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Busforus Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Discover Istanbul, the captivating city that bridges two continents, with the Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour. This tour offers a unique and convenient way to explore the city's top attractions, allowing you to hop on and off at your leisure. With comfortable double-decker buses, informative audio guides in multiple languages, and a route that covers key landmarks, this tour is the easiest and most budget-friendly way to discover Istanbul.

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Welcome to Istanbul, a captivating city that bridges Europe and Asia, where ancient legacies blend seamlessly with modern charm. proudly presents the Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour, an immersive and convenient way to discover the beauty of Istanbul. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of this historic city as you travel through its streets, witnessing awe-inspiring mosques, magnificent palaces, bustling bazaars, and more.

Hop on one of the iconic red double-decker buses and embark on an unforgettable journey. With audio commentary available in eight languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish), you'll learn fascinating facts and stories about Istanbul's renowned attractions. From the comfort of your seat, enjoy panoramic views of the city's iconic landmarks as you traverse from Europe to Asia.

The bus tour provides the ultimate flexibility, allowing you to hop on and off at any of the 12 stops scattered across Istanbul. Spend as much time as you desire at each location, exploring the treasures that capture your interest. Marvel at the architectural splendor of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet, stroll through the vibrant streets of Eminönü and experience the grandeur of the Grand Bazaar, or venture to Karaköy to discover its blend of tradition and modernity. The journey continues with stops at Galataport, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Beşiktaş Bazaar, Taksim Square, Şişhane, and the Spice Bazaar. Each stop offers its own unique charm and attractions, waiting to be explored.

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  • Discover Istanbul's top attractions.
  • 24-hour ticket with unlimited hopping on and off.
  • Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Spice Bazaar, and more.
  • Cross the Bosphorus Bridge for breathtaking views.
  • Multilingual audio guides in 8 languages & English speaking personnel.
  • Comfortable red double-decker buses.
  • Personalize your itinerary, be your own guide!
  • Cost-effective and convenient way to discover Istanbul.
  • Capture stunning photos. Explore hidden gems.
  • Unhindered travel comfort for people with disabilities

  • Busforus Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Ticket for 24 hours
  • Get on any stop and get off anywhere you'd like to discover
  • Hygienic kit and headphones

  • English speaking service attendant 

  • Free internet access on the bus

  • Unhindered travel comfort for people with disabilities



Forget the hassle of navigating public transportation or relying on expensive taxis. With Busforus, you have the freedom to tailor your itinerary according to your preferences, interests, and schedule. Capture stunning photographs, immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories.

Multilingual Audio Guides

Multilingual audio guides accompany you throughout the tour, providing insightful information about Istanbul's renowned museums, palaces, parks, bazaars, mosques, bridges, and squares. Relax and enjoy the journey as you listen to the pre-recorded guides through the complimentary headphones provided by the friendly bus hostesses.

Book your Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour on today and embark on an extraordinary adventure through Istanbul's rich history and vibrant culture. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a shopaholic, or a food lover, this tour promises to cater to all your interests. Explore Istanbul at your own pace, hop on and off as much as you'd like, and let the city unveil its wonders with every stop.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops and Recommendations

  • Sultanahmet: Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Byzantine Hippodrome. Explore the charming streets filled with shops, hotels, and authentic restaurants.
  • Eminönü: Experience the bustling heart of the city with its vibrant bazaars, including the world-famous Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar.
  • Karaköy: Discover the thriving harborside neighborhood, blending traditional local businesses with trendy cafes, boutiques, and street art.
  • Galataport: Explore the impressive cruise port and the adjacent mall, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes, and art galleries.
  • Dolmabahçe Palace: Immerse yourself in the opulent world of sultans and marvel at the exquisite beauty of Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • Naval Museum: Delve into Ottoman Navy history and explore the collection of maritime artifacts in this national museum.
  • Beylerbeyi Palace: Visit this beautifully decorated palace on the Asian side of Istanbul, once a vacation residence for the Ottoman sultans.
  • Beşiktaş Bazaar: Lose yourself in the colorful and vibrant neighborhood of Beşiktaş, filled with small shops, cafes, and boutiques.
  • Taksim Square: Experience the vibrant district known for its dining, shopping, and nightlife, with Istiklal Caddesi as the main pedestrian area.
  • Şişhane: Explore the changing neighborhood of Şişhane, home to historic structures, art galleries, and the famous Galata Tower.
  • Spice Bazaar: Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of one of the largest covered bazaars in the world, and indulge in the flavors and aromas of Istanbul.

Experience the best of Istanbul with Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour, now available on Book your tickets today and embark on an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing city that spans two continents.

General information about Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour

Busforus Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Istanbul runs every weekday between 10 AM - 5 PM

Departures from Sultanahmet: 10:00 - 11:00 - 12:00 - 13:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 16:00 - 17:00

Full Loop: 2 hours 30 minutes

(Timings, frequency, and route may vary due to traffic, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances.)

How to Get There?

Busforus departures start at 10.00 AM every weekday from Sultanahmet Square and go on every hour until 5 PM. The first stop of Busforus Buses is Sultanahmet Square but you can get on and get off at any stop you'd like during a 24-hour period. 

Frequently Asked Question

How long is the validity of the bus tour ticket?
The bus tour ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time of redemption. But don't forget it starts at 10 AM. Your 24 hours start at 10 AM so for example you can not use it from 2 PM on a day to the next day 2 PM
Can I get on and off the bus at any stop?
Yes, you can hop on and off the bus at any of the designated stops along the route during the validity of your ticket.
How frequently do the buses run?
Busforus Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Istanbul runs every weekday between 10 AM - 5 PM. Departures from Sultanahmet: 10:00 - 11:00 - 12:00 - 13:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 16:00 - 17:00.
Is the audio guide available in multiple languages?
Yes, the audio guide on the bus tour is available in eight different languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish.
Can I purchase tickets online in advance?
Yes, you can conveniently purchase your bus tour tickets online in advance through This allows you to secure your spot and avoid any last-minute hassle.
Is the bus tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is provided travel comfort for people with disabilities.
What happens if it rains during the bus tour?
The buses are equipped with a covered top deck and enclosed lower deck, providing shelter in case of rain. The tour operates regardless of weather conditions unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Can I bring food and drinks on the bus?
There will be catering package for you, so it is kindly asked not to bring any food or drinks from outside.
Can I use the bus tour ticket on consecutive days?
The bus tour ticket is typically valid for 24 hours from the time of redemption. It's not valid for consecutive days.

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