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Start Point Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
Start Point
Kabatas
End Point Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
End Point
Kabatas
Duration Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
Duration
4 Hrs.
Departure Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
Departure
09:00 am
Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise

Dolmabahce Palace, Bezmi Alem Mosque Tour and Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Asian Side Stopover

Learn about Istanbul's history as you explore the opulent Dolmabahce Palace with an expert guide. Enjoy Istanbul with a relaxing Bosphorus Yacht Cruise, see the higlights of city from the water and stop for a short visit in Kanlica Village.

Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of the last of the Ottoman sultans
  • Explore the beautiful garden and architecture of Dolmabahce Palace
  • Visit The Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
  • Enjoy a relaxing Bosphorus cruise between the Asian and European continents on a Luxury yacht
  • Find out about the history of Istanbul's top landmarks from your expert tour guide
  • Visit Kanlica, the greenest point on the Asian side where you could try "Kanlica Yogurt", which is enough reason for many people to visit this lovely town.
  • See wooden Ottoman villas and chic neighborhoods along the banks.
  • Explore quaint neighborhoods and learn the history of this wonderful city.
  • Travel in comfort on a luxury yacht with an experienced and fluent tour guide.

What You Can Expect

Enjoy a half day, morning tour to visit Dolmabahce Palace, the royal residence of the Ottoman Sultans, built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m2 area. It served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous for its great collection of European antiquities, furniture and a 4.5 ton chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Expert guides will take you through the most fascinating aspects of the palace, and answer any questions you may have on 19th century Ottoman history. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the stories, myths and great works of art related to this special place.

Right next to Dolmabahce Palace, we will visit The Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque that features a large central dome and two minarets. The interior is adorned with beautiful decorations, including intricate calligraphy and colorful tiles. The mosque has undergone several renovations and restorations over the years to preserve its architectural and historical significance.

Explore the Bosphorus in a relaxed, informative and fun way with the elegance that it deserves. After your expedition, jump on a cruise to relax and enjoy the Bosphorus strait on 2.5-Hours yacht cruise. Experience some luxury on this 2.5-hour yacht cruise down the Bosphorus. It's a small group tour that is designed to help travelers spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Istanbul is a beautiful city with its peculiarities. This Bosphorus cruise exposes you to a different perspective on Istanbul. You get to observe the beautiful city by a luxury yacht on this morning cruise.

On board our luxury yacht, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Istanbul is a beautiful city with its peculiarities. This Bosphorus cruise exposes you to a different perspective on Istanbul. You get to observe the beautiful city by a luxury yacht on this popular cruise. We will give a short visit to Kanlica, Kanlica is particularly famous for its yogurt, which is considered a delicacy in the area. Kanlica yogurt is known for its creamy texture and slightly tart flavor. Many visitors come to Kanlica specifically to enjoy a serving of this traditional yogurt, often topped with powdered sugar or honey.

Included Services

  • Pick - up from your hotel (Fatih and Areas only)
  • Entrance ticket for Dolmabahce Palace
  • 2.5-Hours cruise on a luxury yacht
  • Professional tour guide
  • Snacks
  • Savory pastry
  • Fruits
  • Turkish coffee served with Turkish delight
  • Turkis tea

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Harem tickets at Dolmabahce Palace

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Velena Travel Yacht Cruises on the Bosphorus

Below you'll find a list of commonly asked questions about booking Velena. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact us.

A: Because many of our cruises become sold out, we highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance, either online or by calling +90 554 797 26 46

A: No. Please check-in 30 minutes prio

A: Yes, Velena Travel Cruises depart from Kabatas and will return to the same location.

A: Typically, we sail rain or shine. It is up to the captain to decide whether to sail, postpone, or cancel. Please come dressed and prepared for an outdoor adventure.

A: A semi covered open deck and front side areas are available for seating. A covered salon houses large seating arrangements and full bar.

A: The Turkey Coast Guard requires that there be life jackets for every passenger. However, they are only passed out in an emergency.

A: Sunset Bosphorus Yacht is not handicap accessible. We welcome some guests with disabilities provided that the guests are able to ambulate up and down 6 steps on each side of then boarding ladder, and be escorted to a seat on the Main deck with minimal assistance.

Children using wheelchairs may be carried aboard by an adult in parental role with the Captain's permission and must be seated with family or caregivers on the main deck.

Adults using wheelchairs may not be carried aboard.

A: Bosphorus Sunset Yacht is inspected to carry our capacity of 150 people.

A: Velena Travel Yacht Cruises depart from Kabatas Pier.

A: Seating is first come, first served. Sections or seats are never reserved for groups. We cannot guarantee that your entire group will be seated together.

A: There is a full bar in the aft salon of Sunset Bosphorus Yacht with select packaged light snacks and drinks.

A: There is a Cancellation/Rebooking fee per ticket to move a time/date if trip insurance is not purchased with the tickets.

A: Sunset Bosphorus Yacht reserves the right to inspect all luggage and carry-on items frequently with explosive detection dogs. Ticket offices, parking lots, staging areas, and Sunset Bosphorus are monitored 24 hours a day by surveillance cameras or security personnel.

A: Sunset Bosphorus's large size and weight minimizes motion discomfort; however, if motion sickness is a concern, please consider a non-prescription remedy taken prior to boarding.

A: No pets of any kind are allowed in any passenger areas.

A: The nearest parking lost is Dolmabahce Palace car parking, this is the pin location CLICK

We recommend parking your car some times before the cruise departures.

We are Experiencing the Sunset Cruise

A sunset tour on the Bosphorus can be a wonderful and memorable experience. The Bosphorus is a strait that separates the European and Asian sides of Istanbul and is known for its stunning views of the city's skyline and the water.

Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS SUNSET CRUISE ON A LUXURUY YACHT

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

Is it worth visiting Dolmabahce Palace?

Yes, visiting Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul is definitely worth it, especially if you have an interest in history, architecture, or the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire.
Historical Significance: Dolmabahce Palace holds great historical significance as it served as the administrative center and residence of the last Ottoman sultans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was the place where many important events took place, including the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne, which marked the end of the Ottoman Empire.


Architectural Beauty: The palace is renowned for its stunning architecture, blending Ottoman and European influences. It is a masterpiece of neoclassical, baroque, and rococo styles, featuring grand facades, impressive domes, ornate interiors, and intricate detailing. The opulence and grandeur of the palace's design and decorations are truly breathtaking.
Lavish Interiors: Inside the palace, you'll find a series of lavish rooms and halls, each adorned with exquisite furniture, crystal chandeliers, intricate carpets, and beautiful artwork. The grand ceremonial hall, known as the Crystal Staircase, is particularly remarkable, as it is adorned with Baccarat crystal banisters.
Vast Grounds and Gardens: The palace is set within expansive grounds and gardens, which are also worth exploring. The gardens are beautifully landscaped, featuring colorful flowers, lush greenery, and stunning views of the Bosphorus. Taking a leisurely stroll through the gardens provides a serene and relaxing experience.
Guided Tours: Learn about the history of Dolmabahçe Palace, its architectural features and the stories of the Ottoman sultans who resided there with a guided tour. Our knowledgeable guides provide insight into the importance of the palace and make the visit more informative and engaging.
Overall, Dolmabahce Palace offers a fascinating glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire and showcases the architectural beauty of the era. If you have an interest in history, architecture, or simply appreciate grand palaces, a visit to Dolmabahce Palace is definitely worth your time in Istanbul.