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Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue

Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue
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From US$ 33.88 per person

Experience a lively cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. See the palaces of the Ottoman sultans after dark and soak up the views of the European and Asian coastlines. Dine on delicious Turkish cuisine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Arabic, German, Spanish, Turkish
Pickup optional
• If you don't receive an email with the pickup time by the day before the cruise, please check your spam folder or contact the tour operator • Please be ready at your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time (transport depends on traffic). Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time • The duration of the cruise is 3 hours and you will be dropped off at your hotel drop-off at approximately midnight

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Watch traditional folk dance and Latin dance music performances
  • Take advantage of private tables for 1 to 100 guests
  • See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans
  • Marvel at minarets illuminated at night
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if the option with pickup is selected)
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Cruise
  • Private table (available for up to 100 guests)
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited local soft drinks
  • Unlimited alcoholic drinks (if option selected)
  • Live entertainment and dance performances
  • Tips
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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Meeting point

Arrive at the Megalufer yacht pier located behind the Türk petrol station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from city center hotels located at Sultanahmet - Sirkeci - Topkapı - Taksim - Harbiye - Beyoğlu - Karaköy - on the European side of Istanbul (if you choose the option with pickup included). Hotel pickup begins 30 to 90 minutes before the boat departure. Hotel drop-off is at approximately midnight
  • The on-board entertainment program consists of a "Katibim" show (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance), an "Asuk Masuk" (an imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke performed by 2 male dancers), traditional mixed folk dance, belly dancers, Caucasian folk dance and a professional DJ
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 516 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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We were a party of six and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, good food and entertainment. We were collected from our hotel on time and delivered back. It fulfilled our expectations. The scenery was lovely on a special evening. There was great variety in the music and dancing.., it gave us a flavour of Turkish culture.

June 20, 2022

It was an incredible experience. I went there with my family, and we had a fantastic night. Foods, artists, drinks, cruise, and transportation were excellent. The waitresses were also polite and helpful. The performance of the artists was stunning. Definitely, I highly recommend it to everybody who is visiting Istanbul!

June 17, 2022

Positives: The boat was clean and had 3 decks with plenty of space for everyone. The dancing shows lasted the entire night (around 3h) and for us were very interesting and entertaining. At the end the tourists also joined the performers on the dancing floor. The food was good tasting, but not amazing and it was in a decent amount. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We did not request pick up, so i don’t know how good the service was. Negatives: there was no audio guide and the number of options for main course was only 2 (fish or mix grill).

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June 12, 2022

Product ID: 64959