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Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue
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From US$ 42.34 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • 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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • At the time of booking let us know your hotel name and location. Pickup is done only from main areas on the European side of Istanbul.
  • Hotel pickup might begin up to 90 minutes before boat departure. Hotel dropoff is done at approximately midnight.
  • The on-board 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

4.3 /5

based on 374 reviews

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Very dynamique, friendly and interactive animation, by a young team of dancers. They really want to make sure that you have a good time. Service team as well wanting to do everything to meet your needs and friendly. Boat is nice and very clean. the kitchen could improve ( as an example the fish was really overcooked). But we were not expected a gastronomic diner either. Plan some bills for the belly dancer, she comes to everytable . To summarise excellent evening, and quality/price ratio. We highly recommend.

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May 14, 2022

Lots and lots of good entertainment. Definitely a trip to try. They did not skimp on serving alcohol even though the quality of the alcohol was less good. :) We waited a lot in the beginning when we were the first to come. But otherwise good trip, great value for money.

April 17, 2022

Our honest opinion…WE LOVED IT! I did a lot of research on dinner cruises by going to different websites and we chose this one. We are so happy we did! I honestly felt I was at a wedding with professional photographers. Boat very clean, private tables, and the staff was very professional, attentive, and friendly. The dinner started with local Turkish appetizers (Doma, cucumber and creme, breads, and some other interesting things), choice of fish or mixed meats (go with the mixed meats- both tasted good but the mixed meat was better), and dessert was (delicious baklava and cut fruit) with unlimited non-alcohol drinks of your choice. Best part was the ENTERTAINMENT. Wow! Turkish dancing acts one after the other. Very entertaining! Have dollar bills ready cause it’s a nice way to tip the dancers. My hands hurt from clapping so much! Lastly, it was like I was at someone’s wedding. Guests were asking the DJ to play dancing music. Dance! Dance! I would highly recommend this dinner cruise.

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April 7, 2022

Product ID: 64959