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Istanbul: Bosphorus Hop on-Hop Off & Dolmabahce Palace

Activity provider: TripGuru Turkey

Istanbul: Bosphorus Hop on-Hop Off & Dolmabahce Palace

Activity provider: TripGuru Turkey
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Discover some of the greatest monuments along the Bosphorus Strait on a group or private full-day tour in Istanbul. Enter the Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palace and admire the views from the water.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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  • Go on a hop-on/hop-off boat tour down the Bosphorus and visit stunning sites
  • Marvel at the majestic structure of the Dolmabahce Palace
  • Take in the beautiful views at Emirgan Park
  • See the opulent Kucuksu Pavilion
  • Snap photos at the impressive Beylerbeyi Palace
Full description
The Bosphorus Strait, one of Turkey’s most significant waterways, is a natural strait that forms the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. It is common to take a guided cruise down the strait while listening to a historical audio guide as you view Turkey from different vantage points. But if you want to skip the crowds and long-winded audio guides, we’ve got the perfect thing for you! We’ll meet at the Kabatas Station before making our way to the Dolmabahce Palace. This grand palace served as the administrative headquarters from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. We’ll wander around the majestic structure and snap photos of the intricate architecture before boarding a boat to sail down the Bosphorus Strait. We’ll take in the views aboard the boat before disembarking and heading to Emirgan Park. This historical urban park is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul and is also known for its colorful flora. Take a breather and soak in the enchanting and picturesque views before heading to the next stop. Kucuksu Pavilion was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid to serve as his summer residence. While not as large as other city landmarks, this opulent pavilion is a sight to behold due to its neo-Baroque architecture and design. Our last stop of the day is Beylerbeyi Palace. Built as another imperial Ottoman summer residence, this 19th-century palatial structure features impressive neo-Baroque designs, stunning gardens, and glorious pavilions.
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hop-on/hop-off boat
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fee to Dolmabahce Palace (300 Turkish Lira)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up and/or drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting Point: Kabatas tram station, outside the turnstile. Look for a guide wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign. Kindly be at your meeting point at least 10 minutes before the stated meeting/pick up time. The tour guides will only wait a maximum of 10 minutes for you before proceeding to the next stop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • If you cancel at least 24 hrs before the activity date, TripGuru will provide a full refund of the price paid at booking.
Customer reviews

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We had a wonderful day thanks to our guide iskender us who was very professional especially since my husband did not speak English and I a fairly academic English.... He showed a lot of patience... The cruise on the bosphorus is magical.... Dreamy scenery and splendid weather...

June 21, 2022

We had a private tour, a wonderful experience due to the good selection of the objectives and our guide's professionalism.

June 29, 2022

We enjoyed our time with the tour guide Cinar. She told us a lot about turkish history and coutumes. She is great and friendly. It's a must do, it was our favorite visiting day.

August 10, 2022

Product ID: 419819