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Istanbul Tourist Bus
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US$ 59.30
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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The Istanbul sightseeing bus is a practical way to tour the city with three names. You can hop on and off at any of the stops, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace.

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Istanbul Tourist Bus
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Ortakoy Mosque
Galata Tower
Blue Mosque
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Route and stops

The Istanbul sightseeing bus follows 2 routes and 19 stops. Tour the essential sights of the city between two continents and two worlds on a double-decker open-top bus. Throughout the journey you'll enjoy interesting English language commentary about the history and sights you drive past.

The unmissable stops on the tour are: Sultanahmet Square, Galata Bridge, and the Beylerbeyi Palace.

You can view the route and all the stops via this link:

How does it work?

The ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours from when it is used for the first time. For example, if a 48-hour ticket is initially used on Monday at 3 pm, it will be valid until Wednesday at 3 pm.

During this time, you can get on and off the bus as many times as you want. This makes it easy for you to visit the unmissable sights of the city, such as the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern and, of course, the Hagia Sophia, the most iconic sight in Istanbul.

Although when making the reservation you will be asked for a start date, you can use the service over the twelve months following the start date. When you have made your reservation, we'll send you a voucher you must hand in on the first bus you get on.

Timetables and frequency

  • Red line: from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm, every 30 minutes. The complete journey lasts 2 hours.
  • Blue line: from 10 am to 4 pm, every hour. The complete tour lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Temporary closures and schedules

Until further notice, the Istanbul tourist bus will only operate on the red line from 11 am to 5 pm.

Important information

The Istanbul Tourist Bus ticket includes free entrance to Miniaturk and the Naval Museum.

  • Miniaturk: hop off at stop 25 on the blue line.
  • Naval Museum: reached via stop 6 on the red line.
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Price

Adults Children between 5 to 12 years old Children under 5 years old
24 hour ticket
US$ 59.30
US$ 33.20
Free
48 hour ticket
US$ 72.30
US$ 39.10
Free
72 hour ticket
US$ 79.40
US$ 42.70
Free

24 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 59.30
  • Children between 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 33.20
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

48 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 72.30
  • Children between 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 39.10
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

72 hour ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 79.40
  • Children between 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 42.70
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

1 day.

Language The activity takes place with recorded commentary in in english.

The activity takes place with recorded commentary in in english.

Included

Unlimited use of the Big Bus sightseeing bus in Istanbul for the selected time.

Bus tour around the main tourist sights in Istanbul.

Headphones for each person.

Entrance to Miniaturk.

Entrance to Naval Museum.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Varies according to the attraction included.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from
US$ 59.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.