Our well-planned Highlights of Istanbul itinerary completely immerses you into Sultanahmet. Visit the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace all in one fascinating tour.
Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tour with Tickets
Experience the splendor, beauty, and rich history of Dolmabahce Palace on an unforgettable guided tour
- Adult (Ages 13+)
- Child (Ages 3-12)
- Infant (Ages 2 & Under)
- Private Tour Base price for 2 people
Join us on a Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tour In Istanbul
Discover the splendor, beauty, and history of Dolmabahce Palace on a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Step inside via a priority entrance and follow an expert guide through the lavish halls of this late iconic Ottoman architectural masterpiece.
Arrive at the meeting point to meet your guide who will give you a friendly introduction to the royal complex and lead you inside to begin exploring one of the most famous palaces in the world. See the ornate Sultan’s State Apartments extensively decorated with gold and crystal and the Ceremonial Hall with its glittering chandeliers, one of the most emblematic rooms in Dolmabahce Palace where many events of great historic significance took place.
Learn about the sultans of the Ottoman royal family and the traditions of the Harem housing the families.
Listen as your guide brings these legendary characters to life with entertaining storytelling and admire Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, who used the palace as a presidential residence during the summers and enacted some of his most important works here.
After experiencing the grandeur of the interior, enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the gardens, filled with statues, water fountains, and marble vases.
- Skip-the-Line Access: Enjoy the convenience of priority entrance, bypassing the queues, and maximizing your time exploring the grandeur of Dolmabahce Palace.
- Lavish Sultan’s State Apartments: Marvel at the opulence of the Sultan’s State Apartments, adorned with intricate gold and crystal decorations, offering a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the Ottoman rulers.
- Glittering Ceremonial Hall: Step into the emblematic Ceremonial Hall, illuminated by dazzling chandeliers, and learn about the significant historical events that took place within its majestic walls.
- Fascinating Harem Insights: Gain intriguing insights into the traditions and lifestyles of the Ottoman royal families as you explore the Harem, once a private sanctuary for sultans and their families.
- Atatürk’s Presidential Residence: Discover the connection between Dolmabahce Palace and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the revered founder of modern Turkey, who used the palace as a presidential residence during the summers, making it a site of historical importance.
- Guided tour for 2.5 hours
- Pre-reserved admission tickets for Dolmabahce Palace with priority access
- Pre-reserved admission ticket for the Harem section with priority access
- Licensed tour guide
- Shared group or private walking tour (depending on the option chosen)
- Transport to or from the meeting spot
We meet just outside Dolmabahce Palace under the big Clock Tower. Here is the Google Maps link
Your guide will have a sign that says Walks In Europe. Please do not enter the Palace grounds. The clock tower is outside before the security check-in.