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Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace and Grand Bazaar Tour

Product ID: 49353
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Follow in the footsteps of the Ottoman sultans on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul. Learn about the administration of the late Ottoman Empire. Then, wander among the trinkets and decorative carpets of the Grand Bazaar.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul available on request
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow in the footsteps of the last of the Ottoman sultans
  • Explore the ornate architecture of Dolmabahce Palace
  • Experience the culture of Turkey up-close at the Grand Bazaar
  • Haggle for bargain souvenirs in one of the world's oldest covered markets
Full description
Learn all you need to know about the Ottoman Empire on a half-day tour of Dolmabahce Palace, beautifully situated on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul.

Built in the 19th century on an old bay of the Bosphorus where the Ottoman fleet would anchor, the palace was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire and home to the last of the sultans.

A licensed guide will take you on a tour of the palace complex, explaining its history and function. Hear annecdotes about a youthful Ataturk, father of the Turkish Republic, and how he would welcome foreign guests for international conferences and other state functions.

Continue to the Grand Bazaar to discover one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Haggle with the vendors for bargain carpets, jewelry, leather work and other souvenirs, before the transfer back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • Transportation by non smoking, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Cost of additional activities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Pick-up is done from hotels in central areas on the European side of Istanbul. At the time of booking provide your hotel name and location. You will receive email with pick-up details.
• Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat and your camera
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Organized by

Ephesus Tour Company

Product ID: 49353