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Dolmabahce Cable and boat tour

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Introduction

Full Day Tour  / Lunch Included

DOLMABAHÇE PALACE 

The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. (Harem is not included)

 

BEZM-İ ALEM VALİDE SULTAN MOSQUE 

The mosque’s construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1855, it was opened for prayer services

 

SHOPPING 

Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonably priced good quality leather accessories.  (Optional due to high traffic jam and a long line for the Palace)

 

LUNCH included (Drinks are extra)

 

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS 

An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe, and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.

 


THE RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA – NO INTERIOR VISIT) 

Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.

 

THE LEANDER’S TOWER (FROM THE SEA – NO INTERIOR VISIT) 

This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of İstanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance.

CABLE CAR & PIERRE LOTI HILL 

was named after the Famous French writer you will enjoy the magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.

CITY WALLS

The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

 

DRIVE – BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN 

As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of İstanbul. The inlet separates the Europen shore into two. It is approximately 8km long and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.

 

CLOSED

Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE
This tour is not operated on Monday and Thursday
Due to technical issues if the cable car doesn’t operate the tour operator can not be held responsible.

 

The tour includes: 

  • Transfer from and to the hotel 
  • Lunch 
  • Guide
  • Boat trip

 

The Tour does not include:

  • Personal expenses 
  • Other than tour details: 
  • Note: The tour-operator holds the right to change the tour price at any time this is due to internal changes that may arise!

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