Dolmabahce Palace & High Tea at Pera Palace

Dolmabahce Palace & High Tea at Pera Palace

Explore Istanbul's lavish palaces on an private small group tour. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace, renowned for its Baccarat crystal staircase, then enjoy afternoon tea at Pera Palace Hotel's Kubbeli Lounge, featuring classic sandwiches and pastries with stunning views.

This exclusive SeaDream excursion is an opportunity to travel in a small group to see the modern palaces of Istanbul. Start with a short drive to the Dolmabahce Palace and enter the site 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 crystal staircase made of Baccarat crystal and the ceremonial hall which was designed to hold 2,500 people.

Next stop is the Historic Pera Palace Hotel. The Kubbeli Lounge inside the Pera Palace offers the most renowned afternoon tea in the town. This “Istanbul classic” is served on a special three-tier stand, featuring classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jams, a wide variety of pastries, along with freshly brewed coffee, tea options; best enjoyed while taking in the stunning view.

Notes: Guests should be able to walk 0.7 miles and manage 40 to 50 steps, being cautious to avoid injuries. This tour isn't recommended for those with mobility issues. Promptness for the return coach is important, as missing it means arranging your own return. Note some palace sections may be closed for renovation, and entry delays are possible due to visitor limits. The palace is closed on Mondays and during religious festivities. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

Port: Istanbul

Duration: 4 hours

Current Price: 259 USD