With magnificent views from an open-top bus, Big Bus Tours Istanbul is the perfect introduction to a city that strides two continents -Europe and Asia. This carefully designed tour takes you to the major landmarks and historic sights on both continents, while your personal recorded commentary explains the history and culture of this beautiful city.
From the moment the bus departs you will experience a real mix of culture where east meets west. Don’t forget your camera to help capture some memorable moments.
The hop-on, hop-off facility enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of exciting places to explore at your leisure. You can take a break from your tour whenever you wish to visit attractions and landmarks and re-join the tour at your convenience.
Operates: 09.45 – 17.00
Frequency: 30-60 minutes
THEIR COMMITMENT :
Great value for money
Best bus frequency
Hi Resolution digitally audio-system
Operates 7 days a week, all year long
The City Tour Red Route :The City Tour is the perfect introduction to Istanbul city center, taking you to a number of the city’s most popular attractions in both Europe and Asia. It provides the opportunity to discover the reminiscence of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires as well as the modern Republic of Turkey we see today. You will discover Istanbul’s distinctive blend of European and Middle Eastern cultures. The tour also journeys across the famous Bosporus Bridge; a suspension bridge connecting Europe and Asia and one of the prominent and most important landmarks of the city. Crossing the bridge provides spectacular views of the Bosporus estuary, Europe and Asia, and is one of the highlights of the city tour. Our Red Route is also the only hop on hop off route in the world that provides you the experience to cross between two continents (Europe & Asia). The red route also offers the following magnificent attraction sites.
Stop Numbers: 1.Sultanahmet Square, 2. Galata Bridge, 3. Tophane, 4. Port, 5.Dolmabahçe, 6.Naval Museum, 7.Beylerbeyi Palace, 8. W Hotel (Akaretler), 9.Taksim Square, 10. Hard Rock Cafe, 11. Egyptian Spice Bazaar
Golden Horn Tour Blue Route: The Golden Horn Tour is the best way to explore Istanbul’s famous Golden Horn, taking you to a number of the city’s most popular places of interest around this sea inlet in the shape of a horn. The blue route takes you through the historic old town of Sulta nahmet into the quaint suburbs of Istanbul and around the Golden Horn. Along the tour you will learn about the strategic importance the Horn had to the city, as well as seeing the sights and key surrounding landmarks that span over two thousand years. Along the route you can use the hop-on hop-off facility to explore Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sohpia, and the old great wall of Constantinople, Aynalıkavak Palace and a 4th century Roman Aqueduct. There is also a cable car, a miniature town, a Dolphinarium, the Rahmi Koc Museum and the Egyptian Spice Bazaarto discover.
Stop Numbers: 20.Sultanahmet Square, 21.Galata Bridge, 22.Patriarchate, 23.Cable Car, 24.Dolphinarium, 25.Miniatürk, 26. Rahmi Koç Museum, 27.Egyptian-Spice Bazaar