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Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

1. Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

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.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

2. 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 Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Show

3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Show

Have a unique and authentic dinner while cruising along the Bosphorus. Take in the magnificent views of the coastal shores of Istanbul, complimented by the delicious flavors offered by a rich variety of Turkish food. The boat trip offers multiple landmarks of great cultural importance; the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, the Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, the Bosphorus Bridge, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Beylerbeyi Palace, seaside mansions, and the Maidens Tower. Centuries old, they are still magnificent and original today. After dinner, you will witness an impressive dance show including folk and belly dancing, as well as international songs played by the night's DJ.

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

4. Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

Enjoy the fantastic views of Istanbul with a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. Enjoy music and traditional live entertainment as you enjoy a 3-course dinner onboard. After pickup from your hotel, hop onboard the cruise that sails through the strait of water that separates Europe and Asia. Admire the views along the shore which are a mix of historic and modern architecture. 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. Sail underneath the imposing Boğaziçi Bridge, linking Europe and Asia. Take your seat for your 3-course meal. During the evening, enjoy 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 dancers, a Henna ceremony, and Turkish Romany dancing. After the cruise, you will be dropped off at your hotel. 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.

Turnatour: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

5. Turnatour: 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.

Bosphorus: Dinner Cruise with Live Performances Experience

6. Bosphorus: Dinner Cruise with Live Performances Experience

After being collected from your hotel, you will be driven to the port to meet your ship. The dinner cruise will then depart from port at approximately 8:45PM. After being seated at your table, appetizers will be brought to you and you can commence your wonderful evening. The ensuing main course will then contain 3 different options, such as grilled sea bass, grilled meatballs and grilled chicken. Once dinner has concluded, the show will begin with the "dance of the tambourine", followed by Asuk Masuk (an imitation play of dwarfs), Naz eyleme (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance) and belly dancing. There will also be a henna ceremony (a traditional bride's ceremony before a wedding), a Turkish-Romani dance show, a folk team and a live DJ performance. Your program will conclude at around midnight, at which point you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Entertainment

7. Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Entertainment

You’ll be picked up at your central Istanbul hotel and transferred to the port, where you’ll board a private yacht for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, splendor and simple beauty. During the 4-hour cruise you’ll pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then Ciragan 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 Bogazici Bridge, linking Europe and Asia. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board, accompanied by a variety of drink selections and traditional entertainment. Dinner Menu Cold appetizers: Shrimp cocktail; cold and smoked meat plate; selected cheese board; Ottoman-style appetizer plate (Sultan Spring Roll, Exotic Medallion) Main dishes: Grilled fish, chicken steak or meatballs Seasonal salad Dessert and fruit: Selected Turkish dessert; or seasonal fresh fruits; or fresh fruit salad Drink options: 1 – Unlimited soft drinks: fruit juice, tea, coffee (alcoholic beverages and imported drinks available for an extra charge on the boat) 2 – Unlimited local drinks: wines, beers, raki, spirits and soft drinks (imported drinks available for an extra charge on the boat) At the end of the cruise you’ll be transferred back to your hotel. 

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What people are saying about Marmara Region

Good night out to see the Bospherus at night and some entertainment. Food was good, entrees were on the table waiting when arrived and getting drinks was easy. Lots of opportunity to head outside and see the sites. Service from our waiter was very good!

Very enjoyable and well organised. You get a pick up and drop off to/from your hotel, substantial 3 course meal, some entertainment, and you can move around the upper decks of the boat to see the view whenever you like. Loved it!

Wonderful sunset cruise on the Bosphorus, enjoying a wonderful viewpoint. Dinner in the standard, very nice dancing shows. Recommended

Great experience! Loved all the dances and food was great! Service was great! Nice to be out on the water :)

Everything was great! It’s an unique experience and worth every penny. We will definitely come back!