Istanbul Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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  • Adult30€
  • Child (7-12)30€
  • Infant (0-6)0€
  • Tour GuideEnglish, Spanish, German et al
  • Tour DurationUp to 2 Hours
  • Sightseeing TourBy Double Decker Bus

Istanbul Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Get the chance to explore what Istanbul has to offer by joining an ultra-fun and convenient sightseeing experience. It is true that Istanbul has multiple spots of interest and monument, and sometimes it seems impossible to visit all of them in a limited period of time. With the Istanbul Hop-on Hop-off Tour you can actually tour around the city and enjoy an entertaining and comfortable excursion around the city’s most notable spots.

The tour is available on a daily basis and starts during the morning. However, as there are multiple buses running on the very same routes, you may hop-on on any time suits your schedule better. The only things you have to do its go to one of the many stops, that is near your place of accommodation and begin your exploration. In general, there are two main routes, the red and the blue one.

In what regards the red route, it begins from the infamous Sultanahmet Square. This particular route takes you towards Galata Bridge, Tophane, Port, Dolmabahce Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Akaretler, Taksim Square, Sishane, Egyptian Bazaar, and then finishes upon reaching Sutanahmet Square again. Please be aware that you can choose which places to visit or not. Thus, feel free to continue with your ride if a place is not really in your interests. Alternatively, you can hop-off from the bus, explore the site, spend some time and then catch the next bus to continue with your tour.


The blue route includes different places of interest. More specifically, the starting and ending point is again at the Sutanahmet Square. However, in between, the bus stops at Galata Bridge, Patriarchate, Cable Car (to access to Pierre Loti Hill), Istanbul Dolphinarium, Miniaturk, Rahmi Koc Transport Museum, and at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

What makes this tour really special is that it is ideal for people of all ages. In addition, it offers a variety of advantages that will make your experience unique. For example, you are free to create your own schedule by choosing which places to visit and for how long. In addition, by purchasing the ticket, you are eligible for free entrance at some of the sites. Moreover, during the tour you will have an audio guide explaining the main highlights of the sites. The audio guide is offered in many languages, which makes it convenient to tour around the city while listening to your language. The Istanbul Hop-on Hop-off Tour is surely an experience not to be missed, as you will sightseeing the city while having fun.


  • Hop on and off as often as you like on a choice of two routes around the city
  • Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it
  • Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary
  • Create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more

Meeting Point

Eminonu Pier

Departure Time

Anytime Tour – According to your request you can join this tour any time between 10:00 / 20:00.

What's Included

  • Bus with Full A/C
  • Ticket

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Tour Program

If you think that sightseeing is boring and time consuming, then it’s because you haven’t try yet the Istanbul Hop-on Hop-off Tour. With 19 stops, divided into 2 routes, you have the opportunity to visit at least 46 sites around the city. The whole experience guarantees fun, excitement and comfort as you are free to hop on and hop off whenever you like. Create some new memories and explore the main attractions of the city by joining one of the most popular sightseeing tours.

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Istanbul Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Available every day: Istanbul Hop on Hop off Tour is available every day. You are free to join on any time you want as it runs every 30-60 minutes from every stop. In general, the tour features two really interesting routes that both begin and finish from the infamous Sultanahmet Square in the city centre.

The bus: For the purposes of this tour, you will be travelling with a spacious and modern bus. This is why this sightseeing experience is also characterized as family friendly. The bus features also an audio guide, available in many languages, which enables you to hear interesting facts about the places of interest and learn new information about the city.

Red route: The red route includes some must-visit sites. The starting point is at Sultanahmet Square, which is also its last stop. In general, the red route gives you the opportunity to observe or visit the Galata Bridge, Tophane, Port, Dolmabahce Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Akaretler, Taksim Square, Sishane, and the Egyptian Bazaar.

Blue route: If you choose to follow the blue route, then you should again start your exploration from Sultanahmet Square. From there, the bus will drive you towards the Galata Bridge, Patriarchate, Cable Car (to access to Pierre Loti Hill), Istanbul Dolphinarium, Miniaturk, Rahmi Koc Transport Museum, and at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, before reching the finishing point at Sultanahment Square again.

Advantages: By joining this tour you are free to customize your sightseeing experience. This is because you are in charge to choose which sites to visit depending on your own personal interests and preferences. Moreover, the bus follows a specially designed path which saves you time as there is no traffic on that route. The tour tickets include also some free entrance tickets at some sites. Therefore, you can also save on fees when joining this excursion. The audio guide, available in many languages, is able to enhance your sightseeing experience by providing interesting descriptions about the city and about the sites of the route you are following.

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Anna Babar

Family Traveller

Convenient and fun. I love hop-on hop-off buses and I use them in every city I go. Especially in Istanbul, where there are so many things to see, this service was absolutely phenomenal. Book tickets for the whole family, and the kids had fun in the open-air bus. The best thing is that we could get off at any place we wanted, so we avoided the boring tours that taking you to specific places. We went to many places around the city, from both lines, so it was a super value for money ticket. Booking was easy and I recommend this company to all of you.