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Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

1. 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 view a show which includes traditional Turkish Folk Dancing. Sip on unlimited soft drinks while seeing sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.  Have the option to choose from a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations in Istanbul. With this option, enjoy being transported to the boat in an air-conditioned van. Select from tour options with or without unlimited alcoholic drinks. 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. Savor fruit and 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 Maiden's Tower, which has stood since the medieval Byzantine period and the imposing Galata Tower.  Capture pictures of the stunning Baroque Revival architecture or Dolmabahçe Palace and 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.

Istanbul 7-Hour Pub Crawl: Big Night Out

2. Istanbul 7-Hour Pub Crawl: Big Night Out

Join this 7-hour pub crawl for a big night out in Istanbul if you’re looking for the best places to party and the craziest places in the city. Start out with a free welcome beer at the meeting point and then head to at least 3 of the top party spots, where your entrance is free! Act as the locals do and experience alternative venues that tourists have never heard of before. Gather your group of friends together, or head out into the night to meet new friends from around the world. The pub crawl ensures free and immediate entry to all locations visited. You’ll find this pub crawl to be different than many of the others, as the guide takes you to the most popular bars, clubs, and pubs in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

Admire Istanbul by night on a Bosphorus dinner cruise with a full traditional dance program. Taste local delicacies over a carefully created 5-course menu, and choose to pair your dishes with either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Get incredible views of the city's famous landmarks from the water vantage points, including the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Rumeli Fortress as you enjoy your meal. Glide along the water, and watch as expert, local dancers put on a full traditional show for you with the city's lights sparkling in the background. See a Turkish gypsy dance, a belly dancer group show, a sword dance, and much more.

Istanbul: New Year's Party Cruise with Buffet and Drinks

4. Istanbul: New Year's Party Cruise with Buffet and Drinks

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an unforgettable cruise on the Istanbul Bosphorus. Experience Istanbul at its most romantic. Eat and drink your fill and watch live performances as you drift across the Bosphorus Strait. Be picked up from you hotel and board your boat. Kick off the night with a cocktail, then dance on deck as you enjoy stunning views of palaces, bridges, and mansions that line the water’s edge. Watch performances by traditional dancers and relax over a sumptuous buffet dinner with unlimited drinks. See the stars come out over the city and watch a midnight firework display. Gaze in wonder at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge which connects Asia to Europe. Dine on traditional Turkish appetizers, spring rolls with cheese, fresh seasonal salad, roasted turkey with rice, mixed fruits, and dessert.

Istanbul: 3-Day Tours & Transfer Package

5. Istanbul: 3-Day Tours & Transfer Package

Explore Istanbul on this 3-days Tour/ Airport transfer package that includes visits to major attractions and a spectacular dinner cruise. Start the tour with pick up from Ataturk Airport/Sabiha Gokcen or New Istanbul Airport then transfer to the Rose Garden hotel in the Old City center of Istanbul Sultanahmet. At 7: 30 PM a driver will pick you up for your dinner cruise along the Bosphorus River - a memorable way to spend your first night in this incredible city. Admire the handsome mansions of the Ottoman elite that line the river banks. The dinner cruise includes a 4-course Turkish meal and live entertainment that features traditional music and belly dancers. Start your morning at 8:30 AM the next day to begin your comprehensive guided tour of Istanbul's main highlights. Discover how, originally named Constantinople, the city was once the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and Europe’s wealthiest metropolis. Visit the iconic Blue Mosque, one of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, and notable for its exquisite blue Iznik tiles. Cross over to the Hagia Sophia. Now a museum, this jewel of Christian architecture dates from the days of the Roman Emperor Justinian, and was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world, and the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. Head back to the days of Roman and Ottoman charioteers at the Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life, and the scene of games and riots through 500 years of Ottoman history. End your day at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets. With 58 streets and over 4,000 shops, the bazaar is especially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices, and carpets. End the tour with a convenient transfer back to the same hotel. Start your morning at 8:30 AM the next day to begin your Istanbul Princess Island Tour.It’s a breathtaking experience and once in a lifetime catch! With a professional onboard guide, learn all fascinating history about islands. Take some pictures and enjoy viewing places from the boat. This tour offers an unforgettable experience. Stop at Heybeliada and Buyukada which is the largest island of the Princes’ Island archipelago. During summer the Princes’ Island area is a popular destination because of the beautiful beaches and incredibly peaceful surroundings. Than leave Heybeliada and head towards Büyükada with own boat. During this absence, service a special lunch on our boat..

Istanbul: Whirling Dervishes Show Entry Ticket with Transfer

6. Istanbul: Whirling Dervishes Show Entry Ticket with Transfer

Watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order without having to worry about your transport or ticket. Admire Turkish whirling dervishes as they dance and twirl. Listen to traditional ayin music performed by a local orchestra and marvel at impressive special effects as you relax with a drink. After pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, your driver will take you straight to the Hodjapasha cultural theater. On arrival, listen to 15 minutes of classical music performed by a traditional Turkish orchestra. Discover Sufi music, inspired by poets, including the best-selling poet in the US, Rumi. Then, watch the 45-minute Mevlevi Sama Ceremony. Marvel at the whirling dance, a physically active form of meditation embodying a journey of spiritual ascent. Admire the 360-degree video special effects projected on the walls of the beautiful historical building to complete the experience.

Istanbul: New Year's Eve Cruise Between Two Continents

7. Istanbul: New Year's Eve Cruise Between Two Continents

Celebrate the New Year with a 3-course feast of Turkish cuisine, Dj, and dance show on an all-inclusive Bosphorus dinner cruise. Soak up the atmosphere as whirling dervishes, belly dancers, and folk dancers strut their stuff. Experience Istanbul at night as you cruise past the illuminated city skyline and admire landmarks including the Dolmabahce Palace and the Bosphorus Bridge. Tuck into a delicious meal with 3 main course options to choose from including grilled fish, marinated grilled chicken breast, and grilled meatball all served with arugula salad, onion, and lemon. Enjoy hot and cold starters and traditional Turkish desserts. Toast the New Year with champagne at midnight and a special New Year dance show.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Great experience. A MUST for every Istanbul trip, otherwise you weren't there! Boat, food, white wine, entertainment / show, all great. The best: the shuttle pick up and drop off service, luxury!!! You drive the ship past 2 bridges, completely chilled, there are lounges and bar tables on the upper deck. really nice...

It was a nice experience after covid. Host is really nice and friendly! We had fun meeting people from all around the world. We came from Korea and we met people from Lebanon, Lybia, Canada!! Some experience we will never had before!

A great evening. The night cruise on the Bosphorus is fantastic. The meal is good and the shows very nice. I highly recommend this activity to all passing tourists.

Great atmosphere, very good meal, quality show. This is not a tourist trap! Thanks to all the staff and the artists for their kindness.

Was very fun. The tour guides took care of all participants and created a good atmosphere. A recommendation from me!