphorus Bridge, officially known as the "15 July Martyrs Bridge," to the summit of Camlica Hill, popular for its magnificent panoramic views of Istanbul. Take the opportunity to capture some great photos before the end of your tour when you will be dropped back at your hotel
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuties

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Passport numbers must be specified when booking
• On Mondays and Thursdays, Beylerbeyi Palace is closed and will be replaced with a tour of Chora Museum, a medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox church
Organized by

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Product ID: 350181