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Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

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US$ 56.34
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    What to Expect
    After getting picked-up from your hotel in the morning, you will be taken to the Dolmabahçe Palace. The visit of the Dolmabahçe Palace lasts about 1 and a half hour. After seeing the rooms, halls and the collections of the palace, you will be picked-up by bus.

    You will be taken to the Eminonu Pier, starting point of boat trip on the Bosphorus. You are going start to sail on the Bosphorus after sailing on the Golden Horn for a few minutes.

    Following the European Side of Istanbul, you will sail for about 1 hour till the 2nd bridge on the Bosphorus. On the European Side, you will see many historical monuments and buildings such as; Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumeli Fortress.

    By the 2nd bridge, you will turn back to the Asian Side of Istanbul and visit Küçüksu Palace which was built in 19th century and used as a hunting lodge by Ottoman Empire.

    After visiting the palace for about 45 minutes, you will get on board again to see the Asian Side of the city on the way back.

    Following the Asian Side, you will see Anatolian Fortress, Kuleli Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace and the Maiden’s Tower.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from European side hotels around Istanbul.
    Departure Time
    • English Speaking Tour Guide
    • Hotel Pick-up
    • Kucuksu Palace Garden Ticket included
    • Dolmabahce Palace Ticket included
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Kucuksu Pavilion
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    You don't always find good tour guides in Turkey. They can be as wonderful, as the man who took us to a full day dolmabahce palace and other places last October 9, or impolite, rude and bad-tempered as the man (in the picture) who took me today, October 11, to Princes Islands.
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    Response from dreamcity-istanbul, Halkla İlişkiler Müdürü at Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace
    Responded 15 Oct 2019
    Hello and thank you for your kind comment our licensed tour guide was the man who took you to Dolmabahçe palace we are glad that you liked our tour guide. On the other hand the man in the picture is not working with our tour company , he is not our tour guide . thank you again and have a nice day.
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    The group is much bigger than I expected (~60 ppl) I guess in order to maximize the space on the boat. I would rather take the boat with them but definitely not for the Dolmabahce Palace. First of all, you will only visit 2 out of 4 main parts in the place as advertised, which
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    Response from dreamcity-istanbul, Genel Müdür at Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace
    Responded 17 Jun 2019
    Hello and thank you for your comment. Dolmabahçe Palace has 2 sections not four and in our tours we visit Haremlik which is the family house of the sultan, it is stated in our brochure . For the clock museum sometimes there are minor changes in the programme due to operational reasons and that day was very crowded it was not normal thats why the guides skipped that part . And for the küçüksu palace it says the garden ticket included which really is and it is written in brochure too . İt takes time to walk to the garden and walk back to the boat after 35 minutes is for meeting in front of the boat . We are sorry about inconvenience we are not trying to make excuses we wanted to make an explanation. Maybe you'll consider to rate us again in consideration of this information. Thank you again for your feedback have a nice day.
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    We had a great time at this trip, and our guide Denis was very helpful and caring. The trip was well organised and we have seen a lot! I highly recommend checking it out.
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    Response from ibocruise, Guest Relations Manager at Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace
    Responded 29 May 2019
    It is great to hear that you have enjoyed our tour programme. Also, thank you for your feedback about our tour guide. Take care!
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    Amazing palace on the Bosporus, with a beautiful view. The biggest chandelier all over the world. As for me, Istanbul has the best location in Europe
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    Response from ibocruise, Guest Relations Manager at Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace
    Responded 11 May 2019
    Hello, it is our pleasure to provide the best service for our guests. Thank you for your nice feedback. We hope to see you again in your next experience. :)
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    Tuba was awesome and this tour was a glorious full day! This was a comprehensive tour with knowledgeable and very friendly guide. The Bosphorus is glorious and Dolmabahce Palace should not be missed! At the end of the day we went to a leather shop in the old city walls. A
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    About the operator
    By: IBO Tours & Cruises
    238 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    San Francisco, California
    Great way to see the Bosphorus
    Great way to see the Bosphorus and to see both the Asian and European sides of Turkey. IT's amazing to think that
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    West Midlands
    Don’t waste your time
    We are still in shock. Visiting Cities, we always book a trip. What a waste of a day. The tour tends to flow like
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    Stockholm, Sweden
    Terribly unprofessional.
    The agency is terribly unprofessional and the excursions are very poorly organized. We took the Bosporus tour and
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    Josephine D
    Bosphorus Tour
    Perfect. Great guide. The cable car ride is only a few minutes long, but the view from Pierre Loti is worth the
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    Patricia D
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Excellent Full Day Tour
    I had a full day tour (Oct 9) to Dolmabahce Palace, sailing the Bosphorus, Selim III Palace on the Asian side,
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    Patricia D
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Good tour, excellent guide: not always the case.
    You don't always find good tour guides in Turkey. They can be as wonderful, as the man who took us to a full day
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    Naeeme Y
    very expensive in comparison with other
    I have got two tickets for my mom and dad, first of all, my mom and dad got another cruise ticket for 45$ which
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    An average tour for people with less time
    The tour was good. They had picked me from hotel. The tour guide was not very interesting, may be it was because
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    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Cruise with tour
    This cruise with bus tour was worth the money. Pick up from hotel, slight delay in collecting people but i feel
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    Sarah M
    Dublin, Ireland
    Outrageous bar prices scam.
    I am giving this tour 1 star based on how I felt leaving the tour, cheated and scammed. It's unfortunate as the
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    Informative and time well spent
    Well organised and informative. Staff was friendly and helpful especially Omur that helped with travel
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    Worth a half day just for the views
    Nice cruise but we never made it onto the Black Sea due to slightly choppy water. Disappointing as this was a once
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    Sini R S
    Half day cruise to Bosphorus
    Above average cruise, nothing great. Food was bad, only one stop for half hour. Could improve by adding more stops
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    Good to do but nothing spectacular
    This was a nice experience and very relaxing with plenty of opportunities to take a photography or make a selfie
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    Saddle Brook, New Jersey
    Awesome Day on the Bosporus!
    Looking for a cruise on the beautiful Bosporus? Well, look no further! You will explore four Turkish historical
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