Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul

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1 Day
1 City
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Places to Visit

  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Istanbul
  • Egyptian Spice Market
  • Asian Continent
  • Continent of Europe

Tour Program

Beylerbeyi Palace was the house of Ottoman Empire Sultans, who were once ruling over lands spanning 3 continents.

It was built during the reign of the sultan who conquered Constantinople, Sultan Mehmed II; used as the headquarter of the empire until the Dolmabahce Palace was built, and converted to a museum in 1924.

 

It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there.

 

After the Ottoman, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk stayed there welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences.

  • 10:00 AM: Meet your guide at a pre-arranged location and start the tour by visiting the Dolmabahce Palace, a 19th-century palace located on the Bosphorus shore. Admire the lavish decoration and design, including crystal chandeliers, gold leaf, and marble columns.
  • 12:30 PM: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. (not included)
  • 2:00 PM: Visit the Beylerbeyi Palace, a summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Explore the opulent interior, including the grand hall, dining room, and the Sultan's room.
  • 5:00 PM: End the tour with a visit to authentic Egyptian Spice Market after that transfer your hotel.

Tour Details Tour ID 26

Discover Ottoman Grandeur

Discover Ottoman history in Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahe Palaces.
You will be able to see Ottoman’s most glorious 2 Palaces and its sacred rooms with our historian guide.

 

Hand made interior & exterior architecture beyond it’s century will be highlights of your private tour.
Before you change continets with a fabulous cruise travel, you will also visit authentic Egyptian Spice Market.


✅ Everyday guarantee departures 
✅ Small groups max 8 person 
✅ Local Guides 

✅ Skip-the-line express entry tickets to attractios

✅ Travel by luxury minivan ensures a personalized experience

✂ Fully customizable itinerary


Departures : Everyday


Starting Point : Istanbul Hotels 


Duration :  6-8 Hours (Flexible)


Language : English


Highlights

  • Ottoman Empire
  • Istanbul
  • Dolmabahce Palace 
  • Beylerbeyi Palace 
  • Egyptian Spice Market
  • Asian Continent
  • Continent of Europe

When you open the booking form ( after you click make reservation button) you will see optional activities, so you can add them in your tour and you can customize it as you wish.

✅ Inclusion :

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • All entrance fees 
  • Air-conditioned transportation

❌ Exclusion :

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional additional tours or activities 
  • Tips for guide & driver

Q: What is an Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul?

A: An Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul is a guided tour of Istanbul's grand Ottoman-era palaces, which are rich in history, architecture, and cultural significance.

Q: Which palaces are typically included in an Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul?

A: The tour typically includes Dolmabahce Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace, which are some of the most significant and well-preserved palaces in Istanbul.

Q: How long is the Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul?

A: The tour can vary in length depending on the specific itinerary and tour operator, but typically lasts between 4 to 6 hours.

Q: What is included in the Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul package?

A: The package typically includes a knowledgeable guide, transportation to and from the sites, and entrance fees to any attractions included in the itinerary.

Q: Is it necessary to book the Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul in advance?

A: It is recommended to book the tour in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak travel seasons.

Q: What should I wear and bring on the Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul?

A: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as the tour may involve some walking on uneven surfaces. Dress according to the weather and cultural norms, and bring water and sunscreen.

Q: Can the tour be customized to fit my preferences?

A: Yes, tour operators may offer the option to customize the tour to fit your preferences and interests, but additional fees may apply.

Q: Is the Ottoman Palaces Tour Istanbul suitable for families with children?

A: The tour is suitable for families with children, but it is recommended that children be at least six years old to fully enjoy the experience.

# For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be %20 of the total amount as penalty.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour without any penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

# For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be no refund.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour with only %10 penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

After you submit your reservation please send copies of passports of all participants, and your arrival/departure airport transfer informations via email [email protected] For further assistance please feel free to call +905434428069

Comments
Jenny T.

Exploring Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was like stepping into a royal realm of the Ottoman Empire yes The exquisite craftsmanship and lavish interiors were awe-inspiring. With a historian guide, the tour offered a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the former Sultans and Nobility, creating a memorable and educational experience winkheart

Kim Y.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a captivating immersion into Ottoman history and architecture. The handcrafted details and ornate designs were a testament to the empire's grandeur. Our historian guide's expertise added depth and context, making it a truly enriching experience yessmiley

Harriett K.

Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces offered a glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of the Ottoman Sultans yes The intricate architecture and opulent rooms were a sight to behold. With a historian guide, the tour provided valuable insights into the historical significance of these palaces yes

Annie C.

The visit to Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a journey through the magnificence of the Ottoman Empire. The intricate handcrafted details and elegant interiors were truly remarkable. Our historian guide's in-depth knowledge brought the history of the palaces to life, making it a memorable experience heartheart

Grayson N.

Exploring Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was like stepping into a living museum of Ottoman history. The detailed architecture and sumptuous interiors were a treat for the eyes. Our historian guide's passion and expertise added a layer of storytelling that made the tour even more captivating yes

Tristan H.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a window into the opulence of the Ottoman Empire. The intricate designs and lavish decor were awe-inspiring. With a knowledgeable historian guide, the tour was both informative and visually stunning.

Luca G.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a journey through time and luxury. The impeccable craftsmanship and stunning interiors were a visual delight. Our historian guide's expertise added depth to the tour, making it a memorable exploration of Ottoman history.

Milen Y.

Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces were a testament to the splendor of the Ottoman Empire heart The handcrafted details and rich history made the tour truly captivating. The visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a vibrant and sensory experience to the overall tour yes

Ivan M.

The visit to Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a true feast for the senses. The intricate decorations and opulent rooms showcased the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. Our historian guide's insights provided a deeper understanding of the significance of these palaces.

Harrison T.

Exploring the magnificent Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was like stepping into a royal world of the Ottoman Empire. The attention to detail in the architecture and design was remarkable. With a historian guide, the tour was informative and brought the history of the palaces to life heartheart

Barbara C.

Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces offered a fascinating insight into the world of the Ottoman Empire yes The exquisite craftsmanship and luxurious interiors were breathtaking. Our historian guide's expertise added depth to the tour, making it an enriching and educational experience.

Sasha T.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a glimpse into the grandeur and splendor of the Ottoman Empire. The handcrafted details and stunning architecture were a feast for the eyes. The visit to the authentic Egyptian Spice Market added a delightful touch to the overall experience.

Joseph N.

The visit to Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a journey through the lavish lifestyle of the Ottoman Sultans. The intricate designs and luxurious furnishings left me in awe. Our historian guide's knowledge and storytelling added depth to the experience, making it a captivating tour yes

Gerald R.

Exploring Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was like stepping into a bygone era of grandeur and elegance. The handcrafted details and stunning architecture showcased the artistic prowess of the Ottoman Empire. With a historian guide to provide context, it was a truly immersive tour of Ottoman history.

Orlando G.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a fascinating journey into Ottoman history. The intricate architecture and exquisite interiors were a testament to the opulence of the empire. Our knowledgeable guide brought the palaces to life with their insightful commentary, making it a truly memorable experience heartyes

Alexander T.

This tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a true indulgence in Ottoman history and architecture yes The palaces' interior and exterior beauty were mesmerizing, showcasing the empire's exquisite craftsmanship. Our knowledgeable historian guide enriched the experience, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a sensory delight to the tour yesyes

Imogene A.

Exploring Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was like stepping into a lavish world of Ottoman opulence. The intricate designs and handcrafted details were a testament to the empire's grandeur. Our historian guide's expertise deepened our understanding of the palaces, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a delightful cultural immersion.

Crawley B.

Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces exceeded all expectations on this tour. The sheer grandeur and exquisite craftsmanship were remarkable. Our historian guide provided fascinating insights into the lives of the Ottoman Sultans, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a vibrant and aromatic dimension to the tour yes

Joel S.

A wonderful journey through Ottoman history was provided by this private tour of the Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The palaces' elaborate decorations and minute details inspired awe. The historical context was vividly brought to life by our historian guide, and the trip to the Egyptian Spice Market was a great cultural experience.

Eugene R.

Stepping inside Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was like entering a world of splendor and elegance smiley The handcrafted architecture and ornate interiors were breathtaking heart Our historian guide shared captivating stories and historical insights, making the tour even more engaging. The visit to the vibrant Egyptian Spice Market was a sensory delight.

Regina V.

Tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces offered a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the Ottoman Sultans. The intricate designs and luxurious rooms were a sight to behold. With our historian guide's expertise, we delved into the fascinating history of the palaces, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a delightful twist to the tour heartheart

Penny R.

Exploring the architectural wonders of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was an unforgettable experience. The intricate details and lavish interiors were a testament to the opulence of the Ottoman Empire. Our knowledgeable historian guide enriched the tour with captivating stories, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a vibrant cultural touch.

Drew P.

Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces showcased the magnificence of the Ottoman Empire on this tour. The handcrafted beauty of the palaces was mesmerizing, and our historian guide provided fascinating historical context yes The visit to the Egyptian Spice Market was a delightful sensory experience, completing the tour perfectly heart

Chandler R.

This private tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a journey into the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. The exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail in both palaces were astonishing. Our historian guide's insights brought the history to life, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a vibrant touch to the tour.

Daniel M.

Exploring Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces on this tour was like stepping back in time to the opulent era of the Ottoman Empire. The intricate handcrafted architecture and luxurious interiors left me in awe. Our historian guide added depth and knowledge to the experience, making it truly remarkable.

Stefan L.

This tour offered a remarkable glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire. From the stunning palaces to the sacred rooms, the tour provided a fascinating insight into the history and culture of the era. The visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a touch of local flavor, making it a well-rounded experience.

Tom B.

Exploring the opulent Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a true indulgence in Ottoman grandeur. The intricate interior and exterior designs showcased the craftsmanship of the era. The visit to the authentic Egyptian Spice Market added a sensory delight, immersing us in the vibrant colors and aromas of Istanbul wink

Sybil B.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a captivating journey through Ottoman history. The exquisite handcrafted architecture and sacred rooms were truly remarkable. Having a historian guide enhanced the experience, providing deep insights into the lives of the Ottoman Sultans and the empire's nobility yes

Jane J.

The tour of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces was a captivating journey through Ottoman history. The exquisite architecture and opulent interiors provided a glimpse into the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. The knowledgeable guide added depth to the experience, making it truly memorable.heart

kilian f.

The Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Ottoman sultans, is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, architecture, and culture.
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natas r.

The Dolmabahçe Palace, with its impressive chandeliers and ornate decor, is a true masterpiece of Ottoman architecture.
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loic adrien h.

The Hagia Irene Museum, located in the grounds of the Topkapi Palace, offers a fascinating insight into the religious and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire.heart
 

jean maximilien j.

The Yıldız Clock Tower, with its elegant design and intricate details, is a perfect example of Ottoman engineering and craftsmanship.surpriseyes
 

martin kai f.

The Şale Kiosk, located in the grounds of the Topkapi Palace, is a perfect example of Ottoman art and design.
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park jimin e.

The Mecidiye Mosque, with its impressive dome and elegant minarets, is a perfect example of Ottoman architecture and design.
 

Anonymous

The Beyazıt Tower, located in the grounds of the Beyazıt Mosque, offers stunning views of the city and is a testament to Ottoman engineering and architecture.
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Anonymous

The Ottoman palaces of Istanbul are truly awe-inspiring, and offer a glimpse into the opulence and grandeur of the Ottoman Empire.
 

marius x.

The Aynalıkavak Palace, with its stunning location on the Golden Horn and beautiful gardens, is a true hidden gem of Istanbul.
 

guillaume f.

The Tophane Fountain, with its intricate carvings and beautiful tiles, is a perfect example of Ottoman art and craftsmanship.
 

Anonymous

The Pera Palace Hotel, with its rich history and elegant decor, is a perfect destination for anyone looking to experience a taste of Ottoman luxury.
 

kato lyne f.

The Ihlamur Palace, with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings, is a perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
 

sofia r.

The Beylerbeyi Palace, with its beautiful gardens and exquisite interiors, is a true oasis of tranquility in the heart of Istanbul.
 

james

The Çırağan Palace, located on the shores of the Bosphorus, is a stunning example of Ottoman opulence and luxury.
 

paul

The Yıldız Palace, with its impressive collection of art and artifacts, offers a fascinating insight into Ottoman culture and history.
 

jocelyn h.

The Küçüksu Palace, with its beautiful gardens and picturesque location on the banks of the Bosphorus, is a true hidden gem of Istanbul.
 

bennar o.

The Sadberk Hanim Museum, located in the former residence of a wealthy Ottoman family, is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Ottoman art and culture.
 

ngoc ha d.

The Beyazıt Mosque, with its impressive dome and beautiful interior, is a perfect example of Ottoman architecture and design.
 

samantha h.

natalie r.

The Feriye Palace, with its stunning location on the Bosphorus and beautiful gardensheart, is a perfect destination for anyone looking to experience Ottoman luxury and beauty.yesheart
 

Anonymous

The Ortaköy Mosque, with its elegant design and beautiful location on the Bosphorus, is a perfect example of Ottoman architecture and design.
 

jayne g.

heartheartheartThe Galata Tower, with its stunning views of the city and impressive history, is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Ottoman culture and history.
 

nelly d.

The Kılıç Ali Pasha Mosque, with its stunning location on the shores of the Golden Horn and beautiful tiles, is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Ottoman art and architecture.

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