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Itinerary
Choose from two different loops, then hop on an open-top, double-decker bus. You’ll hear about Istanbul from onboard commentary available in eight languages, and you can hop off at any stop to sightsee at your own pace.

Choose to visit the Hagia Sophia, a museum that was a Byzantine-era basilica and an Ottoman mosque, or perhaps go to Topkapi Palace, home of Ottoman sultans. Explore the stalls of the Spice Bazaar, tour Dolmabahce Palace, or wander the busy streets near Taksim Square.

Post updates from your trip using the bus’ free Wi-Fi, and upgrade to a premium 2-day pass to see even more of the city.
Locations visited
Gulhane Park
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Topkapi Palace
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Overview

Seeing the many landmarks of Istanbul can be overwhelming, but this hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour makes it easy. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi and get equipped with a Big Bus app, map and headphones. Learn about the city from onboard commentary and hop off to explore at your own pace. Choose from two different loops and see the attractions that appeal to you.

Highlights
  • Learn about Istanbul with onboard commentary available in eight languages
  • Choose a route that suits you best from two options
  • Hop off at any stop to explore at your own pace
  • Stay connected with Wi-Fi on the bus
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Well worth it

We had taken two Days tickets and can cover most of the attractions in Istanbul.. it is value for money !

Thank JoKallarackal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great to see a lot in the city

The Hop On Hop Off is a great way to get a feel of the city and take notes on where you want to visit and spend more time. It was only operating every 60 minutes, so that was a negative because some places did...More

Thank Richard M
Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience. We really appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
excellent alternative...

its not on my itinerary since I'm a backpacker but after the mishap with my mobile device during my 1st day in istanbul i was at lost, and worried what to do. I have only 3 days and my 1st time in Turkey in general....More

Thank James R
Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A nice flavor of the city with a guide

Great. Always use these type of companies to get a favour of the city and see what there is to do. The boat trip that came with it was good and last a good two hours. Bring water as it is hot up stairs in...More

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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear customer, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Very good

I like the bus tour. It's actually good idea to see all istanbul. Bus will take you all the major tourist places.More

1  Thank Murshed L
Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service that...More

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ErraDena
3 June 2018|
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Response from shaunekaiser | Reviewed this property |
It would be better to complete the loop and then get onto the other bus. We take the bus every time we go to Istanbul and have found everybody real helpful and accommodating. If you have the time and money, buying the two... More
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craig w
16 May 2018|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
It is not the lowering floor type so practical for wheelchairs, but it is 4 steps up, feasible with a bit of help. To get up to the second floor (like Bristish two-storey buses) would be a harder challenge, so you can stay... More
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