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Big Bus Istanbul

Sultanahmet Meydani No: 1/20, Istanbul 34080, Turkey
+90 212 283 13 96
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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sultanahmet Meydani No: 1/20, Istanbul 34080, Turkey
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+90 212 283 13 96
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Ceren K, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been on other hop on hop off busses in other countries, I greatly feel that this particular franchise lagged a bit. Technically it's not a hop on hop of bus but follows the same concept. My greatest issues with it especially with kids were...More

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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear zanah22, We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right! I would also take this chance to comment on your points: Istanbul is one of the largest cities...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My comment will surprise you. Indeed, it is not worth taking the big bus. It is better to buy the prepaid card and take the tram or the metro or even the ferries, to go where you want in town.More

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Dear Jean Luc, We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right! I guarantee you that your feedback is really taken in consideration and necessary actions will be taken...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just took the Big Bus Red Route tour few hrs ago. Started from Sultan Ahmet...well put the Headsets and there 80 percent Static noise...English Channel was No 4 but through out the journey it played Turkish on all channels. So most of the Outsiders quietly...More

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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right! I guarantee you that your feedback is really taken in consideration and necessary actions will be taken in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to buy a combined ticket for both bus tours and a Bosphorus Cruise. we were able to use the individual tours on different days, which worked well. We went for the Europe/Asia route first and it went past many of the major...More

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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John Philip, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So far we have spent the morning in Istanbul waiting for buses. They seem to run 20-45 minutes behind, which can be frustrating when it’s oppressively hot out or unacceptable if you have children with you. I hope the tour is better than the scheduling...More

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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Laura T; We are so sorry about your unfortunate experience. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right! I would also take this chance to comment on your points: 1. Istanbul is one of the...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Faruk treat us very good! He was very patience and willing to help us with all of our doubts. Great friend and good amigo! Greetings from Mexico.More

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Dear Maria, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience you had with Big Bus Istanbul with others here on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us! We work really hard to offer you the best service that...More

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Sana A
16 June 2018|
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Response from BigBus_Istanbul | Property representative |
Dear Sana; The code that you received in your mail box is enough for booking office... But if you printed your ticket you can show your ticket or voucher. Big Bus Istanbul Management Office
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30 April 2018|
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Response from Valid H | Reviewed this property |
i recommend you to start with the red tour, then the blue one. But you cant do it in only one day if you're planning to visit some monuments.. i did it in two days, the first day the red tour, second day the blue one, and i... More
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I think the printed e tickets would work
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