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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
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From US$ 58.06 US$ 52.25 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 Turkish coffee

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)
  • Entrance fees
  • 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

  • Please note that pickup and drop-off is 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 337 reviews

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From pick Up to drop off the whole tour was very well organised. The sights of Istanbul at night from the Bosphorus are breathtakingly beautiful. There is a taste of authentic Turkish culture served up with Swirling Dervishes and Traditional wedding dancing among the musical entertainment. And you can join in and enjoy live music that completes the evening. The food could have offered more variety but i think it being off season when i went, they maybe didn’t have the full array on offer. Apart from that one tiny hiccup, i would highly recommend this tour. It was an excellent evening and good fun was had by all.

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March 7, 2020

The food is delicious and the volume is satisfactory. I was happy that Turkish wine and liquor were all-you-can-drink. There are so many kinds of shows that you don't have time to look outside. If you have something you want to see, such as buildings on both sides, you will have to be careful. There is Shisha as an option, but sales are not so persistent.

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November 1, 2019

Nice evening

Look this evening worked for me, food nothing to rave about but I wasn’t hungry, beer was readily available, had an enjoyable chat with someone new I met who was also traveling solo. Found music much too load and belly dancer working the audience for money to be stuffed in brassiere a bit cringe worthy. The views were nice.

October 19, 2019

Product ID: 17503