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Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

4.4 / 5

62 reviews

Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

From US$ 45.26 per person

Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions, and villas. Take in the panoramic views of Istanbul at night while enjoying dinner.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Turkish, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
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Pickup included
Pickup from your city center hotel on the European side of Istanbul.


  • Take a night cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus
  • Exerience amazing views of Istanbul from the Bosphorus at night
  • Enjoy dinner, shows, and music onboard the cruise
  • Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge
Full description
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.
  • Free hotel pick up and drop off (from city center hotels on the Europen side)
  • Evening cruise
  • Dinner
  • VAT
  • Unlimited soft drinks during dinner
  • Unlimited alcoholic drinks during dinner (if option selected), including local wine, beers, gin, vodka, raki,
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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

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  • Vegetarian dinner available on request
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 62 reviews

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Particular on the beginning of the evening. You arrive on the boat, people are already eating the entrance. You sit on large tables that you share with other people. Then the boat starts for the rest of the meal! Then at the end of the meal the entertainment begins, some dancers do the show. Unfortunately, depending on where you sit you don't see everything! But very good atmosphere. To finish they put on the music to be able to dance. Rather nice but expensive for what it is despite everything (simple meal)

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October 24, 2019

After reading the reviews, I decided to book it all the same on the very first evening of rest. And I was not mistaken! Everything was organized at the highest level, they took away from the hotel as agreed, the others were taken along the way and after half an hour they were on the boat. At first, the feeling that you got to the wedding of distant acquaintances :) tables and chairs are pretty tight. But immediately on the table are cold snacks and the waiter takes an order for one of the hot dishes (Chicken, mackerel or kebab). During the first hour there is dinner, after which everyone is sent to the upper deck for the show. Everything is organized perfectly there, too, they bring tea / coffee to the baklava for dessert. The show (although the show is loudly said) colorfully takes place against the backdrop of the night scenery of the Bosphorus, which only adds calories. Then everyone can dance to modern hits. All liked it! I recommend!!

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September 28, 2019

We traveled together on the first evening immediately after arriving in Istanbul. We were taken from the hotel in a minibus, and then they brought us back to it. The people had a sea, a two-story liner: on the 1st floor tables and a terrace, on 2 - chairs and a place for performances. They fed well: at first a mix of local snacks (6 pieces), then they asked about the second (fish / chicken / mitballs), they made a vegetarian option on request (sauté and rice are very tasty). Then great Turkish coffee and watermelon. Water and some kind of sweet water without restrictions. They didn’t drink alcohol, I don’t know. We often went to the terrace - the view of the night city is amazing. In the end, they just took the plates and sat there. Coffee was brought to us right there. On the second floor there was some kind of performance, we did not watch it. The waiters are great. All evening the photographer was on duty on the liner, who sold the photos taken at the end of the evening (you can tak

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August 9, 2019

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