Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side Tour Istanbul half day morning daily guarante departure tour, Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side Tour covers, Dolmabahce Palace, Drive on Bosphorus and Asian Hill, Pierre Loti Hill, Fly Over by Cable Car, City Walls.
Departure: Pick up from your hotel
Duration:4 hours (Half Day Morning)
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DAY 1 - Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side Tour
Between 08:00 - 08:300 am Pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side Tour.
Dolmabahce Palace ; Dolmabahce Palace was ordered to be buily by the Empire's 31st Sultan Abdulmecid I, and built between the years 1843 and 1856. Haci Said Aga was responsible for the construction works, while the prject was realised by architecs Garabet Balyan, his son Nigogayos Balyan, and Evanis Kalfa. The construction works cost five millionOttoman mecidiye gold coins, the equivalent of 35 tonnes of gold. Fourteen tonnes of gold in the form of gold leaf were used to gild the ceillings of the 45,000 square metre monoblock palace, which stands on an area of 111,000 square meter. The design contains eclectic elements from the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles, blended, with traditional Ottoman architecture to create a new synthesis. The palace layout and decor reflect the increasing influence of European styles and standars on Ottoman culture and art during the Tanzimat period.
The Bridge : Drive on Bosphorus ; We will accross the Bosphorus by the 64 meters high bridge, which will let you see a breathtaking view of the European and Asian sides. You will find yourself in Asia once the short ride is over.
Asian Hill ; we climb a Bosphorus side hill by bus for a view which makes it well worm to climb. It gives you a unique chance to view one of the most fascinating part of the city in a single picture.
Pierre Loti Hill : The hill was named after the French novelist and naval officer Pierre Lotti who visited Istanbul several times and stayed many years.
Fly Over by Cable Car : Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car all the way down to the hill.
City Walls : Constantinople's great city walls were breached only twice in 1600 years. The first breach occured in 1204 during the fourth Crusade.
13:30 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side Tour will be ended.
Hotel pick up and drop off
English Speaking Tour Guide
Non Smoking air-conditioned touristical vehicle
Tips to driver and Guide
30 % discount for children below age 7. Children 2 years old and below are free of charge. Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request. Those who stay in hotels out of the city center can be transferred from/to their hotels with an extra fee upon request.