Dolmabahçe Palace & Cruise on Bosphorus with Küçüksu Palace

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Dolmabahçe Palace & Cruise on Bosphorus with Küçüksu Palace

Visiting Küçüksu and Dolmabahce Palaces. Having the rich informations during the tour while passing the significant architectural points.

Duration: 6 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick-up service is available from centrally located hotels.

Highlights

  • Discover the city and learn about Istanbul’s famous landmarks

Full Description

"In the morning while you wait at your hotel lobby our transferman will meet you and you will begin your tour. Our first station will the the Dolmabahce Palace.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. Than we will be taken by bus to go to Kasimpasa Pier to get on out boat.

When we embark to boat our tour will start from Golden Horn where hides the secrets of the Byzantine Empire and continue circa 2,5 hours to Bosphorus. During your Bosphorus Cruise proceeds, your guide will inform you about some historical attraction like Galata Tower, Galata Bridge, Süleymaniye Mosque etc... Than on our break we will enjoy to see Kucuksu Palace which is located between Göksu and Kucuksu Rivers. With the order of Sultan Abdulmecit it has been built by the Armenian architect Nikogos Balyan on 1856. When you finish your visit your guide will give you free time to walk around and have nice photos. Once again we will embark to our boat to go to home back. While we are on the boat we will pass the famous architectural spots of Istanbul like Beylerbeyi Palace, Uskudar, Maiden’s Tower, etc.


The boat cruise ends at Eminönü Pier where has in a few minutes walking distance to Spice Bazaar.

If you like to finish your day with just a small supplement you continue to our tour by bus to Old town."

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Includes

  • Pick up and Drop off shuttle service
  • Cable car ticket
  • Entrance fees of the historical sites (Dolmabahce and Kucuksu Palace)
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Lobby of your hotel

Location

Know Before You Go

  • This tour does not operate on Mondays & Thursdays

About your Host

IBO Tour

IBO Tours was founded in 2010 by Muzaffer Ibrahim “Ibo” Şamcı. Ibrahim had worked in the tourism industry in Turkey for over ten years, and from his experience, he saw that he could offer a better experience to tourists coming to Istanbul...
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