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Full-Day Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Cruise
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

Experience the charm of Istanbul's European side with our Full-Day Dolmabahçe Palace & Bosphorus Cruise, a must-do in your Travel in Turkey journey. Start your day with a visit to the stunning Dolmabahçe Palace, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture. After soaking in the palace's grandeur, unwind in the serene Yıldız Royal Garden, a green oasis in the heart of the city.

Following a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, our adventure continues with a captivating boat trip on the Bosphorus, offering a unique perspective of Istanbul from the water. Next, ascend Pierre Loti Hill by cable car, where you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Istanbul's landscape. The day concludes with a scenic drive along the Golden Horn, leading to the historic Byzantine City walls, a testament to Istanbul's rich past. This full-day tour is a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, encapsulating the essence of Istanbul's European side.

Tour Details

Dolmabahçe Palace: Commisioned by Sultan Abdulmejid in the middle of the 19th century, Dolmabahçe Palace represents an oriental style combined with western architectural elements. 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 (Turkish baths). The palace retains all of its original ornate furniture and lavish decorations with silk carpets and curtains.

Shopping tip: 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 reasonable prices.
We will have our lunch at a fabulous fish and seafood restaurant.
Bosphorus cruise: This is a unique boat tour, on which you can experience the transition of cultures between the continents of Europe and Asia. You will have you the chance to take photographs of marble palaces and historic buildings, and may be surprised by the wooden Ottoman villas, nestling between more modern residential buildings.
Rumeli Fortress: (View from the boat - No interior visit) This citadel was constructed in just four months by Mehmet the Conqueror in preparation for the seventh and final Ottoman siege of the Byzantine capital city of Constantinople. In conjunction with the Anatolia Fortress on the opposite side of the Bosphorus, they were able to cut off all Black Sea traffic in and out of the city.
Leander’s Tower (View from the boat - No Interior Visit) The tower, also known as the Maiden’s tower, was built by Ibrahim Paşa in 1719 over the remains of a fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror. There has been a construction on the small islet since 408 B.C., having been destroyed and reconstructed many times through the ages. Strategically located at the mouth of the Bosphorus, the tower, one of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks, has been used as a watchtower and as a lighthouse. It 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 visit. It is also a perfect opportunity to enjoy the Cable Car ride as it travels over Eyup cemetery and adjacent cafes, then takes you up to the unique viewpoint.
Golden Horn: The Golden Horn estuary separates the modern business district and the historic peninsula of the Old City, both on the European side of the Bosphorus. Where the Golden horn meets the Bosphorus, it forms a natural harbour which is now traversed by a number of bridges and a regular ferry service. Widest at the entrance to the Bosphorus, it is 8km in length.
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 impressive walls were built to defend Constantinople from invasion and are a magnificent testimony to Byzantine military architectural prowess.

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 


Hotel pickup and drop off

All admission fee
Professional guide
Safe Drivers
Air-conditioned transportation by Disinfected Tour Bus
4 Course Lunch.(Vegetarian Menu is available)


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


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guests etc.)
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form and a proforma invoice with the final cost of the tour.
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While making the initial reservation, please pay 30% of the total amount
as a deposit to secure your booking (steps 1 and 2). The remaining 70% should be paid, in cash or by credit card, upon arrival in Turkey.