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Big Bus Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Product ID: 43464
Key Details
24 hours - 48 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Audio Guide/Headphones
Spanish, Turkish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • Explore Istanbul's Byzantine and Ottoman architecture by bus
  • Hop off at more than 15 different stops to explore Istanbul's most famous sites
  • See Turkey in miniature at the child-friendly Miniatürk model park
  • Marvel at the minarets and dazzling blue tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Savor the warm aromas of the Spice Bar
  • Cross the Bosphorus Bridge into Asia
  • Watch the fishermen on Galata Bridge
Explore Istanbul at your own pace on board a double-decker, open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. See all the famous landmarks, from the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque to the splendors of the Ottoman Empire, including Dolmabahçe Palace.
What to Expect
See all the sights of Istanbul on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose between flexible 24- and 48-hour tickets. Save money with a family ticket and take the kids to child-friendly sites such as the Dolphinarium or the Miniatürk model village, where Turkey’s most important monuments are recreated in miniature.

You will have access to 2 routes. Buses come regularly and frequently on both routes. Informative recorded commentary is available in 8 different languages, including English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Complimentary earphones are provided.

Jump off at any of the stops on the Red Route and see architecture from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Cross the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia to see the Beylerbeyi Palace and watch all the activity of the Bosphorus Straits. Marvel at the old city wall of Constantinople and the Roman Aqueduct on the Golden Horn/Blue Route, which also includes the iconic Blue Mosque.

The City Tour (Red) Route:
• Sultanahmet Square
• Galata Bridge
• Tophane
• Port
• Dolmabahçe
• Naval Museum
• Beylerbeyi Palace
• Akartler / W Hotel
• Taksim Square
• Hard Rock Café
• Egyptian Spice Bazaar

Golden Horn/Blue Route:
• Sultanahmet Square
• Galata Bridge
• Patriarchate
• Cable Car
• Dolphinarium
• Miniatürk
• Transport Museum / Rahmi Koç Museum
• Egyptian Spice Bazaar

What's Included
  • 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Audio commentary and complimentary headphones
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard the buses
  • Free Big Bus İstanbul route map
  • XD Cinema Ticket for free from 14/05/2016 to 30/04/2017: explore Turkey's unique history, natural beauty, colours, and religious myths with this 7D cinema experience
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

Tours start in Sultanahmet Square between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia next to the main road (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
You will have access to both the The City Tour/Red Route and the Golden Horn/Blue Route. Buses come regularly and frequently on both routes.

Summer Service - from 01 April to 30 September
Red Route/The City Tour
Buses depart from Sultanahmet Square every 30 minutes from 09:00 until 18:30
Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour
Buses depart from Sultanahmet Square every 30 minutes from 09:45 until 18:45

Winter Service - from 01 October to 31 March
Red Route/The City Tour
every 30 minutes from 09:00 until 17:00
Blue Route/Golden Horn Tour
every 60 minutes from 09:45 until 16:45

Our promise to you
  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
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Product ID: 43464