Visit the remarkable Dolmabahce Palace, the recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110,000m2 area composed of three sections; Selamlik allocated for state issues, the Harem (Seraglio) area designated for the private life of the sultan and his family, and the Parade Hall, the study and bedroom of Ataturk. Famous for its great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tonne chandelier, this palace also has 285 rooms and 46 halls! You will also cross the Bosphorus bridge, a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Also visit Camlica Hill or Yeditepe, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best view point.
You must call the supplier at least 24-48 hours prior to the tour (on number 90-212-234-7777) to reconfirm your exact pickup time as this may differ slightly to the time stated on your voucher. Your pickup time will be within 30 minutes of the time stated on your voucher. On Mondays and Thursdays Dolmabahce is closed and will be replaced with Eyup Sultan Mosque with Pierre Loti Cafe and Miniaturk. On 1st of January Dolmabahce Palace will be closed. Therefore you will visit the following instead: Eyup Sultan Mosque with Pierre Loti Cafe and Miniaturk. Also note that on the 1st of May (Labour Day) due to demonstrations around the Taksim Square, hotel pick up from this area only won't be possible. If your hotel is located in this area we will advise you of an alternative pickup location prior to your tour taking place. Dolmabahce Palace will remain closed on the following dates: 19 AUG and 25 OCT 2012.
This tour is operated in air conditioned vehicles.
- Length3 hours
- Not available dates8/8/2013, 10/15/2013, 11/17/2013, 1/1/2014