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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 #249 of 395 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Tours
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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Adelaide, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Lefkada, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Stay clear of the fixed private tours in the bosporus and prince's islands. They're sold everywhere (especialy in hotels and tourist agencies) and they're a ripoff. You can do the same trip using a public ferry (sehir hatlari or something) or turyol or even ido if you want a faster ride. Just go to eminonu or kabatas (and several other... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I did the half day tour with IBO which was recommended by our hotel. It was much more expensive than the ones you can book at the pier, but we were told that it was a smaller boat of 15 people....however it was not. There was probably 50 people, which was okay, but not our expectation. Overall... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I booked this as many people told us a cruise on the Bophorous was a must. This tour is great value for money, including entrance fees, hotel pick up/drop off and generous amounts of food (morning tea, lunch, fruit and drinks). Our tour guide Aslan was friendly and very knowledgable. We didn't bring our swimwear as we... More

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