Dolmabahce Palace is the first European-style palace in Turkey.
Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents Tour is Daily Istanbul Half Day Tour from Istanbul Hotels.
Dolmabahce Palace built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all government functions to the youthful capital but on his visits to Istanbul Ataturk occupied only a small room at Dolmabahce Palace as his own. He stayed, welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences.
Dolmabahce palace has a great meaning for Turkish people since the supreme leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had used the palace as a residence and spent the most serious period of his illness and he passed away in this palace on 10 th of November 1938 at 9:05 AM, all the clocks in the palace are stopped at this time. Later on it was converted into a museum. It is wandered with a special sense of respect.
DOLMABAHÇE PALACE, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. ÇAMLICA HILL, exposing a panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
What is Included?
- A/C transportation
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- Pick-up from city center hotels
What is Not Included?
- Meals and drinks unless specified
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge. 30 % discount for children below age 7. Dolmabahce Palace closed on Monday and Thursday. Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request. Those who stay in hotels out of the city center can be transferred from/to their hotels with an extra fee upon request