Exclusive Dolmabahce Palace & Taksim Square Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Istanbul, Turkey
Approx. Duration: 5 hours
Adult Pricing: $159*
Child Pricing: $159*

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This exclusive tour is an opportunity to travel in a small group to see the latest palace of Istanbul, as well as a visit to Taksim Square to enjoy some free time for shopping or lunch on your own.
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Exclusive Dolmabahce Palace & Taksim Square

This exclusive tour is an opportunity to travel in a small group to see the latest palace of Istanbul, as well as enjoy some shopping. Start your day with the highlight of the tour, the Dolmabahce Palace through the Imperial Gate. Built in 1856, the palace sits on 62 acres and consists of 285 rooms and 46 halls. The most notable sites include the staircase made of Baccarat crystal and the ceremonial hall which was designed to hold 2,500 people.


Visit Taksim Square, a city that is alive and bustling 24 hours a day. Some free time will be given to you for your own exploration where you’ll have time for shopping or lunch on your own. You’ll be given the option to visit an authentic jewelry center where you can find the latest artistic works of jewelry and enjoy panoramic views of the city.


Note: This tour is conducted in small groups and requires a minimum number of participants to operate. Please expect differences in tour durations due to traffic conditions. There is approximately 1 1/2 miles of walking over uneven surfaces and some inclines on this tour. This tour will be subject to national and religious festive days due to the closure of the sites and venues during the month of Ramadan, including the Festival Period of Ramadan. Tour is offered on Norwegian Spirit and on day two of Norwegian Jade winter sailings. Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursdays - tour is not offered on Norwegian Spirit's April 24, September 3, September 15, September 27 or October 9, 2014 sailings.
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Port: Istanbul, Turkey
Approx. Duration: 5 hours
Adult Pricing: $159*
Child Pricing: $159*

*Prices vary by sail date.

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  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.

  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.