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Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Museum Visit

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Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

We invite you to having a guided visit to early 19th century palace, construction completed in about 15 years. Construction cost was about 35 tons of gold in nowadays value, which was 5 million Ottoman Empire gold liras. Ottoman Armenian architect were in charge for the design of the Palace.

The palace was home to six Sultans from 1856, when it was first inhabited, up until the abolition of the Caliphate in 1924: The last royal to live here was Caliph Abdülmecid Efendi. A law that went into effect on March 3, 1924 transferred the ownership of the palace to the national heritage of the new Turkish Republic. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, used the palace as a presidential residence during the summers and enacted some of his most important works here. Atatürk spent the last days of his medical treatment in this palace, where he died on November 10, 1938.

Today, the palace is managed by Directorate of National Palaces of Turkish Republic. Responsible to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

Duration: 1 hour
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Departure Point
Dolmabahçe Sarayı, Vişnezade, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Departure Time
3:00 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • in English speaking licenced & professional tourist guidance
  • Entry fee to the museum
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Personal expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

I really recommend it because of the guide himself - Lutfi(hope I didn't write it wrong) was a very friendly guide. He was very patient and tried to make it more enjoyable by throwing questions. It wasn't to much information, it was the perfect amount....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sara M
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Guide was good and entertaining and this tour did help skip ticket line. But line wasn’t too long and price premium wasn’t worth it. Normal ticket from palace comes with free audio guide.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Odyssey822322
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