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Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Activity provider: Booking Guide Turkey

From US$ 69.55 per person

Sail on the Bosphorus for unique views of Istanbul on a city cruise. Marvel at the city’s traditional architecture and iconic monuments. Dance to DJ music and feast on a menu of hot and cold food.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel on the European side of the city.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise the Bosphorus Straits between Asia and Europe
  • Feast on a menu of hot and cold treats
  • Watch a performance of Romany and Anatolian folk dance and music
  • See a henna demonstration
  • Get privileged views of the Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, and Bogazici Bridge
Full description

Enjoy the fantastic views of Istanbul with a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy music and traditional live entertainment as you enjoy a 3-course dinner onboard.

After pickup from your hotel, hop onboard the cruise that sails through the strait of water that separates Europe and Asia. Admire the views along the shore which are a mix of historic and modern architecture.

During the journey, you'll pass magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace as well as Çırağan Palace, refurbished in 1874 by Sultan Abdulaziz and now restored as a grand hotel. Sail underneath the imposing Boğaziçi Bridge, linking Europe and Asia. Take your seat for your 3-course meal. During the evening, enjoy Katibim (traditional Turkish melody musical performance), Asuk Masuk (imitation play of little people from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers), belly dancers, a Henna ceremony, and Turkish Romany dancing. After the cruise, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Cold Starters: Cold and smoked meat plates Selection of fine cheeses Ottoman-style appetizer plate Special sultan spring rolls Exotic medallions Main Dishes: Grilled filled steak or Meatball with rice and garlic or Tornado chateau with mushroom sauce or Grilled spring chicken breast or Filled sea bass pane or Chef's recommendation From the Garden: Seasonal salad Orient house salad Dessert and fruit: Selected Turkish dessert or Seasonal fresh fruits or Fresh fruit salad

Drinks Soft drinks

Alcoholic beverages are included if you choose the corresponding option.

  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels on the center of the European side of the city
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Boat cruise
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Half a bottle of wine or of gin, raki or vodka (35cl), or 2 bottles of beer or soft drinks (if alcoholic drinks option is selected)
  • Imported drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The dinner menu is subject to change
  • Pickup and drop-off are only available for hotels on the European side of the city center (Sultanahmet, Taksim, laleli, Sirkeci, and Karakoy)
  • Please note that pickup time is approximate and depends on your hotel's location. It may be half an hour later than the stated starting time
  • Duration: 3 or 4 hours, depending on weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 340 reviews

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I loved the experience, super attentive staff, good dinner and good entertainment However, there was only one thing I didn't like: when I got home it was pouring rain and the driver knew I had a baby and we had to wait for the whole group outside in the rain with a baby and in my opinion he could have left the van open for us to get in with the baby instead of waiting for the other people. Otherwise, it was spectacular!

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February 13, 2022

During hotel pick up, the driver was punctual. Arrived on the cruise ship, the atmosphere was friendly and festive. The whole team on board was friendly. The meal was simple but good. We enjoyed the entertainment and the dance party. We were able to take wonderful photos of Istanbul at night. To do !

October 7, 2021

And actually liked it very much. The evening was very entertaining and entertaining. The starter and the main course were ok, the food was served at the table. Then you were accompanied to the upper deck where a small show was presented. Ice cream cost extra! The dessert was then two kinds of melon slices. I would have wished for more. The pick-up went well the second time around!!! The traffic in Istanbul is abnormal and you have to be patient. The boat starts around 8.30pm

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August 10, 2021

Product ID: 17503