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Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Description

On this half-day tour, you will explore the majestic vaults and ceilings of the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque, the Hagia Irene Church, and the Hagia Sofia with a local guide while learning about the exciting history of Sultans and Turkish Kings and the city’s rich historic value.

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy priority admission and skip-the-line access to Topkapi Palace, the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque, the Hagia Irene Church, and the Hagia Sofia
  • Appreciate the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque's Baroque and Empire architecture
  • Treat your tastebuds to a delicious Turkish lunch and a stroll to the aromatic  Spice Bazar
  • Visit the Hagia Irene Church, which holds the secrets of Constantinople's first church
  • Discover how the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque has changed roles over time

Detailed Description

Explore one of the most important museums in Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula without waiting in line. Following the pickup of visitors from Istanbul hotels in the city's center, the tour commences at 9:30 am. Visit Dolmabahçe Palace to observe the 19th-century westernization of Turkey. Admire the area Sultan Abdulmecid utilized as the Ottoman Empire's administrative center. Before boarding the bus again and traveling to the Bezmiâlem Vâlide Sultan Mosque, enjoy views of the Bosphorus at the Dolmabahçe Palace. Experience the elegant fusion of Baroque and Empire architectural styles within this distinctive mosque that was built at the request of an Ottoman ruler.
Learn about the fascinating story of the construction of the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence and administrative center for the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years, from 1466 and 1478. In 1924, the year the Republic of Turkey was founded, it debuted as a museum. The Topkapi Palace Museum is noteworthy for the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire as well as its impeccable architecture and pristine collections. If learning about architectural wonders and anthropological anecdotes excites you, this tour should be on your bucket list!  

Enjoy the wonderful architectural splendor of this spectacular Ottoman Empire landmark before moving on to the magnificent Hagia Irene Church, the first Byzantine-era church to be completed in Constantinople. Finally, pay a visit to the 6th-century Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and learn how it evolved from Emperor Justinian's Greek Orthodox Church to a mosque, a museum, and back to a mosque. We return all Guests to their hotels around 18:30 after the tour.

Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Additional Information

Restrictions:
  • Smoking is strictly restricted to designated areas.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour.
Timings:
  • The Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour starts at 9:30 AM.
  • The duration of the Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour will be around 9 hours.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
Eligibility:
  • Infants and toddlers below the age of 3 are allowed free of charge for the Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour.
  • Kids between the age of 3-7 are charged as per the child fare.
  • Guests above the age of 7 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • Please note that this tour is operated all year round except on Mondays, Tuesdays, May and January 1st.
  • Pickup is from centrally-located Istanbul hotels in Levent, Sisli, Osmanbey, Harbiye, Taksim, Ortakoy, Findikli, Karakoy, Tepebasi, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Yenikapi, Findikzade,Topkapi, Sutluce areas.
  •  For each hotel, there is a fixed departure time. We notify the customer of the pickup time the day before the activity takes place.
  • All children will be asked to present their valid passports at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.

Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Location

Sultan Ahmet, Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Frequently Asked Questions

What is Topkapi Palace famous for?
It opened as a museum in 1924, a year after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. The Topkapı Palace Museum is notable not only for its architecture and collections but also for the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire that it recalls.
Can I take pictures in Topkapi Palace?
There is no problem with taking photos in Topkapi palace except in Mosque.
How much time do you need at Topkapi palace?
Topkapi Palace is a giant complex and you'll need at least 1,5 to 2 hours to have a complete tour.
Which day is Topkapi Palace closed?
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. Topkapi Palace is also closed on January 1 and closed for half day on the first day of Ramadan Eid and Eid Al-Adha.
Are children allowed to join The Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour?
Yes, children are allowed to join this experience. However, they should be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long are my Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour tickets valid?
Your tickets are valid for the event date and time selected during checkout.

Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace Tour Ratings & Reviews

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Abdel

Travelled August 2021

Good price, delivery within few minutes. All good.

Muna

Travelled August 2021

Perfect money value

PARAKKAT KUNHAPPUTTY

Travelled August 2021

Easy to book and discounted price . ticket received with in 15 seconds.

Muhammad Furqan

Travelled August 2021

It was great bargain, really great offer!

Hatem Fouad

Travelled August 2021

Good experience and nice day and fun to spend at the park

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