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Dolmabahce Palace + Istanbul Christian Shrines w Turcji

Time:08:00 - 18:00 (all day).

Days:Tue, Fri, Sun

Istanbul is famous all over the world as a city with oriental grandeur and European elegance. Different architectural styles coexist perfectly here: from traditional mosques to baroque palaces. The legacy of the Ottoman and Byzantine empires and the new buildings complement each other. You will see and get inside the exquisite Dolmabahce Palace. Also old and new temples, legendary churches and utilitarian buildings of Istanbul will reveal their secrets and mysteries.

In the program:

  • Dolmabahce Palace (19th century) is an exquisite baroque palace of the sultan that can outshine many European palaces. The richly decorated palace impresses with grandeur and golden decorations, a crystal staircase, a Bohemian glass chandelier weighing 5 tons. The palace contains a unique collection of paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky, which the artist executed by order of the Sultan.
  • The Suleymaniye Mosque is a new mosque in Istanbul (2019), considered the largest. Surprisingly, the new mosque perfectly fit into the ancient city, emphasizing its beauty and grandeur. This mosque is considered by many to be the most beautiful mosque in Turkey.
  • The cistern is a utilitarian place - an underground reservoir, which is in no way inferior to palaces in size and beauty. It is called a beautiful and mysterious underground palace complex.
  • The Great Patriarchate is the patriarchal residence and the Cathedral of St. George the Victorious. According to legend, the apostle Andrew himself founded the church.
  • The Iron Church (St. Stephen's Church) is a temple complex near the Golden Horn Bay with neo-baroque elements, which was built on the site of a wooden church in the 19th century.
  • The Blachernae Church (5th century) is an important church for Eastern Christianity. It is in honor of the appearance in this temple of the Mother of God that the Orthodox Church established the feast of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos.

Excursion cost (for 1 person):$ 80.

The price includes:

  • Entrance fees to Dolmabahce Palace
  • entrance fees to the Cistern
  • transfers,
  • headphones (for groups of 15 or more),
  • lunch
  • guide service

Not included:

  • Entrance tickets to Selamlik (male part) on the territory of Dolmabahce Palace,
  • drinks.

Note:

  • Day off (Monday): Dolmabahce Palace, the unique and majestic palace of the Ottoman Sultans with amazing sea views.
  • Day off (Tuesday): Topkapi Palace - until the 19th century, the main palace of the Ottoman Empire. The magnificent interiors of the palace with stained-glass windows in oriental style, high towers, beautiful gardens are known throughout the world.