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European Side of Istanbul Tour
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European Side of Istanbul Tour

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Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
US$ 70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts
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Join us on this tour along the European shore of the Bosphorus, where we'll visit the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Rumeli Fortress, and the Emirgan Park and discover a part of Istanbul that will enchant you!

Dolmabahçe Palace
Palace interior
Rumeli Fortress
One of the fortress' tower
Emirgan Park
Exploring Emirgan
A squirrel in Emirgan Park

European Side of Istanbul Tour

At 10 am, we'll pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul and head to the Tophane district. Onboard the minibus, we'll drive past the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, the Besiktas stadium, and many imperial buildings.

Our first stop on this tour will be the Dolmabahçe Palace, a residence of the sultans from 1856 to 1924 - when the Caliphate was abolished. We'll take in the beauty of its imposing façade, which perfectly combines Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles together with the traditional Ottoman style

We'll enter the palace and admire the Crystal Staircase, the Throne Room, the huge Elizabethan chandelier, and the many carpets and relics it treasures. With our camera roll full of photos, we'll leave Dolambahçe and head to another renowned palace located on the European shore of the Bosphorus, to enjoy a panoramic view of the Cirağan Palace. There, we'll see its ancient gardens, which today are one of the favourite spots for tourists and locals during springtime.

Is anyone hungry? You'll have an hour of free time to have lunch in a restaurant in Ortaköy, a very charming neighbourhood of Istanbul. Also, you can stroll through its streets and visit the small boutiques,  bars, tea houses, and craft stores.

Next, we'll continue the tour visiting the Bebek district, one of the most glamorous of Istanbul, where the Rumeli Fortress will be waiting for us. We'll visit this 15th-century castle commissioned by Mehmet the Conqueror - it'll be like travelling back in time!

Our last destination will be Emirgan Park, a place filled with palaces, lagoons, and waterfalls.

Lastly, we'll return to your hotel at 4 pm, ending the tour.

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Adults Children from 4 to 12 Children under 4
Tour in English
US$ 70
US$ 35

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 70
  • Children from 4 to 12

    US$ 35
  • Children under 4


A minimum of 2 people is required to book the activity.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 60% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 60% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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6 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off

Transport by minibus

English speaking guide

Entrance tickets

Cup of coffee or tea

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.