Istanbul: Day Trip to the Princes' Islands
- Transportation included
- Duration: 7 hours
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The ticket purchase and subsequent tour was great value for money. The guide was on time and spoke excellent English. The price we paid was significantly less than similar tour providers. The guests however, must arrive at the gate of the palace on time using their own means of transport (a plus for me). Few downsides worth mentioning, the maintenance work at the palace reduced the overall time spent inside it, since many rooms were closed. My ticket did not provide access to the Harem and the painting museum.
Long queue for security before meeting guide caused delay. Guide will get you as far as main entry hall and after that it is self directed with audio guide. Narrow corridors and smaller rooms can be congested with large tour groups
The guide was waiting for us at the agreed meeting point, told us some interesting stories and facts about the palace and then led us inside the palace where we could visit the rooms with the audioguide at our own pace.