Detail about the package
Located in Beşiktaş, Dolmabahçe Palace was built 1853 by Sultan Abdülmecit in opulent European style for about 35 tons of gold cost. Whole palace covers totally 250.000 m² area. Once the the palace was completed royal family moved here from Topkapı Palace.
Sultans decorated all he halls of palace with presented furnitures from all around the world. Hihgtlight of palace, Main Hall is located higher and it is one of the few halls in the world in terms of its size and height. The giant crystal chandelier with 750 lamps weighing 4 500 kg in the hall is a gift of Victoria, queen of UK. Palace holds the biggest collection of Baccarat & Bohemian chandeliers.
Ataturk, founder and first president of Turkish Republic, occasionally stayed in palace from 1927 until his passing away in the palace, room 71 in 1938. Dolmabahçe hosted several governers such as Iran Shah, Lebonan, Irak and UK kings.
Upon your guide’s arrival to your hotel, port or meeting point you can confirm the itinerary. You will then head to the palace by public transportation. In the end of your tour, you are free to visit any sites of interests.
1- Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays.
2- Tickets are not included.