Dolmabahce Palace, façade

Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

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Your hotel lobby (in Taksim or Sultanahmet)

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Dolmabahce Palace, the most recent residence of Ottoman sultans
  • Take a walk through the ornamental Yildiz Royal Gardens
  • Visit the Egyptian Bazaar and marvel at the wide array of spices on offer
  • Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise by public boat
Visit Dolmabahce Palace, the recent residence of Ottoman sultans, and take a stroll through the Yildiz Royal Gardens. You’ll also have a chance to explore the exotic Spice Bazaar and enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus on this full-day Istanbul tour.
What to Expect
Your full-day tour begins with a pick-up at your Istanbul hotel between 08:00 and 08:30, and a drive to Dolmabahce Palace and the Yildiz Royal Gardens.

Dolmabahce Palace was the most recent residence of Ottoman sultans, and is well-known for its collection of European antiques and furniture, its 4.5-ton chandelier, and its 285 rooms!

Next you’ll stop at the Yildiz Royal Gardens. Enjoy a walk in the imperial gardens that feature ornamental plantings in the middle of Istanbul.

After a lunch break, you’ll visit the Egyptian Bazaar, or Spice Bazaar, built in 1664 and filled with the fragrance of the exotic East, emanating from its spices, dried fruits, and Turkish delight.

Enjoy a 90-minute Bosphorus cruise by public boat and see the most impressive sights along the shores of the waterway, including Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, the Maiden´s Tower, the Bosphorus bridges, the Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses, and numerous Ottoman residences.

You’ll return to your hotel at around 17:00. 
What's Included
  • Admission fees to the sites visited
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Lunch (except drinks)
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)

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