Bosphorus Bridge Roadworks

Dear Customers,

Please note that our Red Route tour may occasionally encounter some heavy traffic on the Bosphorus Bridge due to maintenance and repair works that are currently underway. These are expected to conclude by 31 August, 2017.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience potential traffic may cause. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

the Big Bus Tours Istanbul Team.

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. If you have further questions, please contact us.


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