Istanbul embraces two continents, one arm reaching out to Asia, the other to Europe. Through the city’s heart, the Bosphorus strait, courses the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. The former capital of three successive empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – today Istanbul honors and preserves the legacy of its past while looking forward to its modern future. Indeed, it is Istanbul’s variety that fascinates its visitors. The museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and sights of natural beauty seem inexhaustible. As you recline on the shores of the Bosphorus at sunset, contemplating the red twilight reflected in the windows on the opposite shore, you understand, suddenly and profoundly, why so many centuries ago settlers chose to build on this remarkable site. At times such as these, you feel that Istanbul is truly one of the most glorious cities in the world.
Half Day Dolmabahce Palace Tour includes a visit to Dolmabahce Palace which was built by Sultan Abdulmecit between 1843 and 1856, famous for being the first European- style palace in Istanbul.Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons.Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.DAILY DOLMABAHCE PALACE TOUR: • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx. 9am • Guided Dolmabahce Palace Tour • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach • Professional English-speaking tour guide • Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 1pmPlease Note: Dolmabahce Palace is closed on mondays and thursdays