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Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Enjoy magical views of Istanbul from the Bosphorus on this dinner cruise. Sail on a yacht and watch a show with traditional Turkish folk dancing. Enjoy dinner and drinks while seeing sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.  Choose from a cruise with hotel pickup and drop-off from Istanbul via an air-conditioned van or meet directly at the port. Enjoy drinks like Turkish coffee, tea, unlimited soft drinks, and unlimited alcoholic drinks (depending on option selected). Pick between a standard meal or a VIP option. Savor an appetizer plate with options like a seasonal salad or hot starters. Choose a main course like mixed grilled meat, seasonal fish, or a vegetarian menu. Finish your meal with a sweet dessert.  Dine on your tasty food while watching live entertainment like Turkish folk dancing, Latin flamenco dancing, and a DJ. Gaze out the window at the imposing Galata Tower and Maiden's Tower, which has stood since the medieval Byzantine period. Enjoy shows such as live music, Dervishes, Turkish dances, Latin dance, flamenco, Sirtaki, and belly dance in the middle of the Bosphorus. During the tour, you can learn details about the places you're curious about through the mobile audio guide app. On the day of the tour, contact your tour provider to find out more about using the audio guide. Capture pictures of the Baroque Revival architecture of Dolmabahçe Palace and the Ortaköy Mosque. Admire the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges which span the Bosphorus strait. Take in the waterside Ottoman architecture of the Beylerbeyi Palace. Vip Menu Starters: • 10 types of mixed Turkish appetizers and mixed seafood appetizers • Hot Starters: (2 types of hot starter) • Vegetable pie (hot starter) • Fish pastry (Hot starter) • Fish meatballs (Hot starter) • Shrimp Stew (Hot starter) Main Dishes: (1 type of main course) • Mixed grill plate (meatballs, Turkish doner, sautéed meat (Et Sote), chicken) • Veal Entrecote • Vegetarian vegetable casserole • Seasonal seafood grill • Italian pasta types • Salad Desert and Fruit: • Mixed Special Turkish desert and fruit • Unlimited local and non-alcoholic beverages

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

The Bosphorus night tour with dinner and "Turkish Night Show" is a luxurious and entertaining way to experience Istanbul's beauty and culture. This tour combines a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus Strait with a delicious dinner and a vibrant cultural performance. The tour typically starts from the pier where the boat awaits. You'll board a comfortable and modern vessel equipped with indoor and outdoor seating areas, as well as a bar serving refreshing drinks and snacks. As the boat sets sail, you'll be treated to a stunning view of Istanbul's iconic landmarks, such as the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, and Maiden's Tower, all illuminated by the city lights. You'll also see the European and Asian sides of the city, which are divided by the Bosphorus Strait. The highlight of this tour is the delicious dinner that will be served on board, featuring a variety of Turkish specialties. The dinner is accompanied by a selection of local wines and soft drinks, creating a true feast for your senses. After dinner, you'll be entertained by a "Turkish Night Show", featuring traditional music, dance, and costume performances. The show includes belly dancers, folk dancers, cultural dances and live music, all of which showcase the vibrant and colorful culture of Turkey. You'll be invited to join in the fun and dance along to the music, creating a memorable and interactive experience. The tour usually lasts for around three hours, and once it's over. The Bosphorus night tour with dinner and "Turkish Night Show" is a fantastic way to experience Istanbul's beauty, culture, and cuisine all in one unforgettable evening. It's perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends who want to enjoy a special night out in Istanbul. ~ MENU ~ • TURKISH STARTER PLATE Spicy Paste, Fava, Muhammara, American Salad, Feta Chese, Cheddar Cheese, Haydari, Tomato, Cucumber • GREENS SALAD • PAÇANGA PASTRY • MAIN COURSE Grilled Meatballs, Spicy Chicken Skewers, Baked Seasonal Fish (Vegetarian Menu: Grilled Vegetables with Rice or Pasta) • TURKISH DESERT OR FRUITE PLATE • UNLIMITED LOCAL ALCOHOLIC & SOFT DRINKS Beer, Raki, Vodka, Red and White Wine, Gin and Soft Drinks NOTE: Imported alcoholic drinks are extra charged. There are 50 kinds of imported alcoholic beverages on board.

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Discover the wonders inside the Topkapi Palace and the Harem Museum in Istanbul with skip-the-line entry tickets and your own personal smartphone app audio guide. Avoid the long ticket lines with skip-the-line privileges and a host that will lead you inside. After meeting your host, receive your entry ticket and seamlessly enter inside the Topkapi Palace. As you enter, launch your audio guide on your smartphone to enrich your visit (download instructions received after booking). Immerse yourself in the ancient Ottoman Empire as you walk through the museum gates and gardens. Stroll through centuries of the Ottoman Empire's history while seeing the museum's centuries-old art and architecture up close. Venture back to the Ottoman Empire through historical artwork and architecture. Visit the palace's timeless collections, the Harem ant at your own pace and get a closer look at astonishing royal jewelry and holy religious relics. Learn about the lives of sultans and queens through your audio guide. Before the end of your visit, enjoy sweeping views of the city and Bosphorus from the palace.

Istanbul: Small-Group Sunset or Day Yacht Cruise with Snacks

Istanbul: Small-Group Sunset or Day Yacht Cruise with Snacks

Welcome aboard our yacht! We are embarking on a two-hour sunset or daytime small group (16 people) yacht cruise along the Bosphorus, where you will experience Istanbul from a completely different perspective. Istanbul is a city situated across two continents, with the Bosphorus Strait serving as a defining feature. This strait is one of the main attractions, and no visit to Istanbul is complete without a boat trip along its waters. From the deck of our snow white yacht, you will have the opportunity to behold nearly all of Istanbul's major landmarks: Dolmabahce Palace, Topkapi and Chiragan Palaces, Sultan Suleiman Mosque, the city's main bridge—the Bosphorus Bridge—and, of course, the famous Maiden Tower. We are delighted to accommodate your group of up to 16 people on our 20 metres yacht. Prepare to immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences and savor the unique views of Istanbul that unfold before you along the Bosphorus. Onboard our yacht, not only will you enjoy the stunning sights of Istanbul, but we also have a treat in store for you. As you take in the beauty of the Bosphorus, our attentive staff will serve you with light snacks and seasonal fruits. Indulge in a delectable selection of appetizers as you cruise along, complemented by the freshest fruits of the season.

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Entry & Audio Guide

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Entry & Audio Guide

Explore the striking Basilica Cistern during your visit to Istanbul. Journey beneath the earth's surface and admire the distinctive architecture while listening to an audio guide that will give you insights into the history of this place. Journey back in time and discover the ancient Byzantine Empire. Make your way down the stairs and discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul. Wander through the ancient structure and admire the architecture and ornamentation including Medusa heads from Greek mythology. As you listen to the audio guide, learn more about the Basilica Cistern's fascinating history. Stay inside for as long as you want and take some great photos of one of the top attractions in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Join a small group guided tour through Istanbul's rich history and iconic landmarks. Benefit from all included priority admission tickets to visit the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque efficiently. Begin your adventure in the vibrant Sultanahmet neighborhood, where you'll meet your expert guide at a convenient meeting point. First stop is the renowned Blue Mosque, adorned with its mesmerizing blue tiles. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmet, this imperial Ottoman Mosque is a true marvel of architecture. Delve into its storied past as your guide leads you through a comprehensive tour, immersing you in its evocative ambiance. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views of modern Istanbul from the mosque's courtyard before wandering through the historic streets. Explore the Hippodrome, once the bustling social and political hub of the city, and unravel the significance of its iconic obelisks. Next, journey to the Hagia Sophia with pre-reserved tickets in hand. Discover the fascinating transition of this site from Greek Orthodox cathedral to mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Marvel at the seamless blend of mosque and church architecture, adorned with magnificent domes, minarets, and intricate mosaics. Your exploration continues as you delve into the secrets of the Hagia Sophia, learning about its intricate İznik tiles, remarkable Virgin Mary mosaic, and the intriguing tradition of burying sultans in its courtyard. Concluding in Sultanahmet Square, our tour leaves you equipped with ample knowledge and insights to navigate the enchanting streets of Istanbul independently. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of this historic city.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

Hop on a sightseeing cruise to tour the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. Get a fresh look at Istanbul on this boat tour with an audio guide to tell you all the top tales as you glide by Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and Galata Tower. Sail as far south to see the Bosphorus Bridge. Meet your host on the other side of Hagia Sophia and walk down to the pier behind the grand mosque. Jump on board to discover the Golden Horn, considered to be the world’s largest natural harbor. Sail through the magnificent Bosphorus strait forming the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. On your way, come across cultural and historical emblems of Istanbul like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and Galata Tower. Learn about the city’s rich heritage with an audio guide. Admire the Bosphorus coastline on the European side from the cruise, and see a string of villages, each with its own individual character and attractions. Glide past Dolmabahçe Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, and the Bosphorus Bridge, among others. Be sure to keep an eye out for ancient castles, famous parks, and spectacular seaside residences from different centuries. Capture stunning pictures of the vibrant city of Istanbul along the water on this scenic cruise.

Istanbul: Mevlevi Sema and the Whirling Dervishes Show

Istanbul: Mevlevi Sema and the Whirling Dervishes Show

Witness the Mevlevi Sema ceremony at the HodjaPasha Culture Center in central Istanbul and see the whirling dances and dervishes. Enjoy complimentary drinks during the show. Step inside a 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath in Sultanahmet-Sirkeci and take your place. Learn more about the Mevlevi Sema from the provided booklet. Marvel at this cultural dance that dates back 800 years. The program begins with a classical Turkish music concert. See the dervishes and sheikh take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following the chant, hear the drum voice as the dervishes perform the seven-part Sema ceremony which represents the birth of humanity. The Sema ends with a Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs, and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Tour

Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of the Old City and enjoy stress-free sightseeing and total flexibility with this guided combination tour of Istanbul. Decide the best time for you to visit by choosing from multiple daily departure times, skip the long lines at the Basilica Cistern, and learn about the fascinating history of the Byzantine heritage, Ottoman empire, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia. 60-Minute Blue Mosque Tour: Daily at 11:00 A.M. & 1:45 P.M. Journey back in time in the courtyards ot the Blue Mosque. Then, step inside and admire the architecture and the famous blue Iznik tiles. As you explore, learn about Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, Islam, and Istanbul's rich history from your guide. After the tour, benefit of free time and take amazing pictures. 30-Minute Basilica Cistern Tour: Daily at 10:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. Skip the long ticket lines with your guide and discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul. Wander through the ancient cistern and admire the architecture and Medusa heads from Greek mythology. Stay inside as long as you wish after the tour finishes. 60-Minute Old City and Hagia Sophia Tour from Outside: Daily at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Learn fascinating facts about 2,000-year-old landmark as you explore with your guide. Have closer look at the Million Stone, the Hippodrome a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and much more. The tour ends with the history and most important architecture facts about the Hagia Sophia which was for more than 1,000 years the biggest church of christianity who converted into a mosque in 1453. Important Information: Since Januar 2024 the entry inside the Hagia Sophia mosque is not possible anymore but after the tour you have the chance to get inside the visiting area for an extra cost of 25 Euro. The Blue Mosque has no admission charge and no ticket lines, however there is a security check line, which can take up to 30 minutes during the mid season and up to 60 minutes during the high season. But don't worry, during your waiting time, your guide, who has very good information and great client relation skills, will entertain you with great stories, facts and useful information about Istanbul. To enter the Blue Mosque, women must cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. They must also partially cover their hair with a scarf. Men must cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf is €1 and a body cover is €3)

Istanbul: Private Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

Istanbul: Private Airport Transfer with Meet and Greet

Take advantage of a comfortable and economical private airport transfer to or from Istanbul city. Do not lose any time finding taxis or navigating public transport in a new city to make it to your flight on time. Get picked up from the airport and be greeted by a professional host to reach your hotel or address in comfort. For transfers from the hotel, get picked up from your Istanbul accommodation on time to reach the airport and catch your flight conveniently. Leave all worries behind with a pro fleet and team that will monitor any flight delays to assist you.

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We had a great time with our guide Ozzie. Great communication from the team and easy to find. The yacht did not have too many people so everyone had space. The ride was enjoyable and we were treated to plenty of snacks! Lovely way to see Istanbul.

Great! Service was very good. Scenery was beautiful. For the price everything was as expected. I could’ve used a bit of sauce with my food - but the waiter did provide ketchup upon request. Open bar was amazing and my hand was never empty :)

Amazing experience! The staff was attentive, caring and kind. Elvis made sure that everyone was comfortable, well looked after and paid attention to detail. Thanks for such an amazing evening (and my birthday surprise). Well done!

Very good trip! Elvis our waiter is the best! All the personal and service team has been very attentive. Shows entertaining and the food is good. Thanks for the nice time guys :)

If you see my comment, don't hesitate, very good value for money, the food, the atmosphere, everything was perfect.