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Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

From US$ 51.04 per person

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1 - 3 days
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Instant confirmation
English, Turkish, German, Italian, French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, Turkish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 Bazaar
  • Cross the Bosphorus Bridge into Asia
  • Watch the fishermen on Galata Bridge
Full description
See all the sights of Istanbul on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose between flexible Classic and Premium 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 • Akaretler / W Hotel • Taksim Square • Egyptian Spice Bazaar Golden Horn/Blue Route: • Sultanahmet Square • Galata Bridge • Patriarchate • Cable Car • Dolphinarium • Miniatürk • Transport Museum / Rahmi Koç Museum • Egyptian Spice Bazaar
  • Classic (24-hour ticket), Premium (48-hour ticket) or Deluxe (72-hour ticket) hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Audio commentary and complimentary headphones
  • Free WiFi onboard the buses
  • Free Big Bus İstanbul route map
  • Miniaturk entrance fee
  • Naval Museum entrance fee
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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    Meeting point

    Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

    Important information

    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.
    • Due to COVID-19 measures, there might be changes to the frequency of departures and routes as well as reduction or removal of stops. More information can be found on the local partner's website.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 513 reviews

    Review summary

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    Everything was great until the point when the bus broke down and we were waiting for 3+hrs to get a replacement. When we finally got one they dropped us one stop before the end of the trip for the day. It was late and cold and we had to walk.

    January 19, 2020

    In itself very nice tour, both the blue and the red route, you can see essentially all the sights. Only the audio guide could be improved: you had the feeling that the left and right were constantly being mixed up, for example buildings were named that were simply not there and you never knew where to really look and the audio guide was simple does not conform to the route traveled. In addition, there was unfortunately no information about the city itself, such as historical data or some useful and interesting information in general.

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    October 4, 2019

    The red route is more interesting than the blue one. On blue, there are Turkey's micro sights with a free ticket. In addition, the dolphinarium on this route will be of interest to families with children. For the price I recommend. it turns out to be 10% cheaper than on the official website and all the more cheaper than paying on the spot.

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    September 29, 2019

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