Istanbul was formerly known by the name Constantinople. It is the largest city in Turkey and was initially founded by Byzantium in the 7th century BCE. Home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, Istanbul is a city rich in history, heritage and culture.
During the peak tourist season, Istanbul can be quite crowded. Therefore, a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is the best way of enjoying a stress-free Istanbul vacation. Sit aboard a double-decker bus or an open boat with Hop-on Hop-off Bosphorus Boat Ticket and listen to an audio guide available in different languages to learn quirky facts about this unique city. Visit the Kabatas, Emirgan, Kucuksu, Beylerbeyi, Besiktas and back to Kabatas, and more. Or see an ancient Roman Aqueduct, explore the Egyptian-Spice Bazaar, the Rahmi Koc Museum, and other Istanbul hotspots.
Spring and fall seasons offer the best weather to visit Istanbul. The weather is comfortable and ideal for exploring the neighborhoods of the city as well as savoring the sights.
Istanbul tour offers you the convenience and flexibility to get off at the nearest designated stop. No tour guide, you set your own itinerary. You’ll find all the stops are located strategically at all the major attractions, making your touring as hassle-free as possible. And then, when you’re ready to continue, return to a designated stop, show your pass, and hop back on the bus/boat and onwards towards your next attraction. The boat tour lets you take a round trip along the Bosphorus. So, go ahead and make a whole loop of the route once you have your tour ticket, get familiar with the city and pick out your favorite places to visit and then return to them during your stay.
Generally, two to three days are ideal for exploring Istanbul and covering its major tourist attractions. But anticipate crowds during the peak season. Therefore, we recommend booking a hop-on hop-off tour in advance to see the sights and tick the major attractions off your list.
That will depend on the tour provider. You’ll find that hop-on hop-off tours can be either live or audio-guided. Many will have a pre-recorded commentary that’ll share fascinating information about the history of Istanbul, its culture, and many places of interest. You’ll find that the audio commentary will be provided in various languages. English, French, German and Spanish are the most commonly used, but others may be available. Check the specific product page for full details of all the languages offered.
There are several ticket options available to you, depending on your length of stay. Each tour will have validity from 24, 36, 48 to 72 hours. And the great thing is you can plan ahead as the vouchers are valid anywhere between 6 months to 1 year and can be used at any point during that period. Check the product page or tour operator for complete details.
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