Beylerbeyi palace Half-day afternoon tour


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The Beylerbeyi Palace: Summer residence for Ottoman sultans. Beylerbeyi Palace, one of the palaces that beautify the Bosphorus, was built as the summer residence of the Ottoman sultans. Although the palace was built according to the traditional Ottoman house plan with its harem, salam and bath, it has an architecture of French neo-baroque style.

About this activity

  • Tour Duration: 4 Hours
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: FREE Cancellation
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  • Skip the ticket line: Yes
  • Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
  • Tour ID: 306
  • Departure Location: Istanbul

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  • Magnificent Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Camlica Hill
  • A wonderful half day tour
  • Ottoman Palace: Beylerbeyi

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Half day tour of Summer residence of Ottoman sultans (Half day - afternoon tour)

Beylerbeyi palace was built at the request of the Ottoman Sultan Sultan Abdulaziz (1861-1876). The palace was opened on 12 April 1865 by Sultan Abdulaziz Khan after the Friday prayer in Beylerbeyi mosque.

Beylerbeyi Palace was considered as a summer residence for Ottoman sultans and a state guesthouse where foreign president or rulers would be hosted.

Beylerbeyi Palace is located on the Asian coast of the Bosphorus. The palace, named after the district where it is located, was built by Sarkis Balyan and his brother Agop Balyan, one of the Balyan family architects, on the order of Sultan Abdulaziz. In addition to being used by the Ottoman sultans and their families in the summer, the palace also hosted many foreign heads of state and members of the royal family.

It is one of the most famous palaces of the last Ottoman period made of monolithic, compact and completely marble in the European style on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, south of Beylerbeyi village, on the sea shore. The large Ottoman palaces are mostly on the European side of the Bosphorus (Rumelia). However, on the Asian (Anatolian) coast, the palaces had unique gardens and palaces. The most famous of these is Beylerbeyi Palace.

At the time of Beylerbeyi, there was a private garden which the Sultan called the Garden of the Cross. In the summer, the saints would come here and rest. Has garden also had a pavilion. The fourth Murad Khan was born in this Istavroz Pavilion. Today's Beylerbeyi Palace was the birthplace of Sultan Murad the fourth. Mehmed Pasha, one of the Beylerbeyi of Sultan Murad III, was called Beylerbeyi from the end of the sixteenth century because he had his palace built there.

Camlica Hill
Çamlıca Hill is the name given to the two highest peaks of Istanbul. This region, which is divided into two as Small and Large Çamlıca Hills, is one of the beautiful places where you can enjoy the city view in Istanbul. Büyük Çamlıca has restaurants, cafes and green spaces, which are generally run by the municipality, and Küçük Çamlıca has a grove of Topkapı, Cihannüma and Sofa Pavilions.

Küçük Çamlıca Hill: There are fun places like sofa cihannüma, Topkapı kiosks, Çamlıca grove and important places to visit. You can also eat delicious food in various restaurants located on the small Çamlıca hill and have a good time with your friends in the cafeterias. »Büyük Çamlıca Hill: It is approximately 262 meters above sea level. TV transmitters, Nurbaba Tekkesi, restaurants, cafes and social facilities attract attention with the hill, is more popular among the Çamlıca Hills.

  • Pick up from hotels with tour vehicle
  • Transfer to Beylerbeyi Palace via Bosphorus Bridge
  • Visit to Beylerbeyi palace
  • Transfer to Çamlıca Hill
  • End of tour and return to hotels

Price included

  • Pick-up from hotel - back to hotels
  • Entrance fee
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service fees and local taxes
  • Food, beverage
  • Personal expenses

Know before you go

Pick Up Place

Centrally located Istanbul hotels. Pick-up and drop-off from hotels away from the center or airport is subject to an extra charge.

Pick up Point

Hotels lobby

Important information

Half Day Afternoon Tour

Bosphorus Bridge
Beylerbeyi Palace
Camlica Hill


Beylerbeyi Palace is closed Monday and Thursday and will be replaced by the Chora Museum.


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Başlangıç: 01/01/2020 Bitiş: 31/12/2020

Location Adult 12+ Child 00-02 Child 03-07 Child 08-11
Istanbul € 39 € 0 € 25 € 30

Başlangıç: 01/01/2021 Bitiş: 31/12/2021

Location Adult 12+ Child 00-02 Child 03-07 Child 08-11
Istanbul € 39 € 0 € 25 € 30

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