Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

From $36.44 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, Russian
Pickup included
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
  • Marvel at minarets illuminated for the night
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 night life as you pass famous night clubs, 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)
  • 3-course dinner
  • Unlimited local drinks (wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks)
  • Service charge and local taxes
  • Imported drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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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 / 5

based on 638 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.9/5
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It was our first time we had come to Istanbul we had a wonderful time. Of course after So many months, We were all locked in the house,. We had a night full of dancing and fun. All staff were very kind and always willing to assist you.I can not say that the food was perfect but you go there for fun and it is what counts and the fun was the top ! We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family. And we will definitely go back in Augus!

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April 10, 2021

I booked this tour for my family (elderly folks) - they really enjoyed the entire experience. Communication from them was prompt and always on time, pickup was smooth and punctual, the package included local drinks and food which was enjoyable, but most importantly - the experience with all the music and dance during the cruise was fun.

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February 11, 2020

I had a long layover in Istanbul from 16:00 to 3:30, so I decided to take the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. I was blessed to have my cousins join me. It was an exceptional experience. The crew members and team were greatly cooperative and punctual. I had requested good seating (near the performance and near a view) and had precise pick-up/drop-off times due to my flight. Everything was set perfectly. The food was great (I had the chicken dish), and the performances were breathtaking. I highly recommend taking this tour to solo and group travelers. Everyone on the boat was friendly and the staff is very engaging and prompt with responses. The boat is also quite big and nice to explore (upper deck, front, and back). I will return with more family soon!!

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January 9, 2020

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