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Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

1. Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM and taken to the cruise ship in the Bosphorus Strait. Once you board the ship you will sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. When you board enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner as well as ten different cold starters. For dinner, you will be served a fresh seasonal salad before your main. You will have three options for dinner: grilled fish with scallion garden rocket mashed potatoes, and lemon, or grilled chicken steak with rick and mashed potatoes, or grilled meatballs with rice and mashed potatoes. Throughout dinner, you will be able to enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic local (or optional unlimited alcoholic) drinks. After your entree, you will be served dessert and can enjoy coffee or tea.  Onboard you will not only enjoy dinner and the stunning views of the city but have plenty of entertainment. There will be an Anatolian folk team onboard and you will get to watch a traditional Turkish musical performance known as Katibim. You will also get to watch a performance by two male dancers known as Asuk Masuk, and belly dancers perform. You will also get to enjoy live music onboard, as well as a Turkish Romany dance and a dance party. After taking in the sights, enjoying dinner and watching the shows you will be taken back to your hotel at midnight.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Cruise with Dinner & Entertainment

2. Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Cruise with Dinner & Entertainment

Your tour begins with pickup at your Istanbul hotel between 19:00 and 20:00. When you board the cruise ship you’ll enjoy a complimentary welcome drink that you can enjoy along with the live music. Relax and get ready to enjoy an evening cruising along the Bosphorus Strait. Your cruise follows a route that passes historical sites, including Ottoman palaces, and stunning bridges illuminated by night. For dinner, you can choose from a fish or meat main course on a menu that features 3 courses. While you enjoy your meal you’ll be entertained by traditional belly dancing, a henna ceremony, a Romany dance, folk dancing, a live DJ, and an asuk-masuk show. You’ll be picked up and transferred back to your hotel, arriving by midnight.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Dinner Cruise and Show

3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Dinner Cruise and Show

Enjoy a round-trip dinner cruise on the Bosphorus, with hotel transfers included. Sail up to the Black Sea, soaking in the stunning skyline of Istanbul. Have a welcome cocktail, followed by a Turkish dinner and folk shows. Be picked up at your accommodation and travel by air-conditioned bus to Kabatas port. Begin the dinner cruise and admire views of the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. See highlights, including the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge. Sail up to the Black Sea from the European side and return from the Asian side. See many of Istanbul’s top landmarks from the ship, as you enjoy a sumptuous dinner and exciting live entertainment. Dinner Menu Welcome cocktail Hors d’oeuvres (10 kinds of Turkish appetizers) Mediterranean fresh seasonal salad Grilled fish or chicken steak or grilled meatballs Dessert or fruit Turkish coffee Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks Alcoholic drinks (if option selected) Show Program Katibim show (Turkish folk song) Aşuk Maşuk show (comedy with 2 male dancers) Belly dancing show Traditional henna ceremony Turkish Romani (gypsy) dancing show Turkish folk dancing show

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

4. Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

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 D.J. 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 or Meatball with rice and garlic or Tornado chateau with mushroom sauce or Grilled spring chicken breast or Filled sea bass pane or Chef's recommendation From the Garden: Seasonal salad Orient house salad Dessert and fruit: Selected Turkish dessert or Seasonal fresh fruits or Fresh fruit salad Drinks Turkish coffee Alcoholic beverages are included if you choose the corresponding option. After the cruise you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

5. Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

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.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

6. Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

Spend a magical night on the water during this 3.5-hour dinner cruise departing from Istanbul. You will sail along the Bosphorus, also known as the Istanbul Straight, which is the water boundary between the European and Asian continents. After being picked up from your local hotel, you will be transported to a waiting yacht and be welcomed with a cocktail to help set the mood. As your boat moves along the waterway, it will pass under suspension bridges and alongside Ottoman summer palaces, grandiose mansions, and modern villas lining the coast on both sides. Watch and listen as you are given a show you likely won't forget, complete with music and dance. Then choose from a menu of various starters, main courses, and desserts, ready for the tasting. At the end of the night, ride home in the provided air-conditioned, non-smoking transportation and relax knowing that you will be returned safely to your hotel. TOUR PROGRAM Sword Dance Whirling Dervish Turkish Gypsy Dance Caucasian Dance Belly Dancer Group Show Turkish Folk Dance Belly Dancer Professional DJ Performance DINNER MENU Cold Starters (Traditional Turkish Appetizers) Fresh Seasonal Salad Entree Starter (potato croquettes) Main Dish with 4 options: Grilled Fish served with arugula, onion and lemon Grilled Chicken Steak served with rice and potatoes Grilled Meat Ball with served with rice and potatoes Vegetarian Meal (pasta with vegetables, or vegetable plate) Dessert (fruit in summer) / (Baklava in winter)

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

7. Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

Admire Istanbul by night on a Bosphorus dinner cruise with a full traditional dance program. Taste local delicacies over a carefully created 5-course menu, and choose to pair your dishes with either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Get incredible views of the city's famous landmarks from the water vantage points, including the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Rumeli Fortress as you enjoy your meal. Glide along the water, and watch as expert, local dancers put on a full traditional show for you with the city's lights sparkling in the background. See a Turkish gypsy dance, a belly dancer group show, a sword dance, and much more.

Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 60 Attractions & Services

8. Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 60 Attractions & Services

Save time and money with a convenient 2, 3, 5 or 7-day passport to Istanbul. The Istanbul Tourist Pass is an online city Pass that provides access to some of the city’s top sights, during the days you choose. It is the only city pass available that allows you to enjoy Istanbul in a simple, convenient, and fun way. All the passes include a chat service during available hours with professional guides over WhatsApp. By presenting your GetYourGuide voucher at the entrance, gain access to:• Hagia Sophia Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Topkapi Palace Museum Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Basilica Cistern Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Blue Mosque Guided Tour (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Grand Bazar Guided Tour (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Hagia Irene Museum in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Tiled Pavilion Museum (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Museum of the Ancient Orient (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Photoshoot in Ottoman attire (1 per person)• Şerefiye Cistern Guided Tour• Madame Tussauds Wax Museum• SEA Life Aquarium• Sapphire Observation Deck with 4D Skyride Simulation• Museum of Illusions• Hop-on hop-off Bosphorus boat cruise (1-ring or 1-day, Bosphorus Strait or Golden Horn)• Bosphorus boat tour• Princes’ Islands boat trip• LEGOLand (adults cannot enter LEGOLand without a child)• Xtrem Aventures• Pera Museum• Dialogue in the Silence• Istanbul Airport Shuttle (One way)• Jungle & Dungeon & Safari• Sakıp Sabancı Museum• Upside Down House Photo Experience• Jungle & Dungeon & Safari (cannot be visited without children)• The Museum of Selfies• Dialogue in the Silence• Bursa Day trip• Sapanca Lake & Maşukiye Daily Tour• Istanbul Segway Tour• Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo• Istanbul Toy Museum By making reservations in advance and presenting your GetYourGuide voucher, get access to the following:• Discount on a 1-way airport transfer. You are allowed to choose the direction• Whirling dervishes ceremony (requires a reservation in advance)• Bosphorus dinner cruise. Dinner and shows included (requires a reservation in advance)• Dialogue in the Dark• Miniaturk Park Istanbul• Eyup Sultan Mosque• Pierre Loti• Discounted COVID PCR Test• 2-Day free Wi-Fi device

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

9. 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 view a show which includes traditional Turkish Folk Dancing. Sip on unlimited soft drinks while seeing sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.  Have the option to choose from a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations in Istanbul. With this option, enjoy being transported to the boat in an air-conditioned van. Select from tour options with or without unlimited alcoholic drinks. 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. Savor fruit and 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 Maiden's Tower, which has stood since the medieval Byzantine period and the imposing Galata Tower.  Capture pictures of the stunning Baroque Revival architecture or Dolmabahçe Palace and 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.

1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show in Istanbul

10. 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show in Istanbul

Enjoy an evening of Eastern spectacle, sumptuous food, and traditional Turkish music with Travelshop Turkey. Drive through the illuminated landscape of Istanbul and marvel at the Bosphorus coastline at night, before arriving for dinner and a show at a first-class restaurant. Take in the oriental atmosphere. Listen to music from typical Anatolian folklore groups, discover the delights of a typical Fasil orchestra, and marvel at performances from famous belly dancers. Sip Turkish coffee, watch the show, and relax in a unique home-furnished environment with great service. Choose from an array of dishes such as shrimp cocktail, smoked meat platter, and Ottoman style mezze platter for starters, fillet steak, lamb shish kebab, Tornado Chateau, and grilled chicken breast for main course, and fresh fruit salad, traditional Turkish dessert, or seasonal fresh fruits for dessert. Included in the price is half a bottle of wine/half a bottle of gin, Raki, or Vodka/ 2 bottles of beer, or 2 bottles of soft drinks. Choose from the following selections: Hotel pick-up and drop-off is provided. You will be picked up around 20:00-20:30.  The whole tour time is between 20:00-00:00

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Very nice service and show. the dancers were amazing, really entertaining. The food was very delicious as well. I chose the sea bream, it was fresh, juicy and well flavourd.

Very well organised. Very friendly guides. Excellent WhatsApp helpline super fast and super efficient

Foarte punctuali. Au venit la fix sa ne ia de la hotel. Foarte bine organizați. Recomand.

Minunat,bine organizat,meniu adecvat,gustos,program artistic frumos antrenant

it was a great night, nice good, nice presentations and nice music.