Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

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Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents

Visit the final residence of the Ottoman Dynasty and enjoy panoramic views of the city from its highest point, Camlica Hill.

Duration: 3 Hours
Live Guide: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Arabic.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • See the spectacular Dolmabahçe Palace, the royal residence during the late Ottoman Empire and learn about its history.
  • Cross from Europe to Asia in two minutes over the Bosphorus Bridge.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus Strait from Camlica Hill.

Full Description

Come and visit the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace which was the final residence of the Ottoman Dynasty. It was built by two Armenian architects, Karabet and Nikogos Balyan, and was heavily influenced by European architecture and design. On your visit, you will see many precious antique collections, luxurious furnishings and even a huge chandelier that weighs 4.5 tons! It is an extravagant palace with 285 rooms and 46 halls. Be sure to get a picture at the stunning, ornate gate that looks out on to the Bosphorus. 

Next, take a ride across the Bosphorus Bridge that connects the continents of Europe and Asia. We'll drive you to Camlıca, one of seven hills of Istanbul. From here, you will get a panoramic view of both sides of Istanbul and the beautiful Bosphorus Strait that flows between the two. It's a must-see!



  • Free pick up and drop off from/to city-centre hotels.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guiding services.
  • A/C transportation.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • Please ask if pick-up is available from your hotel.

About your Host

Plan Tours

Plan Tours, licenced “A Group” by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is a major tour operator in Türkiye, based in İstanbul since 1984. (licensee for City Sightseeing Worldwide and Gray Line Worldwide, official travel agency of Turkish Airlines, member of TÜRSAB – Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and ICVB – İstanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau)...
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Customer Reviews

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Jay - January 23, 2019

The guide was funny and answered questions when asked.

Sonja - July 17, 2019

Before I saw Topkapı as well. But this is different. Well design located on best place near Bosphorus. And do you believe place has the one of the four clock towers in istanbul.

Natalie - March 22, 2019

When you enter you are able to say that i am inside of a palace.

Jimmie - June 21, 2019

If istanbul is home the owner should live on Camlica mountain. You we could watch all istanbul. Still one of some virgin places of istanbul. And there is a new mosque.

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