Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace Tour

Dolmabahce Palace Museum

It is one of the excellent full-day guide Istanbul Tour. You will see the Dolmabahce Palace interior and you will see it from outside as well while you are sailing on the Bosphorus.

Take this tour to see the half historical face and the half new face of Istanbul. After visiting Dolmabahce Palace, you will have lunch in a local restaurant and you will enjoy the sailing with Bosphorus Cruise between Asian & European shores.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Ex: Mon & Thu
Start: 08:30
End: 17:00
Transportation: +


Around 08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel. Your hotel must be central. After collecting the other tour participants from different hotels, you will be taken to the meeting point. Meet with the local Istanbul Tour guide then start the tour.

Today our first visit will be the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and its Royal Garden. Get general information about Istanbul and the Palace before entering. Dolmabahce Palace has marvelous interior decoration and original furniture. It was used for hosting foreign administrative people and the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.  We also see the Eyüp sultan district including the tomb belonging to Abu Eyyup El Ensari and Pierre Loti Hill. After having some free time in Pierre Loti Hill, we will drive you to the restaurant. After having lunch, we will drive along the Golden Horn to the Spice Bazaar, where you will have a chance to taste fresh spices and Turkish delights and also many shops in the famous Spice Bazaar. we walk across to road to the port to embark on the boat and start the sail between two continents. Bosphorus Cruise gives you a chance to see two continents at the same time. There are a lot of monuments to see along with the Bosphorus shore such as Ciragin Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Old Ottoman Pasha Villas called Yali, and more.

After cruising on the Bosphorus, we disembark from the boat and you will be transferred back to the hotel around 17:00 / 17:30.


  • Hotel pick up and drop off from Central Hotels (Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Beyazit, Laleli, Taksim, Beyoglu, Karakoy)
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Bosphorus Boat Cruise
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at the local restaurant
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central
  • Entrance Fees to Harem Section


Closed Days
– Dolmabahce Palace closed on Monday. That is why this tour is not operated on Monday.
– The order of the sights can change according to the day and size of the group.
– You will have a chance to have some shopping on the tour according to the time sufficiency.


  1. Pamela

    my family and I went to Istanbul on the new year’s holiday, we just returned home and wanted the recommend this experience to others. The only that I can say is that was great…

  2. Dolan

    Dolmabahce Palace Museum is a must-see in Istanbul! I was very lucky to join a guided tour, he gave me a very detailed lesson about the history of the Dolmabahce Palace and other sights of Istanbul. If you visit Istanbul without a guide, you will lose all the beauty of the mystic city. Also on the Bosphorus sightseeing cruise trip, the tour guide told us about Istanbul’s history before and now. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, told not only with great passion but also very detailed, not least with great joy and sense of humor. This was my first guided tour in Turkey and liked it. Had a wonderful day in Istanbul and highly recommend this daily tour and guide.

  3. Richard

    We went on this tour with one of our friends’ recommendation. Every step of the tour program was arranged very well. The tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable about each site of the places. My wife and I are delighted.

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