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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Highlights
  • Stay connected with Wi-Fi on the bus
  • Learn about Istanbul with onboard commentary in 8 languages
  • Choose a route that suits you best from two options
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
From US$39.00
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Premium Ticket
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$47.25
Classic Ticket
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$38.98
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

Hop on an open-top, double-decker Big Bus sightseeing bus and learn the stories of Istanbul from onboard commentary in 8 languages. Choose from two different loops, one with 11 stops and one with 8, and hop off at any of the stops 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 or tour Dolmabahce Palace. Wander the busy streets near Taksim Square.

Opt for a premium two-day pass to see even more of the city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Can not pay with Turkish Lira

I wanted to take the two day tour and asked how much it would be in Turkish Lira = and I was told I must pay with Euros. I am a travel writer and I have used this company in several places and have always...More

3  Thank Adventureglo61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Good if short on time and want to see the city

Lots of negative reviews here, and yes they are a big let down if you compare with the same brand of London. But please note firstly there is no alternative company to use in Istanbul and secondly , the traffic is outside there control. I...More

1  Thank TomLuc_S
BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TomLuc_S, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. Your review highlights exactly the key points that we have also identified. I would also take this chance to comment on your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
You have to be...

... a Master of Travel to use Big Bus in Istanbul. Unfortunately, it was windy and cold when we were there. (First weekend of May). It was absolutely not possible to sit on the upper deck. We got literally blown away... It’s not quite clear...More

1  Thank Blondusha
BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Blondusha, 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! I would also take this chance to comment on your points: 1. Istanbul is one of the largest...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
GREAT BIG BUS

As the name itself says the story, Big Bus is always a very interesting way to see a new city. The charm of HOP-on and Hop-off brings you further energy on tours. It is budget tour one can say. you see all the important places...More

1  Thank Sami473
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Only hop off once then buses then fail to show!!!!!!

Hopped off the bus once then it failed to show to collect us for the rest of the afternoon!!!!! What a rip off. And they knew they would not collect us and still they took our money............Should be arrested for theft.More

Thank ajc562018
BigBus_Istanbul, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ajc562018, 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! I would also take this chance to comment on your point: Istanbul is one of the largest cities...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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