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  3. Bosphorus Strait

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Product ID: 17503
Cruise the Bosphorus for unique views of Istanbul on a 4-hour tour. Marvel at the city’s traditional architecture and modern suspension bridge linking Europe with Asia at the Bogazici Bridge. Dance to DJ music and feast on a menu of hot and cold food.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel on the European side of the city.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
  • Enjoy unlimited local drinks, and complimentary wine, beer, or spirits
Full description
After departing from your hotel, you will jump into this unforgettable boat excursion up the Bosphorus, the bridge that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty. 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. Overshadowing Istanbul’s traditional architecture is one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, the Boğaziçi Bridge, linking Europe and Asia.

Tour Program
Welcome cocktail on deck
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 dancer
Henna ceremony
Turna folk team
Turkish romany dance

Meal Menu

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
Meatball with rice and garlic
Tornado chateau with mushroom sauce
Grilled spring chicken breast
Filled sea bass pane
Chef's recommendation

From the Garden:

Seasonal salad
Orient house salad

Dessert and fruit:

Selected Turkish dessert
Seasonal fresh fruits
Fresh fruit salad

Drinks- included in tour price:

Bottle of wine
Bottle of gin
Bottle of raki
Bottle of vodka
Bottles of beer
Bottles of soft drinks


Unlimited local drinks - includes local wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks
Imported drinks are available for an additional fee
Turkish coffee

After the cruise you will be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels on the center of the European side of the city
  • All food
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • 1/2 bottle of wine or 1/2 bottle of gin, raki, or vodka (35cl), or 2 bottles of beer or soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation in air-conditioned, non-smoking bus
  • Drop off at your hotel at approximately 00:00
What’s Not Included
  • Imported drinks / any drinks not from Turkey
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

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
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From £33.31 £23.32 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 194 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.7 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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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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7 March 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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1 November 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.

19 October 2019

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Product ID: 17503