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Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue
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Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, Russian
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.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht
  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Watch traditional folk dance and music performances
  • Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge
  • See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans
Full description

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a luxurious cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, while dining from a 3-course menu of Turkish meze and local drinks. Sail past some of Istanbul's greatest monuments, while watching traditional entertainment along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the yacht for the start of your journey. Get a welcome cocktail on deck as you begin to sail as far as the Black Sea. Cruise between Europe and Asia, passing under the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Admire the grand Ottoman fortifications of Rumeli Castle and Anatolian Castle.

Soak up some of Istanbul’s legendary nightlife as you pass famous nightclubs, such as Reina and Sortie. Marvel at the waterside mansions and villas that line the European and Asian coasts. As you feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains, watch live folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Be seduced by the sensual moves of a belly dancer, and relax to international music by the on-board DJ. Back on dry land, enjoy a free shuttle transfer back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach from hotels on the European side (Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Aksaray, Topkapı, Zeytinburnu, Karaköy, Eminönü, Taksim, Şişli, Kabataş, and Beyoğlu areas)
  • 3-course dinner
  • Unlimited local drinks (wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks)
  • Service charge and local taxes
  • Imported drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
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

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking indoors

Know before you go

  • Please note, pick-up is available from all hotels on the European side of Istanbul
  • Hotel pickup begins 30 to 90 minutes before boat departure. Hotel drop off is done at approximately midnight
  • The entertainment program is as follows: Katibim show (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance), Asuk Masuk (an imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers), traditional mixed folk dance, belly dancer, Caucasian folk dance and professional DJ
  • The dinner menu is as follows: Welcome cocktail, 10 kinds of cold mezes (starters), fresh seasonal salad, main dish (from 4 options: grilled fish with scallion garden rocket, mashed potatoes and lemon; or grilled chicken steak with rice and mashed potatoes; or grilled meat ball with rice and mashed potatoes; or vegetarian meal), dessert, unlimited local alcoholic drinks (selection of local wines, beers, raki, vodka, gin and soft drinks) and Turkish coffee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 842 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Overall a good experience. Note that there were only 2 options of main dishes available, which was meat (chicken/lamb/beef) or fish. The entertainment was good, but the waiters/photographers weren't the most customer friendly and their English was broken which made it hard to communicate. Photographers charged 20EUROS for a set of 5 photos.

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April 29, 2022

Interesting. Punctual. Steady ride. The main dance was extraordinary. The only bad point is that they gave me the bill to charge me for two coffees and I returned them because it seemed ridiculous that they intend to charge 65 liras, when I had already paid almost 3,000 for the trip and photo package.

April 3, 2022

Das Essen war gut und das Showprogramm sehr vielseitig, allerdings war die Musik viel zu laut um sich beim Essen zu unterhalten. Die Stimmung war aber locker und angenehm. Von der Stadt konnte man nicht immer viel sehen, da wir in der Mitte des Raumes platziert waren. Insgesamt trotzdem eine schöne Erfahrung.

April 3, 2022

Product ID: 61038