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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 28/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 28/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dolmabahçe Clock Tower
    Vişnezade, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
    The tour starts in front the door of the clock tower of the Dolmabahçe palace. The palace is located close to the Kabataş Tram Station. It can be reached via the T1 Tram Line by getting off in Kabataş and then walking 5 minutes past the gas station.
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    Dolmabahce Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The last, largest, and probably most expensive palace of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
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  • You'll end at
    Dolmabahçe Clock Tower
    Vişnezade, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
    The tour starts in front the door of the clock tower of the Dolmabahçe palace. The palace is located close to the Kabataş Tram Station. It can be reached via the T1 Tram Line by getting off in Kabataş and then walking 5 minutes past the gas station.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Dolmabahçe Clock Tower, Vişnezade, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
Exclusions
  • Imperial Harem
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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juliebarrett1964 wrote a review Oct. 2020
London, United Kingdom262 contributions57 helpful votes
The tour was well organised, it is very mid 18th century architecture, furniture etc, as influences from around Europe are used. One could be in France or Italy. A lot of walking, it is a massive place, for those with mobility issues, allow another hour (it took us 2 from
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Excursion10685311939, Guest Relations Manager at Dolmabahçe Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour
Responded 15 Oct. 2020
Dear guest, Thanks for your review and happy to hear that you liked the tour. Hope to see and host you in Istanbul again.
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Pamela R wrote a review Aug. 2020
Richardson, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't give an honest rating. I showed up at the palace a little early to get situated. The ticket was invalid and I couldn't trade it in for entry. The only reason I'm giving them 2 stars is that someone contacted me after I'd already been there over an hour saying they were
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Balan G wrote a review Nov. 2019
Bucharest, Romania36 contributions4 helpful votes
Fabulous palace! Very luxurious, a nice trip through history, the staircase is one of the most marvelous things I’ve seen.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Yeongmin Y wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Good news is they refunded... bad news is my precious time got wasted. Book this tour and wait for an hour for the guide if you want to waste your time, too.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Evelina T wrote a review Oct. 2019
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no one has notified us of the change of entry time! we waited for hours and had to cancel part of the program we had done! Dolmabahce had to look in 30 minutes. I do not recommend!
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I8776KEivans
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Bit dissapointing
Went there today with high expectations, unfortunately still no water due to repairs and not so much fun to watch.
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AMD391
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Excellent! Highly recommend.
I booked this at the last minute. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group tours operated throughout the day were r
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mearsman
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Basilica Cistern
Worth the visit but at the moment no water due to restoration going on.Look up history of the Basilica Cistern befo
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manuelamam
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nice tour in Topkapi
Our tour in Topkapi was detailed and exhaustive, we had lots of historical information and anecdotes by our guide.
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395vus
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Very interesting visit
Excellent guide and tour. Worth the visit. Very interesting to see how water storage was devised for city in ancien
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niksk001
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Great Idea That Does not Work
The underlying idea is great and ITP looks like a great bargain. The reality is quite different - it is very diffic
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niksk001
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Guide Made the Difference
Basilica Cistern was one of a few places, where skipping the lines was beneficial - else we would have waited quite
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Sameer A
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Guided tour through Topkapi Palace
My wife and I had a great experience with our guided, English speaking tour. The tour lasts about 90 minutes, after
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alexisdomflo
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Short but Great
Although is only a half and hour tour, you get tons of information about this magical place. Guide has the patienc
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Suno69
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A must visit
The palace is amazing but unfortunately, I purchased online tickets with a guide and I got a default time which was
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Beefylover
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We’re going underground
Interesting space, beautiful carving on the columns and not too crowded. Next to many, more well known and crowded
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Z1537SZmichellel
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Hmmm not very good
Our Tourguide was very quiet. We couldn't hear her very well. I have to confess, that the cistern was loud anyway b
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Abdulkader T
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It's true, skip the line with private guide
Guides in Istanbul are quite reasonable. When the lines are long, they will get you in quicker and usually lead yo
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848anwarn
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Istanbul Tourst pass
Istanbul Tourist pass is really good, I took a 7 day pass. The Bursa trip included in the pass was very good, The g
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Freddie6602
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Good and the bad
The museum itself is very interesting although we always seem to pick a time when renovations are being carried out
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