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IBO Tours & Cruises

Alemdar Mah. Divanyolu Cad. No : 22 F. 5 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 (212) 528 04 75 - 76
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Ranked #248 of 399 Activities in Istanbul
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Owner description: Enjoy the natural beauty of the Bosphorus aboard our guided tour boats. İBO Tour is the ONLY tour company that will take you all the way to the mouth of the BLACK SEA. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board - and disembark to explore an enchanting Anatolian village.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wasn't sure if this was going to be a good or bad experience. We were planning to meet my daughter, who studies in Istanbul, at the boat at a particular time based on what IBO had told us would be the disembarking time. IBO was half hour late picking us up and then had more people to pick up...we arrived... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely day, started on the Bosphorus with a relaxing cruise up & down the river with a stop at a Summer Hunting Palace midway. The cruise ended at the Spice Market then on the bus for a drive up to Pierreloti for a quick meal & cable car ride down to the bus again. We then followed the Old City... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a highlight of our stay in Istanbul because it gave us a break from the busy city and the scenery was beautiful. But beware, like many others have mentioned, we did not get to go into the Black Sea or Poyrazkoy and were never given an explanation why. We sailed near the mouth of it. So that was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've just came back from my Istanbul vacantion. I was accompanied by my parents and our friends. It was their first time in Istanbul and I can say IBO Tours surprised us all... they made us to smiling remember those days we spent together. Actually the staff has a very polite and in the same time friendly behaviour and this... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Going about half-way up the Bosphorus, I guess, with a chance to see two very impressive high-level bridges connecting Europe to Asia – not that long ago everything had to make that crossing by ferry! There are plenty of sights along the way; numerous Ottoman palaces, an impressive fort complex, numerous notable buildings such as universities and naval colleges –... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Overpriced(45 Euros) compared with 20 TLira for public ferry (about 1/6th of IBO price). Food very ordinary. Commentary basic and rather useless if you have even a small guide book and can read. We never went anywhere near the Black Sea. Rather we were dumped in a mediocre fishing village on northern Bosphorus. When challenged the guide was evasive and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This cruise was a lunch cruise that went from 1:45 to 6 pm. We were picked up at our hotel in the bus, and then sat for over an hour as they picked up other guests along the way. Once we got started, a bit late, we were fed a lovely barbeque chicken lunch. Be careful, as many people did... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Advertised as going to Black Sea, even on map on brochure. This is fantasy. Cruise stopped well short of Black Sea taking us to Bosporus souvenir village instead. Amazingly, the rude & unhelpful guide tried to convince us it was Black Sea (although obviously not). Dreadful cruise in all respects. I also took the public ferry cruise another day. Fantastic... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Me and my wife wanted to enjoy a boat trip and saw the leaflet of this company in our hotel and with some discount. So we decided to take the Half day afternoon cruise - Bosphorus and Black Sea. We were picked up @ our hotel and it took around 1hour from Sultanahmet to Rumeli Fortress, were the tour started.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a pretty decent option to consider for a day tip. Pick up was on-time while the cruise along the Bosphorus, with a few stops, did what you would expect. We did the day cruise, which is effectively the separate morning and afternoon cruises tied together. As such, the group gets larger in the afternoon. Not too big –... More

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