Guided tour

Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side of Istanbul Tour

Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side of Istanbul Tour

From US$ 63.78 per person

Take a day to explore the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and the Asian side of Istanbul. Tour the palace's impressive and ornate grounds, before crossing over the iconic Bosphorus Bridge and visiting Camlica Hill, the highest point in the city.

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Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace, built in the mid-19th century by Ottoman sultans
  • Visit Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, and take a rest while admiring magnificent views of the city
Full description
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your guide at the reception and your tour to Dolmabahce Palace will begin. Dolmabahce Palace, the Baroque beauty of the Bosphorus, was built in the mid-19th century by the Ottoman sultans who were obsessed with all things western. They were determined to move out of Topkapi palace and into Dolmabahce palace on the southern shore of Bosphorus. The palace consists of one large main building divided into two separate wings along with a couple of smaller pavilions and extensive gardens. Unlike Topkapi palace, which was, like the Byzantine great palace, a collection of relatively small buildings, the Dolmabahce palace conforms more closely to western ideas of a palace as a single large structure. Even so, Islamic tradition style decreed that there must be two separate sections, one to show off public face of state, the other for the private life of sultan. The first modern bridge across the Bosphorus was the Bosphorus Bridge, built in 1973. Take this bridge to pass over the beautfiul Bosphorus Strait, the wonderful stretch of water that sweeps down from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, passing through the city center and dividing Asia from Europe as it goes. Then, visit Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from its beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. We hope you have a memorable and informative tour, and would be very happy to see you again with Booking Tours Turkey.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Dolmabahce palace tour
  • All entrance fees
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Personel expenses
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Know before you go

  • Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace are closed on Monday and Thursday
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
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