TOUR DESCRIPTION

Wander through the opulent rooms and gardens of the Dolmabahçe Palace. Led by an expert guide and in intimate groups, learn the stories behind this decadent architectural jewel in the heart of Istanbul.

DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three-storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. (Harem is not included)

BEZM-İ ALEM VALİDE SULTAN MOSQUE The construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1851, it was opened for prayer.

SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories. (Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace)

THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT TAKSİM OR SULTANAHMET SQUARE

Regular group tour days : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Private tour days : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

> Hotel pickup
> Transportation in comfortable, non-smoking, air-conditioned bus
> All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
> English speaking guidance (can be multilingual)
> Food and Drinks
> Drop off
> Personal expenses
> Photos and Videos
> Gratuities (optional)
> Except Ramadan is this tour is all year round available.
> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 24 hours
> The pick-up time is approx. 08:00
> Drop off approx. 12:00
> Pick-up and drop off outside the main entrance of your hotel
> Offered as Private and Regular Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
> Infants must sit on lap if seats N/A
> Regular tour can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft productions centers.

We Suggest
> Hat
> Comfortable shoes
> Camera