Big Bus Istanbul tours

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Bosphorus Night Sightseeing Bus Tour

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  • Ready to hop continents in one tour? Ride over the Bosphorus Strait on a 2.5-hour night bus tour, seeing both Europe and Asia under the twinkling sky.
  • A live guide infuses your journey with historical anecdotes, as you pass by Istanbul's illuminated mosques and Ottoman-era wooden palaces.
  • Soak in the mesmerizing views of the Bosphorus Strait with audio commentary and free WiFi, all while cool air wafts over you on the open-roof deck.
  • Keep your camera ready for evening clicks of Istanbul's popular spots like the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Hagia Sophia.

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  • 2.5-hour Bosphorus night bus tour
  • Live guide
  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Russian & Turkish
  • WiFi onboard
  • Headphones

Bosphorus night sightseeing bus tour

  • Departure time: 7pm from Sultanahmet
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Popular sights: Sultanahmet, Dolmabahçe Palace, Taksim Square, Egyptian Spice Bazaar
  • Tip: Explore the artisanal bazaars hidden within the historic neighborhoods along the Bosphorus, featuring unique handicrafts, and souvenirs crafted by local artisans.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. A buggy is available on request.
  • Luggage is allowed onboard.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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  • Gain an affordable, dual experience with this combo ticket; discover Istanbul with a hop-on hop-off ticket and explore the iconic Hagia Sophia.
  • Get a panoramic view of Istanbul on a double-decker bus; explore old landmarks like Sultanahmet Square and modern areas like Taksim Square.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to hop on and hop off at 11 stops; the tour comes with an audio guide in 8 languages for enriched understanding.
  • Skip the line at Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's most revered attractions; marvel at the architectural grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Soak in the grandeur of visitors area including impressive mosaics, dome, and historical significance.

Inclusions

Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • 1-day hop-on hop-off tour of Istanbul
  • Audio guide in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Russian & Turkish
  • Free Wi-Fi and charging station on board

Hagia Sophia

  • Skip-the-tickets line access to Hagia Sophia
  • Access to visitors area
  • First bus: 10am from Sultanahmet
  • Last bus: 5pm from Sultanahmet
  • Frequency: every 30 mins
  • Popular stops: Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beşiktaş Bazaar

Please click here for route maps and boarding points.

Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • Tip: Make friends with the bus driver, they always have the best insider tips about the city and where to stop for iconic food places.
  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult all the time.
  • Your hop-on hop-off route is subject to change depending on special walks, parades, weather, and natural disasters.
  • During peak hours, seating cannot be guaranteed on both decks.

Hagia Sophia

  • Tip: Try to find the few remaining Christian mosaics that survived the transformation from a church to a mosque.
  • The prayer area on the first floor can only be entered by Turkish citizens.
  • This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • You skip the ticket lines but you cannot skip the security check.
  • The security check can take up to 60 minutes during peak seasons.
  • Women should not wear knee-length shorts, skirts, or clothing with exposed shoulders or chests. Hair should be partially covered with a scarf.
  • Men should not wear knee-length shorts or clothing with exposed shoulders.
  • Clothes and scarves are available for purchase at the entrance of the attraction.
  • Hagia Sophia is under renovation, therefore, not all parts of the building are open to the public.
  • Due to the Friday prayer, the Mosque will be closed to tourists from 12pm to 2pm. For a smoother experience, it's recommend visiting after 4pm to avoid the lengthy security line anticipated between 2pm and 4pm.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Walk through the historic Basilica Cistern, also known as Sunken Palace and explore the best of Istanbul with 1-day hop-on hop-off bus pass.
  • Delve underground to admire the distinct architecture of the Basilica Cistern, guided by an informative audio guide.
  • Find the Hen's Eye Column, also known as the crying column. Legend says turning your hand in its hole while placing your thumb grants a wish.
  • With the pass, visit sites like Beylerbeyi Palace, the former summer retreat for Ottoman sultans, and Dolmabahce Palace, the house of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
  • Benefit from an audio guide in 8 languages, WiFi, and charging stations on the bus as you explore one route with over 11 stops.

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Basilica Cistern

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Basilica Cistern
  • Multilingual audio guide in English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Iranian, Arabic, and Turkish

Hop-On Hop-Off

  • 1-day unlimited hop-on hop-off pass
  • Audio guide in English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Iranian, Arabic, and Turkish
  • Onboard Wi-Fi & charging points

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Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Entry tickets to attractions
  • Guided visits inside attractions
  • Headset for smartphone

Bus Tour

  • First Bus: 10am from stop #1 (Sultanahmet Square)
  • Last Bus: 5pm from stop #1 (Sultanahmet Square)
  • Frequency: Every 60 mins
  • Popular stops: Taksim Square, Beylerbeyi Palace, Spice Bazaar & Dolmabahce Palace

Click here for the detailed route map and boarding points.

Basilica Cistern

  • Tip: Observe the carp swimming in the water. The fish add a dynamic element to the cistern, often visible from the raised platforms.
  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

Hop-On Hop-Off

  • Tip: Have a blast exploring Taksim Square! Marvel at the iconic Republic Monument in the heart of the square.
  • Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Charging station, Recorded commentary.
  • The departure times and timetables might change due to traffic, road work, or weather conditions.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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  • Hit Istanbul's 11 spots with this double-decker hop-on, hop-off tour, and visit the Galata Tower for epic views of Istanbul and the Bosphorus strait with this cost-saving combo.
  • Double-decker city cruise with a twist! This hop-on hop-off tour lets you conquer Istanbul's top sights, with epic views and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected.
  • Cruise past iconic spots like Sultanahmet Square and Taksim Square, soaking up both Istanbul's old charm and modern zing.
  • Climb up to the Galata Tower, once a strategic lookout, now a fascinating museum with rotating exhibitions unfurling Turkish history.
  • Zoom up the Galata Tower in an express elevator and see the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Suleymaniye Mosque, all framed by the Bosphorus Strait.

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Busforus Hop-On, Hop-Off

  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Audio commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Russian, and Turkish
  • WiFi and charging station on board

Galata Tower

  • Entry to Galata Tower
  • Express elevator to the lookout platform of the Galata Tower
  • The Red & Blue routes run from 10am to 8:05pm.
  • Frequency: 60-80 mins.
  • Popular stops: Sultanahmet, Taksim Square, Dolmahambace Palace, Egyptian Spice Bazaar

Please click here for a detailed Red and Blue route map and their boarding points.

Busforus Hop-On, Hop-Off

  • Tip: Use your free time at the Beylerbeyi Palaces stop to visit the Çamlıca Hill, offering panoramic views of the city and a chance to explore the historical Çamlıca Mosque.
  • Don’t forget your trusty earphones for an immersive audio guide experience.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Departure times and timetables might change due to traffic, road work, or weather conditions.
  • The boat departs from the pier every hour between 11am to 5pm.

Galata Tower

  • Tip: Walk around the entire observation deck to experience the city from every angle. Don't miss the views towards the Golden Horn.
  • The tower is wheelchair accessible only till the 7th floor.
  • Due to limited internet connectivity within the museum, it's recommended to download the Audio Guide App on your smartphone before your visit.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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