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Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at your centrally located Istanbul hotel, then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and cruise to Dolmabahçe Palace. During your drive, learn how this palace was one of the final palaces constructed by the Ottoman Empire. Arrive and admire this ornate blend of European and Ottoman architecture that rests along the banks overlooking the Bosphorus Strait. 

    Step into the palace and discover eye-popping rooms that once hosted sultans and their royal guests. Alongside your guide, stroll into pristine marble rooms and gaze up at twinkling crystal chandeliers.

    As you wander down the Medhal Hall, gain insight about Mustafa Atatürk, the first president of the Republic of Turkey. Hear how all the clocks in the palace were set at 9:05am, the approximate time the exalted Atatürk passed away. Then, see the Crystal Staircase and imagine the aristocrats that once sauntered along its red carpets.

    Following the palace tour, pop back into your coach and voyage across the iconic Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe to Asia. Then, depending on traffic on the day of your tour, cruise up to either Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill. At either location, enjoy marvelous views of the cityscape and gather friends and family to snap photos. Finally, cruise back to your hotel, on the European side, where your tour ends.

    Special note: On Mondays and Thursdays Dolmabahçe Palace is closed and will be swapped with Eyüp, Miniatürk and Pierre Loti Coffee House.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located Istanbul hotel (Europe only), or in front of Sarayburnu Cay Bahcesi
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I bought this tour from Istanbul Welcome Card (IWC) for a very affordable price, allowing me fast track entry into the grounds. After my arrival from Sultanahmet to the terminal stop at Kabataş, it was a mere 15mins walk to the entrance of the Palace. There was heavy security
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    The driver who supposed to pick me up at my hotel front door was 15 minutes late. When he arrived he has an angry looking to me, no regret no apology at all. The Palace tour itself was ok, but there is definitely no need to join a tour to this palace as the tour did virtually
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    We visited Dolmabahce Palace in Sept 2019, after approx. 30 minutes queuing for the tickets, they did not accept credit card and we did not have enough Turkish Lira with us. however they accepted foreign currency but the exchange rate was very bad (comparing with any exchange
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    We visited the Dolmabache Palace and it was worth every penny spend. When you arrive you receive an electronic guide and this provides you with an overview of each room you visit. It was so informative and so well maintained. The view of the Ocean is stunning. There are 2 gift
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    So beautiful and so much history. Must see. Our tour guide was wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly.
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