Big Bus Tour

Hop aboard a double-decker bus with 360-degree views and uncover the historic gems and cultural riches of fascinating Istanbul. Explore age-old landmarks in this city where East meets West, scoping out icons like the Bosphorus Bridge, the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, and Galata Tower.

Snag a seat on a bus and set off through the streets to investigate the marvels of the city center, which straddles 2 continents. Hop off as you see fit to see heaps of colorful spices at the Egyptian Bazaar, discover the decadence of the Ottoman Empire at Dolmabahce Palace, and admire the waterfront architecture of Beylerbeyi Palace—an Imperial Ottoman summer residence. Cross the famous Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia and enjoy panoramic views of the Bosphorus inlet.

Check out renowned attractions in the city center, the old town, and the quaint outskirts of Istanbul as you ride into the Golden Horn area, an ancient neighborhood clustered around a freshwater inlet. Between loops around this Turkish metropolis, hop off at famous sites including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the old great wall of Constantinople.

City (Red) Route stops include:

  • Galata Bridge
  • Dolmabahçe
  • Beylerbeyi Palace
  • Taksim Square
  • Egyptian Spice Bazaar

Golden Horn (Blue) Route stops include:

  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Patriarchate
  • Cable Car
  • Istanbul Dolphinarium
  • Rahmi Koç Museum


  • Freedom to explore Istanbul at your own pace on 2 bus routes

  • Stops such as Sultanahmet, Beylerbeyi Palace & Galata Bridge

  • Immersion into Istanbul's history, culture & architecture

  • Wonders of 2 continents—both the Asian & European sides

  • Informative audio commentary available in 8 languages

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • The City (Red) Route hours of operation are 9 AM–7 PM, with buses every 30 minutes. The entire loop lasts 2 hours.

  • The Golden Horn (Blue) Route hours of operation are 9:45 AM–6 PM, with buses every hour. The entire loop lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Sultanahmet Square/Istanbul

  • Dolmabahçe Palace/Vişnezade Mh. Dolmabahçe Cd Istanbul

  • Taksim Square/Istanbul

  • W Hotel Suleyman Seba Cd No 22/Istanbul

  • Patriarchate Halic Sair Nedim Park Istanbul

  • Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul Asmalı Mescit, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:3 /Istanbul

Policy & Terms

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Payment Options

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109 Smith   17/08/2015 9.8 / 10
Istanbul is an amazing place to visit. We are an American family who just moved to Istanbul and we've loved getting to know the culture, people, and place.
108 John Kabla   17/08/2015 10 / 10
My friend and I visited Istanbul during the last week of April. Although the weather was quite cold we enjoyed every minute of our time.
107 Azhar   17/08/2015 10 / 10
I would like to say thanks for Faruk he is helpful and friendly he help us .. I like the trip in the bus

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