Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul

Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul

Starts in: Istanbul Available: Every day
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
8 hour tour
$99per person
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Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul Highlights


Cross the Bosphorus Bridge and experience 2 continents – Europe and Asia – in 2 minutes


Discover the remarkable Balat neighborhood, from the prominent churches to its rich history


Wander the bustling Spice Bazaar bearing witness to incredible sights, aromas, and flavors


Feast your eyes on the brilliant architecture of the Dolmabahce Palace, a treasured marvel

Why we chose this tour

Our exhilarating Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul will captivate you beyond your wildest dreams. Starting with the Balat neighborhood, you’ll witness iconic landmarks like the Metal Church of St. Stephen and the Patriarchate Church. Feel immersed in the vibrant Spice Bazaar, taking in the tantalizing aromas and colors around you. Glide across the waterway that separates Europe from Asia on an exclusive Bosphorus Cruise, capturing the surrounding beauty. See marble palaces, Ottoman villas, and the impressive Rumeli Fortress before indulging in some local cuisine for lunch. The Dolmabahce Palace will amaze you, bearing architecture and regality like no other. Feel the thrilling sensation of crossing two continents and be mesmerized by panoramic views of Istanbul from atop Çamlica Hill.

Travelers with an affinity for cruises and architecture will delight in this Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise. Set sail on a luxurious cruise and capture the beauty of your surroundings – from palaces to ancient churches. Glide across the waterway that connects both Europe and Asia for a cross-continental adventure. This cruise tour includes expert guides, museum entry, an exclusive cruise, air-conditioned transportation, lunch, and much more! Book your unique tour today!



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Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul Itinerary

8:15 - Pickup from Istanbul
  • You will be picked up from hotels in central Istanbul
Guided Bosphorus cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour
  • Drive along historical Balat, witnessing great landmarks like the Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, the Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, and Byzantine City Walls, stretching 22 kilometers long
  • Visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), and experience the various aromas and sights
  • Enjoy a Bosphorus Cruise across the Eurasian waterway and take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas bearing Ottoman architecture, and the Rumeli Fortress
  • If time permits, visit a leather showroom
  • Enjoy lunch at a Turkish restaurant and enjoy the traditional local cuisine
  • Head to Dolmabahce Palace, the royal residence of the Ottoman Sultans, and learn about the history of this marvel
16:15 - Drop off in Istanbul
  • Return to your hotel in Istanbul
NB - all timings on Dolmabahce Palace Tour & Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul are approximate
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Important Details

Hotel pick up in Istanbul from centralized locations
Fully guided tour 
Entrance fees
Bosphorus tour with private boat
Drinks during lunch
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Essential Information
Please note: Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and the whole afternoon part is replaced with Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb, Golden Horn, Miniatürk and Pierre Loti Coffee House by cable car
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