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Before Travel

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Address: Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 537 221 9787
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Before Travel is a family run business that offers a wide variety of tours...

Before Travel is a family run business that offers a wide variety of tours and package deals troughtout Turkey

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The best travel Agency in Sultan Ahmet " Before Travel"

I have dealt with this Travel Agency during my recent stay in Istanbul and they have exceeded my expectation with an exceptional service provided my Mr. Orhan and Mr. Mert. Keep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 June 2016
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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London, Canada
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We booked a tour of Cappadocia (and a hot air excursion for one of us) through this agency, and were more than pleased with the service. Everyone involved with the tour was very prompt, pleasant and professional, and the cave hotel where we stayed was especially lovely, featuring a luxurious shower. The itinerary was well paced, and offered a nice... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I have dealt with this Travel Agency during my recent stay in Istanbul and they have exceeded my expectation with an exceptional service provided my Mr. Orhan and Mr. Mert. Keep it up guys and I look forward to returning to your magnificent country soon. Best Regards, Razam Umarov

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Manila, Philippines
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165 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

A year ago when I started planning my trip, Before Travel was in the top five of Tripadvisor. Mr. Orhan planned my family's trip to Istanbul and after numerous emails, went through without a hitch. He was so flexible to the extend that I chose my own hotel in Istanbul. The hotel that he choose for us like Karaaslan in... More 

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orhan c, Manager at Before Travel, responded to this review

Dear Slao, Thank you so much for your nice review. Hope to host you again in Turkey. More 

Perugia
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137 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our excursion in the minibus over the city and the trip up Loti hill which was interesting, although our guide was a little difficult to understand, however the actual cruise was disappointing as our guide disappeared and the commentary was inaudible so we actually could have just been on a ferry! It was nice to be taken home... More 

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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

My mother and I visited Turkey in October and Orhan put together a tour that was to my specific requirements. I'm in my 40s and mum in her 70s. We didn't want to do a package tour. I had a list of places we wanted to visit and pace and quality of accommodation. Orhan booked our flights, airport pick ups,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I really loved Istanbul and while you are here a Bosphorus cruise is one of the most important things to do. All the mansions, the Istanbul bridge, and many, many other things to see. Our guide was very informative - so much to hear about the city. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We aren't the type to go with agencies and were referred to Before Agency, by complete fluke. And I am so glad! Their main tour consultant Orhan was one of the most helpful people we came across in Istanbul. Apart from getting us reasonable last-minute deals, Orhan helped my husband in planning a surprise birthday for me after our hot... More 

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Thank Sabreen A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

It was just a great day on the bosphorus between beautiful palaces and mansions. I really liked the view from Pier Loti Hill. Istanbul is beautiful city and Bosphorus Cruise is a must. I definitely recommend IstanbulBosphorus.cruises to everyone. Cheers

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Overcrowded ferry with no room to stand or view the famed Bay. Please take small boats with specialized packages.. At Euro25 per passenger, was waster if money and time

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orhan c, Manager at Before Travel, responded to this review

Dear Sandeep, I am sorry to hear that you didn't have a good time, but I have to clear the issue. The day that you do Bosphorus Cruise there was a protest in Istanbul to condemn terrorism. So there were more than 3 million people and it was very crowded on the boats as well. So there is nothing that... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Not normally one to use Travel Agents, I DID find Before Travel excellent at not just organising, but recommending activities and places I might not have experienced otherwise. Arrangements ran seamlessly, office staff were genuine and honest, and they even altered some arrangements for me at short notice with the minimum of fuss. While the guys are Turkish locals, their... More 

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