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Luxury Private Half-day Tour of the Fabulous Dolmabahce Palace Istanbul

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Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Tour ID: 782
Overview

There are many reasons to visit the fabulous Dolmabahce Palace Istanbul on a luxury private half-day tour.

The tour begins with a pick-up from any central Istanbul Hotel, Cruise Port or a designated City Centre meeting point by your Tour Guide in the morning and luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

Upon arrival, the first thing to admire is the impressive and stunning architecture of this Palace which is a mix of European and Ottoman Style. Once inside the Palace, experience for yourself the pure extravagance of the former sultans and nobilities home.

The tour is of two parts: a visit to the Public Wing, Selamlik, which is more ostentatious than the other part, The Harem. In Selamlik you see the world's largest giant Chandelier.

This Palace was also where the First Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, lived when in Istanbul but more importantly, it is in this Palace he died, and all clocks are set at 9.05am which was the time of his death on the 10th November 1938.

There are fascinating historical facts to learn about from your knowledgeable guide on this tour. Once the tour of the Palace is complete, the tour heads to Istanbul's most famous Grand Bazaar for some shopping and fun.

The trip ends with guests being dropped back to their original pick-up points.

Highlights
  • The tour begins with a pick-up from any central Istanbul Hotel, Cruise Port or a designated City Centre meeting point by your Tour Guide for the morning and luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Once inside the Palace, experience for yourself the pure extravagance of the former sultans and nobilities home.
  • The tour is of two parts: a visit to the Public Wing, Selamlik, which is more ostentatious than the other part, The Harem. In Selamlik you see the world's largest giant Chandelier.
  • This Palace was also where the First Turkish President, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, lived when in Istanbul but more importantly, it is in this Palace he died.
  • Once the tour of the Palace is complete, the tour heads to Istanbul's most famous Grand Bazaar for some shopping and fun.
  • The trip ends with guests being dropped back to their original pick-up points.
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • The Dolmabahce Palace is not Wheelchair AccessibleThe Dolmabahce Palace is not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-Up from Central Istanbul Hotels, Cruise Port or a designated City Centre meeting point
  • Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee.
    Get a full refund for non-docking ships or late port arrivals.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Luxury Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Private Licenced Tour Guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities(Optional)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Food &Drinks
Meeting Point
Our Driver Will Be Waiting for Your Arrival With a Sign Confirming Your Details at Either the Port of Istanbul or Your Hotel.
Know Before You Go
  • The Tour operator will advise guests of the designated meeting point, for those staying in Hotels which are not central, when reconfirming the booking
  • Wear comfortable footwear as there is plenty of walking during this tour
  • The Dolmabahce Palace is not Wheelchair accessible
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