Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour

Everyday Guarantee Departures
1 Day
1 City
34 Reviews

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.
  • 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 300

Explore Ottoman Splendor: Private Guided Tour of Istanbul's Palaces

Discover Ottoman history in Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe 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 
✅ Private Local Guides 

✅ VIP Entrance Fees to museums and attractions

✅ 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 :

  • Private Professional licensed tour guide
  • VIP Entrance Fees to museums and attractions
  • Air-conditioned transportation

❌ Exclusion :

  • Meals
  • Drinks

Q: What is the Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour?

A:The Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour 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 Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour?

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

Q: How long is the Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour?

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 tour 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 Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour 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 Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour?

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 Private Ottoman Palaces Tour 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
Ella T.

This private tour is a tapestry woven with threads of Ottoman history and vibrant market flavors. Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces, guided by our historian, create a narrative of splendor, while the sensory experience at the Egyptian Spice Market is the perfect prelude to a cruise adventure heart

Samuel K.

Before setting sail on a fabulous cruise, indulge in the cultural riches of Istanbul smiley Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces, narrated by our historian guide, lay the foundation for an enriching journey, while the Egyptian Spice Market adds a touch of authenticity yes

Amelia P.

This tour seamlessly weaves together the palatial splendors of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe with the vibrant allure of the Egyptian Spice Market. An enriching experience guided by history, architecture, and the captivating essence of Istanbul.

Henry A.

Delve into the majesty of the Ottoman Empire on this private tour. Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces stand as testaments to a bygone era, and the historian guide's insights provide a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical significance yes

Scarlett L.

Experience the living history of Istanbul's architectural marvels with this private tour. Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces come to life through the expert narration of our guide, offering a profound connection to the legacy of the Ottoman Empire heart

Caleb J.

Before embarking on a fabulous cruise, savor the sensory delights of the authentic Egyptian Spice Market. This private tour seamlessly combines historical exploration with the vibrant colors and aromas of the market, creating a well-rounded and memorable experience yes

Addison B.

The Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour with Turco Travel was a seamless blend of history and beauty yes Our guide provided an insightful journey through the palaces, and the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added a sensory delight. This tour is a must for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Ottoman splendor heart

Levi G.

Take a private guided tour of Istanbul's Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces to redefine opulence. Ottoman luxury is vividly depicted by the historical guide, and the painstakingly designed architecture says volumes about the rich history of the empire.

Emily C.

The historian guide breathes life into the sacred rooms of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces, while the Egyptian Spice Market adds an authentic touch, creating a tour that lingers in memory heart

Wyatt H.

Our tour guide from Turco Travel, Demet, expertly led us through the splendor of the Ottoman era yes The holy chambers of the palaces were particularly impressive, and Demet's knowledgeable commentary deepened our comprehension. The tour was an excellent examination of Istanbul's past, made more enjoyable by Demet's leadership yes

Sophia M.

Dive into the grandeur of Ottoman history with a private tour highlighting Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The century-old hand-made architecture, both inside and out, captivates, offering a visual feast that transcends time heart

Gabriel F.

This tour seamlessly blends luxury and legacy as you explore the Ottoman wonders of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The handcrafted interiors and exteriors, standing the test of time, provide a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottomans.

Zoey K.

Our guide with Turco Travel, transformed the Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour into a captivating historical odyssey heart The attention to detail in both the architecture and our guide's storytelling made the tour engaging and brought the past to life yes

Owen D.

Unearth the splendors of the Ottoman Empire with a private guided tour, expertly narrated by our historian guide. The visit to Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces unveils the rich tapestry of history, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship that defines these architectural marvels yes

Abigail R.

This private tour offers a rare glimpse into the sacred rooms of Ottoman grandeur at Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The intricate details of the interior and exterior architecture, preserved through the ages, truly transport you to a bygone era of timeless elegance heart

Elijah N.

The expert historian guide unveils the stories behind Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces, showcasing the remarkable craftsmanship of centuries-old hand-made architecture.

Harper S.

Our guide from Turco Travel provided a seamless journey through the splendor of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The personalized insights into Ottoman history, combined with guide's friendly demeanor, created a memorable and enriching experience yes

Aiden T.

This tour was nothing short of an unforgettable Ottoman odyssey. From the lavish palaces to the spice market's vibrant chaos, every moment was a revelation. The guide's passion and the seamless flow of the itinerary made it a truly magical experience yes

Chloe A.

The personalized attention from the guide allowed for a more intimate exploration of the palaces. It felt like a VIP journey through time, uncovering the hidden gems of Ottoman history heart

Jackson M.

The tour surpassed expectations with its focus on the awe-inspiring architecture of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The experience left a lasting impression of the empire's grandeur yes

Grace E.

Gizem, our guide with Turco Travel, made the Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour a true delight yes Exploring the intricate details of the palaces was fascinating, and Gizem's enthusiasm and deep knowledge of Ottoman history made the tour both educational and enjoyable heart

Lucas B.

Transitioning from the historical richness of the palaces to a fabulous cruise was seamlessly orchestrated. The anticipation built during the tour culminated in the excitement of crossing continents, creating a well-rounded and memorable adventure yes

Mia J.

The tour was not just about historical facts; it was a journey of discovery. The guide's passion for Ottoman history made the experience not only informative but also engaging and enjoyable yes

Isaac R.

The stop at the Egyptian Spice Market was a sensory adventure. The vibrant colors, exotic scents, and the bustling atmosphere were a perfect contrast to the grandeur of the palaces. It added a delightful twist to the overall experience.

Ava C.

Our tour guide from Turco Travel, Mehmet, gave our tour of Istanbul's Ottoman Palaces a more intimate feel. His knowledge made the ancient buildings come to life, and the trip to the Egyptian Spice Market enhanced the experience with a great cultural touch.

Dylan W.

Before embarking on a fabulous cruise, the visit to the Egyptian Spice Market added an authentic touch to the tour. The sensory delights of the market, combined with the impending cruise, created an epic prelude to the journey across continents.

Lily M.

Turco Travel's guided tour allowed us to delve deep into the opulence of Ottoman history. Selçuk, our knowledgeable guide, illuminated the sacred rooms with fascinating stories. The handcrafted beauty of the palaces and Selçuk's passion for history made this tour truly remarkable yes

Caleb P.

Unveiling the cultural riches of Ottoman history, this tour was a visual feast. Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces stood as majestic witnesses to a bygone era. The guide's narrative skillfully brought the history to life, making it a truly enriching experience yes

Emma G.

The tour of Istanbul's palaces was a journey through palatial wonders. Each room told a story of Ottoman grandeur, and our guide's historical insights added a layer of appreciation. The handcrafted details and timeless beauty were truly mesmerizing heart

Benjamin H.

The palaces' architectural marvels were showcased with pride by our historian guide. The tour provided a unique perspective on the craftsmanship of the time, offering a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the Ottoman elite yes

Sophia L.

Private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour with Turco Travel was an unforgettable experience. Our guide, Ahmet, shared captivating insights into the rich history of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The intricate details of Ottoman architecture came to life, making this tour a true journey through time.

Ethan K.

The guide's expertise added layers to the grandeur of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces. The authenticity of the experience, combined with the well-preserved interiors, made it an educational and visually stunning adventure.

Olivia F.

Stepping into the sacred rooms of the Ottoman's most glorious palaces felt like a true time-travel experience. The handcrafted details of the interior and exterior architecture were awe-inspiring, providing a rich understanding of the cultural and historical significance.

Adam S.

The private Istanbul Ottoman Palaces Tour was a captivating journey into the opulent history of the Ottoman Empire. The intricate architecture of Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahçe Palaces, coupled with the insightful commentary from our historian guide, made it an unforgettable exploration 

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