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Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace and Asia Side

Dolmabahce Palace and Asia Side Tour

Key Details
Duration : 4 hours
Live Guide : English
Departure : 13:30 Every day / all around the year
Pick-up service : Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul
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What You Can Expect

Half Day Afternoon Tour with Entrance Fee Included 

Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace was ordered to be built by the Empire's 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856. Hacı Said Ağa was responsible for the construction works, while the project was realised by architects Garabet Balyan, his son Nigoğayos Balyan, and Evanis Kalfa. The construction works cost five million Ottoman mecidiye gold coins, the equivalent of 35 tonnes of gold.[1] Fourteen tonnes of gold in the form of gold leaf were used to gild the ceilings of the 45,000 square metre monoblock palace, which stands on an area of 110,000 m².

The design contains eclectic elements from the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles, blended with traditional Ottoman architecture to create a new synthesis. The palace layout and décor reflect the increasing influence of European styles and standards on Ottoman culture and art during the Tanzimat period.


Medhal (Main Entrance) Hall

A visit to the Dolmabahce Palace begins at the Medhal Hall. Rooms leading off the Medhal are towards the sea and the land. The rooms facing the sea were used by the leading Ottoman officials, the Grand Vizier and the other state ministers, while the rooms facing the land were used by various administrators
of the palace and the state.

The Secreteriat's Rooms
The second room after the Medhal to the right is the Clerk's Hall, also referred to as the "Tiled Room." The largest painting in the palace collection, a depiction of the Surre Procession by Stefano Ussi, hangs on the left wall of this hall.

The Bridge: Drive on Bosphorus
We will accross the Bosphorus by the 64 meters high bridge, which will let you see a breathtaking view of the European and Asian sides. You will find your self in Asia once the short ride is over.

Asian Hill
We climb a Bosphorus side hill by bus for a view which makes it well worm to climb. It gives you a unique chance to view one of the most fascinating part of the city in a single picture.

Highlights

- Dolmabahce Palace 
- Medhal (Main Entrance) Hall 
- The Secreteriat's Rooms
- The Bridge: Drive on Bosphorus
- Asian Hill

What's Included

- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach

What's Not Included

- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional info
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- 5-8 yrs %30 discount / 0-4 yrs Free
  • 06-12 Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tempature early morning in Cappadocia is cold and cilly. You should have wear warm clothes.
  • The flight permision given by Slot Centre of Cappadocia. If the weather conditions are good enough to make balloon ride our pilots start to prepair the balloons.
  • Pasifik travel (www.turkeygoldentours.com) is offical A Group Travel Agency ; member of ( Tursab )Turkish Travel Agencies Assasosations since 1987. TURSAB License No: A1855
  • All shchuled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infiants are free during our packages We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (6-12 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.
  • We do have English Speaking Guides for all our group tours. Private tours are avaible with your own languange. If you are group of family,friends and need an other lanquage speaking guide just contact with us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Cappadocia is of region in Turkey. There is no visa requirment as long as you got visa for Turkey. There is no need visa to Ephesus,Pamukkale and other part of Turkey.
  • Depends on wheather in Cappadocia you can chose any clothes you wish to wear. We recomemend you wear sportive clothes and shoes.
  • You are free book your own flights . We can reduce the cost of flight from entire package.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Payment can be done upon your arrival to Turkey with credit card or cash.

Special Price

From Euro
35 € per person

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