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Open Top Double Decker
Bus Tour of istanbul
On our 90 minutes long tour, you will be shown the highlights of İstanbul with the best possibilities to take photographs.
İstanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents, Europe and Asia, standing on the shores of Bosphorus and guarding the
precious relics of three world-dominating empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, which she has been the capital, a unique link between
the east and west, past and the present…
İstanbul has infinite offers: museums, ancient churches, royal palaces, great mosques, the Grand Bazaar and the unforgettable Bosphorus
which will wonderfully fill your time during your stay. You may enjoy it all with our City Sightseeing İstanbul buses.
THE BEST WAY OF EXPLORING İSTANBUL

City Sightseeing buses are the most original and comprehensive way of discovering
the city’s main highlights and points of interest.

You may hop off at any of the mentioned HO-HO points and hop on to another bus,
on the same day of the tour, with the same ticket.

THE SATISFYING SERVICE
The latest technical advantages will serve you as multilingual audio guiding system in 8 different languages
with personal earphones for each guest on our convertible (for rainy days) open top buses.
90 minutes (staying on the bus & not using HO-HO stops)
from Sultanahmet Center       from Taksim Square
First Tour

Last Tour

10:00

17:30

10:00

18:00

Every 45 minutes

Every 30 minutes on busy days

Every 60 minutes during winter between December 01 - March 01

Labor Day: May 01 - Full day

İstanbul Eurasia Marathon: Date changes every year - Half day till afternoon

1 day
Our website -online- (DISCOUNTED)
Our office at Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 83/1, Elmadağ (5 mins. walking distance to Taksim Square, across Hilton)
Our City Sightseeing red buses in front of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) at Sultanahmet Center
Our red kiosk across The Marmara Hotel (next to the public bus station at Taksim Square)
Adult
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Child 6-12 (0-5 free)
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Family (2 adults + 3 children/same surname)
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Group (min. 15 guests)
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* Above DISCOUNTED INTERNET RATES include V.A.Tax (18%) and are valid only for guests who buy tickets online!

10 main hop on and off stops (73 including request stops)
Hop On – Hop Off possibility at HO-HO points
1 day valid ticket
No interior visits
Pre-recorded commentary in 8 languages
Personal earphones
Convertible (for rainy days) open top buses
Air conditioning at the lower floor
Wheelchair accessible
You may also hop on to our buses at any of the bus stations with our logo.
We’ d recommend you to call us at 0090 212 234 7777 to arrange a proper meeting if you’ ll not hop on at any of the above main departure points.
Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque
Hop off at 2. Facing Hagia Sophia,
famous with its blue İznik tiles and
unique with 6 minarets, built in
the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Topkapı Palace
Hop off at 2. Residence of Ottoman Sultans
exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred
Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed,
kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc.
We highly recommend you to tour
the Harem section, the quarter of women.
Hagia Sophia
Hop off at 2. One of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. In 1935, Hagia Sophia had been converted into a museum of Turkish Republic by the orders of the supreme leader Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, and became one of the most significant monuments not only in Türkiye but on earth with its architecture and its historical richness.
Hippodrome
Hop off at 2. Center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar
Hop off at 2. Most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.
Spice Bazaar
Hop off at 17 at the beginning of Galata Bridge. Also known as Egyptian Bazaar, mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.
Underground (Basilica) Cistern
Hop off at 2. This extraordinary subterranean structure, built by Justinian in 532, is the largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul. It’ s a great place to while away 30 minutes or so, especially during summer when its cavernous depths stay wonderfully cool. The cistern was constructed using columns, capitals and plinths from ruined buildings, and its symmetry and sheer grandeur of conception are quite extraordinary. Don’ t miss the two columns in the northwestern corner supported by blocks carved into Medusa heads or the column towards the centre featuring a teardrop design. Walking on the raised wooden platforms, you’ ll feel the water dripping from the vaulted ceiling and see schools of ghostly carp patrolling the water. Lighting is atmospheric and the small cafe near the exit is certainly an unusual spot to enjoy a glass of tea. James Bond fans will recognise the cistern as one of the locations in the film “From Russia With Love”.
Süleymaniye Mosque
Hop off at 17 at the beginning of Galata Bridge. The Süleymaniye Mosque crowns one of the seven hills and dominates the Golden Horn, providing a landmark for the entire city. It was commissioned by the greatest, richest and most powerful of Ottoman sultans, Süleyman The Magnificent, and was the fourth imperial mosque built in İstanbul, following the Fatih, Beyazıt and Selim I complexes. Though it’ s not the largest of the Ottoman mosques, it is certainly the grandest. It was designed by Mimar Sinan, the most famous and talented of all imperial architects.
Galata Bridge
Hop off at 17. Nothing is quite as evocative as walking across the Galata Bridge at sunset, when the Galata Tower is surrounded by shrieking seagulls and the mosques atop the seven hills of the city are thrown into relief against a soft red-pink sky. During the day, the bridge carries a constant flow of citizens crossing to and from Beyoğlu and Eminönü, a handful or two of hopeful anglers trailing their lines into the waters below, and a constantly changing procession of street vendors hawking everything from fresh-baked simits to Rolex rip-offs. This is İstanbul at its most magical. Underneath the bridge, touristy restaurants and cafés serve drinks and food all day and night. Come here to inhale the evocative scent of apple tobacco wafting out of the nargile cafés and to watch the passing parade of ferries zooming past.
Dolmabahçe Palace
Hop off at 25. Recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. Palace has a great meaning for Turkish people since the supreme leader and founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK had used the palace as a residence and spent the most serious period of his illness and he passed away in this palace on 10th of November 1938 at 9:05 a.m, all the clocks in the palace are stopped at this time. Later on it was converted into a museum. It is wandered with a special sense of respect.
Taksim Square & İstiklal Street
Hop off at 30. Most known modern city center of İstanbul. Many hotels and restaurants are in or near the Square and on İstiklal Street. İstiklal pedestrian street has many bars, night clubs and movie theaters therefore it' s always busy with young people almost for 24 hours a day. The most important monument in Taksim Square is the Independence Monument (Cumhuriyet Anıtı in Turkish) standing at the beginning of İstiklal pedestrian street. This is also the turnaround point for the old tram which is the only vehicle permitted on İstiklal Street beside official (police and government) cars. The monument was made by the Italian sculptor Pietro Canonica and opened in 1928, it describes Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, founder of the Turkish Republic, as a military commander-in-chief and a statesman.
Pierre Loti District
Hop off at 52. Located on a hill with beautiful trees where you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Golden Horn. Bird’s eye view of the Golden Horn with the teleferique (cable car) while climbing to the café, 550 beeline meters in 115 seconds. The coffee house takes its name from Pierre Loti, the French author and poet who was very fond of İstanbul and wrote as he sat in this coffee house while enjoying the view. Possibility to visit the Eyüp Sultan Mosque at the district.
Orthodox Patriarchate
Hop off at 45. The Patriarchate at Fener, by the Golden Horn, is the heart of Orthodox Christianity. After Constantine the Great' s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire, the capital was moved from Rome to Byzantium. With the conquest (1453) of Ottoman Empire, the seat of Patriarchate remained in İstanbul.
St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum)
Hop off at 56 near Edirnekapı. Originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.
  • Tickets are valid for 1 day. There will be no refund for any unused portion of any tour program.
  • Discounted internet rates include V.A.Tax (18%) and are valid only for guests who buy tickets online!
  • Tour operator will NOT permit you to join the tour without your printed e-ticket.
  • Child tickets on this tour are for ages 6 to 12 years. Family tickets on this tour are for up to 2 adults and 3 children with the same surname. Group tickets on this tour are for up to a minimum 15 guests.
  • City Sightseeing İstanbul tour seats cannot be pre-booked, to ensure the flexibility of the hop on and off system. In the event of a full bus, please take the next bus: services are frequent in the summer.
  • City Sightseeing İstanbul will be under no obligation or liability for delays occuring from city traffic or sudden strikes and for the loss or theft of personal belongings.
  • All times and routes maybe varied in cases of severe weather conditions or if disruption occurs because of marches, processions etc. Whenever possible, advance notice will be given of such occurences but this can not be guaranteed.
  • Please tell your Ho-Ho Point to your tour host or driver in advance.
  • It' s definitely forbidden to stand up on the upper floor during the tour for your own safety. Please remain seated while the bus is moving.
  • Do not lean over the guard rails on the upper floor.
  • Parents are responsible for children in keeping the regulations.
  • Please protect the environment by not throwing anything out of the bus.
  • No smoking on our tours. We regret that no food or drink is allowed on board.
  • In cool weather, wear layered clothing to ensure your comfort.
  • In case that you happen to miss a bus or wait at a wrong place, please call us at 0090 212 234 7777 to arrange a proper meeting.