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“Waste of money and time”
Review of Senkron Day Tours

Senkron Day Tours
Ranked #177 of 428 Tours in Istanbul
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This review is for the half day cruise we took last Monday April 3rd, 2017 and paid 35 Euros per person for four of us. We booked it on our hotel's high recommendation. What a pathetic experience . First we were picked up half an hour late and then dragged on Istanbul streets for anther one and a half hour. The cruise that was supposed to begin at 1 , started out at 3. The food they served was cold, stale and hands down the worse meal we had during our whole stay. The only stop was at Anadolu for 30 minutes . It was very short and rushed.The only good thing was the guide on the boat was well informed about the historical places along the cruise. I would recommend take the city cruise which will cost you less than 15 Tl and eat fresh food where you stop. Instead of getting ripped by these losers

3  Thank suncle73
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

boat tour was very good.I recommed to everyone.the food are very delicious. turkish cuisine is the best

Thank Pirhasan Ö
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Dear travelers be careful when you book a tour for trips that they offer you in some travel agency. As it is tour with the private boat trough the Bosporus or Princes island.
If they tell that you are going on a tour with private boat and when you get there they put you in public transport (ferry) as the tour guide to take you back to the hotel and as for the refund of your money .
Me and my husband were sucker because we generally trust people. So I suggest that you ask the stuff in the hotel to organize the trip where ever you want to go and they want let you down.

1  Thank Melisa B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Was picked up at 8:30 am, no problems. Met with other buses, drivers and quides and would have waited at least 30 minutes in the bus while they smoked and drank coffee and tea, then moved to correct bus. Palace tour fine, fly over cable fine. Then off to the bridge and up to the Asian Hill, 40 minutes spent here in a cafe. I give up what for, 10 minutes for photos long enough. On the way we passed the city walls, no stopping just at a corner when the lights were red, pointed out by guide. After 40 mins in cafe asked if we could stop at the walls to get some photos? Oh no someone else in the company said no time even though specifically mentioned in the brochure. Off to the Spice Market, only 20 minutes allowed here. How absolutely ridiculous, 40 minutes in a cafe and only 20 mins at the market. Makes no sense, 1 very unhappy customer. Cruise part fine.

Thank Janmmcl
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We booked this cruise based on the recommendations from our hotel. The main reason we booked this over over companies was the swim in the black sea stated on their pamphlets. However there was no swim stop. The only stopover was in Anadolu, when we asked the tour guide what there was to do there. She stated 'to buy souvenirs' ... complete waste of time nothing to do there but sit down and wait for the boat to come back.

On top of this the crew and guide could not be more dull and unenthusiastic. Our hotel contacted the company requesting a refund on our behalf, as they were too appalled at their false advertisement, they denied this. With our hotel no longer stocking their pamphlets. I have sent the company numerous emails requesting if not a full refund but a partial refund for falsely advertising the swim stop, wasting a full day of ours in Istanbul and ripping us off and have received no response. DO NOT BOOK ANYTHING WITH THIS COMPANY.

1  Thank amanda952014
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