1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul: Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Product ID: 76056
Visit Dolmabahce Palace, Bezmi Alem Mosque, and more on this full-day tour of Istanbul.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Central Hotels Only
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Visit Dolmabahce Palace and Bezmi Alem Mosque
  • Explore beautiful Istanbul with a guide
  • Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise by public boat
Full description
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel between 8 and 8:30 AM. First, visit Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of the Ottoman sultans. Famous for its great collection of European antiquity, furniture, and 4.5-ton chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. After the palace, you'll take a tour of Bezmi Alem Mosque. 

After a short lunch break at a local restaurant, you'll drive by Golden Horn shores to see the old city walls, which date back to the Byzantine era. Then, take a short cable car ride up Pierre Loti Hill, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the city. Finally, hop on a 2-hour cruise to see the impressive sights along the Bosphorus' shores, including the Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maiden´s Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses, and Ottoman residences.

Your guide will drop you off at your hotel around 17:00. 
  • Admission fees to the sites visited
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch (except drinks)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
Please provide when booking the surname, birthday, gender, passport number and nationality for each participant, as required by the Turkish government.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The tour was good, covered all the important points with sufficient time to see, our guide was great. Only problem was pickup were chaotic, many many tours being picked up together and then transferring to different tour buses. Very large tour company that runs many tours and people move from one tour to other at midpoint. We were picked up at 7:45 but the tour of the palace didn’t start till 9:45. Spent a lot of time sitting in tour bus in crazy Istanbul traffic.

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August 9, 2019

Such a wonderful place

Our tour group was just us and another couple, and even as we were out on a rainy day, our tour guide was amazing (Amal, I believe). The information provided was great and she made us feel very comfortable and made sure we understood everything. Excellent service.

February 28, 2019

The tour was very organized. The pick up was in time from the hotel The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend using Efindi travel agency.

September 22, 2018

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Efendi Travel

Product ID: 76056