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:
5. Dolmabahce Palace
6. Istanbul Naval Museum
7. Beylerbeyi Palace
8. Beşiktaş Çarşısı
9. Taksim Square
11. Spice Bazaar
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.
Know before you go
• Before or after your hop-on hop-off tour, you can do the scenic Bosporus cruise
• The meeting point for the Bosphorus cruise is at the Topkapi Cafe, outside the Topkapi Palace (next to the tourism police kiosk)
• Please arrive 15 minutes before the cruise starts. Departure times are at 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM, and 6:30PM
• 1-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
• WiFi and charging station on board
• Bosphorus cruise
• Onboard audio guides
• Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Dolmabahce Palace
• Istanbul Naval Museum
• Beylerbeyi Palace
• Beşiktaş Çarşısı
• Taksim Square
• Spice Bazaar