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Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Dolmabahçe Palace Visit

Activity provider: TripGuru Turkey

Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Dolmabahçe Palace Visit

Activity provider: TripGuru Turkey
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Discover some of the greatest monuments along the Bosphorus Strait on a group or private tour in Istanbul. Enter the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palace, then admire the views from the water on a cruise.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Feel the wind in your hair as you sit on a comfortable cruise
  • Marvel at the majestic structure of the Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Take in the peaceful views at the historical Emirgan Park
  • See the Kucuksu Pavilion with its new-baroque design
  • Snap photos at the impressive Beylerbeyi Palace
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See Istanbul's iconic monuments and sites from both the water and the land on a shared or private guided tour. Visit the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces on foot before admiring the views of the city from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off cruise along the Bosphorus Strait.

Learn about the Bosphorus Strait, one of Turkey’s most significant waterways, from your local guide. Hear how it became a natural strait that formed the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. Begin your tour with a visit to the Dolmabahçe Palace. This grand palace served as the administrative headquarters from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Wander through the majestic structure and snap photos of the intricate architecture before boarding a boat to sail down the Bosphorus Strait.

From your unique vantage point, take in the views aboard the boat before disembarking and heading to Emirgan Park. This historical urban park is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul and is also known for its colorful flora. Take a breather and soak in the enchanting and picturesque views before heading to your next stop. Learn how the Kucuksu Pavilion was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid to serve as his summer residence. While not as large as other city landmarks, this opulent pavilion is a sight to behold due to its neo-Baroque architecture and design.

Finally, head to your last stop of the day: Beylerbeyi Palace. Built as another imperial Ottoman summer residence, this 19th-century palatial structure features impressive neo-Baroque designs, stunning gardens, and glorious pavilions.

  • Tour guide
  • Hop-on hop-off boat cruise
  • Water
  • Guided visit of Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Guided visit of Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Dolmabahce Palace entrance ticket (300 Turkish Lira)
  • Food and additional drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Kabatas tram station, outside the turnstile. Look for a guide wearing the activity provider's, TripGuru, shirt or holding a TripGuru sign. Heavy traffic is expected in the mornings, and can vary greatly when compared to the travel time stated in navigation apps (e.g. Google Maps, Waze, etc.). Please make sure to consider leaving with enough time to reach your destination.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you cancel at least 24 hours before the activity starts, the activity provider will offer a full refund of the price paid at booking
  • Due to renovations at Beylerbeyi marina/pier, the boat stop will be in Kucuksu and you will visit Anadolu Fortress instead of Beylerbeyi Palace
Customer reviews

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We had a wonderful day thanks to our guide iskender us who was very professional especially since my husband did not speak English and I a fairly academic English.... He showed a lot of patience... The cruise on the bosphorus is magical.... Dreamy scenery and splendid weather...

June 21, 2022

We had a private tour, a wonderful experience due to the good selection of the objectives and our guide's professionalism.

June 29, 2022

We enjoyed our time with the tour guide Cinar. She told us a lot about turkish history and coutumes. She is great and friendly. It's a must do, it was our favorite visiting day.

August 10, 2022

Product ID: 419819