Istanbul Half Day Tour - A Bridge, A Hill and A Palace

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Why not take a tour to the highest point around the Bosphorus and get that magical photo.  This half day tour takes you across the first Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill at 268 metres above sea level for that chance.  Then we visit one of the most glamous palaces in the world and an important place in Turkish history Dolmabahce Palace.


  • View from Camlica Hill
  • Everyday traffic on the Bridge
  • Guided Tour Dolmabahce Palace (closed Mondays and Thursday where Chora Museum will be visited instead)
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You will be picked up from your hotel around 1pm.

Once your have settled into the airconditioned coach you will hear some interesting facts about Istanbul from your guide as the bus drives across the first Bosphorus Bridge, built in 1973, that connects Europe and Asia.

We continue to drive up to the top of Camlica Hill, the highest peak of Istanbul. which is 268 meters above sea level. Camlica got its name from the pine trees in the area (Çam means Pine in Turkish) to view the splendid panorama of the Bosphorus Strait.

We then drive back to Europe to Dolmabahce Palace, a residence for the last of the Ottoman Sultans and where Ataturk died in 1938.  Here you will have a guided tour of this magnificent 19th century building with your guide! 

After the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel around 5.30pm

Special Note: Dolmabahce Palace Museum is closed on Mondays & Thursdays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum.



  • This is a small group tour for half a day in the afternoon
  • A minimal level of fitness is required to do this tour, you must be able to walk slowly for up to 2 hours.


  • Professional Licensed English speaking Guide
  • ​Transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Entrance fees  (excluding the Harem at Dolmabahce Palace)


  • Tips for Driver and Guide
  • Any meals, costs or services not specified in "price includes"




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