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Classic Tour
Adults (16-59)
RUB2,456.00 RUB2,211.00
Children (5-15)
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Istanbul
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Service information

REDEMPTION INSTRUCTION : Tours start in Sultanahmet Square between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia next to the main road. Customers can also start their tour from any of the stops on the itinerary but they must redeem their voucher in Sultanahmet Square at stop number 1 / 20.

The City Tour - Red Route:

Duration: A complete circuit takes approximately 2 hours. Tour length may extend due to traffic density. Please allow extra time if you plan to hop-on, hop-off.
Between May 2017 - September 2017
First departure 09:15 Last departure 16:45 from Sultanahmet Square - Frequency 30min
Between October 2017 April 2018
First departure 09:45 Last departure 16:15 from Sultanahmet Square - Frequency 30min
In addition to our regular red tour service we also have a special morning Taksim Square departures at 09:15 and 09:45.

Golden Horn Tour - Blue Route:

Duration: A complete circuit takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Tour length may extend due to traffic density. Please allow extra time if you plan to hop-on, hop-off.
Between May 2017 - September 2017
First departure 10:00 Last departure 18:00 from Sultanahmet Square - Frequency 60min
Between October 2017 April 2018
First departure 10:00 Last departure 16:00 from Sultanahmet Square - Frequency 60min

Included with the ticket

Hop on, hop off

Explore Istanbul at your own pace.

Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the freedom to explore Istanbul's landmarks for as little or as long as you like. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket, and simply hop back on the bus when you're ready.

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 8 languages.

Educational and informative pre-recorded commentary is available in your choice of languages: English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian & Spanish. Complimentary earphones are also provided.

2 Different Routes

See the city and the Golden Horn.

Big Bus Tours Istanbul offers two different tour routes: The City Tour (Red Route) and The Golden Horn Tour (Blue Route). Your ticket entitles you to hop on both tours, and you can hop off at over 20 conveniently located bus stops to visit Istanbul's top attractions, including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge and Dolmabahçe Palace.

See all the top landmarks

You'll see the best sights with Big Bus.

Our routes are carefully designed to take you to Istanbul’s most famous landmarks, from the jaw-dropping journey across the Bosphorus Bridge to the divine 'must-see' Blue Mosque.

You must see this

Blue Mosque
Hagia Sophia
Dolmabahçe Palace
Galata Tower
Bosphorus Bridge
Taksim Square
Egyptian Bazaar
> Istanbul City Tour - Red Route

Tour duration: 2 hours

Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Audio guide commentary language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Turkish.

You can hop on our Istanbul City Tour: Red Route from any of our 11 hop-on, hop-off stops. All buses feature pre-recorded commentary, available in 8 languages. Hop off at Stops 2 and 11 to change to the Golden Horn Tour: Blue Route.

  • 1
    Sultanahmet Square
    Between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia
    change to: Golden Horn Tour - Blue Route
  • 2
    Galata Bridge
    Layby before bridge.
    change to: Golden Horn Tour - Blue Route
  • 3
    Tophane - Modern Istambul
    Nearby Istanbul Modern
  • 4
    Port
    Outside Main Cruise Terminal Gate.
  • 5
    Dolmabahce Palace
    Outside Dolmabahce Palace.
  • 6
    Naval Museum
    Outside Naval Museum
  • 7
    Beylerbeyi Palace
    Outside Main Entrance
  • 8
    W Hotel
    Ouside Hotel
  • 9
    Taksim Square
    Taksim Square
  • 10
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Outside British Consulate
  • 11
    Egyptian Spice Bazaar
    Outside main bazaar entrance
    change to: Golden Horn Tour - Blue Route
> Golden Horn Tour - Blue Route

Tour duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Audio guide commentary language: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Turkish.

You can hop on our Istanbul Golden Horn Tour: Blue Route from any of our 8 hop-on, hop-off stops. All buses feature pre-recorded commentary, available in 8 languages. Hop off at stops 21 and 27 to change to the Istanbul City Tour: Red Route.

  • 20
    Sultanahmet Square
    Between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia
    change to: Istanbul City Tour - Red Route
  • 21
    Galata Bridge
    Layby before bridge.
    change to: Istanbul City Tour - Red Route
  • 22
    Patriarchate
    Beside Halic Sair Nedim Park.
  • 23
    Cable Car
    Opposite cable car.
  • 24
    Dolphinarium
    In front of Dolphinarium.
  • 25
    Miniaturk
    Main Car Park.
  • 26
    Rahmi M. Koc Museum
    Outside museum
  • 27
    Egyptian Spice Bazaar
    Outside main bazaar entrance
    change to: Istanbul City Tour - Red Route

Blackout dates

No blackout dates - available 365 days a year.

Tickets on sale for hop-on hop-off bus in Istanbul: Classic Tour.

Big Bus Tours Istanbul is the perfect introduction to a city that strides two continents - Europe and Asia. From the great vantage point of our double-decker buses, you'll enjoy panoramic views of Istanbul’s finest mosques and palaces, including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahçe Palace. During the tour you can learn about the history of Istanbul through our digital personal commentary, which also highlights the top attractions and landmarks of significance like Hagia Sophia. Hop-on and hop-off the bus as much as you like with a 24 or 48 hour ticket to see the city and its sights at your own pace.

Additional information

Istanbul Events

Istanbul hosts many different events throughout the year. Although we try and keep any changes to the tour to a minimum, some of these events may require us to alter the route and stops slightly. The most important events and holidays for 2017 are listed below. If an event might interfere with Big Bus Tours service, we'll add further information closer to the time.

2017

Sunday 1 January 2017 – New Year’s Day
Sunday 23 April 2017 – National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
Monday 1 May 2017  – Labor Day*
Friday 19 May 2017 – Youth & Sports Day
Saturday 24 June 2017 – Ramadan Eve 
25 - 27 June 2017 – Ramadan Feast
Saturday 15 July 2017 – Democracy and National Unity Day
Wednesday 30 August 2017 – Victory Day
Thursday 31 August 2017 – Feast of Sacrifice Eve
1 – 4 September 2017 – Feast of Sacrifice
Sunday 29 October 2017 – Republic Day
Sunday 31 December 2017 – New Year’s Eve

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