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Big Bus Istanbul

#17 of 407 Tours in Istanbul
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Address: Sultanahmet Meydani No: 1/20, Istanbul 34080, Turkey (Formerly City Windows Travel- Hop On/ Hop Off Bus)
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+90 212 283 1396
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Welcome to the Big Bus sightseeing tour of IstanbulWith magnificent views...

Welcome to the Big Bus sightseeing tour of IstanbulWith magnificent views from an open-top bus, Big Bus Tours Istanbul is the perfect introduction to a city that strides two continents - Europe and Asia. This carefully designed tour takes you to the major landmarks and historic sights on both continents, while your personal recorded commentary explains the history and culture of this beautiful city.From the moment the bus departs you will experience a real mix of culture where east meets west. Tour highlights include the journey from Europe to Asia across the Bosphorus Bridge, the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower and much more. Don't forget your camera to help capture some memorable moments. The hop-on, hop-off facility will enable you to get on and off the bus at many attractions and places of interest. Choose from the 24 or 48 hour ticket to see the city and its sights at your own pace. The Big Bus sightseeing tour is a safe and relaxing way to discover this great city; the perfect introduction to Istanbul and a fun day out for everyone.

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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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As a tourist it is very helpful to get on the hop off hop on bus .it takes us through the whole city and provides all details in many languages. Moreover their classics ticket is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rushdaamjad
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That was the second time I use their Services, in London back in 2015 and now in Istanbul. If you are a free spirit as me and you are in Istanbul for less than two weeks and you wish to skip the possible hassle from some locals trying to get something from you whilst traveling on Public transport and taking... More 

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear CultureFusion, Thank you very much for your review . We always love to hear everyone's experience, and to hear that you enjoyed with our services motivates us to strive for the best. We hope to see you for many years to come at any of our 19 Big Bus cities in the world. Best regards. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much help using hop on hop off bus and a guy named Farouk is the best,, ask for him he's so much fun and helpful..

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Nosheen K, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoy the tour as well as our staff. We will pass along your kind statements to Faruk. We hope to see you again in Istanbul and at also another amazing Big Bus cities around the world. Best regards. More 

Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a tourist it is very helpful to get on the hop off hop on bus .it takes us through the whole city and provides all details in many languages. Moreover their classics ticket is valid for 48 hours .it was a treet having a ride on it .

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Thank rushdaamjad
BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear rushdaamjad, First of all thank you for choosing Big Bus tours. We are happy to hear that you found our tour helpful and informative. We hope to see you soon in Istanbul and also at another 19 great cities around the World. Best regards More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were visiting Istanbul on a long layover and had less than 72 hours in the city. She recommended we do a Big Bus Tour as a way to "cram in" seeing all of the highlights in a short time. I had never taken a bus tour prior to that one and I walked away LOVING the... More 

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear appetite4trvl, First of all thank you for taking your precious time to share your Big Bus experience on this platform.We were happy to here that our services met your expectations. We also appreciate your explanatin about the tour to our prospective guests. As the information is given while the bus passes the landmark, rewinding the audio is not possible... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a trip to Istanbul and the place looks wonderful. The stuff was helpful especially Mr. Bayram who gave us information and helped us a lot. We are so thankful to him for the excellent service he provides. Adel, Louisa and the kids.

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Louisa A, Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus istanbul. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour as well as our staff. We strive very hard every day to give the best customer service possible and we are glad that you noticed. We will pass along your kind statments to Bayram . We hope to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our bus tour of the golden horn with the blue route team (especially Bayram who does a great Brummie accent). Was great value as the tickets were valid for 2 days and made getting around Istanbul a lot easier thanks to the hop on hop off feature. Went with my elderly grandad so not having to walk everywhere... More 

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Harriet K, Thank you very much for your amazing review you gave about Big Bus Istanbul. We always love to hear everyone's experience, and to hear you had a great one only motivates us to strive for the best. We hope to see you for many years to come at any of our 19 cities in the World Best... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrive Istanbul we were not aware about anything other than thaksim and blue mosque , but the guy I met mr. Bayram who is working in big bus company guided us in Istanbul a lot. Big bus ticket just cost 110 turkish lira and the bus passes through almost all attractions of the city with free wifi and... More 

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Mohammad N, Thank you very much for your review . We always love to hear everyone's experience, and to hear that you enjoyed with our services motivates us to strive for the best. We will deliver your kind statement to Bayram as we are sure it makes him very happy. We hope to see you for many years to... More 

Fahaheel, Kuwait
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, let me say that Instanbul is a beautiful city. Full of life and history. There is so much to do and see, from walking the city, to the nightlife - it is a smorgasbord of things to do and things to see. Took a tour of the city on the "Big Bus Tour" and was pleasantlying surprised... More 

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear PhenWmn4u, Thank you so much for your valuable review. We do appreciate your feedback and delighted to hear that you found the sightseeing tour well worth and were satisfied with our service. At Big Bus Tours we aim to deliver you an efficient, comfortable and informative way to experience a destination. We will deliver your thanks to Bayram.Hope to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The easiest way to get around in humangous Istanbul, the mostwanted attractions are on the route. You can hop on and off whereever you want! Its actually supersafe on the streets, and totally worth it too visit Istanbul. Mr. Bayram and the whole crew of BigBus provided great services!

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Imane A, Thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience with us. We will pass along your kind statement to Bayram and to the team. We hope to see you again at Big Bus Istanbul. Best regards. More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks guys , my mother and I had so much fun on the tour . We were there the beginning of this March 2017. The weather on that day was so gorgeous . So glad we booked this tour . Adnan was so helpful to us . Will definitely do the tour again next time when we go back .

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BuseyBY, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Krittika J, Thank you for taking the time to share your Big Bus experience with us. On behalf of all Big Bus Istanbul team we would like to express our happiness that you have enjoyed our services. We will pass along your statements to Adnan. We would love to see you also at our 19 other destinations. Best regrads. More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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