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Dolmabahçe Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

Dolmabahçe Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    100
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6903P12
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
Exclusions
  • Imperial Harem
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Per museum's rules, for groups between 5-15 people visitors have to use Audio Guide provided by the museum.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
Exclusions
  • Imperial Harem
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Per museum's rules, for groups between 5-15 people visitors have to use Audio Guide provided by the museum.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 28 Oct. 2020
A note from Dolmabahçe Palace: Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour
Thanks to our digitalized system, all admissions are online and contactless.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    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 return to the starting point
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3.0
11 reviews
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Alex Petrova
4 contributions
Oct. 2021
Both a guide from the agency and an audio guide were included. The palace is stunning! The tour took us through the whole place. It was great that we got to skip the line and go straight into the palace. The only problem I could point out is that at the end of the tour the group broke up and lost the guide.
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Excursion10685311939
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. In order to investigate the issue happended at the end of the tour we would appreciate if you can give us date and time that you joined the tour please?
Written 15 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juliebarrett1964
London, UK289 contributions
Oct. 2020
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 start to finish) and there are a lot of stairs! Nice gardens and places to drink before and after, close to tram stop. We had a personal tour, which gave us more insight into the family history . . . No interior photos allowed.
Written 14 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Excursion10685311939
Dear guest, Thanks for your review and happy to hear that you liked the tour. Hope to see and host you in Istanbul again.
Written 15 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pamela R
Richardson, TX2 contributions
Aug. 2020
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 waiting.

IT IS EASIER TO BOOK DOLMABAHCE DIRECTLY AT THE GATE. Cost 120tl for EVERYTHING. Don't waste time booking this. The audioguides are FREE and thorough.
Written 17 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Balan G
Bucharest, Romania37 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Fabulous palace!
Very luxurious, a nice trip through history, the staircase is one of the most marvelous things I’ve seen.
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yeongmin Y
Qatar2 contributions
Oct. 2019
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.
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Evelina T
1 contribution
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!
Written 14 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adrian T
Chelmsford, UK309 contributions
We booked this tour as a way to avoid long queues to get in and also have some explanation.
What a waste. I don’t have a problem with the palace it was spectacular. But the tour is another matter.
Guide didn’t leave at the specified time as he was waiting for potential other people. We ended up with a group of 41!
You have to use audio guides in the palace. Guides don’t actually speak to you as they don’t want the place to get noisy.
It took ages to get Audio guides as you need id or money to secure them on loan. Every person needs official id. Even children or you have to pay 100eur or 200tl each if you don’t have id
The guide lead us in and then disappeared.
The time it took to actually get in we could have queued and saved money on the guide with the use of audio.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raed R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates18 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
The tour was around 1 hour.
The guide was big disappointment, zero explanation and zero knowledge on the heritage and history behind the palace.
The palace itself is very fancy reflecting the wealth of Ottoman Empire. Breathtaking view and architecture.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Lauragutierrezs
Lauragutierrezs
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Don’t was the your time
It has been the worse tour of the whole pass I DONT recommend you to go i this tour. 1. We where taken in a bus to
L4156BJahmeds
L4156BJahmeds
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Not worth it
- the price is double the ticket price - it took us some time to enter, as we were waiting for others to arrive - t
Z8629ZEalexandrap
Z8629ZEalexandrap
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Great tour
The guide was very well-prepared and knowledgeable. The group was small so everyone had an opportunity to ask quest
V5430VYsharonw
V5430VYsharonw
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Great pass. Great value for the money.
Great pass, excellent value. We bought the 3 day pass and were really impressed with the variety of options. We too
Borbála B
Borbála B
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Great Pass
ITP is a great product, easy to handle, had immediate responses when we asked for responses, and had questions. Bi
aleksandarst2
aleksandarst2
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An irreplaceable guide through Istanbul and Turkey history
First of all, a big thanks to the organizers who adapted the schedules because of my wife and me. We were, as far a
I8776KEivans
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.
mearsman
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
manuelamam
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.
395vus
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
niksk001
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
niksk001
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
Sameer A
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
alexisdomflo
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
Suno69
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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