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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Worst nightmare visit of my live !

If it was possible, i would rate it zero ! Just to cash your money (70 euros), and transport you in places you could go easily by yourself. No explication, no story , group of... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2015
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Paris, France
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Ottawa
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I enjoyed the Gray Line tour to Troy. I was lucky to be in a group of 4, and it seemed we were friends from the outset. Slight confusion over meals included on tour. Brochure said lunch and dinner included; but we stopped for breakfast and were told it was included. (My hotel had packed me a breakfast.) Lunch was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The trip was amazing we had alot of fun and we learned more about the gistory of istanbul or guide bolot was a gentleman and he helped with our bags and he actually wanted us to learn i look forward for the next trip and hopefully we get someone as good and fun like bolot.

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Thank Shahad A
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The day was long, yet the trip was informative and fun as we drove from Istanbul to Troy and Gallipoli, then back to Istanbul. The guide Yildiray and driver Aydin were professional and flexible by dealing with challenging seasonal fog that delayed our crossing of the Dardanelles. They rerouted our itinerary ensuring the historic sites were visited successfully within tight... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

If it was possible, i would rate it zero ! Just to cash your money (70 euros), and transport you in places you could go easily by yourself. No explication, no story , group of different languages with one guide, just imagine the visit... Usually advised by hotels, avoid it !

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Thank Adam A
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I booked tour 3, which is a full day tour, based on recommendation from the hotel receptionist. The morning of the tour started off on a bad note as the bus did not pick me up from the designated point until 9 AM as supposed to 8 AM. By then I have waited for more than 1 hour. We did... More 

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Thank cruise_11111
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were referred to Gray Line Turkey by our hotel for a full day tour of Istanbul. Our hotel had given us good recommendations earlier, so we booked without checking reviews (a huge regret on our part). This is a quick and dirty tour that sacrifices any bit of quality for profits. It was a fast paced... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

There were 20+ people in the group, and people kept being added at different points. I was never quite sure who was in the group. No effort was made to kindly round us up when we left to wander for a few minutes. The guide (the chap with a pony tail) was quite brusque in manner. I was in Istanbul... More 

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Thank Osofb
Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

You see a lot on their tours, but you feel like a number being pushed along. My wife and I did a full day tour of the Hippodrome area followed by a tour of the Bosphorus. You ride on giant buses and wear a giant sticker. You feel like you are in a factory. Their tour guides were not personable... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I booked a Bosphorus Cruise with this company which costs $80 dollars. They were supposed to pick me up at my hotel at 8:00am, but they didn't arrive until 8:45am. They put us on a bus and drove us to a distant location and then put us on a different bus to begin the tour. Long story short, the company... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Do not get on a tour bus. spend more time on bus in traffic than at site. 17 Million people, bumper to bumper traffic in narrow streets. Too many people.

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