The only city in the world that was built on two continents, the Istanbul Big Bus Hop-on, Hop-off Tour is the perfect way to see how the deeply rooted Islamic culture blends with western lifestyles.
Whether it is the narrow cobbled streets or the formidable city walls, the numerous domes and minarets which dictates the city skyline or the carpets, Turkish tea and the traditional goods which make it a shopper’s delight; the Big Bus Istanbul tour covers it all.
You can choose from two hop-on, hop-off ticket options – Classic Ticket valid for 1-day and Premium Ticket valid for 2 days. Other value-additions include:
The bus operates on two routes - City Tour - Red Route, which covers the landmarks situated in the heart of the city as well as enjoy the experience of crossing between two continents (Europe & Asia). The Golden Horn- Blue Route will take you through the important places of interest around the famous Golden Horn, a sea inlet in the shape of a horn. While on the bus, you will discover Istanbul’s rich history through the informative personal commentary available in 8 languages - English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
The major Istanbul attractions covered by the tour are:
Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days from redemption.Start time
May – September: Buses depart between 9:15am to 6pm, every 30-60 minutes.
October – April: Buses depart between 9:45am to 4:15pm, every 30-60 minutes.
Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.
You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
You may end the hop-on, hop-off bus tour at any of the designated stops.
Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your printed version of the voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 1 or 2 days from that time.
Buses run every day unless there are unforeseen circumstances (closing of Bosphorus Bridge) etc.
Bus timings and duration may change depending on traffic conditions.
Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child). Voucher information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
...Nana Kvaratskhelia, Georgia, 19/Oct/2017
...MOHD FAHMI, Malaysia, 04/May/2017
I loved the Big Bus Tour of Istanbul and it was full of fun and excitement....Aoon Mujtaba, United Arab Emirates, 06/Nov/2016
commentary was informative