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Built in an opulent European style, Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi) was the home of the Ottoman sultans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before the fall of the empire. The giant crystal chandeliers, marble staircases, and lush carpets that adorn the interior reflect the shift toward Istanbul’s more European way of thinking.

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Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

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Delve into Ottoman luxury on this 3-hour guided Dolmabahçe Palace tour in Istanbul, plus head over the Bosphorus Bridge to see the Asian side of the city. Prepare yourself for pure extravagance as you visit the home of former sultans and nobility. See its elegant rooms such as the Crystal Staircase and Medhal Hall. Then, climb to Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill and snap postcard-worthy photos from one of the best view points of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.12
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Dolmabahçe Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

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Dolmabahçe Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

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Explore the the Dolmabahçe Palace which is the last, biggest, and most costly royal residence of the sultans and the imperial family of the Ottoman Empire... It is built by the orders of Sultan Abdülmecid I, opened at 1856, and the aim of it was to put the empire at the same degree of the European monarchies. Topkapı Palace holds a some portion of the main relics of the main religions of the world and the fourth biggest and precious diamond on the planet. On the other hand Dolmabahçe Palace holds the greatest gathering of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers on the planet, including the biggest Bohemian chandelier ever. The palace has such a great amount of gold in it, that practically half of the cost of the construction came from the gold used distinctly for the ceilings! Another distinction of Dolmabahçe Palace with the Topkapı Palace is the way that the furniture use when the palace was used, except the european-styled architecture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.65
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Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace VIP Tickets and Audio Guide

Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace VIP Tickets and Audio Guide

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The elegant Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul is an architectural gem filled with opulent details, hundreds of rooms, and gardens befitting the sultans who once called this place home. You can avoid the crowds on your visit to this relic of the Ottoman Empire with this hassle-free VIP experience, with fast-track entry, admission fee, and audio guide included. Your guide meets you at the palace to lead you inside, offers a quick overview of the property, and lets you explore independently on a self-guided tour.
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  • 15 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.77
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Turkish Night Show (All Inclusive)

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Set sail along the Bosphorus, the meeting point of Europe and Asia, on this evening cruise. Experience Istanbul at its most atmospheric as you cruise past the illuminated city skyline and admire landmarks including Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, and the Maiden's Tower. While on-board, tuck into a 3-course dinner and enjoy a variety of entertainment including whirling dervishes, belly dancing, and DJs.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.34
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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

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No trip to Istanbul is complete without a visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was home to Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Make the most of your limited vacation time with a skip-the-line ticket. Come to the palace at your chosen time and receive essential information and a complementary map from your guide. Then you’re free to zoom past the long queue and discover the impressive 15th-century complex independently.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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One Day Troy Tour From Istanbul - Lunch Included

One Day Troy Tour From Istanbul - Lunch Included

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Visit the ancient city of Troy with ease on this full-day tour from Istanbul. Depart from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned minibus. Stop at the Trojan Horse, the ancient city walls, the ongoing excavations, and more, and learn about the history of Troy from your guide. Pause midday for a local lunch.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.01
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Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia Museum Admission Ticket with English Speaking Guide

Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia Museum Admission Ticket with English Speaking Guide

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The Hagia Sophia, with its stunning gold mosaics dating back to Byzantine times, is one of the world’s most visited museums. Save time spent waiting in entrance queues with these pre-booked admission tickets, guaranteeing direct access into the monument known as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Admire centuries-old architectural flourishes, and learn about its history as a church and mosque. Pick up your tickets from a centrally located office in advance.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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Istanbul: Basilica Cistern VIP Tickets

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern VIP Tickets

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Skip the lines at the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul with a tour that includes your ticket to this popular attraction. Your guide shares commentary about the cistern, which is the largest water cistern built in ancient times. Once your guide has lead you into the cistern and provided commentary, feel free to further explore the landmark at your own pace.
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  • 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.53
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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Priority Entry, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia VIP Priority Entry, Highlights Tour and Audio Guide App

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Arguably the most popular historical attraction in the city, you can spend upwards of an hour waiting outside the Hagia Sophia to purchase your ticket. Make the most of your limited time in Istanbul with skip-the-line admission. Come to the museum at your chosen time and get essential information from a guide. Then you’re free to zoom past the long queue and discover the impressive building independently.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.30
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Daily Troy Tour From Istanbul

Daily Troy Tour From Istanbul

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Discover the ancient history of Troy on a full-day sightseeing tour from Istanbul. Travel by comfortable coach through the European side of Turkey to Gallipoli. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry to reach Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide shows you highlights including a replica of the Trojan Horse, ancient ruins from nine different epochs, the Roman Temple (Bouleuterion) and more. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

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Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul

Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul

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Uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this guided day trip to Troy from Istanbul. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. Plus, enjoy a visit to the small coastal town of Eceabat for lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Small-Group Tour Including Dolmabahce Palace and Luxury Transport

Istanbul Small-Group Tour Including Dolmabahce Palace and Luxury Transport

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Explore the many renowned sites of Istanbul on this small-group, half-day tour of its historical landmarks. Enjoy comfortable transportation in a plush Mercedes minivan. Travel in style with you expert guide to the enchanting Dolmabahçe Palace, then venture to other city highlights, like the Spice Bazaar, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque, and the Jewish quarter known as Balat. Throughout the day your guide will educate you on the rich history of this unforgettable city. To ensure a quality experience, this group is limited to 14 people.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Dolmabahce Palace & Cable Car & Bosphorus On Boat

Dolmabahce Palace & Cable Car & Bosphorus On Boat

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Combine visits to some of Istanbul's top sights with a cruise on the Bosphorus on this single tour. Save time and energy booking separate tours; this combination excursion also includes lunch for an added bonus. Listen to engaging guided commentary on Istanbul's architecture, history, and culture as you visit the Bazmi Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, the Royal Garden of Dolmabahce, and the Dolmabahce Palace, followed by a 2-hour Bosphorus cruise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.24
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.89
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

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Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.09
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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Experience Istanbul like a pro, when you buy a skip-the-line combination ticket for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Upon arrival at each location, your guide escorts you past the long queue for fast entrance. After a brief overview, you’re ready to explore at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to see the three world-famous attractions in any order that works for you. (Note: Cistern admission at 11am only.)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.73
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

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Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Visit

Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Visit

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Dolmabahce Palace is the 1st European baroque style palace in Istanbul, situted on the banks of Bosphorus. The palace served as imperial residence to six Ottoman sultans, and finally to the founder of Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. You will be amazed by marble staircases, crystal and bronze chandeliers, and thousands more objects. Your guide will give you detailed informations about them, and tell you the history of the palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi) costs USD 9.22. Guided Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahce Sarayi) tours start around USD 9.22 per person.
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