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Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus (Full Day)
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Type: Daily Tour
Operated: Everyday
Guided in: English Spanish Russian Arabic
Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby & Company Office
Starting Time: 08:30(approx.)
Duration: 8
Starting Location: Istanbul
Tour Code: TT8276
Highlights

This is an opportunity to discover the European side of Istanbul. You will visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and take some fresh air in the lush Yıldız Royal Garden. After having our lunch at a local  restaurant, we will continue our tour with a boat trip on the Bosphorus then we will head up to the Pierre Loti Hill by cable car and enjoy the landscape of Istanbul while sipping our drinks then  drive along the Golden Horn to reach the Byzantine City walls. 

Tour Details

Dolmabahce Palace: Built by Sultan Abdulmecit in the middle of 19th century, Dolmabahce Palace represents an oriental life style combined with architectural elements of the West. It was designed by Garabet Balyan, a master architect of European forms and styles. The palace is a sumptuous creation consisting of 285 rooms, four grand salons, six galleries and six hamams.  The palace has retained all its original decorations, furniture, silk carpets and curtains.

Shopping: Turkey has some of the best leather manufacturers in the world and we offer you a chance to see how different leather products are crafted. You will have the opportunity to buy leather accessories at the reasonable prices.

LUNCH AT FISH RESTAURANT

Boat Trip on the Bosphorus: A unique boat tour across two continents, Asia and Europe, giving you the chance to photograph marble palaces, historic buildings and wooden Ottoman villas sitting alongside modern residential buildings.

Rumeli Fortress (From boat only -No Interior Visit): The citadel was constructed in just four months by Mehmet the Conqueror in preparation for the seventh and final Ottoman siege of the Byzantine city, Constantinople. The fortress served to cut off all Black Sea traffic in and out of the city together with Anatolia Fortress across the opposite side of the Bosphorus.  

The Leander’s Tower (From boat only -No Interior Visit): The tower was built by Ibrahim Paşa in 1719 over the remains of a fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror at the mouth of Bosphorus. The tower, one of Istanbul’s symbols, was used as a watchtower and a lighthouse and is currently a panoramic restaurant and tea lounge.         

Cable Car & Pierre Loti Hill: Pierre Loti with its magnificent views of the Golden Horn and Istanbul skyline is well worth a stop. It is also a good chance to enjoy the Cable Car as it travels over the picturesque cemetery and adjacent cafes.

Golden Horn: The Golden Horn estuary separates the modern business district and the historic peninsula of the Old City on the European side of the Bosphorus. Today this natural harbour is connected by a number of bridges and by ferries. It is 8km in length and widest at the entrance  to the Bosphorus.         

Byzantine City Walls: Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985, the city walls are one of the most important historical constructions of Istanbul. The walls were built in order to defend Constantinople from invaders and they are a magnificent testimony to Byzantine military architecture.  

Please Note

  • Payment (No Advance Payment !)
  • by Cash(TL, EUR, USD OR GBP) during the tour
  • by Credit Card during the tour
  • Available Cards: Visa, Master, Amerikan Exspres 

Inclusions

  1. -Hotel pickup and drop off
  2. -All admission fee
  3. -English speaking guide
  4. -Safe Drivers
  5. -Air-conditioned transportation by Disinfected Tour Bus
  6. -4 Course Lunch.(Vegeterian Menu is available)
  7. -V.A.T.

Exclusions

-International airfare

-Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary
-All personal expenses
-All customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts are made at the travelers’ discreation
-Turkish Visa Free

Booking Terms and Conditions

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible
Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to 48 hours before the tour departure with no charge,but last minute cancelations or no shows will be charged in full.Alternatively for any other services or for tailor-made itineraries and quotations, without obligation, just complete the Request Form or email us: info@travelinturkey.com - now for a fast response