Dolmabahce Palace and Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

Excursion Dolmabahce Palace and Basilica Cistern in Istanbul is an advantageous opportunity to combine two famous locations into one comfortable trip for the whole family

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Dolmabahce and basilica cistern in Istanbul is a chance to visit magnificent iconic places. Istanbul is a unique and one-of-a-kind city that combines the territory of two continents - Europe and Asia. However, these are far from all the features of this colorful metropolis, because it has so many amazing cultural, historical, and religious attractions that have survived to this day and must be visited by all guests. A friendly guide will gladly introduce our guests to ancient history as part of an exciting journey.

Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahce and basilica cistern in Istanbul's first stop on the route will be the grandiose Dolmabahçe Palace or castle, a relatively new building in comparison with other architectural masterpieces of the metropolis, which is why it can rightfully be called unique and inimitable. This graceful building has embodied several areas of architecture - baroque, neoclassicism, and rococo, which allows it to compete in its beauty with the most famous European buildings of that century. An interesting fact from the history of the construction of the palace: a chic glass chandelier, which to this day is considered the largest in the world, in the main hall, was donated by none other than Queen Victoria herself. Moreover, Sultan Abdul-Majid I, who ordered its construction, was a devoted admirer of Ivan Aivazovsky's work, so he ordered many of his paintings for his home. Getting to the Dolmabahce Palace is extremely easy: you can take a high-speed tram, or go down the funicular to the Kabatash stop.

Any vacation in Istanbul cannot do without a boat tour along the Bosphorus. There are day, evening, and night routes, each of which has its own characteristics.

Basilica cistern

The next legendary stop of the Dolmabahce and basilica cistern in Istanbul will be an amazing example of an ancient Turkish reservoir - Basilica Cistern. It was built in the first century AD and was built for more than one hundred years, and there are about forty more similar structures of a smaller size throughout the city. For many centuries this place was strategically important in times of war and famine, but its value does not end there. It is not only a reservoir with a strategic reserve of water but also an incredibly beautiful piece of architectural art with superb columns and frescoes. An interesting discovery for moviegoers will be the fact that the popular film "Inferno" was filmed in this very location, and indeed, the local environment resembles the underworld in all its glory. This place is located in the very heart of the cultural capital, in the Sultanahmet region, next to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Hurry up to buy a ticket from 9.00 am to 18.30 pm.

The incredible travel price for adults and children is the lowest on the Minister Tours website. The tour to Basilica cistern price includes a visit to the two declared locations, transfer from the hotel and back, accompaniment of a guide, and insurance.

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Dolmabahce Palace and Basilica Cistern in Istanbul price 2024

Adult 35 £
Kids (4-10 ) 30 £
Infants (0 -3) Free

Dolmabahce Palace and Basilica Cistern in Istanbul programm

  • Transfer from hotels in the Istanbul region with  guide.
  • Departure for a tour of Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Arrival at the famous Dolmabahce Palace on comfortable buses.
  • Visit through the hall of ceremonies, the personal rest of the sultans, see the palace interiors and the legendary chandelier weighing 2 tons.
  • Free time for a walk around the sights, photo and video shooting.
  • Boarding buses and transfer to Turkey's famous underground reservoir - Basilica Cisterns.
  • A walk through the territory of the Cisterns, accompanied by a guide who will introduce the group to the history. their appearance and other secrets of this mysterious place.
  • Free time for photos and videos.
  • Return to the buses and drive back to the hotel.

Dolmabahce Palace and Basilica Cistern in Istanbul details

Tour daysCheck with the manager
Tour hours 09:00 — 16:00
Includes transfer from the hotel and back, insurance, entrance fees (check with the manager)
Excludes personal expenses
Don't Forgets water for the road, photo and video equipment

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