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Istanbul: Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Tour With Admission


As you continue your tour, learn about the distinct differences between Dolmabahçe Palace and Topkapı Palace – such as the architectural style and the way the furniture is used. Learn how Dolmabahçe Palace was the last seat of the empire and served until 1922.
At the end of your tour, you can explore the Imperial Harem on your own without a guide.


Skip the ticket line and enter Dolmabahçe Palace with a professional guide. You will learn about the history of the palace, its differences from Topkapı Palace and enjoy the entrance to the Imperial Harem.

  • Visit the largest palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Browse the largest collection of baccarat and bohemian chandeliers.
  • Read about the differences between Dolmabahçe and Topkapı palaces.
  • Enjoy admission to the Imperial Harem section (without a guide).


  • Hagia Sophia entry ticket
  • Entrance ticket to Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Licensed guide
  • Free time to explore
  • Entrance to Imperial Harem section (ticket only)
  • Entrance ticket to Clock Museum

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Meet your licensed English-speaking guide outside the monument and enter with a skip-the-line ticket. Start with a guided tour of the stunning interiors. Learn how the palace was built on the orders of Sultan Abdülmecid I and opened in 1856.
Admire the largest collection of Baccarat and Czech chandeliers on the planet, including the largest Czech chandelier of all time. Marvel at the vast collection of gold inside, specifically on the ornate ceilings.

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the security line in front of Dolmabahce Bufe.

Additional Information
  • For the ticket line only, not for security control, skip the line. There will still be a line at security for you to wait in.
  • During the tour, your guide will provide headsets to groups larger than fifteen.
  • Live tour guide : English.
Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.


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