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Hop on-hop off Istanbul bus tour

With magnificent views from an open top bus, Big Bus Tours Istanbul is the perfect introduction to a city that is set across two continents: Europe and Asia.

HIGHLIGHTS:

* Set your eyes on the most well-known marvellous mosques and pretty palaces

* Reap the benefits of two routes and get to know more about the Turkish culture

* Jump on and off the bus as much as you like for 24 or 48 hours

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 sets off, you will experience a real mix of culture where east meets west. Tour highlights include the journey from Europe to Asia across the Bosporus 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 feature enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of exciting places to explore at your own pace. You can take a break from your tour whenever you wish to visit attractions and landmarks and later re-join the tour at your convenience.

CLASSIC TICKET:

1 Day Ticket which will be valid until the same time on the following day during the tour operation hours, Both Red Route Istanbul City Tour & Blue Route Golden Horn Tour, Hop on Hop off and optional 7D Cinema ticket.

PREMIUM TICKET:

2 Day Ticket which will be valid until the same time on the next following day during the tour operation hours, Both Red Route Istanbul City Tour & Blue Route Golden Horn Tour, Hop on Hop off, 7D cinema and Miniaturk admission. With magnificent views from an open top bus, Big Bus Tours Istanbul is the perfect introduction to a city that is set across 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. Redeem address: Customers must redeem their voucher at Sultanahmet Square at stop numbers 1 / 20.

Meeting/pick-up point: The first stop is Sultan Ahmet square (between Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia next to the main road), but customers can join the tour from any stop.

Duration: Red route: 2 hours. Blue route: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Start/opening time: Red route: at 9am. Blue route: at 9:45am.

End/closing time: Red route: at 5pm. Blue route: at 4.15pm.

Frequency: Red route: every 30 minutes. Blue route: every 1 hour.

Languages: Pre-recorded commentary available in English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Included: Free Wi-Fi available on all buses. ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS

THE CITY TOUR - RED ROUTE: The City Tour gives the perfect introduction to Istanbul city centre, taking you to a number of the city’s most popular attractions in both Europe and Asia. This carefully designed tour also takes you to the major landmarks and places of interest giving you an insight into Istanbul’s incredible history and diverse culture.

It provides the opportunity to discover the reminiscence of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires as well as the modern Republic of Turkey we see today. You will discover Istanbul’s distinctive blend of European and Middle Eastern cultures.

The tour also journeys across the famous Bosporus Bridge; a suspension bridge connecting Europe and Asia and one of the prominent and most important landmarks of the city. Crossing the bridge provides spectacular views of the Bosporus estuary, Europe and Asia, and is certainly one of the highlights of the city tour!

Our Red Route is also the only hop-on hop-off route in the world that allows you to cross between two continents (Europe and Asia). The red route also offers the following magnificent attraction sites: 1. Sultanahmet Square, 2. Galata Bridge, 3. Tophane, 4. Port, 5.Dolmabahçe, 6.Naval Museum, 7. Beylerbeyi Palace, 8. W Hotel (Akaretler), 9.Taksim Square, 10. Hard Rock Café and 11. Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

GOLDEN HORN TOUR - BLUE ROUTE:

The Golden Horn Tour is the best way to explore Istanbul’s famous Golden Horn, it takes you to a number of the city’s most popular places of interest around this sea inlet in the shape of a horn. The blue route takes you through the historic old town of Sultanahmet into the quaint suburbs of Istanbul and around the Golden Horn.

Along the tour you will learn about the strategic importance the Horn had to the city, as well as seeing the sights and key surrounding landmarks that date back as far as two thousand years ago. Along the route you can use the hop-on hop-off feature to explore Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sohpia, the old great wall of Constantinople, Aynalıkavak Palace and a 4th century Roman Aqueduct.

There is also a cable car, a miniature town, a Dolphinarium, the Rahmi Koc Museum and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Stop Numbers: 20.Sultanahmet Square, 21.Galata Bridge, 22.Patriarchate, 23.Cable Car, 24.Dolphinarium, 25.Miniatürk, 26. Rahmi Koç Museum and 27.Egyptian-Spice Bazaar.