Istanbul, a city of rich history as evident from its spectacular architecture, offers a chain of famous landmarks that worth a visit. The city’s breathtaking monuments include Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Bosphorus Bridge and Topkapi Palace that will surely fascinate you. The 20 prime locations along both the routes have a magnetic effect on the tourists who feel the urge to explore them. It will be convenient with the Hop-on-Hop-off buses that provide the drop-off and pick-up facility for the travelers. The walking tours will allow you to have a close look at few beautiful and ancient sites like Hippodrome, Grand Bazar, and Hagia Sophia, etc.
Discover the city’s intercontinental charisma from the open-top sightseeing tour buses that enables you to explore the city over two bus routes. You will be able to visit the most iconic and famous landmarks with about 20 stops altogether. Get the unlimited Hop-on-Hop-off access at the city’s alluring destinations like Galata Tower. It is one of the dominating landmarks which were used to be a watchtower in ancient times to defend the city. Visit Dolmabahce Mosque, which represents the unique architecture of Ottoman’s Baroque style commissioned by Bezmialem Valide Sultan in the year 1852. You will find a few other attractions like Yildiz Palace, Madame Tussaud’s and Egyptian Spice Market on the red route. While on the Blue route, you will come across monuments like Fatih Mosque, which is one of the most significant examples of Turkish-Islamic architect in Istanbul.
One of the ancient site and an attraction for the history lovers is the Chora Museum. It received its name after the Chora Church that was destructed and rebuilt in past several times. You must not miss watching the mosaics of the former church depicting the biblical stories. You will feel like you are reading a novel. Kids will love to visit Dolphinarium, which is excellent entertainment and amusement park located in Eyup, Istanbul. It presents you with an opportunity to explore the fascinating world of sea mammals. You will find sea creatures like playful Dolphins, lovely seals, massive walruses, and gorgeous white whale. Miniaturk and St. Stephen Bulgarian Orthodox Church is few other attractions on the Blue line.
The journey on the red and blue route begins from Sultanahmet Square. It is advisable to reach the stop 20 min before the departure timing. Buses are scheduled to arrive after every 30-60 min at each stop so that you have sufficient time to explore the places well and unveil your favorite exciting places. Click a few pictures to keep a memory of your visit and of course, to share with your friends and family. Stay at the venue and immerse yourself in the atmosphere.
The tour gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace. Select the ticket and package of your choice from Classic, Premium, or Deluxe to start the Istanbul journey.
First Bus: 11:00 from Stop #1
Last Bus: 17:00 from Stop #1
Full Loop: 120 minutes (approx.)
Frequency: every 60 minutes
Blue Route (Suspended):
First Bus: 10:00 from Stop #20
Last Bus: 16:00 from Stop #20
Full Loop: 75 minutes (approx.)
Frequency: every 60 minutes
Download and print the ticket from the link given in your order confirmation email that you received after purchasing tickets online. A staff member of Big Bus will check the code present in the ticket during bus boarding.
Show the printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the big bus. This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
You can redeem the e-ticket within 12 months from purchase date.
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No cancellation charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date.