Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 60 to 120 minutes
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


There is no better way to see Istanbul than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus. See top Istanbul attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such as Topkapi Palace, Taksim Square, Bosphorus Bridge, the Golden Horn, and much more. The buses are open top, allowing for 360-degree panoramic views as you travel along your route. Hop on and off as many times as you like on your choice of two routes. Your ticket is valid for 1 day, 2 days or 3 days; simply select an option to suit your schedule.

Your ticket includes all attractions below:
• Miniaturk Entry - Discover Istanbul in miniature!
• Naval Museum Entry - Learn about Istanbul's fascinating maritime history!


Red Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Red Route:
  • Sultanahmet - Sultanahmet Square
  • Eminönü İskele
  • Tophane
  • TDİ Anonim Şirket Yönetim Kurulu Başkanlığı
  • Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Deniz Müzesi Sanat Galerisi
  • Beylerbeyi
  • Taksim Square
  • Şişhane 1
  • Mısır Çarşısı
Attractions on the Red Route:

Hagia Sophia / Topkapi Palace / Galata Tower / Galata Koprusu / Bosphorus Bridge / Taksim Square / Dolmabahce Palace / Naval Museum

Operates: Red Route/The City Tour Buses depart every 60 minutes from 11:00 AM until 17:00 PM We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour:
  • Sultanahmet - Sultanahmet Square
  • Eminönü İskele
  • The Ecumenical Patriarchate
  • Pierre Loti Hill
  • Silahtarağa Caddesi
  • Miniatürk
  • Hasköy Cd. No:5
  • Mısır Çarşısı
Attractions on the Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour:

Hagia Sophia / Topkapi Palace / Galata Koprusu / Miniaturk / Rahmi M. Koc Museum / Eminonu Pier / Istanbul Dolphinarium

Operates: Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour Buses depart from Sultanahmet Square every 60 minutes from 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Commentary in 8 languages
  • Big Bus App, Map and Headphones
  • Miniaturk Entry
  • Naval Museum Entry

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are open dated and can be redeemed on any travel date within one year of date selected at time of booking
  • Your ticket will be valid until the same time on the following day during the tour operation hours
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


60 to 120 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Daniel B

05 Aug, 2019

Very informative and easy to find bus stops also included river cruise which was enjoyable, found the staff were helpful.


01 May, 2018

Friendly staff. I got to see all the main attractions.


27 Dec, 2017

This tour was amazing!


05 Oct, 2017

Just what you need to see the city in just one day! It's not cheap, but in a place where just a few people speak english is highly recommended! All the major monuments and places are here! Absolutely practical!

Nijaz L

26 Aug, 2017

Very useful tours. Better to take 2-day ticket so the first day you select your targets and the second day go directly to the most attractive sites. It would have been even better if it was running in the evening as well...

User's Picture Gallery





the new city viewed from the Topkapi palace


Topkapi palace


Dolmabahce palace


food car everywhere!


ferry boat port


Galata tower and bridge


blue mosque by day


haghia sophia by day


A spice shop without the harsh of the great bazaar


A pastry shop


Fantastic View from the Big Bus

Apartments-view from the big bus


Blue Mosque

Under Snow....Freezing But Such Beauty 0


Bosphorus Bridge European Side

Europe Meets Asia



Getting Away From The Wives 0


BIG Bus Tour Taksim Square

Waiting to get the Bus...started at Taksim Square


Blue mosque

Great way to see the city in a few days' time..


Hagia Sophia



The Big Bus

that's the Bus that we hop on hop off to see Istanbul in a day.


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