Tickets for Istanbul Sightseeing Tour, Dolmabahce Palace & Bosphorus Cruise

A full-day Istanbul sightseeing tour including a Bosphorus Strait lunch cruise

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Starting time: 09:00
Duration: 9h
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
Fully guided tour by an experienced and licensed English-speaking guide
Entrance to Dolmabahce Palace
Cable car ticket
Bosphorus & Black Sea cruise with buffet lunch (seasonal salads, chicken shish kebab, rice & fruit)

What's not included

Gratuities (optional)
Drinks (available on board of the cruise at an extra charge)
  • Soak up Istanbul's sights and culture on a 4.5-hour boat cruise with lunch and an onboard guide
  • Explore Dolmabahce Palace and get a bird's-eye view of the city from the cable cars at Pierre Loti Hill
  • Swim in the Black Sea at Anadolu Kavagi, or explore some medieval ruins depending on the weather

Ready to see the real Istanbul? This full day sightseeing tour includes a long, relaxing cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus Strait, including lunch. Take a walking tour of a top Ottoman attraction - the mighty Dolmabahce Palace. Get amazing city views from the cable car on Pierre Loti Hill, and snap top Istanbul attractions like Galata Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge.

Istanbul just got even more impressive! At the Dolmabahce Palace, you can explore the home of the last six rulers of the Ottoman Empire, and learn the history of one of the most glamorous palaces in the world.

Take a look at those sweeping panoramic city views from Çamlıca Hill or Yeditepe. See how the city's amazing architecture and greenery paints a picture from the Pierre Loti Hill cable car, and wow, doesn't the Bosphorus sparkle from where you're sitting on that cruise boat?

Lunch on the boat will be a tasty traditional meze with grilled chicken. Tuck in while you spot the famous sites, from Galata Tower to the Bosphorus Bridge, the huge and famous bridge that links Europe to Asia.

If the weather is good enough for a swim, enjoy a few laps in the Black Sea at Anadolu Kavagi, a sleepy fishing village that's home to ruined castles, fortifications and ancient temples. If the weather's not putting you in the mood for swimming, explore those medieval ruins of Anadolu Kavagi instead.

Starting point
The Marmara Taksim, Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Taksim Meydani, 34437, Istanbul
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the driver at the meeting point, in front of the Marmara Hotel on Taksim Square
  • Pick-up in front of the hotel is at 08:30, the tour will depart from Bosphorus Cruise Pier at 09:00
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand. The driver cannot wait for latecomers

Boat tour:

  • You will be guided to the boat by your tour guide after the bus tour
  • The name of the boat is Seremoni and is docked in front of the Kadir Has University
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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