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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Highlights
  • Learn about Istanbul with onboard commentary available in eight languages
  • Choose a route that suits you best from two options
  • Hop off at any stop to explore at your own pace
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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2-Day Ticket which will be valid until the same time on the next following day during the tour operation hours, Both Red Route and Blue Route. Hop-on, Hop-off, free 7D Cinema & free Miniatuk ticket.
From US$46.56
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1-Day Ticket which will be valid until the same time on the following day during the tour operation hours, Both Red Route and Blue Route. Hop-on,Hop-off and free 7D Cinema ticket.
From US$40.74
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Overview

Seeing the many landmarks of Istanbul can be overwhelming, but this hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour makes it easy. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi and get equipped with a Big Bus app, map and headphones. Learn about the city from onboard commentary and hop off to explore at your own pace. Choose from two different loops and see the attractions that appeal to you.

What to Expect
Choose from two different loops, then hop on an open-top, double-decker bus. You’ll hear about Istanbul from onboard commentary available in eight languages, and you can hop off at any stop to sightsee at your own pace.

Choose to visit the Hagia Sophia, a museum that was a Byzantine-era basilica and an Ottoman mosque, or perhaps go to Topkapi Palace, home of Ottoman sultans. Explore the stalls of the Spice Bazaar, tour Dolmabahce Palace, or wander the busy streets near Taksim Square.

Post updates from your trip using the bus’ free Wi-Fi, and upgrade to a premium 2-day pass to see even more of the city.
Reviews (472)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Quite lengthy - but you get to see parts you wouldn't otherwise.

I was in Istanbul during a spate of bad weather (wall to wall rain) and the bus was a good way of getting round the city without trundling on and off the tram. I used both routes and saw parts of the city I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RuthieMead
managementofficetr, Big Bus Istanbul Management Office at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RuthieMead, We are glad to hear that you had a nice trip with Big Bus Istanbul. Many thanks for your valuable time you spent on sharing this nice review. Each day we work harder and harder in order for offering you the best service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Waste of money and time

It's a waste of money as it doesn't offer you any thing special. All places you visit with them you can reach it by public transportation in a convenient and easy way, But it will only cost you less than 5 € instead of 33...More

Thank Abdelrahman M
managementofficetr, Big Bus Istanbul Management Office at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Abdelrahman M, We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right, however, we would like to state and clarify that the big difference between public transportation and Big...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Istanbul tour.

I have visited Istanbul with my parents from Dec 10 to Dec 14, on Dec-11 and 12 we enjoyed the big bus tour visiting many tourist places. Mr. Mertcan our customer service provider was very cooperative with us. He assisted us in a professional and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mauricio C
managementofficetr, Big Bus Istanbul Management Office at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mauricio C, We are glad to hear that you had a nice and memorable experience with Big Bus Istanbul. Our staff is always happy with helping you to make your trip better. Many thanks for taking time and writing down your thoughts here. Your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Istanbul Tour

Best way to start Istanbul tour from Sultanahmet Square, easy to hop on and hop off at sightseeings, attractions and awesome restaurants. Big Bus runs two routes : blue and red route, both are covered by same ticket but different buses. Staff was very friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Umair A
managementofficetr, Big Bus Istanbul Management Office at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Umair A, Thank you so much for your detailed review giving lots of information on the tour and your experience as well. We feel proud of hearing that you utterly enjoyed your tour. We do our best to improve the service quality and your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Prefect

It whos first time and i like so much. U can see lot of things. But ilike more the person u cat our ticket it who's fine crazy with good way i have that feeling we freands many years. And that person is RAHMIMore

Thank sophia_nikodimou
managementofficetr, Big Bus Istanbul Management Office at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sophia_nikodimou, We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour and many thanks for taking your valuable time to share this kind review. We are always going to do our best in order to give you a better service! Hope to see you again...More

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sadhbhoconnor
23 November 2018|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
You can say you've been to both continents! But the bus crosses the Bosphorus one way and loops back for the return journey, so it's a fleeting moment in Asia. There is one stop at the Beylerbeyi Palace if you want to... More
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ErraDena
3 June 2018|
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Response from shaunekaiser | Reviewed this property |
It would be better to complete the loop and then get onto the other bus. We take the bus every time we go to Istanbul and have found everybody real helpful and accommodating. If you have the time and money, buying the two... More
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craig w
16 May 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
It is not the lowering floor type so practical for wheelchairs, but it is 4 steps up, feasible with a bit of help. To get up to the second floor (like Bristish two-storey buses) would be a harder challenge, so you can stay... More
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