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Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

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Set sail on a 3-hour dinner cruise of the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul. Enjoy dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing as you glide across the water, following a route past some of Istanbul’s top attractions and landmarks.

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Duration 3 hours
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Host or greeter
Turkish, English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise on the Bosporus Strait
  • See some of Istanbul's top attractions illuminated for the night
  • Watch traditional folk and dance shows from Anatolia and Turkey
  • Dine as you sail between 2 continents
  • Sample some typical Turkish Delight and baklava
Full description
Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a romantic dinner cruise of the Bosporus at night, and see some of Istanbul’s top attractions on 2 continents. Following a pick-up and transfer by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach, climb aboard the boat with the help of your guide. Boat staff will welcome you and present you with some authentic Turkish Delight. Then, the wait staff will escort you to your seat and take your order. By the time you sit down, your starters will be served. Choose from 3 different options for your main course, such as grilled sea brass, grilled meatballs, and grilled chicken. Once dinner is over, relax as you watch a program of folk shows, starting with katibim (a traditional Turkish melodic musical performance), and followed by Aşuk Maşuk (an imitation play of dwarfs), belly dancing, the dance of the tambourine (Gaval Regs-i), and a henna ceremony, See performances from around Turkey as the Turna Folk Team take to the floor, and marvel at traditional Turkısh Romany dances. After the show is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Dinner
  • Entertainment
  • Photograph
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks (unless option selected)
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Pick-up begins up to 90 minutes before cruise departure and is done only from central hotels on the European side of Istanbul.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We had an excellent evening on this cruise. The food was good, especially fish, and amazing entertainment. Nothing can go wrong if u have booked yourself on this cruise. The number of performances is incredible. The company provided transportation from the hotel to the cruise and back. All in all, great experience with an accommodating staff, and would recommend it.

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August 8, 2022

Second time in this cruise, after the first in 2019, July, with same tour-operator, Turna Tour. Pick up from the hotel and drop off after in super speed , convenience and on time . Excellent atmosphere made by dancers and DJ. Food was OK. I recommend the fish or chicken as main course. Magnifiscent views over Bosphorus straight and main 2 bridges we passed under. We were this time with our child of 13 YO. He enjoyed it as much as we did!

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May 2, 2022

Great experience, very nice show

This was my first time in turkey, after looking at lot of reviews of cruises, this one was the best one to get highest reviews. I tried it and it’s really nice, the shows are beautiful, we enjoyed every minute we spent at the boat. Also the top level is very nice and easy to access to (in case you want to take pictures). The inside is clean, nice and the staff are friendly and professional. The only cons is the food, I highly recommend that you order fish or ground beef, I personally didn’t like the chicken thighs. Thanks again to everyone working on this cruise.

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December 16, 2018

Product ID: 55777