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Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

1. Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

Explore the beautiful city of Istanbul at your own pace with this hop-on-hop-off bus ticket including audio commentary in 8 languages. Your ticket is valid for 1 day and will let you spend more time discovering the highlights that most interest you. Jump aboard your double decker bus and enjoy a tour designed for those who want flexibility during their sightseeing exploration of Istanbul. With additional commentary from your audioguide, you will learn interesting facts about key sights whilst savoring delicious complimentary snacks on board. During the route you can stop at locations like Sultanahmet Square, Eminönü, Karaköy, Galataport, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Taksim Square, Beşiktaş Bazaar, Şişhane, and Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket and Scenic Cruise

2. Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket and Scenic Cruise

Discover every corner of Istanbul with this unique sightseeing tour combination. Travel around the city on a hop-on hop-off bus tour with stops in both European and Asian parts of town. Navigate down the scenic Bosphorus Strait on a cruise and upgrade your experience with an insightful walking tour. Hop-on hop-off Bus Tour Travel aboard a double-decker bus and enjoy a hassle-free tour of Istanbul’s iconic landmarks and historical sites. Explore a looping route with 11 strategically placed stops close to must-see sights. Jump off at any of the stops or stay onboard for a relaxing ride through the vibrant streets. Pass by the famous Galata Bridge with fishermen lining the railing and Galata Tower soaring into the sky. Admire the view as you cross the legendary Bosphorus Bridge from Europe to Asia. The sightseeing route offers the following stops: 1. Sultanahmet 2. Eminönü 3. Karaköy 4. Galataport 5. Dolmabahce Palace 6. Istanbul Naval Museum 7. Beylerbeyi Palace 8. Beşiktaş Çarşısı 9. Taksim Square 10. Şişhane 11. Spice Bazaar 12. Sultanahmet Bosphorus cruise Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and navigate past spectacular palaces, mosques, and mansions from different empires along both shores of the Strait. Start out in the Old City, then navigate along the European side until the second Bosphorus Bridge, then return along the Asian coast. See the city from a whole new perspective as you sail past historical landmarks like the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Ciragan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden Tower, and many more. Learn about the history and culture of Istanbul with the onboard audio guide. Optional walking tour Set foot on the Asian side of Istanbul by selecting the activity option with an included walking tour. Discover the famous local food market of Kadıköy, learn about Turkish food culture, and visit the backstreets of a local residential neighborhood.

Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Guided Palace Tours

3. Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Guided Palace Tours

See Istanbul's iconic monuments and sites from both the water and the land on a shared or private guided tour. Visit the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces on foot before admiring the views of the city from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Learn about the Bosphorus Strait, one of Turkey’s most significant waterways, from your local guide. Hear how it became a natural strait that formed the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. Begin your tour with a visit to the Dolmabahçe Palace with your guide (entry not included). This grand palace served as the administrative headquarters from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Wander through the majestic structure and snap photos of the intricate architecture. Next, board a boat to sail down the Bosphorus Strait. Take in the views aboard the boat before disembarking and heading to Emirgan Park, one of the largest public parks in Istanbul, known for its colorful flora. Take a breather and soak in the enchanting views before heading to your next stop. As you stroll through Kucuksu Pavilion, learn how it was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid to serve as his summer residence. While not as large as other city landmarks, this opulent pavilion is a sight to behold due to its neo-Baroque architecture and design. Finally, head to your last stop of the day, Beylerbeyi Palace. Built as another imperial Ottoman summer residence, this 19th-century palatial structure features impressive neo-Baroque designs, stunning gardens, and glorious pavilions.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 397 reviews

The tour was worth it. It gave us an idea of the most suggestive points of the city. We value the support received by not being able to arrive at the considered time. That allowed us not to miss the tour.

Excellent trip. Would strongly advise doing this on day one. Gives you an idea of the city and where the sites are in relation to each other. Stops off at the must see attractions. Buses run every hour.

Very nice bus tour of Istanbul. We got a small package with a drink, pastries and headphones. We did the tour on the first day and got a great overview of the city.

Despite the heavy traffic in Istanbul the trip went well...have seen a lot and enjoyed the explanations.

Perfect small group because few people book this tour! It's changing and it's very interesting