Join us on this tour along the European shore of the Bosphorus, where we'll visit the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Rumeli Fortress, and the Emirgan Park and discover a part of Istanbul that will enchant you!
European Side of Istanbul Tour
At 10 am, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and head to the Tophane district. Onboard the minibus, we'll drive past the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, the Besiktas stadium, and many imperial buildings.
Our first stop on this tour will be the Dolmabahçe Palace, a residence of the sultans from 1856 to 1924 - when the Caliphate was abolished. We'll take in the beauty of its imposing façade, which perfectly combines Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles together with the traditional Ottoman style.
We'll enter the palace and admire the Crystal Staircase, the Throne Room, the huge Elizabethan chandelier, and the many carpets and relics it treasures. With our camera roll full of photos, we'll leave Dolambahçe and head to another renowned palace located on the European shore of the Bosphorus, to enjoy a panoramic view of the Cirağan Palace. There, we'll see its ancient gardens, which today are one of the favourite spots for tourists and locals during springtime.
Is anyone hungry? You'll have an hour of free time to have lunch in a restaurant in Ortaköy, a very charming neighbourhood of Istanbul. Also, you can stroll through its streets and visit the small boutiques, bars, tea houses, and craft stores.
Next, we'll continue the tour visiting the Bebek district, one of the most glamorous of Istanbul, where the Rumeli Fortress will be waiting for us. We'll visit this 15th-century castle commissioned by Mehmet the Conqueror - it'll be like travelling back in time!
Our last destination will be Emirgan Park, a place filled with palaces, lagoons, and waterfalls.
Lastly, we'll return to your hotel at 4 pm, ending the tour.
Rumeli Fortress is currently closed for renovation. Until further notice, we will not visit the inside of the fortress, however, we will visit the exterior.
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Tour in English
Children from 4 to 12US$ 35
Children under 4Free
A minimum of 2 people is required to book the activity.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Transport by minibus
English speaking guide
Cup of coffee or tea
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.