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Dolmabahce Palace Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

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  • Enjoy fast-track entry into the Dolmabache Palace and save up to 2 hours of precious time by skipping the long lines.
  • Receive your audio guide in 10 languages and tour the interiors at your own pace.
  • Spend time exploring the palace that was home to the last 6 sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Upgrade your ticket to enjoy a Bosphorus cruise.

Inclusions

  • Skip the line entry to Dolmabahce Palace
  • Audio guide in 10 languages
  • Entrance to Harem Section
  • Bosphorus cruise tickets (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Clock Museum
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: It is best to arrive early at the attraction to avoid the crowd and enjoy the guided tour in peace.
  • Please note that while you cannot enter the Dolmabahce Palace without a representative, your representative takes you to the entrance of the palace, you can visit the palace on your own.
  • Please note that there is a strict security check before visitors are allowed to enter the meeting point, so it is suggested that you arrive well in time.
  • To acquire the audio guide guests will be required to deposit proof of identification and a cash fee.
  • Note that during the winter season (November 1 to March 31), the palace opens around 9am and closes around 4pm.
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tour of Dolmabahce Palace with Harem & Paintings Museum with Skip-the-Line Tickets

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  • History buffs will enjoy this 1-hour guided tour of Dolmabahce Palace with skip-the-line tickets, and entry to the Harem and Paintings Museum.
  • Your guide brings the palace to life, detailing its history as the last Ottoman residence, with stories behind the empire's final days.
  • Explore the rarely-accessed Harem, once home to the Sultan's family, to see how lavishly they lived their lives.
  • Immerse yourself in Ottoman-era masterpieces at the National Paintings Museum, housing the only collection from the Palaces.
  • After the guided portion, you'll have free time to explore the palace complex at your own pace and revisit your favorite sections.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour tour of Dolmabahce Palace
  • English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry to Harem section
  • Entry to National Paintings Museum
  • Free time to explore Palace complex

Exclusions

  • Entry to Clock Museum
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tip: After the guided tour, head to the balcony overlooking the Bosphorus Strait for the Sultan's view of the ancient city.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • While this experience offers skip-the-line access to the ticket queue, remember that security checks might require a short wait.
  • The Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays, the first day of the Ramadan Feast, the first day of Eid-Al-Adha, and New Year's Day.
  • The Dolmabahce Palace is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 9 am to 5 pm. You can enter the Dolmabahce Palace only until 3 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo: Dolmabahce Palace + Bosphorus Cruise Tickets

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  • Save big with this combo as you explore the brilliant architecture of the Dolmabahce Palace and cruise under the pleasant sun on the Bosphorus Strait.
  • Skip the lines at the palace and explore its impressive blend of Ottoman, Baroque, and Neoclassical architectural styles with your English-speaking guide.
  • Roam around at your own pace and access the Harem section while listening to your multilingual audioguide.
  • Go to the pier for your cruise and enjoy marvelous sights along the European and Asian coastline while tuning in to the audio guide app.
  • Enjoy the scenic Bosphorus cruise, passing by Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and the Bosphorus Bridge.

Inclusions

Dolmabahce Palace

  • 15-min Dolmabahce Palace Highlights Tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Skip the line admission to Dolmabahce Palace
  • Access to the Harem section
  • Unlimited stay inside the palace
  • Audio guide in 15 languages

Bosphorus Cruise

  • 75-min cruise on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Audio guide app in 9 languages

Exclusions

  • Transfer between the palace and the pier
  • Tip: April to May and Sept to Nov are the best months to visit Istanbul, the weather is more pleasant, the crowds are thinner and the city is alive with many festivals.

Dolmabahce Palace

  • An ID is required to access the free audio guide at the Dolmabahce Palace.
  • The Dolmabahce Palace audio guide is available in 15 languages.
  • Note that during the winter season (November 1 to March 31), the palace opens around 9am and closes around 4pm.
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays.

Bosphorus Crusie

  • The audio guide app for the Bosphorus Cruise is only accessible on Android version 10 or later.
  • The audio guide is available in 9 languages: English, German, French, Russian, Italian, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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  • Save time and money with this combo ticket valid for 3 days, and enjoy hassle-free access to the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern.
  • Skip the lines at Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern and enter all the 3 museums to start your guided tour.
  • Get the most important information and orientation tips from an official tour guide and benefit from an audio guide app available for Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in 9 languages.
  • Following this, feel free to explore the museums at your own pace and listen to the interesting commentary on your audio guides.

Inclusions

  • Skip the line entry to Hagia Sophia
  • Guided tour of Hagia Sophia
  • Skip the line entry to Topkapi Palace (including Harem section) & guided tour (optional)
  • Skip the line entry to Basilica Cistern & guided tour (optional)
  • Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace audio guide (English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish)

Exclusions

  • Headsets
  • Hotel transfers
  • Meal inclusions
  • Please download the audioguide app in your smartphone prior to your tour.
  • The audio guide is available for Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in the following languages: English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Turkish.
  • This ticket is valid for 3 days. You may come at the available times, to the meeting points and visit these with your Istanbul Welcome Card guide. You can visit all 3 museums in 1 day or on different days.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Dolmabahce Palace | A tapestry of Ottoman opulence

Nestled on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait, the mid-19th-century Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most compelling architectural masterpieces in Istanbul. It served as the main administrative center for the Ottoman Sultans for around 7 decades and later used by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first President of the Turkish Republic. Designed in a blend of European and Ottoman architectural styles, the palace is known for its opulent interiors, crystal chandeliers, and expansive gardens. Did you know that the world's biggest Bohemian crystal chandelier is located at this place? Today, it is a museum showcasing Turkey's rich history and heritage. Read on to learn more about the palace, how to book Dolmabahce Palace tickets, opening hours, and other details to plan your visit.

Things to know before you book your Dolmabahce Palace tickets

  • Consider a guided tour of Dolmabahce Palace to learn about its history and significance, and have an informative experience.
  • There is a mandatory security check before entering the palace, so factor in this time when you plan your visit.
  • Carry a valid ID so that you can rent the audio guides.
  • Photography is not allowed inside Dolmabahce Palace.

Why visit Dolmabahce Palace?

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Which Dolmabahce Palace ticket is best for you?

Dolmabahce Palace Skip the Line + Guided Tours

If you have limited time

Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Guide: 15-minute orientation with an English-speaking guide, audio guide in 10 languages

  • Skip-the-line tickets allow you to gain direct entry to Dolmabahce Palace so that you can spend time exploring instead of standing in ticket lines. They also provide access to the harem section.
  • These tickets include a 15-minute orientation with an English-speaking guide, after which you can explore at your own pace with an audio guide, which is available in 10 languages.

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Dolmabahce Palace Combo Tickets

If you are on a budget

Go for: Combo tickets
Guide: English-speaking guide, audio guide

  • Combo tickets allow you to cover multiple attractions and experiences with a single ticket, making it easier on your pocket.
  • With these tickets, you can enjoy skip-the-line entry to Dolmabahce Palace as well as an informative tour with audio guides in 9 languages.

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Istanbul Cards & Passes

If you want a comprehensive experience

Go for: Guided tours
Guide: Expert English-speaking tour guide, audio guides

  • Explore the lavish Dolmabahce Palace and its trove of historical artifacts in depth with guided tours.
  • Gain deep insights into the history of this palace, which was built in the 1800s, with an expert English-speaking tour guide and audio guides in 9 languages. 

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Cancellation policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase.

Highlights of Dolmabahce Palace

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Mabeyn-i Humayun

Ottoman Sultans used Mabeyn-i Humayun to discuss state affairs. The complex contains more than a single floor. The most notable highlight in the hall is a crystal staircase. Visitors can see luxurious decorations, grand chandeliers, carpets, and a Turkish bath at Mabeyn-i Humayun.

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Muayede

Muayede is known for being the highest hall and the most significant section of the Dolmabahce Palace. Muayede has a 36-meter-high ceiling supported by 56 columns. The notable attraction in Muayede is the striking crystal chandelier with 750 lamps, weighing over 4.5 tonnes.

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Medhal hall

Medhal Hall is considered to be the main hall of Dolmabahce Palace. Visitors today enter the palace through the Medhal Hall. During the Ottoman time, state ministers and administrators occupied the rooms adjacent to the main hall.

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Atatürk's room

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Turkish Republic, spent his last days in Dolmabahce Palace. The bedroom of Atatürk is close to the former harem of the palace. The clock in the room shows the time 9:05 AM paying respect to the president, who died on November 10, 1938.

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Red room

The Red Room is close to the main hall or the Medhal Hall. The room got its name from the prominent red color designs in the room. Visitors can see the monogram of Sultan Abdülmecid on top of a Boulle desk. There is another monogram on the fireplace under the dome-shaped roof.

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Blue hall

Blue Hall is in the middle of the harem and has distinctive hues of blue. While exploring the Blue Hall, look for the blue shades in decorations, paintings, and marbles. The Blue Hall was used for ceremonial purposes and for Sultans to meet citizens.

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Pink hall

The Pink Hall was used for welcoming noble female visitors. It is known as Valide Sultan Divanhanesi in Ottoman times. Sultanas and other royalty used to meet here and spend time together. It has beautiful paintings, and the entire hall is covered with a special rug called Hereke.

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Zulvecheyn hall

Zulvecheyn Hall was used as a venue for ceremonies. The hall was constructed as an attachment between the interior and exterior of the palace. It was used for preaching functions, marriages, holidays, and other important public events.

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Sufera hall

Sufera Hall, also known as Ambassador Hall, is an exquisite space in the Dolmabahce Palace. Sultans used to meet important people in this room. The Sufera Hall has gold decorations and a collection of stunning bohemian chandeliers.

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Harem

Harems are separate quarters built for the leisure of the Royal Family. Harems were a feature of royalty and wealthy families in Middle Eastern traditions. Sultan Abdülmecid built a Dolmabahce Palace harem section to spend time with his children and personal concubines.

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Clock tower

The clock tower in Dolmabahce Palace was an addition made in the time of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Armenian architect Sarkis Balyan designed the neo-baroque-style clock tower that has four sides. The clock was imported from France. Today, the original timepiece is replaced by an electric one.

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Dolmabahce mosque

Sultan Abdülmecid’s mother commissioned the Dolmabahce mosque, but the construction of the mosque was completed in 1855. The mosque follows a neo-classical style and has elements of Rococo and Baracoa styles. The palatial decorations of the mosque made it different from the traditional Ottoman Mosque design.

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Palace gardens

The gardens of Dolmabahce Palace grow exotic flowers. It also includes typical garden structures, including sculptures, fountains, and pools. The garden complex also has pantries, barracks, animal shelters, an aviary, a glass workshop, etc.

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Library

Ottoman emperor Abdülmecid II was the force behind the construction of the library in the palace. It is a huge library in Dolmabahce Palace that has books from the Ottoman and the Ataturk era.

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Palace gates

Dolmabahce Palace has eight gates. Three gates open to Bosporus, giving a stunning view of the sea. The gate behind the palace is on the edge of Bosporus Bay, between Asia and Europe. Another important gate is Saltanat Kapisi which opens to the central garden.

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Plan your visit to Dolmabahce Palace

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  • Souvenirs: Visitors can buy souvenirs from stores in the Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Lost and Found: Dolmabahce Palace has a lost and found service where visitors can report their lost items. 
Accessibility
  • Wheelchairs: Dolmabahce Palace is wheelchair accessible.
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  • Dolmabahce Palace Cafe: For a quick snack or beverage, visitors can head to Dolmabahce Palace Cafe, which is located at the edge of the palace complex and offers amazing views of the palace gardens and the Bosphorus. 
  • 16 Roof: 16 Roof restaurant offers a range of cuisines from Turkish to Mediterranean, and even Peruvian, giving visitors a wide range of dining options.
  • Milli Saraylar Idaresi: Visitors can head to Milli Saraylar Idaresi for a coffee or a quick bite in a pleasant setting.
  • Sabrosa Restaurant: Sabrosa Restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including grilled meals, fries, vegan, gluten-free, and brunch.
  • Saat Kule Kafeterya: Saat Kule Kafeterya is a Western cafeteria located near Dolmabahce Palace, serving coffee, tea, salads, and desserts.

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All your questions about Dolmabahce Palace tickets answered

Where can I buy Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

Dolmabahce Palace tickets are available online. Booking your tickets online helps you save time and get instant confirmation.

Can I buy Dolmabahce Palace tickets online?

Yes, buying Dolmabahce Palace tickets online is convenient and easy. Visitors purchasing tickets online can skip the hour-long queues at the palace.

What is the cost of Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

Dolmabahce Palace tickets start from €29, and prices vary depending on the inclusions and services offered with each ticket.

Can I get a discount on Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

Yes, booking Dolmabahce Palace tickets online helps you secure amazing deals and discounts on your ticket prices, and you also get to choose from a variety of tickets offering unique facilities and inclusions.

What is Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace is the largest palace in Turkey, and it was the administrative center of six Ottoman emperors. It is currently open to the public and can be accessed by visitors by booking tickets.

How can I get access to Dolmabahce Palace?

All visitors need tickets to enter Dolmabahce Palace. Visitors are recommended to book their Dolmabahce Palace tickets online to enjoy hassle-free entry to the attraction.

Where is Dolmabahce Palace located?

Dolmabahce Palace is located in the Besiktas district on the European coast of Istanbul. Its address is Vişnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahçe Caddesi, Beşiktaş, Istanbul.

What are some of the highlights of Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace is an example of a fusion of baroque, rococo, and traditional Turkish architecture. Dolmabahce Palace is known for its historical importance and architectural beauty. It houses the world's largest bohemian crystal chandelier, which is a sight to behold. It is also famous for its beautiful decor, like the details on the floors with real gold.

How can I reach Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace is accessible by public transport. You can travel by tram, public bus, or drive to the palace, once you are in the city.

What are the timings of Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM. The palace is closed on Mondays and certain holidays.

What facilities are available in Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace has souvenir shops, restrooms, lost and found service, and two restaurants on its premises.

Is Dolmabahce Palace wheelchair accessible?

Yes, visitors in a wheelchair can access Dolmabahce Palace.

Is photography allowed in Dolmabahce Palace?

No, Dolmabahce Palace rules do not permit photography inside the property.

Is it worth visiting Dolmabahce Palace?

Yes, Dolmabahce Palace is worth visiting. Dolmabahce Palace is a world-famous tourist destination in Istanbul. It's the largest palace in Turkey, with gold decorations, bohemian chandeliers, paintings, and rugs.