• Location: Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 days.


  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Istanbul
  • Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Istanbul at leisure
  • See Dolmabahçe Palace, Sultanahmet Square, Galata Bridge, and Taksim Square
  • Hop on and off as often as you like on a choice of two routes around the city
  • Enjoy informative and entertaining commentary on board the bus
  • Pass valid for 1 day or 2 days

What You Can Expect

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the sights of Istanbul on a hop-on hop-off tour of the city!

Simply hop aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus sightseeing bus and set out to witness the landmark sights of Istanbul, one of the world's most intriguing cities.

Straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul is brimming with UNESCO-listed treasures and historical sites that testify to its days under Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule. Add in colorful bazaars, village-like neighborhoods, and the waterfronts along the Bosphorus Straits, and there’s a plethora of must-sees and attractions for visitors to explore.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views as you travel the two routes around the city and learn the stories behind the sights from the onboard audio commentary. (A complete list of stops can be found in the Itinerary section below.)

When you’re ready, hop off at any of the stops to sightsee at your leisure. Perhaps step off to visit the spectacular Hagia Sophia — the ancient UNESCO-listed showstopper that served as an Ottoman mosque and a Christian basilica — or the ornate Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman sultans for more than 400 years.

Or maybe leave the bus to rove around the aromatic stalls of the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Bazaar), visit the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace, or to soak up the buzz of Taksim Square. These are just a handful of the many things you can see and do using your 1 day or 2 day pass on the hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Just what you need to see the city in just one day! It's not cheap, but in a place where just a few people speak english is highly recommended! All the major monuments and places are here! Absolutely practical!

Nijaz L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Very useful tours. Better to take 2-day ticket so the first day you select your targets and the second day go directly to the most attractive sites. It would have been even better if it was running in the evening as well...

Divya T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Absolutely the best way to see Istanbul. Couldn't have done it without the big bus Istanbul. I only had a few days in Istanbul so it seemed like the best option,and I wasn't disappointed. The blue mosque,the Egyptian spice market and the Bosphorus Bridge and the grand bazaar is a must.Istanbul is beautiful,the people are warm and the food is excellent and I'm definetly going back again. I would highly recommend.

Uliana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Istanbul.... You are spectacular, interesting, diverse, controversial and so yummy!!! Turkey has so much to offer.

Michael R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Typical hop on and off experience, but this tour provided outstanding sxperiences.

Yaroslava V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

the best way to get first idea of the city to continue after through the places of your own interest.

uzma m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016


Kenneth L United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Booked the 48 hr ticket as we had 5 days to explore Istanbul. This is the best way to see the city as the traffic is extreme, the bus stops at or close to all the major sites. Did this and the bosphorous river cruise and saw everything without all the walking.

Salome G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour! Best way to see all the city's highlights at your own pace! I recommend getting on both the Red and Blue Line to take in all the sites and sounds. What a beautiful city it is!

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