Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Istanbul, Turkey

    Either start your evening with a hotel pickup by luxury coach, or meet your guide at the port for your dinner cruise. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat and cruise out into the Bosphorus – the strait that splits Istanbul onto two continents.

    Help yourself to a welcome drink from the on-board bar, and then sit back and enjoy the enchanting scenery. As the sun sets on the Bosphorus, admire Istanbul’s famous relics from the comfort of your window-side seat, seeing highlights like Dolmabahçe Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Kiz Kulesi tower. Watch out for Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and gaze in wonder at the iconic structure that connects Asia to Europe.

    As you cruise through the waters around Istanbul, your host will serve a traditional Turkish dinner with unlimited drinks. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Sit back and watch a folklore show to give you a taste of Anatolian culture in the city. The vibrant floor show features live music and, of course, belly dancing – the ancient traditional dance enjoyed by Turks of all ages!

    After 3.5 hours of cruising up and down the Bosphorus, your tour finishes back at the port. Continue your night from here on your own, or return to your hotel by coach.
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  • Sample Menu:
    First course:
    • Selection of 10 seasonal appetizers
    • Seasonal salad
    Main course (choice of one):
    • Fish
    • Chicken
    • Meatballs
    • Ice cream and fruit
    • After-dinner Turkish coffee
    • Unlimited local drinks

  • Paskalis K


    This was the best I ever had, especialy my daughter and my grand dayghter that were so pleased they want to do it again for next year

    Dario M


    I had so much fun in this cruise. The food was excellent and the show was great. You may admire the Bosphorus Bridge and other attractions in the night and this a wonderful experience. Recommended.

    Edward M


    This was a very good cruise in the Bosphorous Strait. The food and wine was great as was the bell-dancing show. The driver delivered us to the boat right on time and picked us up and delivered us back to our hotel. It was great.



    Great cruise, great food, decent entertainment!

    Eleuterio D


    The food was great and it was entertaining. Met a nice couple from USA and had a nice conversation and evening



    fun night on the Bosphorus. My kids enjoyed the music and danced the night away after the entertainment ended. superb cakes! wonderful evening.



    Great entertainment... the food was good, except for the main dish.

    J K S


    It was fine but I think seatings and ambience needs urgent improvement. Some more vegetarian items on the menu

    Rick J


    This dinner and belly dancing cruise was ideal for my family of four, with two sons in their early twenties. We were collected from our hotel and taken to the river to board. The cruise was nice but just about half an hour too long. The three course meal was ok with the drinks but do not expect a high quality menu. The food staff were polite but they were always in a rush to get the food out. We liked the variety of Turkish food provided in the entree but the main dish was not as good. The entertainment was very good and the dancers engaged many members of the audience. Everyone had fun. The views at night were spectacular and many great photos to be taken. I would recommend the cruise as long as you are prepared to accept a lesser food selection. Overall pretty good.

    Kathy K


    This was a nice dinner cruise and the Belly Dancer had amazing control over her body. We had a 3 course dinner which was an appetizer plate, a choice of fish or chicken (both were very good) and fresh fruit which was served during the belly-dancing/cultural show. I would recommend taking a coat or shawl for the show. You eat dinner on an enclosed deck but then go upstairs in the open air to watch the show. As the boat is going somewhat fast when you get up on deck, it is chilly. There are also capes/shawls you can buy on board if you want to. However, once the show begins the boat is going slower and it is not as cold. In summary, this is a worthwhile excursion and a nice way to spend time on the Bosphorus.

    James A


    The cruise was pleasant and the food was good as well as the entertainment. It's a great way to see the city by water at night. Despite the picture, all eating is done inside which was a bit disappointing. The transportation to the cruise was late and we just got there on time. Overall it was well run and I would recommed it to travelers to Istanbul.

    Luiz Roberto P





    Even in the rain, it was a lovely outing. We enjoyed the meal and the performers were talented. Cruising the Bosphorus was very romantic - a great way to finish off our trip to Istanbul.



    the boat is spacious , the beef or the fish main course was good except for the chicken one .

    in terms of the show , the turkish folklore dance was good but i didnt like the belly dance show . I'm an arab and i know a good belly dance show when i see one but what was on the boat was not a good one .

    i was surprised and very happy because they have "hookah" or sheesha on deck and with a great view !

    the local singer has a very calm beautiful voice.

    the staff was very kind a responsive .

    Gerald E


    This was described as a romantic cruise, but the Portuguese couple that we met on the bus that picked us up agreed that being packed onto a boat with about 200 other people didn't fit into that category. The food was OK and the belly dancing reasonably good. The saving grace was the generous servings of relatively good red wine.




    Mandeep P


    Good food, drinks okay. Great service. Well worth doing.



    I went on this cruise on 31st March 2014. The shuttle bus arrived on time and the driver drove us to the boat. Unfortunately it was too cold to have the dinner on deck so we had to sit inside. It was a very nice boat and everything was fresh and new.

    We got the starter straight away which consisted of some Turkish meze, Seabass for main course and coffee plus cake for dessert. During the entire cruise we were served beer, wine, raki and vodka.

    The food was pretty ok. Nothing out of the ordinary but then again the entire cruise is not focused around the food itself but more around the entertainment.

    I was not too happy with the traditional turkish dancing show. I was expecting the dancers to be more professional but it felt like this was something they just did during their free time.

    After the dance show the traditional Turkish music changed to club music and people started dancing. There were dance music and some slow songs.

    This is a great cruise if you're looking for a fun evening with lots of drinks and music. A lot of the guests danced and it was a very good vibe during the entire cruise.

    If you're looking for a more quiet and traditional Turkish evening with a professional dance number then I would suggest something else.

    Robert A


    Nice pictures, but boat not at all like them. Sandwiched into long tables for dinner. Insufficient space to watch the entertainment. Food mediocre. Pickup/Dropoff was fine. Cruise was very nice.

    Ann-Marie B


    Verry Nice show. But the food was not much to have.

    Olle L


    well the pickup took long enough about 2 hours. And food/dinner was fine but at that price ? Not worth it

    Bien Z


    Too dark to see more. should start tour earlier.



    The food was bad, it was so hot inside coz they turned on the air condition on hot and it was too long. The service was good, staff were friendly, and the show was ok, but wouldn't do it again. Its for the older generation

    Margaret D


    Dinner wasn't interesting, the cruise just kept turning around so you were looking at the same sights, it was way too long, seating was assigned so you couldn't choose who you wanted to sit with, entertainment was a bit boring, but you did get to see the Bosphorus at night.

  • Inclusions

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Transport by air-conditioned coach

    • Dinner

    • Beverages (local beers, spirits and soft drinks)

    • Live entertainment


    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Imported drinks

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

    • Not wheelchair accessible

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Voucher info

      You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

    Return details

      Returns to original departure point at approximately 12am

    Tour options

    • 8:30 PM

    Enjoy a romantic night including dinner, Free drinks included

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