Istanbul: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
- Duration options: 1 - 3 days
- Optional audio guide
We met our guide at the ticket office and then a bus too the ferry terminal. A quick bit of information while we were on the bus, and some good advice not to get scammed on the boat with food and drinks offered. There's brief commentary from a recording on the boat, and intermittent pieces of info spoken by the guide. It's not a full on comprehensive guide to every single thing along the way, but enough bits to keep you entertained. Definitely go when the weather is nice and enjoy the sights and sunshine. Sitting on the left is better but it was an open deck so you could see both sides fine no matter where you sit. You have to ask the boat staff to bring out more chairs!
Everything was great until the point when the bus broke down and we were waiting for 3+hrs to get a replacement. When we finally got one they dropped us one stop before the end of the trip for the day. It was late and cold and we had to walk.
I always find the hop-on hop-off a great way to get to know a city. Unfortunately there was a lot of repetitive music and we almost missed one of the buses due to a change in their published times but overall it was good.
Despite the rain, I still liked it very much. It was a different nice experience. I recommend to everyone when in Istanbul.
Really enjoyable, guide was very friendly and helpful and provided good tips for sightseeing using public transport