|Duration :||Full Day Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour|
|Visiting Sights :||Golden Horn, Dolmabahce Palace Museum, Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise, Pierre Loti Hill & Cable Car|
|Tour Price :||From 70 Euro|
Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour
Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour is a highly recommended tour in Istanbul. It gives you the chance to see Great modern Palace and natural beauty of Golden Horn. Also, You will enjoy by taking the cable car from Pierre Lotti Hill and enjoy the best view of the Golden Horn and amazing Bosphorus Cruise by boat. You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:30 am for the guided day tour. At the end of the tour, transfer you back to your hotel around 17:00 pm.
Full Day Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Tour
Our staff will come and pick you up from your hotel then drive to the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide. First, we will drive along the seaside road, pass through the Golden Horn Bridge of Istanbul and you will have a panoramic view of Golden Horn and Bosphorus. When we pass the Golden Horn Bridge we drive along the Bosphorus and stop at Dolmabahce Palace which was one of the best modern palaces of Ottoman, visit the interior of the Dolmabahce Palace then drive to Yıldız Royal Garden where will see the beautiful color of nature. After spending some time in Yıldız Royal Garden we drive to the restaurant. We will have lunch at a local restaurant the continue the tour of Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise up to the second bridge of Bosphorus. Embark on the boat and we will sail between Asia and Europe. While we are sailing, we will see the Ottoman Villas and mansions, Rumeli Fortress. First, we will drive to Eyup where we will take the cable car on Pierre Lotti Hill. We will have a break here to take the picture then drive to the boat. At the end of the tour drive back to the hotel and you will be dropped off at your hotel around 17:30.
Brief Info about the sites:
Dolmabahce Palace Museum: The Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843-1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The tree-storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The Palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.
Golden Horn (from the bus): The arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbor of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders, and other non-Muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, 21 km. long City Walls(from the bus), the strongest fortification of the middle age.
Pierre Lotti Hill & Cable Car: It was named after the famous French writer, you will enjoy the magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city after you take a cable car drive for the hill.
Bosphorus Cruise by Boat: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gathers every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Fully Guided Istanbul City Tour
Cable Car on Pierre Loti Hill
Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
Lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums in the tour programme
Parking and Road tolls
Drinks at the Lunch
You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time.
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.