Tickets for Hop-on Hop-off Bus Istanbul 72H + Bosphorus Cruise

Stop near Istanbul's landmarks, and take a cruise on the Bosphorus

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: 4 hours
Wheelchair accessible: Both for the buses and boats
Audio guide: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.



  • Enjoy audio-guide commentary in eight languages and learn the history of Istanbul as you see famous landmarks
  • Use your ticket as much as you like for 72 hours on two different bus routes, each planned with a specific purpose
  • Take a leisurely cruise on the Bosphorus and see Istanbul's sights, plus access Miniatürk and the Naval Museum


Weave through the streets of Istanbul on an open-top hop-on, hop-off bus. It stops near all the city's top attractions, and this ticket gives you 72-hour access. Get a quick rundown of Turkish culture and tradition on the City Tour (Red Route) and the Golden Horn Tour (Blue Route).

Hop onto a boat cruise any time you're feeling road-weary and glide along the beautiful Bosphorus for jaw-dropping views of Istanbul from the water. See Dolmabahçe Palace, Valens Aqueduct, Taksim Square, and more.


Points of interest

Landmarks you'll see:

What's included

72-hour access to both routes (Red and Blue) of the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Istanbul
Bosphorus cruise
Entrance to the Miniatürk Park
Entrance to the Istanbul Naval Museum
Audio guide in eight languages
Free WiFi on the bus

What's not included

Additional info

Bus frequency:

  • Red Route (Istanbul City Tour): Every 30 minutes from 09:15 to 16:45
  • Blue Route (Golden Horn Tour): Every 60 minutes from 10:00 to 16:00

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket


Sultanahmet Square
Binbirdirek Mh., Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122, Istanbul
Sultanahmet Square
Binbirdirek Mh., Sultan Ahmet Parkı No:2, 34122 Fatih, Istanbul
  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket with a Big Bus representative at stop #1 (Red Route) or stop #20 (Blue Route), Sultanahmet Square (between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, next to the main road)
  • Then you can hop on the bus at any stop of the Red Route or the Blue Route by showing your paper ticket to the driver
  • The Bosphorus cruise starts at bus stop #2 (Red Route) and stop #21, Eminönü Pier. Show your paper ticket to a Big Bus Tours staff member there in order to embark
  • Show the same paper ticket at the entrance of Miniatürk and the Naval Museum. You can visit them whenever you want during the 72 hours

Ratings & reviews

2 Reviews
Oct 23, 2019
Recommended:) value for money
Dec 10, 2019
Tutto perfetto e veloce.appena confermato il pagamento, sono arrivati i biglietti. Apprezzatissima la crociera sul Bosforo in omaggio. Facile veloce e competo!

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