BigBus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (24 hours)
#95 in Istanbul
With the 24-hour 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.
Avoid paying the €33 admission fee at the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and skip the ticket queues with Istanbul Tourist Pass.
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.
You have a 24-hours admission to use 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 (24 hours)
" If you have time for The good tour Istanbul you have to use BigBus Istanbul because is very nice and very professional.
The place is starting 33 € and very nice
The team is very good and kindly. Thank you so much Asli. "
"It is fairly possible to do both routes in the same day, and even visit in detail some key attractions. Suggest planning spending time in Sultanahmet park, visiting both Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia, and sepping off in Taksim square and walking down to Galata bridge. The two-days offer allows for much better coverage if you have the time. Don't reccommend extyending the option to the water bus, there are much better cruises (especially on the small local boats) ?>"