Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Admission and Guided Tour

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Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Admission and Guided Tour

From US$ 21.16 per person

Skip the ticket line and enter the Dolmabahçe Palace with a professional guide. Learn more about the history of the palace and its differences with the Topkapı Palace. Gaze in awe at the mesmerizing view of the Bosphorus Strait.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
Explore Dolmabahçe Palace - the biggest royal residence of the sultans and the imperial family of the Ottoman Empire. Meet your licensed English-speaking 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 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 - for example, the architectural style and the way that the furniture was used. Find out about how the Dolmabahçe Palace was the last headquarter of the empire and was served until 1922.
Includes
  • Entrance ticket to Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Free time to explore
  • Entrance ticket to Imperial Harem
  • Entrance ticket to Clock Museum
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

In front of the clock tower outside Dolmabahçe Palace, Vişnezade, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
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We had a great tour with Ozzie! After being scammed earlier in the day visiting some other sites, it was a relief to meet Ozzie and have a in depth and peaceful tour of the palace. He shared with us a lot of history about Turkey and all the details of the palace. It is a stunning building inside and out with some incredible details! Definitely worth a visit and we enjoyed having Ozzie guide us through with all his knowledge!

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December 31, 2020

It was so nice, interesting and impressive, visiting Dolmabahçe Palace. All of this made much more interesting the simple, quite and detailed explanations of our guide (Ozy). We thank him very much! I recommend this kind of reservation, everything was perfect. The guide was waiting for us with a white flag in hand. just show the res. nr. and is him who would deal with everything. You just enjoy your visiting around under the live guide.

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September 8, 2020

Just amazing!!! Thanks to our guide Furkan’s great insights we were able to grasp the history behind the palace and the history chaging events took place here. A knowledgeable guide is needed in order to understand the importance of Dolmabahce Palace in Ottoman Empire and Turkish history. We have all enjoyed it immensely.

January 31, 2020

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