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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.
US$46.57
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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.
US$38.42
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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Very good

I like the bus tour. It's actually good idea to see all istanbul. Bus will take you all the major tourist places.

Thank Murshed L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Don't bother with the boat

We did the bus tour even though in the hotel they said not to bother as it was too expensive. The bus itself was very good but the boat was a waste of time as there was no commentary. It did not tell you which...More

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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer; Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Istanbul roundtrip in two hours

We got the Red route Premium pack, which is valid for two days and includes a tour of the Bosporus strait by boat. So far, we've done a roundtrip to see the city 'from above' and get a feel for the place. The bus is...More

1  Thank Martin F
Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer; Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service that...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Great for a quick overview of the city

We had already visited the historic highlights of the city but wanted to see some of the parts we hadn’t gotten to. We only had a 1/2 day left and the Red Line Big Bus tour was perfect! We learned history as we passed by...More

1  Thank Californiamama145
Ceren K, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Trip Advisor Response to Positive Comment: Dear customer, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Best tripp ever

We were there March 2017, but never had the chance to write.. Farouk made our day we still remember him, he was very service minded, helpful and also very knowledgeable about the city.. Thank you Farouk for you gave us un forgettable memories. Best regards...More

Thank Raghida S
Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Raghida S, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service...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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