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Istanbul Small-Group Tour Including Dolmabahce Palace and Luxury Transport

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    What to Expect
    Your small-group Istanbul city tour kicks off with with a fashionable pickup by Mercedes minivan from your central hotel located on the European side. Strap into your luxury air-conditioned vehicle and let your local guide inform you of Istanbul’s fascinating history. Hear of the storied Byzantine and Ottoman empires as you cruise through the city en route to the trip’s first stop.

    Once at Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the Ottoman Empire’s final architectural projects, follow your guide inside the opulent building. Learn about the classic Ottoman and Neoclassical style apparent throughout and hear of its history as you stroll beneath grand chandeliers and intricate décor. 

    Next, venture to Beyoğlu, Istanbul’s neighborhood where artsy meets cosmopolitan. Orient yourself at the renowned Istanbul Modern Art Museum, where a restored warehouse contains an impressive collection of contemporary Turkish artwork. Follow your guide through two stories of exhibits as you listen to the historic relevance of such works of art. 

    From there, stroll the Jewish quarter of Balat, as your guide whisks you past the fascinating Ecumencial Orthodox Patriarchate where the ceremonial head of the Greek Orthodox Church is based, and other points of interest. Before your tour ends, the Rüstem Pasha Mosque is not to be missed. Brace your camera for a beautiful interior and intricate tiles, a fine example of Istanbul’s stunning Islamic architecture. Enjoy one last stop at the famed Spice Bazaar, where your nose will lead you through the smells of Turkish cooking, before your tour ends and you bid farewell to your guide.
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    Departure Point
    Your European-side Istanbul hotel
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Concludes at Istanbul Spice Bazaar at 5pm
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Istanbul Modern
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    Sevilay was our guide on the day. She was super friendly and informative. What made this tour so different from the rest was that it combined a very popular tourist destination (the Dolmabahce Palace, which is a spectacular must see in itself) with a non...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Frances H
    Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

    Dear our valued guest, Thank you for your kind review. It's a great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our services. We'll deliver your kind message to Sevilay. Hope to see you again, Neon Tours

    Reviewed 4 May 2019 via mobile

    We had a great with Sevilay, kind Turkish tour guide, that showed us the landmarks and gave us a lot of useful tips and ideas for the following days of my stay. Highly recommend it!!

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank mikele92
    Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Dear Mikele, It's glad to hear that you're happy with our services and our guide Sevilay. We'll inmform her about your nice review. Neon Tours

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