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In Ottoman Istanbul, efforts were made to break away from its old shell through two important architectural periods; one of the most significant architects in this endeavor was Mimar Sinan, and the other was the Balyan family. In this tour, we focus on the later periods of the Ottoman Empire, exploring the magnificent palaces built by the Balyan family, who were pioneers of European architectural art in Istanbul. While a boat transfers us from one palace to another, we also take a leisurely detailed Bosphorus tour passing through the bridges of the Istanbul Bosphorus, important mansions, pavilions, and fortresses.


Starting from the designated time and meeting point, we first visit Dolmabahçe Palace. Initially known as the 'Beşiktaş Coastal Palace', the structure consisting of many mansions and pavilions was demolished and rebuilt as the Imperial Palace by Sultan Abdülmecid in 1856.

Then, we board our boat and make a journey along the European side of the Istanbul Bosphorus, followed by the Asian coast. Our next visiting point is Küçüksu Pavilion, built as a hunting lodge. After our visit, we recommend enjoying tea and coffee in the garden of the pavilion with a view of the Bosphorus.

We continue our journey by boat and disembark at Beylerbeyi Palace. Another structure built by the Balyan family, the palace is like a miniature version of Dolmabahçe Palace. The palace's garden offers us a unique viewing pleasure.

Finally, we bid farewell until our next excursion.

Services Included in the Price:

  • Round-trip transportation with a comfortable vehicle
  • Professional guidance service
  • Boat tour
  • In-car refreshments
  • Entrance to all visited places

Services Not Included in the Price:

  • Personal expenses
  • Museum and archaeological site entrance fees
  • Lunch (extra)

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