Wander through the opulent rooms and gardens of the Dolmabahçe Palace. Led by and expert guide and in intimate groups, learn the stories behind this decadent architectural jewel in the heart of Istanbul.
What to Expect
Set off in your vehicle right from your hotel and drive over the first intercontinental bridge connecting Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus Bridge was built in 1973 and the length between its two legs is 1074 meters. At the the time of its construction, it was the fourth longest suspension bridge of the world.
Visit Çamlıca Hill, the highest peak of Istanbul. Following a short drive from the suspension bridge, we will reach the 268-meter-high hill, from which you can admire the splendid panorama of the Bosphorus Strait. After a photo stop, we will cruise along the suspension bridge before arriving at Dolmabahçe Palace.
Explore the Dolmabahçe Palace, an architectural jewel in the heart of Istanbul. On Mondays and Thursdays, the palace is closed and will be replaced by Chora Museum.
Led by a guide with specialist knowledge of the 19th Century Ottomon period, listen to the stories behind this luxurious building. Built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid between 1843 and 1856, the Palace is a mixture of Turkish and French influences. The exquisite and luxurious tastes of the era are evident everywhere you look. This palace boasts 285 rooms, 6 baths, 68 toilets and a ceiling made from 14 tons of gold. Splendid bohemian chandeliers adorn nearly every room and the famous crystal staircase is another example of the era’s decadence.
- Guided tour
- Entrance fees
Know Before You Go
Dolmabahçe Palace Museum is closed on Mondays & Thursdays.