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Istanbul: Full-Day Tour with Dolmabahce & Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul: Full-Day Tour with Dolmabahce & Bosphorus Cruise

Activity provider: Aussie Tours Travel Agency

From US$ 107.86 per person

Explore Istanbul and Bosphorus on a full-day tour and see the Spice Bazaar and Dolmabahce Palace. Board a cruise on the Bosphorus and ride by cable car to the highest point of the city.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel/accommodation in the Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul. Hotel pickup service is available only from hotels located in the city center.


  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul's major attractions by coach, boat, and cable car
  • Visit the Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
  • Drive along the Golden Horn and see the historic port of ancient Istanbul
  • Take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and ride the cable car to Pierre Loti Hill
  • Tour the inside of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last Ottoman Sultans
Full description
Get a comprehensive overview of Istanbul on this full-day tour of the city by coach, boat, and cable car. Perfect for those who aim to get a sense of what makes Istanbul unique, this full-day exploration gives a varied tour of the city. It will reveal a mixture of Eastern and European influences that makes the city so unique. First, get picked up from your hotel by bus and driven along the length of the Golden Horn, the historic water that divides Istanbul. Take in the sites of the historic city center and the main port, dating back to the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. Then, travel to the top of Pierre Loti Hill by cable car, and admire panoramic views of the city as you drink coffee at the famous Pierre Loti Café, named after the French novelist who spent much of his time there.  Next, experience the splendor of Istanbul from the water. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus and take in the grand spectacle of the city’s houses and palaces from the river. Finally, enjoy a tour of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last of the Ottoman Sultans. Admire one of the most glamorous palaces in the world, once the administrative heart of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and will be replaced by the Chora Church
  • Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the Sultanahmet and Taksim area of Istanbul
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 190 reviews

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This was an amazing experience. Mev (apologies if I misspelt the name), our guide, was lovely and knowledgeable and made the tour that bit more exciting. We started the tour at the Pierre Loti hill where we had some nice views of the city and enjoyed a morning coffee. Then we went to see the Dolmabahce Palace which was impressive. After a delicious lunch, we took a cruise on the Bosphorus and saw the city from a different perspective.

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May 5, 2022

The tour guide was great. but unfortunately the weather was pretty bad and the river cruise was cancelled. and because it was booked on a Sunday most things where closed. if I knew that before I would have changed the day. but it was still a great day experiencing Turkey the Palace is absolutely stunning

March 21, 2021

Nice but in the end didn't see that much

Excellent and helpful guide. Too bad I couldn't be picked up at the hotel, but this was arranged. In the morning it went fast by taxi and the price was normal. Ride only took 10 minutes. The return trip to the hotel by taxi was nothing short of a crime. Driver did not know where the hotel was, had to regularly ask for directions and crowded roads. The journey took no less than an hour plus a large amount of Turkish Lira. This was not a nice end to this tour/day.

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September 4, 2015

Product ID: 10825