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Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

1. Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

Explore the beautiful city of Istanbul at your own pace with this hop-on-hop-off bus ticket including audio commentary in 8 languages. Your ticket is valid for 1 day and will let you spend more time discovering the highlights that most interest you. Jump aboard your double decker bus and enjoy a tour designed for those who want flexibility during their sightseeing exploration of Istanbul. With additional commentary from your audioguide, you will learn interesting facts about key sights whilst savoring delicious complimentary snacks on board. During the route you can stop at locations like Sultanahmet Square, Eminönü, Karaköy, Galataport, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Taksim Square, Beşiktaş Bazaar, Şişhane, and Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Dolmabahçe Palace Visit

2. Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Dolmabahçe Palace Visit

See Istanbul's iconic monuments and sites from both the water and the land on a shared or private guided tour. Visit the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces on foot before admiring the views of the city from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Learn about the Bosphorus Strait, one of Turkey’s most significant waterways, from your local guide. Hear how it became a natural strait that formed the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. Begin your tour with a visit to the Dolmabahçe Palace. This grand palace served as the administrative headquarters from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Wander through the majestic structure and snap photos of the intricate architecture before boarding a boat to sail down the Bosphorus Strait. From your unique vantage point, take in the views aboard the boat before disembarking and heading to Emirgan Park. This historical urban park is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul and is also known for its colorful flora. Take a breather and soak in the enchanting and picturesque views before heading to your next stop. Learn how the Kucuksu Pavilion was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid to serve as his summer residence. While not as large as other city landmarks, this opulent pavilion is a sight to behold due to its neo-Baroque architecture and design. Finally, head to your last stop of the day: Beylerbeyi Palace. Built as another imperial Ottoman summer residence, this 19th-century palatial structure features impressive neo-Baroque designs, stunning gardens, and glorious pavilions.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 397 reviews

Surprisingly good. They give you a tour of both the Western and Asian parts, when you get on the bus they supply you with headphones, a bottle of sgua and a snack. The tour and the “audio guide” are perfectly synchronized. It is better than I expected

Very nice bus tour of Istanbul. We got a small package with a drink, pastries and headphones. We did the tour on the first day and got a great overview of the city.

Despite the heavy traffic in Istanbul the trip went well...have seen a lot and enjoyed the explanations.

Nice thing to do when starting a trip. You get an overall view of every place that you can visit.

Cool ride! Good thing for seeing and sightseeing all the sights. Easy and uncomplicated.