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Activities in Istanbul

European Side of Istanbul Tour

6 reviews | 34 travellers
Excellent day !!!! We have spent a beautiful day and known many more than interesting places. The perfect transport, punctual, clean and comfortable, with a super-professional driver. The guide Aisum (Luna) was so much more than great and charming. He gave us a lot of information to each place we went and his Spanish was correct. Thank you very much for such beautiful moments.
10 Pablo
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 70
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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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!

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.

Temporary closures 

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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Price

Adults Children from 4 to 12 Children under 4
Tour in English
US$ 70
US$ 35
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 70
  • Children from 4 to 12

    US$ 35
  • Children under 4

    Free

A minimum of 2 people is required to book the activity.

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off

Transport by minibus

English speaking guide

Entrance tickets

Cup of coffee or tea

Not included

Lunch.

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.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

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.

US$ 70
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.