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Big Bus Istanbul

Sultanahmet Meydani No: 1/20, Istanbul 34080, Turkey
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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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Sultanahmet Meydani No: 1/20, Istanbul 34080, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Bigbusmanagement, Yönetici at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the big bus tour on the first morning in Istanbul. It is a very convenient way to begin exploring the city. The first red line bus departs at 9:15am from near Sagia Sophia and they run every hour. The red line is the...More

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Dear Mayfielder, 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bus stopped at the main attractions and offers a good way to get around. But I have taken the Big Bus in other countries and it was a completely different experience. Big Bus in Istanbul is not up to the international standard: first of...More

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BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Redbull2556, 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 largest...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ticket price is 33 euro for one day, which seems like a bargain, but: - the service is only until around 4 pm - bus timetable is unclear - there are overlapped place between blue and red route - the route distance is not that...More

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BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Leo B, 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest scam I encountered recently. Paid 40 usd for a days pass. Everything was OK untill I went down and looked to hop in again. No stations marked, the map they provide is not corresponding to their actual stop. Foe example I looked in...More

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BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear DANIELRO76, 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: As you noticed, our bus stops need...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hop on hop off......wait for an eternity and hop on. Truly a poor service compared to other cities who run a similar service like Budapest and Vienna.More

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BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear trevorviegas, 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a waste of time. Very slow, expensive, too many traffic, confused and few buses. I do not recommend!More

Thank Michelle N
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BigBus_Istanbul, Manager at Big Bus Istanbul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michelle N, 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 point: Istanbul is one of the largest...More

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Sana A
June 16, 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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RWandSW
April 30, 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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