Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Istanbul Tour
Dolmabahce palace tour day is never like any other day, and since you are in Istanbul, you can be the lucky one and check the most important destinations and activities in the 10 Destinations Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Istanbul Tour.
On this half day tour we will be able to visit the following items:
– Royal Garden of Dolmabahce Palace
– Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
– The Clock Tower
– Bosphorus By Boat
– Rumeli Fortress (from the sea)
– Pierre Loti Hill
– Cable Car
– Golden Horn (by bus)
– City Walls (by bus)
Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Tour program
At around 08:30 am, and after having your breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel, so be ready at the lobby and we will pick you up.
In Besiktas district of Istanbul, and right on the Bosphorus, and in a way that the Sultan would enjoy the view and run the whole Empire, Dolmabahce Palace which was established at 1843, was to be used by the Ottoman Empire’s Sultans, so you can imagine how luxury it should be, when you visit it you will find it more luxurious.
Royal Garden of Dolmabahce Palace
Consisting of basically 4 main gardens, the gardens of Dolmabahce Palace reflect the degree of organization, taste and Ottoman designs and structures.
While you pass by them you will be able to notice ponds, vases, sculptures and lanterns, also the touches of some foreigner gardeners such as Fritz Venze.
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
The Mosque, holds the name of the wife of Mahmud II Sultan, and at the same time the mother of the famous Abdulhamid Sultan, it was established in 1852 AD.
The Design of the Mosque reflects an Ottoman and European styles, and when visiting it, you will be able to check the marble and stone structures, which will add another flavor to your Istanbul tour.
Dolmabahce palace – Clock Tower
Next action on your tour is to meet the 4 Stories, 27 meters height clock tower at Dolmabahce palace. Until its construction was finished in 1895 AD, at that time’s currency it costed around 1.210.550 Mecidiye gold coins which makes around 350 Million Dollars. It has a luxurious design that is worth seeing on your visit to Istanbul.
The Great Bosphorus
The Bosphorus is not only a water path in Istanbul, It is the water path that separates the two continents into the very same city of Istanbul, which results into an Asian and European two parts of Istanbul.
While you are in the boat, be sure to use your camera and get a wonderful photos of the Bosphorus, with the legendary historical places on both sides of it.
This Castle was Basically Built at 1452 right on the Bosphorus, to observe it and defend against any ships crossing to help the Byzantine Empire, and that was at the time of the Sultan Mehmed II.
Check the 17 Different sizes towers of Rumeli Fortress, notice how they helped to prevent any ship coming from the black sea from passing the Bosphorus.
Pierre Loti Hill and Cable Car
This Pierre Loti hill, does have all what it takes to be a spiritual and natural tourism destination of Istanbul, it has the Tomb of Sultan Eyup “one of the main companions of Prophet Muhammad. Also the hill has an astonishing view of the Bosphorus and the Asian side from the famous Pierre Lottie Café.
You will Use the Cable car to climb up or go down the Hill, so get ready for a short and beautiful Cable car ride with a great view.
The Golden horn is a small Gulf that takes the shape of horn. And because the color of its water looks like golden upon sunrise or sunset, it has the name “Golden Horn” or in Turkish Halic.
You will pass over the Golden Horn while you are in the car in your tour, and check this Gulf that separates between Sultan Ahmet & Taksim Areas.
The city walls of the Constantinople “the old name of Istanbul”, which extend along 4 miles around the old city, were strong enough that they could only be breached twice in more than 1500 years long.
Checking these walls will be one of the best things to check, this is the history of the Old Constantinople the new Istanbul.
Drop off to your hotel
At around 01:30 o’clock you will be dropped back to your hotel in Istanbul, Hope to meet us again on another Turkey tour.
– A tour guide who speaks English.
– Hotel transportation in an air-conditioned car.
– Entrance fees to museums and rented places.
Tour does not include
Personal expenses, tipping.