BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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#18 in Istanbul

What's there?

With Istanbul Sightseeing Bus Tour, the ancient city of many mysteries is under your wheels! Hop-on, hop-off tour starts and finishes in Sultanahmet Square and allows you to enjoy Istanbul’s best sights from an open-top bus.

There are two routes that offer different important landmarks and historical sites of the city. On the first route named the Red Route, you can see the Old City, Taksim Square, Galata Bridge and the Bosphorus. The second route is called the Blue Route, offering you the beauties of the Golden Horn and a cultural journey through different civilizations.

Admission included

Avoid paying the €33 admission fee at the Bigbus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and skip the ticket queues with Istanbul Tourist Pass.

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Hours & schedule

Bigbus’ tours are available everyday. The Red Route operates between 9:00 am - 6:00 PM and a loop takes around 2 hours. The Blue Route operates between 9:15 am - 5:00 PM and a loop takes around 1 hour 15 minutes.

How to get there?

Your first boarding must be at the Sultanahmet stop which is across the Hagia Sophia Museum. To get there simply take the T1 tram line to Sultanahmet station.

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You have a 24-hours admission to the Big Bus Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour (Red & Blue routes), access to Free Wi-Fi on the buses and an audio that guides you in 8 languages to get the best out of the ride.

Your first boarding must be at the Sultanahmet Square Bigbus stop (stop #1), between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, on the main street. After your first boarding where you will be given a Bigbus voucher, you can hop-on and off at any stop.

All buses are wheel-chair accessible.

People     BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

  • "The big bus offers 2 routes, and as two slightly nervous girls, the boys especially Faruk was really kind and friendly, we loved the tours and had a great time "

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  • "We had a day to get to know Istanbul, it was good value for the money, they take you to the most important sites! Definitely browse through the internet , because there are sites that close down for a day during the week or for several hours during the day. Also check your wardrobe because the mosques have a dress code.
    Staff is very friendly, some English is spoken.


    Leanela B
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  • "Best and convenient way to see all of the Istanbul's beauty and get around. People like Talal are very helpful and friendly. ?>"

    Anwar R
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