A classic tour that covers both Topkapi and Dolmabahce Palaces, the most important imperial residences of the Ottoman Dynasty. A perfect tour if you only have one day in Istanbul. Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday and Dolmabahce Palace on Monday and Thursday. Tour Highlights: We start our tour at the Sultanahmet Square. After a short walk we reach the beautiful fountain of Ahmet III. This monument is deemed as one of the first examples on baroque architecture in Istanbul. Then we start our step by step visit to Topkapi Palace complex which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. It has the most beautiful views overlooking Istanbul and a massive collection on display including the Sacred Relics of Islam, Topkapi Dagger, The Arm of St. John The Baptist and Kasikci Diomond. After lunch, we take the public tram that follows a scenic route onto the Dolmabahçe Palace. The tram terminates two blocks before the palace so we have a pleasant short walk along the Bosphorus before we check in to the Palace. The exquisitely decorated Dolmabahce Palace upon the Bosphorus is the jewel in the crown of Istanbul that will take us back to the final period of the Ottoman history.