Day trip

Istanbul: Half or Full-Day Dolmabahçe Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Aljazeera Tour

Istanbul: Half or Full-Day Dolmabahçe Tour with Tickets

Activity provider: Aljazeera Tour

From US$ 52.67 per person

Visit the Dolmabahçe Palace, Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Spice Bazaar, and the Hagia Irene Church on this guided bus tour in Istanbul. Enjoy hotel transfers and a delicious lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Be picked up from specific areas in central Istanbul: Levent, Sisli, Osmanbey, Harbiye, Taksim, Ortakoy, Findikli, Karakoy, Tepebasi, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Yenikapi, Findikzade, Topkapi, or Sutluce.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit where the sultans lived at the Dolmabahçe Palace and the Topkapı Palace
  • Admire the Baroque and Empire architecture of the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque
  • Delight your senses with a trip to the Spice Bazar and a tasty Turkish lunch
  • Discover the secrets of Constantinople's first church at the Hagia Irene Church
  • Find out how the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque has switched roles over the years
Full description

Discover some of the top sights in Istanbul on this airconditioned bus tour. Explore sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Topkapı Palace, the Hagia Irene Church, and the Hagia Sofia with a local guide. Savor local flavors with a visit to the Spice Bazar and mouth-watering Turkish lunch. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in select areas of Istanbul and sit back and relax on the drive in a spacious bus. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace to see how Turkey westernized during the 19th century. Admire the space used by Sultan Abdulmecid as the headquarters of Ottoman Empire.

Take in views of the Bosphorus at the Dolmabahçe Palace before getting back on the bus and making your way to the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque. Take in the classy blend of Baroque and Empire architectural styles inside this unique mosque that was commissioned by an Ottoman sultan.

Breathe in the scents and feast your eyes on the colors of the Spice Bazaar. Sit down to a flavorful lunch of authentic Turkish food. Head to the Topkapı Palace, which was once the private residence of Ottoman Sultans.

View exhibits of sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, imperial treasures, Chinese porcelain, weapons, and calligraphy works at the Topkapı Palace. Continue to the Byzantine-period Hagia Irene Church which was the first church completed in Constantinople.

Finally, visit the 6th-century Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and learn about how this building has transitioned from a emperor Justinian's Greek Orthodox Church to a mosque, a museum, and back to a mosque.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Drop-off (If full-day option selected)
  • Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Dolmabahce Palace entry ticket
  • Dolmabahce Mosque entry ticket
  • Topkapi Palace entry ticket (if full-day option selected)
  • Hagia Irene entry ticket (if full day-option selected)
  • Lunch (if full-day option selected)
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The half-day tour option does not offer hotel drop-off
  • This tour operates all year round except on May and January 1st and on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • the harem section in Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace are not included in the program

Product ID: 417750