Day trip

Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahçe Palace Tour Full Day

4.3 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS
Day trip

Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahçe Palace Tour Full Day

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 153.17 per person

Enjoy an entire day of sightseeing in Istanbul on this one-day tour of the Bosphorus and Dolmabahce Palace. Including a 90-minute boat cruise, you'll see the full history and culture of Istanbul.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Cruise on the Bosphorus, inhale the scents of the spice bazaar, marvel at the Rüstem Pasa Mosque
  • See Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Bridge
  • Listen to expert narration while cruising on the Bosphorus and visiting the spice bazaar and palace
  • Explore the wide range of history, culture, and religious sites on offer
  • Make sure not to miss the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace!
Full description
Embark on a journey of historical discovery with this one-day tour of Bosphorus and Dolmabahce Place. Experience the majesty of one of the grandest palaces on earth, as well as first-hand history and culture of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. Start your tour with a narrated walk through the Spice Bazaar of Istanbul. Then take a leisurely 90-minute cruise, fully narrated by a professional tour guide. From here you can see the city from the unique point of view of the Bosphorus and get perfect photo opportunities with such landmarks as Leanders Tower and Rumell Hisari Fortress. After a relaxing lunch, you will move on to Dolmabahce Palace. With 285 rooms, 6 baths (hamam), 68 toilets and a ceiling made of 14 tons of gold, this is truly a sight to behold. With strong French influences as well as the richness of the East, this is a must-see on any tour. Expert guides will take you through the most fascinating aspects of the palace, and answer any questions you may have on 19th century Ottoman history. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the stories, myths and great works of art related to this special place. Including religious sites such as Dolmabahce Mosque, this one day tour covers the full range of culture, history, and art of Istanbul in a relaxed, informative environment.
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance fee to the museum
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personel expences
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Dolmabahçe Palace Museum is closed on Mondays. It will be replaced with Galata Tower
  • Entrance fee to the museum and boat ride is included in the price
  • Beverages and personal expenses are not included in the price
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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September 4, 2022

Excellent day spent with our guide, Doğuš

August 15, 2022

Excelent experience, nice tour and the guide Dogus very kind and knows a lot about the places and history

July 4, 2022

Product ID: 18127