Istanbul Sightseeing City Tours
Enjoy the Perfect Introduction to Istanbul
Discover Istanbul's intercontinental charm with Big Bus Tours. Our open-top sightseeing tour buses explore the city over two routes, introducing you to its most iconic sights and landmarks. You're free to hop on and hop off the bus as much as you like, with 15+ stops conveniently located close to must-see sights like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern.
Buses are scheduled to arrive at each stop every 30-60 minutes, giving you plenty of time to hop off, visit famous landmarks and uncover your own favourites. Stay for a little while to take pictures, or immerse yourself for hours - our tours grant you the freedom to sightsee at your own pace. Tickets are valid for either 1 or 2 days, and you can also choose to upgrade to a combo ticket granting admission to either traditional Turkish baths, the Istanbul Dolphinarium, or a walking tour of Hagia Sophia.Read More
Why Hop On with Big Bus Tours Istanbul?
See the beauty of Istanbul at your own pace — our tickets let you hop on and hop off the bus from any of our 15+ stops as much as you like.
Variety of Choice
Choose between a 1-day ticket or a 2-day ticket, enabling you to explore the best of Istanbul via our Golden Horn Tour and City Tour.
Engaging commentary is available in 8 languages on all buses. Simply tune in with free headphones, distributed when you board the bus.
Discover more of one of the world’s greatest cities with Big Bus Istanbul. Don’t miss the biggest and best landmarks in Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Hop off our tour at featured Istanbul landmarks to get closer to this incredible city.
Topkapi is the oldest surviving palace in the world. The Ottoman Sultans lived here, and its sprawling buildings are fascinating – don’t miss the priceless gems in the Treasury!Read More
The shape of things to come? Taksim is the modern, European heart of Istanbul, with buzzing restaurants, shops and hotels. Elegant Istiklal Street is well worth a visit.Read More
Found in the heart of Istanbul’s European side, Old Town is the location of what was once Constantinople. Journey back in time through its old city walls to discover mosques, palaces and bazaars.Read More
You could spend a lifetime seeing all Turkey’s archaeology and architecture. Or spend some quality time here instead, seeing all the big history in this miniature park.Read More
This breathtaking building is Turkey’s most spectacular and historic monument. It’s been a church and a mosque, and now it’s a spellbinding museum.Read More
Constructed in 1348, Galata Tower was the tallest building in Istanbul for centuries. You can still climb to the top for a unique (if slightly scary!) view of the city.Read More
Welcome to how shopping used to be. Sniff the spices, sample the wares and haggle for a bargain. You’ve just got to buy some Turkish delight too.Read More
This really was a palace fit for a Sultan, with incredibly lavish furnishings. But don’t just take our word for it – you can still see the original décor.Read More
This is one of only three suspension bridges spanning the Bosphorus Strait. Visit in the evening and you’ll see its coloured lights beautifully reflected in the water.Read More
Courtyard after courtyard, dome after dome, the Blue Mosque seems to stretch forever. And round every corner is another stunning photo opportunity.Read More
If Istanbul is getting too hot, why not cool off underground? Basilica Cistern is a vast subterranean space, where the cool and cavernous depths are incredibly atmospheric.Read More
Quick Book from our Best Selling Tickets
- 3 Day Hop on, hop off
- Flexible Ticket
Ticket validity: 3 Days
- 2 Day Hop on, hop off
- Flexible Ticket
- Pre-recorded commentary
Ticket validity: 2 Days
Experience more with our Istanbul Attraction Packages
Enhance your sightseeing experience with a ticket that includes our Istanbul bus tour + attraction entry. Discover the best that Istanbul has to offer by choosing from our range of Istanbul attractions.