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Private Ottoman Palace Tour with Prefessional Guide

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:30 to 16:30
  • Languages

    English (Extra charge for ohter languages)
  • Museum

    Entry tickets for the museums and attractions
  • Guides

    Private professional tour guide

Private Ottoman Palace Tour with Prefessional Guide

Overview Duration: 7 hours
  Tour starting point: Hotel or Cruise Port
  Tour ending point: Grand Bazaar
  Timeline: Start 9:30 AM – Ends 4:30 PM
  Includes: Professional tour guide, private tour
  Excludes: Lunch, transfer, tips to guide

Schedule Dolmabahce Palace, Galataport, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar

Inclusions Professional tour guide
  Private Tour
  Entry tickets for the museums and attractions

  Lunch and drinks
  Tips for guide and driver

What to expect The Private Ottoman Palaces Tour allows you to visit the main palaces of the Ottoman Empire in the city. You will see Dolmabahçe and Topkapi Palaces in single day without waiting in the long queue because tour guides has priority. And you can compare the old palace and new and learn how things changed over centuries. If you are interested in Ottoman history, Architecture, and lifestyle of the sultans this tour will provide the best. The tour guides working with us are very capable about the subject and they will make a presentation about history, culture, lifestyle , and structure of the Empire and palaces.


You will meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby to start your private ottoman palaces tour.

Dolmabahce Palace:

The second imperial palace of the Ottoman empire from 1856. Ordered by Sultan Abdülmecit and it has neo-baroque rokoko and neo-classical style of architecture represents the modernization period of the Ottomans and changing ways of the Empire. The palace is the first stop of the tour.

Topkapi Palace:

The first imperial palace of the Ottoman Empire built after the conquest of Constantinople from 1478 had been home to 24 generations of the Sultans. Has classic turkish architecture style and golden ages of the Ottomas lived in Topkapi Palace.

Galata Port:

The new cruise port of Istanbul located on the southernmost point of Bosphorus strait offers a great view over Bosphorus and there are many facilities located inside like restaurants bars pubs and shops.

Grand Bazaar:

Largest historical bazaar in Istanbul from 1460. 3700 square meters, 4000 shops and 61 streets located under its roof considered as the first mega mall of the world.

** After the completion of your private Ottoman palaces tour, your tour guide will accompany you on the way back to your hotel or cruise port.

Please Note Harem of Dolmabahce and Topkapi Palaces are included in the tour. Lunch break will be a freetime at Galataport and it is not included in the tour. Taking photographs are forbidden in Dolmabahçe palace museum section but are allowed in the gardens and guests should obey.

  • Q: Will the tour guide make explanation about the places we will visit?

  • A: : Your tour guide will explain all the cultural and historical monuments during your tour.

  • Q: Do we need a scarf during visiting mosques?

  • A: Yes, you need a scarf and you have to cover your hair and body. Also most of mosques provide a scarf etc. as well.

  • Q: Will we walk much at the tour?

  • A: Yes you will, most of the tour is walking tour.

  • Q: Do we have free time for personal needs during the tour?

  • A: Yes, you have free time during the tour.

  • Q: Can we visit a mosque when the praying time?

  • A: It is forbiden to visit a mosque when the praying time.

  • Q: How can I meet with the tour guide?

  • A: The guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to start your Istanbul combo tour.

  • Q: Will there be lunch break?

  • A: There will be lunch break during your private tour given by the tour guide. You can decide where to eat or get a suggestion from the guide.

  • Q: Are the guides licenced?

  • A: Of course. Our tour guides are licenced from Ministry of Culture and Tourism. (Unlicenced tour guides are illegal in Turkey.)

  • Q: How to buy enterance tickets for museums and attractions?

  • A: The tour guides have priority in most of the touristic places in Istanbul. So your guide will assist you without waiting in the queue.

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