Istanbul: Basilica Cistern and Dolmabahçe Palace Combo Tour

Overview

Take advantage of drop-in admission and take in both attractions with a guide.

Basilica Cistern Tour Times:
Mondays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:45
Tuesdays 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Wednesdays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 16:45
Thursdays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:15, 15:45, 16:30
Fridays 09:00, 09:45, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:45, 16:30
Saturdays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 16:30
Sundays 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:15, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30

Basilica Cistern Tour Meeting Point:
Meet with the guide in front of the Busforus Bus Stop (D marked stop sign) in Sultanahmet Square

Dolmabahce Palace Tour Times:
Mondays No Tours (Palace is closed)
Tuesdays 09:30, 11:15, 14:00, 15:45
Wednesdays 09:30, 11:15, 14:00, 15:45
Thursdays 09:30, 11:15, 14:00, 15:45
Fridays 09:30, 11:15, 14:00, 15:45
Saturdays 09:30, 11:15, 14:00, 15:45
Sundays 09:30, 11:15, 14:00, 15:45

Dolmabahce Palace Tour Meeting Point:
Meet your guide in front of the Dolme Baghche Palace clock tower. After passing the security check, the clock tower is located at the entrance of Dolma Baghche Palace. Avoid the lines at the Basilica Cistern, located in the city center. See how this building was built to supply water to the Great Palace of Constantinople, Hagia Sophia, and various baths and fountains throughout Istanbul. Admire its architecture with more than 300 columns. Go to Dolma Baghche Palace, an impressive building designed in European style. This palace is one of the biggest palaces in Türkiye and has 285 rooms. Learn from your guide the history of the long-standing royal residence and its origins in the Ottoman Empire. Your ticket gives you access to the harem section of the palace, the private quarters where Ottoman sultans and their families lived.

Highlights

Explore the Basilica Cistern and Dolma Baghche Palace with fast-track tickets and a guided tour. Explore the underground tank and palace, including the harem section.

  • Immerse yourself in the history of Istanbul by walking through the Basilica Cistern.
  • Enjoy priority entry to the Basilica Cistern and Dolma Baghche Palace.
  • Travel to the past by visiting the elaborate palace of Dolma Baghche.
  • See the private residences of the Ottoman sultans in the harem section.
  • Benefit from the knowledge and insight of a local guide to explore both attractions.

Included/Excluded

  • Entry tickets to the Basilica Cistern and Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • Tour guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Explore the heart of Dolma Baghçe Palace and the Basilica Cistern, two of Istanbul's must-see attractions.

Meeting point

For the tour of Dolma Baghche Palace, meet your guide in front of the palace clock tower. Meet your guide in front of the Foraz Sultanahmet (Old City) bus station on the Basilica Cistern Tour.

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Additional Info
  • Combination passes are valid for 3 days after the first use of the tour.
  • To enter the palace, you have to go through the same security check as at the airport.
  • Luggage or large bags are not allowed.
  • Live tour guide : English.
Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours in advance.

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