Itinerary : Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy District, Galata Tower, Taksim Square & Istiklal Street
Duration: 7 hours
Your guide will be waiting to meet you at the port. After you’ve been welcomed your guide will take you to Dolmabahçe Palace which is one the most glamorous palaces in the world. Dolmabahce Palace built between 1843-1856 and ordered by Sultan Abdülmecit I. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire. After Turkish republic when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk come to İtanbul he stayed and welcomed his foreign guests at Dolmabahce Palace. Also Ataturk spent his last times in here.
After Dolmabahce Palace your next stop is Ortakoy District which has one of the most beautiful view of Istanbul, right under the first Bosphorus Bridge. You can eat very nice Jacket Potato over there.
Next stop is Galata Tower which is one of the oldest and the most important towers in the world. First time built by Byzantium in 507. The first man who flew in history , in 17th century, Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi, put wooden wings to his arms and flew from Galata Tower to Uskudar. Its worth to climb to top of the tower for amazing Golden Horn view.
After Galata tower next stop is the heart of modern Istanbul which is Taksim Square & Istiklal Street (Independence Street). A nostalgic tram runs from the square along the street. Today Taksim & Istiklal are the most important social place in Istanbul. Its famed for restaurants, bars, shops, street sellers ( sell chestnut during winter and mussel all year long ) and street performers.
End of the tour back to port.
Dolmabahce Palace closed for the public on Mondays and Thursdays.
* Entrance fees
* Professional English speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
* Non-Smoking, air conditioned vehicle and professional driver
* Parking Fees
* Pick up and drop off
* Any Drinks
* Tip to Guide and Driver
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