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Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

4. 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.

Istanbul: Madame Tussauds Entrance Ticket

5. Istanbul: Madame Tussauds Entrance Ticket

Meet world famous celebrities and cultural heroes cast in wax with an entrance ticket to Madame Tussauds in the historic city center of Istanbul. Explore the famous visitor attraction at your own pace and take memorable selfies with legendary athletes and singers.  See historical and cultural heroes from the history of Turkey, along with current celebrities from the arts, sport and politics. Stroll around the 2,000-square-meter venue set within the Grand Pera project on Istiklal Street at leisure and discover interactive environments across 6 distinct zones. Have fun spotting famous people and end with a special party finale!

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Traditional Turkish Show

6. Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Traditional Turkish Show

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. Experience a traditional Turkish show program from 21:00-23:45 including: DJ music, Katibim (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance), Asuk Masuk (A play originating from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers), Belly Dancer, Henna Ceremony, Turkish Folk Team (mixed folk show), International Dance Team.

Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

7. Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

Climb aboard a Bosphorus cruise boat and see Istanbul at sunset, while feasting from an open buffet dinner. Even if you have already been on a day cruise of the Bosphorus, seeing Istanbul with its evening illuminations reflected in the water is an unforgettable experience. Following a transfer from your city center hotel to the Golden Horn, board your boat and set sail to marvel at the Old City to the north. Sail through the legendary Bosphorus Straits for breathtaking views of some of the palaces and gardens lined along the banks. Feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains and 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. 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.

Istanbul: New Year's Party Cruise with Buffet and Drinks

8. Istanbul: New Year's Party Cruise with Buffet and Drinks

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an unforgettable cruise on the Istanbul Bosphorus. Experience Istanbul at its most romantic. Eat and drink your fill and watch live performances as you drift across the Bosphorus Strait. Be picked up from you hotel and board your boat. Kick off the night with a cocktail, then dance on deck as you enjoy stunning views of palaces, bridges, and mansions that line the water’s edge. Watch performances by traditional dancers and relax over a sumptuous buffet dinner with unlimited drinks. See the stars come out over the city and watch a midnight firework display. Gaze in wonder at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge which connects Asia to Europe. Dine on traditional Turkish appetizers, spring rolls with cheese, fresh seasonal salad, roasted turkey with rice, mixed fruits, and dessert.

Istanbul: 3-Hour Dinner and Traditional Dance Show

9. Istanbul: 3-Hour Dinner and Traditional Dance Show

The entertainment features a Turkish Folk Dance Team, belly dancing, traditional folk dancing, a singer, and a DJ. You’ll be immersed in the magic of Turkey's history and traditions at this unique event. Your dinner will include cold appetizers such as stuffed vegetables and smoked salmon, and hot appetizers such as Turkish pizza, and salad as well. Main course choices include a mixed kebab, grilled chicken, fish of the day, and a vegetarian casserole. For dessert you’ll enjoy a Turkish dessert plate and seasonal fruits. Savor the delectable tastes of Turkey as you take in a show that brings the country’s culture and history to life.

Turkish Dining Evening Tour

10. Turkish Dining Evening Tour

Istanbul is famous for its food, but in a bustling city of 14 million, it's hard knowing where to begin the search for Istanbul's hidden foodie hotposts. On this gourmet tour, a local guide will show you Istanbul's best taverns and restaurants, and in no time, you'll see that your guide provides the missing link between tourist and traveler.  Begin your culinary adventure at Simit Bakery where you can enjoy a tasty and light Turkish bread roll covered in grape molasses and sesame seeds. Once you've picked up this local snack, it's time for a visit to the kıraathane, a local coffee shop with lots of men playing backgammon. If you're feeling lucky, try your hand, but watch out, these guys have a whole lifetime of experience playing! After relaxing over Turkish Tea, head to Ocakbaşı to enjoy a real Turkish barbecue with tasty kebabs and lots of Raki liquer. Careful, this stuff packs a punch! After filling your belly with all that meat and Raki, it's time to head to a traditional tavern with live Gipsy music. Spend the rest of the night enjoying a tasty Meze feast, it's the perfect way to cap your culinary tour! Of course, the night doesn't have to end there. If you're feeling up to it, enjoy a traditional 'İşkembe Çorbası’, also known as tripe soup. A traditional Turkish hangover cure, tripe is seen as the perfect way to soak up Raki. Alternatively, you could just complete your night with a sweet cup of Turkish Coffee.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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!

The event was great overall. The timing was confusing as advertised in the brochure. It said 8 to 12, but it was 9 to 11 pm. While booking it said you will be picked up at 7:30 pm, but when I called was told it I 8:30-8:45 pm pick up time. Otherwise everything was nice.

It was a very pleasant experience. We were able to meet some traditions of Turkey around shows, monuments and food. The staff is helpful and pleasant and the atmosphere is in the spotlight! Several proposals for extra services on the boat. We recommend.

The entertainment was really exciting! Very energetic! Loved it

The boat is very pretty we eat very well very nice view