Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

Experience the best of Istanbul’s attractions from multiple perspectives with our efficient Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat tour. Explore historic landmarks, vibrant squares, and serene waterways, all at your convenience and comfort. With our expert agency ensuring a top-notch service, you’ll get an authentic and enriching Istanbul experience. The tour’s comprehensive coverage, flexibility, and affordability make it a must-choose for every traveler venturing into this majestic city.

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    A Comprehensive Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour Experience

    Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s splendors with the well-curated Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat tour. Experience the city’s major landmarks from land and water, at your own pace. Our reputable agency ensures a seamless, insightful journey filled with captivating historical narratives. The combination of convenience, cost-effectiveness, and comprehensive coverage makes this tour a fantastic option for any traveler looking to explore Istanbul in-depth.


    Adult/Child – 49.99 EUR per person

    2 Days Istanbul Sightseeing Combo

    Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

    (from 10:00 to 17:00, 2 hours, frequency: 1 hour)

    The Enthralling Journey Through Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tours

    Indulge in the alluring charm of Istanbul, one of the world’s most captivating cities, with our premium hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours. This blend of land and sea exploration serves as an outstanding gateway to the city’s myriad of historic sites and awe-inspiring landmarks. The amalgamation of hop-on hop-off bus Istanbul and hop-on hop-off boat Istanbul is designed specifically for those who wish to seize every moment of their time in this bustling city, offering unparalleled flexibility and comfort.

    The ultimate tour, tailored to optimize your Istanbul adventure, weaves the awe-inspiring tapestry of the city’s sights and sounds into an unforgettable experience. Be it the Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Galataport or the Bosphorus Cruise, every aspect of this tour is specially curated to ensure an enchanting encounter with Istanbul’s iconic wonders. This inclusive ticket remains valid for an entire day, enabling you to embark on the tours at your convenience.

    The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Step into our comfortable double-decker bus and embark on a two-hour ride through Istanbul’s heart. With 11 thoughtfully chosen stops near crucial sights, the tour is a comprehensive guide to Istanbul’s many attractions. Hop off at any station or sit back for a relaxing drive through Istanbul’s dynamic thoroughfares. Marvel at the ever-busy Galata Bridge, home to dedicated local fishermen, and the Galata Tower, stretching proudly into the city skyline.

    This journey takes you across the remarkable Bosphorus Bridge, transitioning from Europe to Asia in a mere few minutes. Sit back and bask in the absorbing commentary on Istanbul’s vibrant culture and heritage while enjoying uninterrupted vistas of the city. All our BusForUs double-decker buses, operated by the Istanbul Municipality, offer high-speed Wi-Fi and mobile charging stations for your convenience. To further enhance your experience, a multilingual recorded commentary is provided in 8 different languages including English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Iranian, Arabic, and Turkish.

    The Bosphorus Cruise

    No visit to Istanbul can be complete without experiencing the serenity of a Bosphorus Cruise. Break away from the city’s clamor and sail by magnificent palaces, mosques, and mansions representing diverse eras on the waterway that beautifully partitions Europe and Asia. This 90-minute cruise, originating from the Old City, escorts you along the European shore, reaching the second Bosphorus bridge, before making its way back along the Asian coast.

    Watch Istanbul unfold before your eyes as you navigate the Bosphorus Strait, passing by grand landmarks such as the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Ciragan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, and countless others. From a distance, enjoy the view of emblematic monuments like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden Tower, and Galata Tower.

    To enrich your cruise experience, a comprehensive audio guide in 10 different languages is available on your smartphone. Discover the riveting stories of Istanbul’s vibrant past, traditions, and culture as you witness it in its full glory.

    Our agency ensures an unrivaled tour experience with the hop-on hop-off bus and boat Istanbul combo, paving the way for an intimate encounter with this marvelous city. Be it the tangible historical grandeur at every corner or the scenic delights along the Bosphorus, every moment in Istanbul is filled with magic waiting to be discovered. The BigBus route map is your key to the city’s treasure chest of sightseeing wonders. Take the leap and immerse yourself in the wonders of Istanbul, making the most out of every moment of your visit!

    Here are historical details for some of the primary locations you’d encounter during the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus tour of Istanbul:

    Dolmabahce Palace Constructed during the Ottoman Empire’s final years, from 1843 to 1856, this palace served as the administrative center and imperial residence, replacing the Topkapi Palace. Sultan Abdulmecid I commissioned the palace, which showcases a blend of various European architectural styles. The Palace is renowned for its opulence, with crystal chandeliers, gold and silver fixtures, and a collection of valuable paintings and artefacts.

    Taksim Square Located in the European part of Istanbul, Taksim Square is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network. The Monument of the Republic, inaugurated in 1928, is located at the center of the square to commemorate the formation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.

    Galataport A crucial part of the Karaköy neighborhood, Galataport, previously known as the Galata Port, is a historic seafront area that has been redeveloped into a cruise port, a promenade filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural spaces. It also includes the Istanbul Modern, the city’s premier destination for contemporary art.

    Galata Bridge Since the 6th century, there have been several bridges connecting the districts of Eminönü and Karaköy, with the current iteration built in 1994. Over the years, the Galata Bridge has been a symbolic link between the traditional city of Istanbul (mainly Sultanahmet) and the districts of Galata, Beyoğlu, Şişli, and Harbiye, where more Western influences were apparent in architecture and culture. It’s also known for its ground-level restaurants and bars.

    Galata Tower One of Istanbul’s most striking landmarks, the Galata Tower, was built in 1348 during an expansion of the Genoese colony in Constantinople. It was the tallest building in the city for centuries, providing panoramic views of the old town and its surroundings. Throughout its history, it has functioned as a jail, observatory, and fire lookout.

    Bosphorus Bridge Now officially known as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, it was opened in 1973 and was the first bridge to connect Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus strait. This bridge stands as a modern symbol of Istanbul’s continual growth and development. It’s also the venue for annual marathon events where people from around the globe participate.

    Exploring these locations and learning about their history gives you a deeper understanding of Istanbul’s rich culture and dynamic evolution over the centuries.

    Benefits of Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

    Booking the combination of our Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Istanbul and Boat Istanbul tour is the ideal way to experience the best that Istanbul has to offer in a comprehensive, flexible, and cost-effective manner. Here are some compelling reasons why this combo tour is a great choice:

    Time-Efficient: The combination of the bus and boat tours allows you to explore the city’s major attractions in a single day. This is perfect for those with limited time in Istanbul.

    Comprehensive Coverage: The tour encompasses all of Istanbul’s key sites, from the majestic Dolmabahce Palace and bustling Taksim Square to the serene Bosphorus Strait. You’ll get to see Istanbul’s contrasts from various perspectives.

    Flexibility: With the hop-on hop-off feature, you have the freedom to explore each site at your own pace. If you’re particularly interested in one location, you can spend more time there without worrying about sticking to a strict schedule.

    Value for Money: Purchasing the combo tour is more cost-effective than booking the bus and boat tours separately. You get to experience all the sights and sounds of the city for a single, affordable price.

    Multi-Lingual Guide: The tours offer commentary in various languages, catering to an international audience. You’ll gain insights into the city’s rich history and vibrant culture in the language you’re most comfortable with.

    Choosing our company for your Istanbul exploration comes with its unique advantages:

    Expertise and Experience: We are a seasoned tour agency with years of experience in curating the best tour experiences. Our knowledge of Istanbul is extensive, ensuring that you’ll get the most authentic and immersive experience.

    Customer-Centric Approach: We prioritize the comfort and satisfaction of our clients. Our buses and boats are well-maintained, offer free Wi-Fi, mobile charging stations, and our staff is always ready to assist.

    Reliability: As a reputable tour agency, we’re trusted by travelers from around the world. Our tours run on schedule, and we’re committed to providing you with the best experience possible.

    Positive Reviews: Our previous clients have left us glowing reviews, attesting to our high standards of service and the overall quality of our tours.

    In essence, the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Istanbul tour provides an all-encompassing experience of Istanbul’s charm, while our company guarantees a seamless, enriching, and unforgettable journey through this magical city.


    The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Boat Istanbul tour is a comprehensive, flexible, and cost-effective way to explore the city’s major attractions. With our experienced agency, you’ll gain insights into Istanbul’s rich history while enjoying a comfortable journey. The combo tour offers unparalleled convenience and value for money, ensuring a memorable and enriching Istanbul experience, making it a worthy choice for every traveler.

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