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Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue
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From US$ 36.77 US$ 29.42 per person

Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

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Duration 3 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, French, Italian
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht
  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Watch traditional folk dance and music performances
  • Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge
  • See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans
Full description

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a luxurious cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, while dining from a 3-course menu of Turkish meze and local drinks. Sail past some of Istanbul's greatest monuments, while watching traditional entertainment along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the yacht for the start of your journey. Get a welcome cocktail on deck as you begin to sail as far as the Black Sea. Cruise between Europe and Asia, passing under the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Admire the grand Ottoman fortifications of Rumeli Castle and Anatolian Castle.

Soak up some of Istanbul’s legendary nightlife as you pass famous nightclubs, such as Reina and Sortie. Marvel at the waterside mansions and villas that line the European and Asian coasts. As you feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains, watch live folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Be seduced by the sensual moves of a belly dancer, and relax to international music by the on-board DJ. Back on dry land, enjoy a free shuttle transfer back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach from hotels on the European side (Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Aksaray, Topkapı, Zeytinburnu, Karaköy, Eminönü, Taksim, Şişli, Kabataş, and Beyoğlu areas)
  • 3-course dinner
  • Unlimited local drinks (wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks)
  • Service charge and local taxes
  • Imported drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

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What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking indoors

Know before you go

  • Please note, pick-up is available from all hotels on the European side of Istanbul
  • Hotel pickup begins 30 to 90 minutes before boat departure. Hotel drop off is done at approximately midnight
  • The entertainment program is as follows: Katibim show (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance), Asuk Masuk (an imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers), traditional mixed folk dance, belly dancer, Caucasian folk dance and professional DJ
  • The dinner menu is as follows: Welcome cocktail, 10 kinds of cold mezes (starters), fresh seasonal salad, main dish (from 4 options: grilled fish with scallion garden rocket, mashed potatoes and lemon; or grilled chicken steak with rice and mashed potatoes; or grilled meat ball with rice and mashed potatoes; or vegetarian meal), dessert, unlimited local alcoholic drinks (selection of local wines, beers, raki, vodka, gin and soft drinks) and Turkish coffee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 982 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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it was amazing.the cruize is worth every penny n got good offer on geturguide. don't expect food to be wow cos u paying for the experience nt cuisine. the performances n the partying and music and of istanbul view from bosphorus at night, all so memorable.i thought kids wud b bored but they too njoyed it. the seating n wc all were good clean n organized.

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November 2, 2022

Great excursion. Enjoyed this and it was well worth £25 each. We opted for non alcoholic drinks and no pick up option. Entertainment was good. The food isnt the best- the starters were average, the vegetarian main was overcooked unflavoured pasta, dessert was grapes and melon. The experience however was great.

September 27, 2022

I booked this activity at the very last minute; I thought I was settling for less, but it ended up being the very best experience. If you take this activity, bring some extra bucks, as photographers are everywhere and believe me, they will convince you to buy some of their pictures . I ended up buying the entire album… yep, pictures were awesome I had an a little money-related incident with the photo company, but it turned out okay in the end; absolutely nothing to keep me from enjoying every minute and every second of the night. Did I mention a unique yet delicious dinner? Plenty of shows here, to remember a lifetime!!!

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August 10, 2022

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