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Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar & Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar & Bosphorus Cruise

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 124.16 per person

Begin the tour with a fantastic cruise along the Bosphorus providing marvelous views of the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Marvel at the incredible art and architecture in the Dolmabahce Palace before strolling through the colorful bazaar.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Taksim, Sultanahmet, or Mecidiyekoy (located within 20 km of the Sultanahmet area)
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Sail along the Bosphorus for views of the luxury houses and palaces that line the shore
  • Stroll through the Spice Bazaar and witness the colorful local stalls
  • Reach the top of Camlica Hill, the highest point in the city for fantastic views
  • Explore Dolmabahce Palace known for its marvelous architecture and luxury decoration
  • Discover the City Walls which were built by the Romans to defend the city
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel, set off on a full-day tour of Istanbul. Begin with a cruise along the Bosphorus River and admire the shoreline of one of the most beautiful cities in the world built astride 2 continents. The cruise will afford you the unique opportunity to view both sides of the city. Next, disembark in Sultanahmet and take a stroll through the Spice Bazaar. Marvel at the colorful array of market stalls selling fruits, vegetables, and flowers. After enjoying the variety of shops, cross over the bridge and head to Camlica Hill which offers panoramic views of the city from almost 300 m above sea level. Make a stop at the Dolmabahce Palace, the official home of Ottoman Sultans. Learn about how the palace was built by 2 famous Ottoman architects. Discover a museum-worthy collection of European furniture, art, and antiquities housed in the palace. Finally, take a look at the stunning city walls built by the Romans to surround and defend the city. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Taksim, Sultanahmet, or Mecidyekoy (anywhere located within 20 km of Sultanahmet Square)
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fee in mentioned sites itinerary
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off located further than 20 km away from Sultanahmet Square
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday so will be replaced with the Chora Museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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A very lovely tour by a truly knowledgeable and pleasant guide!

The tour was very well conducted by Hilal. She proved to be a very experienced guide who could help the group navigate the crowds of tourists at the various sites. She knew when to give members some time to wander around to admire the places and when to gather everyone to elaborate more on the historical backgrounds. I could sense that everyone felt relaxed and comfortable with Hilal and that in turn contributed to a wonderful sense of camaraderie within the group. I would certainly go through this tour again when I revisit Istanbul provided it is conducted by Hilal. Thank you and hope to see you again, Hilal! The "skip-the-queue" arrangement that is provided with this tour is an absolute God-send in terms of avoiding the snaking long queues!

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May 2, 2019


June 5, 2019

es war alles super mit den guide Ismail

July 29, 2019


Product ID: 221610