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Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

By Big Bus Tours
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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Freedom to explore Istanbul at your own pace on 2 bus routes

  • Stops such as Sultanahmet, Beylerbeyi Palace & Galata Bridge

  • Immersion into Istanbul's history, culture & architecture

  • Wonders of 2 continents—both the Asian & European sides

  • Informative audio commentary available in 8 languages

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Hop-on hop-off bus tour of Istanbul

  • What's included

    Unlimited rides within the duration of your pass

  • What's included

    English and Arabic newspaper

  • What's included

    Commentary available in English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • The City (Red) Route hours of operation are 9:15 AM–4:45 PM, with buses every 30 minutes. The entire loop lasts 2 hours.

  • The Golden Horn (Blue) Route hours of operation are 10 AM–4 PM, with buses every hour. The entire loop lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes.

What you can expect

Hop aboard a double-decker bus with 360-degree views and uncover the historic gems and cultural riches of fascinating Istanbul. Explore age-old landmarks in this city where East meets West, scoping out icons like the Bosphorus Bridge, the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, and Galata Tower.

Snag a seat on a bus and set off through the streets to investigate the marvels of the city centre, which straddles 2 continents. Hop off as you see fit to see heaps of colourful spices at the Egyptian Bazaar, discover the decadence of the Ottoman Empire at Dolmabahce Palace, and admire the waterfront architecture of Beylerbeyi Palace—an Imperial Ottoman summer residence. Cross the famous Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia and enjoy panoramic views of the Bosphorus inlet.

Check out renowned attractions in the city centre, the old town, and the quaint outskirts of Istanbul as you ride into the Golden Horn area, an ancient area clustered around a freshwater inlet. Between loops around this Turkish metropolis, hop off at famous sites including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the old great wall of Constantinople.

City (Red) Route stops include:

  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Galata Bridge
  • Tophane
  • Port
  • Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Naval Museum
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Akaretler - W Hotel (Out Of Service)
  • Taksim Square
  • Sishane - Istanbul Modern
  • Egyptian Spice Bazaar
  • Sultanahmet Square

Golden Horn (Blue) Route stops include:

  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Galata Bridge
  • Patriarchate
  • Cable Car
  • Istanbul Dolphinarium
  • Miniaturk
  • Rahmi Koç Museum
  • Egyptian Spice Bazaar
  • Sultanahmet Square

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations Visited
  • Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Sultanahmet Square
    • Istanbul

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