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Istanbul Sightseeing Tours

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Address: AkbIyIk Cad. Sultanahmet Mah. No:55 / 3, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 638 6601
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Hop on Hop Off Bus - great overview

The Hop on Hop Off Bus has 2 routes, one of which briefly crosses into the Asian side of Istanbul. We bought a 2 day pass which was not much more than the one day pass. It was a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Sydney, Australia

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Sfax, Tunisia
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We booked transfer from and Ataturk together with two tours, princess island and Bursa and everything was great. The prices are very reasonable, the services are great and the guides friendly and helpful. Pick up is punctual and the team is flexible and understanding. I recommend anybody coming to istanbul to deal with them.

Thank addoulti
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Hop on Hop Off Bus has 2 routes, one of which briefly crosses into the Asian side of Istanbul. We bought a 2 day pass which was not much more than the one day pass. It was a good general overview although very limited stops. My favourite parts were the view of the bridge spanning 2 continents and being... More 

Thank Gabrielle321
Islamabad, Pakistan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our group of friends and family visited Turkey in September 2015 and we selected Neslihan Akin based on the excellent recommendations and reviews by many other tourists, published on the page. We found her to be an amazing guide with a charming personality, perfect time management and the best of information regarding all the sites that we visited starting from... More 

Thank faisalarshad1973
Pullman, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A great way to get oriented in a new city. This tour does not disappoint. Suat was our guide and he was very professional and friendly. The tour is excellent in both learning about Istanbul as well as a great way to plan your future stops in Istanbul.

Thank Beth W
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Saadet was an outstanding tour guide. She is warm and entertaining. The tour was very interesting as she is an excellent story teller. She doesn't just rhyme off a bunch of facts --- she makes the tour very fun. Her English is excellent. The pacing of the tour was excellent. After leading us on a tour of St. Sophie, she... More 

Thank Terry L
Phuket, Thailand
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Honestly we took a short 9 days tours to see best of Turkey but looking at what Istanbul has, you may need to spend at least a week here to get the feel of the place and to cover the best sights. We loved it. So much to do in Istanbul. Enjoy....

1 Thank DevLean
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I hired Neslihan to be my guide in Istanbul. She was great to work with and answered all of my e-mails very promptly. Her English is excellent. We worked together to come up with an itinerary that did not duplicate what I would be seeing with my tour group that I was joining the next day. We used a combination... More 

4 Thank YoungDubFan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This a professional company, the tours were always on time confortable buses with A/C , the guides super nice.

1 Thank Claudia730529
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

The bus tour was decent and informative though it ends at 6pm and we didn’t get to use the 24 hour ticket the next day because we decided to take the boat tour. The boat tour was very misleading. First we took the public ferry so we were way overcharged. The horse carriage ride was rushed and a shared ride... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The tour did not pick us up in the agreed upon street corner - instead it sent a sullen teenager to meet us, who did not bother asking if we, the people seated by the corner, were the ones he was looking for. Then we had to walk ten minutes, mostly uphill, to the van (not usually an issue but... More 

1 Thank Annie O

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