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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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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... more » 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. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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76 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Having done a Bosphorus Cruise on a previous visit to Instanbul, I decided to do something different this time. I was therefore sold on IBO's Bosphorus with swimming in the Black Sea Cruise. On the day we were picked up from the hotel around 12:30 and then spent the next hour and a half driving around Instanbul picking up others... More

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Leysin, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a great thing to do in Istanubul. We got picked up on time in a nice van, then got taken on basically a tour of the city whilst we picked up other people on our tour group. We then got taken straight to the boat and were served an amazing lunch and refreshments, fruit etc. The food was great!!!... More

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