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  • Dolmabahçe Palace & Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque
    Half Day Morning Tour (By Bus)

    DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 - 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.(Harem is not included)

    BEZM-İ ALEM VALİDE SULTAN MOSQUE The construction was originally backed by Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1851, it was opened for prayer.

    SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories. . (Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace)

    ÇAMLICA HILL one of the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of İstanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.

    CLOSED

  • Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Chora Museum
  • Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque on Monday and Thursday / Replaced with Eyüp Sultan Mosque
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    Nancy Jones

    I recently visited Istanbul with a group of 3 friends on our way through to Europe, our time was limited as we only had two full days in Istanbul but I was put in contact with Ulas from RSL Tours in Turkey, Ulas's command of the English language and knowledge of the city was a great asset to us as he gave suggestions of what we should see and do in the limited time we had and in what order we should do it. He recommended having a private guide who would take us to all,the attractions and also to the other places we wanted to see. On the Saturday morning our guide Dilek met us at our hotel as did Ulas to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The next two days we were left in Dilek's hands and she did a fantastic job of showing us her beautiful city and engrossing us in her knowledge of the history and culture for which Turkey is so well known.

    She had a wonderful personality, a great knowledge of her city and was very passionate about her job, she always wanted to ensure we were happy and just gave us two very memorable days. At the end of the second day, Ulas came back to meet us to ensure all went well and to have a coffee with us before we left.

    I have nothing but great memories of Istanbul and that is thanks to both Ulas and Dilek and RSL Tours, I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who needs touring and general assistance throughout Turkey and Istanbul.