Istanbul tour, Dolmabahce Palace and Asian Side half day
First part of this tour will give you a chance to visit Dolmabahce Palace that will introduce you to a fine example of the Ottoman-Western fusion architecture. This palace was built as a second residence to the Sultan Abdulmecid and completed in 1856. The palace commands a nice view right on the Bosphorus and its gardens are very pretty, especially in spring and summer. The founder of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has died in this palace on November 10, 1938 at 9.05 AM.
After Dolmabahce Palace, you will be driven across the Bosphorus bridge to get to the Asian Side of Istanbul where you will get a panoramic view of the city from the top of Camlica Hill. With an altitude of 288 meters, you will have the best perception of Istanbul with an uncut and clear view of Old City, Pera, Bosphorus shores, bridges, main roads and other hills. Cross your fingers for clear skies !
Please note Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
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