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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 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 or mixed seafood appetizers • Vegetable pastrami pie • Fish pastry • Shrimp stew • Fish meatballs • Grilled squid Main Dishes:(1 Type of main corse) • Beef medallion • Mixed grill plate (meatballs, lamb skewers, steak, chops) • Vegetarian vegetable casserole • Seasonal seafood grill • Italian pasta types • Salad • Mediterranean Turkish salad Desert and Fruit: • Mixed Special Turkish desert and Fruit • Unlimited local and non-alcoholic beverages

Private/Shared Transfers Kayseri or Nevşehir Airports

2. Private/Shared Transfers Kayseri or Nevşehir Airports

We decide services according to flight, not time. So we know your departure and how many time you need for check in. It is our responsibility to catch the flight. When you are booking, please put your; 1: Hotel name 2: Flight number If you have a departure flight and choose a shared transfer, your time slot can be slightly changed in accordance with the other passengers pick up point. If you have arrival flight, please meet the driver at the domestic arrvial exit of airport who is holding your name written on board.

Cappadocia: Goreme Hot Air Balloon Flight Tour at Sunrise

3. Cappadocia: Goreme Hot Air Balloon Flight Tour at Sunrise

Glide serenely above the unique rocks and valleys of Göreme, in the region of Cappadocia, on a shared hot air balloon flight. Have the choice of colorful balloons and get a flight completion certificate and champagne at the end of the experience. Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel one hour before sunrise. Upon arrival at the take-off site, enjoy complimentary snacks as the ground team finalizes their safety procedures. Once inflated, listen to a safety briefing about your flight. Then, begin the breathtaking tour as you rise to an altitude of up to 2,000 feet (600 meters). Propelled by the breeze, drift over the valleys and iconic fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, experience amazing panoramic vistas and descents that almost allow you to touch the rocks of Göreme open air museum. Let the wind and fire float you gently back to earth. Back on the ground, toast the day with a glass of complimentary champagne, and collect your personal flight certificate before the transfer back to your hotel.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

4. 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.

Cappadocia: Goreme Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Fairychimneys

5. Cappadocia: Goreme Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Fairychimneys

From the moment you step into our comfortable shuttle for pick-up from your hotel, you'll feel the anticipation building. We'll drive you to the launch site where you can watch our expert team prepare the balloons for flight, inflating them against the backdrop of the dawn sky. As you ascend in the balloon, you'll be greeted by the sunrise, casting a golden glow over the fairy-tale chimneys, immense valleys, and ancient caves of Cappadocia. Every direction offers a postcard-perfect view, a patchwork of vineyards, orchards, and unique geological formations. The balloon ride is not just about the mesmerizing views. It's about the silence, broken only by the occasional roar of the balloon's burner and the awe-inspired gasps of your fellow passengers. It's about the sensation of floating, the peacefulness, the connection with nature, and the realization of a dream. After your flight, we'll celebrate your journey with a traditional champagne toast and a certificate to commemorate your adventure. We then drive you back to your hotel so you can continue your day, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime. Safety is paramount for us. Our balloons are maintained to the highest standards, and our pilots are experienced professionals with thorough knowledge of the Cappadocia region. We'll always prioritize your safety and comfort. A hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia is more than just a trip; it's a bucket-list experience that we're sure you'll cherish forever. We can't wait to share this adventure with you!"

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

6. 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: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

7. 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: Sunset or Daytime Yacht Tour w/AudioGuide & Snacks

8. Istanbul: Sunset or Daytime Yacht Tour w/AudioGuide & 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: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

9. 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.

Antalya/Kemer: Suluada Island Small-Group Boat Tour w/ Lunch

10. Antalya/Kemer: Suluada Island Small-Group Boat Tour w/ Lunch

Join a boat tour from Antalya and spend the day exploring the bays surrounding Suluada Island. Relax in the sun, swim in warm ocean waters, and enjoy lunch on the boat. Start your excursion with a convenient pickup from your hotel or head straight to the meeting point. Then, hop aboard a compact sailboat and head out to sea as you make your way toward Suluada Island. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the 45-minute cruise from the mainland to the island, where your first stop takes you to Paradise Bay. Swim, go snorkeling, or simply stay on the boat and admire the views. After around 30 to 40 minutes here, your tour continues with a stop at Waterfall Bay. Once again, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your time here and enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Savor a 3-course lunch served aboard the boat before heading off to your third and final stop, Maldives Beach. This idyllic spot gets its name from the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beach, reminiscent of landscapes found in the Indian Ocean islands of the same name. Your tour comes to an end with a return cruise to the port in Adrasan and a return journey to your hotel if you started your day with a hotel pickup. 

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4.4
(41,464 reviews)

Ghengis was superb. Maybe his English wasn’t perfect but between the guides, we understood each other. The whole trip was fun and entertaining, from the fast off-road style driving, music, water fights and the food. We had a great day and the guides made it the great day it was. Thank you!

Transfer for my daughter and her mate. Thy said "Lovely greeting from airport with a very welcome bottle of water for each of us. WiFi in the car was great. Driver made us feel really safe and well looked after".

We had a lovely experience during our Bosfor cruise. The staff was really helpful and the atmosphere was incredible. Would definitely recommend! Thank you! Teșekkurler!

Our guide was very nice. The trip was totally worth it's money, we saw many great places and even dolphins. I can definitely recommend it!

Very smooth . Driver was on time and very safe driving