Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Admission and Guided Tour
From US$ 33 per person
Skip the ticket queue and enter Dolmabahçe Palace with a professional guide. Learn more about the history of the palace and its differences from Topkapi Palace. Admire the fascinating view of the Bosphorus.
About this activity
- Visit the largest palace of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire
- See the largest collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers
- Learn the differences between Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces.
Explore the Dolmabahçe Palace, the largest royal residence of the sultans and the imperial family of the Ottoman Empire.
Outside the monument, meet your licensed English-speaking guide and enter with your skip-the-line ticket. Begin a guided tour of the stunning interiors. Learn how the palace was built on the orders of Sultan Abdulmecid I and opened in 1856. Admire the largest collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers on the planet, including the largest Bohemian chandelier ever. Marvel at the vast collection of gold inside, especially on ornate ceilings.
As you continue the tour, learn about the obvious differences between Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapi Palace – for example, the architectural style and the way the furniture is used. Find out how Dolmabahçe Palace was the last headquarters of the empire and served until 1922.
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- Suitable for everyone