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Dear Çırağan Guest, please find below the most frequently asked questions (with the answers). Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Concierge team. Contact details: +90 212 326 4646 / concierge.ciraganpalace@kempinski.com

The hotel is 25 km / 45-minutes* drive from the İstanbul Atatürk International Airport & 45 km / 60-minutes* drive from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

*Durations may vary depending on traffic.

Most of the museums are open between 09:00 and 16:00 (Winter Time) & 09:00 and 18:00 (Summer Time)

Pedestrians are not allowed to walk over the bridges links Asia and Europe. However you can walk over the Golden Horn’s Bridges; Haliç Bridge, Old Galata Bridge, Unkapanı Bridge…

The most comfortable and fastest way to reach by private car, taxi or water taxi.

Sure, it can be reached by water taxi or commuter boats

Yes, please keep your head, shoulders and knees covered

No, it has to be paid in cash and preferably in Turkish Lira.

A cruise on the Bosphorus may be done by private yacht or public boat.

Museum pass tickets allows you ‘fast track entry’ into many museums; however not all though! Dolmabahce Palace’s tickets can be booked in advance.

İstinye Park, Zorlu Center and Kanyon are among the best on the European side of the city.

We are located on the European side of the city

The weekends in Turkey are Saturday & Sunday

Some places accept euros or dollars. However you are still going to need cash Turkish Lira especially for smaller purchases.

Yes, you can Bargain in Grand Bazaar or touristic places.

No, Friday is a week day in Turkey.

Topkapı Palace, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia Museum, Underground Cistern, Spice Market, Hippodrome and of course doing the Bosphorus tour.

Taxis are 24/7 available at the hotel.

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