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Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue

Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue
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Experience a lively cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. See the palaces of the Ottoman sultans after dark and soak up the views of the European and Asian coastlines. Dine on delicious Turkish cuisine.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish
Pickup optional
• If you don't receive an email with the pickup time by the day before the cruise, please check your spam folder or contact the tour operator • Some streets are not accessible by tour van so you will be designated a nearby meeting point • Please be ready at your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time (transport depends on traffic). Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time • The duration of the cruise is 3 hours and you will be dropped off at your hotel drop-off at approximately midnight

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Watch traditional folk dance and Latin dance music performances
  • Take advantage of private tables for 1 to 100 guests
  • See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans
  • Marvel at minarets illuminated at night
Full description
Join a sightseeing dinner cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dine with live entertainment. Pass some of Istanbul's most famous monuments, including Dolmabahçe Palace. Cruise between Europe and Asia and pass under the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, including Dolmabahçe Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace. Admire the fortifications of Rumeli Castle and Anatolian Castle, and marvel at the mansions that line both coastlines. Watch live folk dances from the regions of Turkey, be seduced by a belly dancer, and relax to international music played by the on-board DJ.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if the option with pickup is selected)
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Cruise
  • Private table (available for up to 100 guests)
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited local soft drinks
  • Unlimited alcoholic drinks (if option selected)
  • Live entertainment and dance performances
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from city center hotels located at Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Topkapı, Taksim, Harbiye, Beyoğlu, and Karaköy on the European side of Istanbul (if you choose the option with pickup included). Hotel pickup begins 30 to 90 minutes before the boat departure. Hotel drop-off is at approximately midnight
  • The onboard entertainment program consists of a "Katibim" show (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance), an "Asuk Masuk" (an imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke performed by 2 male dancers), traditional mixed folk dance, belly dancers, Caucasian folk dance and a professional DJ
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 1097 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Good experience in general. The driver picked us up from the hotel on time. He took us and accompanied us to the pier. We got on the boat. The entries were already on the table (which I liked less). We waited a while at the quay because there were latecomers… the cruise went well. It was pretty. The show was good but a bit disjointed. The meal was good. Just I would have liked to have my starter brought to me once at the table and not asked in advance. They make sure they always have something to drink. The servers are very nice. The view is superb during the cruise. To do I recommend.

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January 19, 2023

It was an excellent cruise with the entertainment and music involved. The waiters were soo welcoming especially Elvis who did everything he can to make us have an amazing time. The driver that picked us up from the hotel and took us to the cruise was really lovely and even made sure there was an umbrella so I didn't get walking 5 mins. He was prompt waiting for us at the end of the night. Absolutely loved it and would recommend to anyone

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December 3, 2022

I had my doubts in the beginning. These kinds of activities are often disappointing in real life. Well I was completely wrong! What a great show it was. The performers were fantastic and the staff awesome! Very attentive and friendly. Definitely worth repeating when I'm in Istanbul again. 1 of the best evenings on my holiday.

December 2, 2022

Product ID: 64959