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Dolmabahce Palace & Harem Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

Dolmabahce Palace & Harem Skip-the-Line Ticket and Audio

Activity provider: Istanbul Welcome Card

From US$ 36.63 per person

Skip the long ticket lines and enter the Dolmabahce Palace with a guide. Once inside, receive your audio guide to discover the wonders of the Palace and the Harem at your own pace.

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Duration 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Skip the long ticket lines to enter the Dolmbahce Palace
  • Receive a brief orientation and tips from a licensed guide
  • Use an audio guide in 10 languages to explore the palace at your own pace
  • Explore the Harem and Painting Museum
Full description

Meet your guide at the main entrance of the Dolmbahce Palace, skip the long ticket lines and enter the world's most luxurious Palace the shortest way. Save up to 2 hours by not standing in the famous ticket lines.

Follow your guide through a 10-minute tour inside the garden of Dolmbahce Palace. Learn about the highlights inside the Dolmabahce Palace and its famous Harem and find out where the best spots are to capture the most amazing pictures.

Afterward, receive your audio guide so you can explore the inside of the Palace, Harem, and Painting Museum at your own pace. Spend the whole day inside or just have a quick glance at its impressive beauty.

Gaze in awe at the palace's beautiful location on the Bosphorus and its more than $1.5 billion worth of luxury decoration.

  • Dolmabahce Palace skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Harem at Dolmabahce Palace entry
  • Painting Museum entry
  • Audio guide in 10 languages
  • Orientation with a live guide
  • Free time to explore the palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of the palace
  • Food and drinks
  • Clock Museum entry
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide after security check at the Clock Tower. They will be wearing a red jacket or shirt.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The palace is located very near the Kabatas Tram station so you can reach it easily from the Old Town and from Taksim
  •  The audio guide is available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 129 reviews

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The Guide waits for you at the meeting point, explains everything about the palace and also tells you how the tour will be inside the palace since it is with an audio guide. The tour is very nice, the palace is beautiful and interesting, you are not allowed to take photos.

August 24, 2022

Booking this tour was very worthwhile. On the one hand, the queue at the ticket counter was very long, which we were able to skip, on the other hand, it's great to get a short introduction from a guide who gives you the most important information at the beginning. The guide picked up the audio guide with us, gave initial information about the palace and explained the way to the palace and harem. Finally he gave us the tickets so that we could also go to the harem and the museum. The palace itself is very beautiful and worth seeing!

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July 31, 2022

Our guide was great but we were never told that we would need our passports to get a free audio listening device. So as we didn't have our passports we were not able to get a listening device so couldnt really take in much of the Palace as none of the relics or furniture was labelled..

July 29, 2022

Product ID: 271807