Best Istanbul City Tour – Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

Last Updated on September 15, 2021

Discover the fascinating metropolis by bus (Istanbul Panoramic City Tour) and boat (Bosphorus Boat Tour) with certified guide. Go on a journey between continents and explore Istanbul both by bus and from the water! This is a new and unique tour of the city, offered by Istanbul Welcome Card and very ideal especially for first time visitors to Istanbul and small group travelers. This is also a budget tour, and you’ll definitely save time and money. If you are a newcomer to Istanbul, you’ll definitely need to get an overview on what’s on where, best of city’s sights and sounds, etc. And a very well organized boutique city tour is one of the best way to discover and enjoy the city in a nutshell.


What to Expect?

This best Istanbul city tour has two fantastic sightseeing options that include by bus and by boat. By bus, you’ll be able to see the top tourist zones such as Taksim and the Old City on bus, and admire the world famous Bosphorus, and have a look at top landmarks from the sea by boat. And after the tour you’ll have a better orientation about the city, and also can ask the guide about anything you want to know more.

Book Istanbul City Tour by Bus & Boat

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Istanbul City Tour by Bus & Boat Highlights

Highlights

  • Discover Istanbul by bus and boat
  • See all highlights in Istanbul
  • Enjoy an informative city tour by bus
  • Relax on a boat trip on the Bosphorus
  • Explore the Asian and European shores

Istanbul Panoramic City Tour

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

During the one-hour panoramic tour, you will get a great overview of this fascinating city.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour


While crossing the Galata Bridge, enjoy the fantastic view of the Galata Tower, one of the landmarks of Istanbul.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

Drive along the Golden Horn and pass the majestic Dolmabahce Palace. Did you know that the famous founder of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, died here on November 10, 1938, and that is why the clocks in the palace still show his death time of 09:05.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

In the course of the panoramic tour, you will see Taksim Square, the historic peninsula and numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

The live guide will provide you with interesting background knowledge and entertain you exciting stories from days long gone.


Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

Bosphorus Boat Tour

Afterwards, you will take a 90-minute boat tour on the Bosphorus and discover the city from a completely different perspective.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

Here you will be accompanied by an Audio Guide, which you can easily and simply download to your smartphone.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

The trip starts in Kabataş on the European side of Istanbul. You will make the first stop in Emirgan, also in Europe. Then the ride will take you to Asia, where you will stop in Küçüksuyu and Beylerbey. Afterwards, you will head back to the European side, where you will make a stop in Beşiktaş before the ride ends at the starting point in Kabatas.

Best Istanbul City Tour - Enjoy Istanbul by Bus & Boat Combo Tour

The Audio Guide, available in 10 languages, will assist you during the whole cruise.

At each of the stops you will have the opportunity to get off the boat and see all the sights at your leisure. Afterwards, you can simply continue with the next boat.


If you do not get off, the trip will take about 100 minutes in total.

Take the chance to discover Istanbul at your own pace from the water!

Time Schedule

Since the ticket is valid for two days, you can flexibly schedule your time. You may want to start with the Bosphorus cruise and do the bus tour on the following day. The buses depart 2 times a day and the boats depart 8 times a day.

Istanbul by Bus Daily Departure Time: 11:00 AM

Istanbul by Boat Daily Departure Times: 11:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 13:45 PM, 14:45 PM, 15:45 PM, 16:45 PM, 17:45 and 18:45

Boat Departure: Kabatas pier (see location map)

Book Your Istanbul City Tour by Bus & Boat

Book your online ticket here! Easily and quickly, without queuing! This ticket is valid for 2 days, during which you can join the tours as often as you’d like at the available times.

You are free to join the tours on the same day or on different days within the ticket time limit. Do not miss the opportunity and book your discovery tour online now!

Included: 90-minute bus tour, English speaking live guide on bus, 90-minute Bosphorus cruise, Audio guide app for your smartphone, 1 bottle of water

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Book Istanbul City Tour by Bus & Boat

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts