Guided tour

Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Admission and Guided Tour

Activity provider:Istanbul Tourist Pass®
Guided tour

Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Admission and Guided Tour

Activity provider:Istanbul Tourist Pass®
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From US$ 40.76 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip the ticket line and enter Istanbul's Dolmabahçe Palace with a professional guide. Learn about the history of the palace and its differences from the Topkapı Palace.

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
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  • Visit the largest palace of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire
  • See the greatest collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers
  • Learn about the differences between Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces
  • Uncover the history behind each turn with commentary from your guide
Full description

Explore Dolmabahçe Palace, the biggest royal residence of the Ottoman sultans and the imperial family. Check out incredible architecture and interior design as you learn about the palace's history from your guide. Meet your guide outside the monument and enter with your skip-the-line admission ticket. Begin a guided tour of the stunning interiors. Learn about how the palace was built by the orders of Sultan Abdülmecid I and opened in 1856.

Admire the greatest collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers on the planet, including the biggest Bohemian chandelier ever. Marvel at the vast collection of gold inside, specifically on the ornate ceilings.  As you continue the tour, learn about the distinct differences between the Dolmabahçe Palace and the Topkapı Palace, from their architectural style to the use of furniture. Find out how the Dolmabahçe Palace was the last headquarters of the empire and was served until 1922.

  • Entrance ticket to Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Licensed guide
  • Free time to explore
  • Entrance ticket to Clock Museum
  • Entrance to Imperial Harem section
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Dolmabahce BUFE before the security line. The guide will be holding a white flag with the logo "Istanbul Tourist Pass."

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Skip the line is for the ticket line, not security control. You will still need to wait in line at security
  • For groups of more than 15 people, your guide will provide a headset during the tour
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 212 reviews

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this tour is not with guide inside the Palace . He will give you only a brief introduction about the Palace at the start of tour outside the Palace and then you are on your own . I think if you really want to know about the things you see inside the Palace better to take one with audio guide .

December 10, 2022

Getyourguide is perfect to plan ur holiday. Good deals. N as I was running late to my meeting time I msged them n was able to reschedule within 1 hour of appointment time n no extra charges. Guide was easy to locate n informative. This is good reliable site for planning holidays

November 2, 2022

Excellent one hour tour. You move quickly through the administration section of the palace but cannot take photos. Much less crowded and more enjoyable than Topkapi Palace, in my opinion, which was over crowded, everyone pushing and shoving. After the guided tour is over you can stay as long as you like and view the Harem and painting gallery too.

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September 9, 2022

Product ID: 280452