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Big Bus Istanbul

#157 of 1,151 Tours in Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
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About Big Bus 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, 2 or 3 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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Seeing the many landmarks of Istanbul can be overwhelming, but this hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour makes it easy. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi and get equipped with a Big Bus app, map and headphones. Learn about the city from onboard commentary and hop off to explore at your own pace. Choose from two different loops and see the attractions that appeal to you.
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Sergio Alzate wrote a review Today
Vevey, Switzerland3 contributions
We took the bus for two days (negotiated with the team for lower price) so we could go different places at our pace. Nice way to go around. The frequency of the buses was not good enough (but we knew it). We hired an afternoon boat tour with them and was terrible, we kept waiting for the boat to start the tour, no guide at all of the places. Bus is worth it but again be aware of the timings!
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Khalida F wrote a review Oct 3
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Save your time & money. The audio was not working on the bus so everyone had to get on another one. Wasted about an hour of our time. When we requested a refund the manager was rude and not apologetic for the poor experience we had. Instead he denied our refund even though in their return policy it states if there is something wrong with their bus, we are entitled to a refund. They did not stand by their return policy. Another guy was complaining about waiting 2 hours for the bus to arrive.. not worth the hop on/off esp since the traffic was so bad. Not worth it one bit.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from cemilhacioglu82, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour. Please be known that we are not able to control the traffic in Istanbul. Istanbul is known as one of the worst traffic in the World. But your opinion is very important for us, and we will do our best to make every single guest happy during our bus tours. Best Regards, Big Bus Istanbul
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Ирина Ч wrote a review Sep 2021
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I would not recommend the service to anyone. Today we were waiting for the bus in vain near Egyptian market for more than 50 minutes. The only bus driver going by just waved his hand and did not stop. I am sorry to say that we are really disappointed by the service.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from cemilhacioglu82, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Istanbul
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour. Please be known that we are not able to control the traffic in Istanbul. Istanbul is known as one of the worst traffic in the World. But your opinion is very important for us, and we will do our best to make every single guest happy during our bus tours. Best Regards, Big Bus Istanbul
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Monicaborde wrote a review Sep 2021
Detroit, Michigan18 contributions
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I really enjoyed my experience on the Big Bus Istanbul .I am a photographer and this is a good way to get some great shots of Istanbul without walking all over the city.
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chit1988 wrote a review Sep 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions13 helpful votes
Unforgettable big bus city tour experience;the red line and blue line.The drivers were very kind and so helpful.I bought my ticket from Sultanahmet square and Rami offered for me the discounted ticket price for a day.I have really enjoyed the tour.Especially the red line driver who went extra mile and helped me to catch the blue line bus on time.Highly recommended to use the big bus while you are in Istanbul.
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