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Amazing Bosphorus Cruise 2024 – With Dinner & Entertainment

Book your Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and experience Istanbul in the best way!

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€ 32
3-5 hours
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The Best Istanbul Cruise Tour

Cruise between Europe and Asia while enjoying some traditional Turkish dishes and a Turkish night show containing belly dancing and music. Book this best-selling cruise tour and see Istanbul from a different perspective, illuminated by the night lights.

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Dine on Turkish meze and local drinks while cruising the Bosphorus Strait on a luxury pleasure boat. Cruise past some of Istanbul’s most significant monuments while watching traditional entertainment on this fantastic boat tour.

Your tour will start with a comfortable shuttle pick-up from your hotel to the marina where the cruise yacht is. Once you arrive, your fabulous journey can start!

Start your sightseeing cruise with a welcome cocktail on deck as you sail as far as the Black Sea and under the beautiful Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. Cruise between Europe and Asia and take in the beautiful panorama of Istanbul and its attractions.

Experience the fascinating illumination of the city at night and capture awe-inspiring photographs as you cruise past famous landmarks.

Have a look at the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, such as  Çırağan Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Anatolian Castle and Rumeli Fortress are two of the most prominent Ottoman fortifications; you can see them from the cruise boat. As you pass renowned nightclubs like Reina and Sortie, you’ll get a taste of Istanbul’s legendary nightlife. Admire the beautiful waterside villas and mansions on the European and Asian coasts.

The Bosphorus dinner cruise is a perfect way to indulge in the flavors of traditional Turkish cuisine while being entertained by a cultural extravaganza. The dinner menu features a delectable selection of typical Turkish meze dishes, allowing you to savor the rich and diverse flavors of Turkish cuisine.

As you enjoy your meal, you’ll be treated to a stunning showcase of Turkish folk dances from different regions of the country. The dancers will be dressed in colorful traditional costumes, and their energetic and lively performances will transport you to another world. From the fast and dynamic “horon” from the Black Sea region to the more spiritual and graceful “semah” of the Sufi tradition, you’ll be amazed at the variety and beauty of Turkish folk dances.

After the meal, it’s time to get on the dance floor and let loose! The onboard DJ will play a mix of international music, ranging from pop and rock to traditional Turkish songs. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just want to have fun, the cruise provides a festive and lively atmosphere that’s perfect for dancing the night away.

Once the tour ends, you’ll be provided with a complimentary shuttle transfer back to your hotel, ensuring a safe and hassle-free journey back home. The Bosphorus dinner cruise is an unforgettable experience that combines great food, entertainment, and stunning views of Istanbul at night.

included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from hotels on the European side of the city ( if option selected)
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited local soft drinks
  • Unlimited alcoholic drinks ( if option selected)
  • Live entertainment and dance performances
X not included
  • Tips and gratuities
X not allowed
  • Indoor smoking
  • Pets
what to bring
  • Camera
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THIS IS THE BEST-VALUE BOSPHORUS DINNER CRUISE YOU’LL FIND!

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Meeting Point

This tour includes a hotel pick-up and drop-off service for the hotels located in the Istanbul city center.

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BOOK ONE OF THE BEST TOURS IN ISTANBUL AND ENJOY A FANTASTIC BOSPHORUS DINNER CRUISE!

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Get the most out of your Istanbul visit!

Cruise Between Two Continents

Sail between Asia and Europe on the Bosphorus Strait.

Turkish Dinner

Enjoy a Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht.

Have fun With On-Board Entertainment

Watch traditional folk and belly dancers perform and listen to traditional and international music performances.

See the Istanbul Attractions

Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge and see the top Istanbul attractions from the Ottoman Empire illuminated by night lights.

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Fun Facts

The Bosphorus Strait

  • The Bosphorus is one of the busiest waterways in the world. Every year more than 48,000 vessels pass through.
  • Throughout history, Bosphorus was used as an important strategic location where numerous wars were fought in order to get control over the waterway.
  • The Bosphorus supplies around 30% of the city’s drinking water.
  • The river stretches 31 km long and varies in width from 700 meters to 3.7 km.

Turkish Folk Dances

  • There are more than 200 Turkish folk dances. Each style is distinct in its own way, including differences in costumes and accompanying music.
  • Some of the popular Turkish folk dances are “horon,” a fast and dynamic dance from the Black Sea region, and the “zeybek,” a solo dance performed with a sword.
  • A few Turkish folk dances originate from religious or spiritual traditions and are associated with Sufi rituals.
  • Over the centuries, Turkish folk dances have been influenced by many cultures, including Greeks, Arabs, and Central Asians.
  • You will have the chance to witness some of these dances during our Bosphorus Dinner cruise.

Turkish Cuisine

  • In Turkish culture, Turkish tea or “çay” is commonly served as a gesture of hospitality.
  • Based on the country’s rich cultural history and geographic environment, Turkish cuisine combines influences from the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and Balkan regions.
  • Turkey is home to over 80 different types of grapes, making it one of the world’s top wine producers.
  • One of the most famous Turkish desserts is “baklava”. This delicious sweet is made with honey, nuts, and phyllo dough.
  • Onboard, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of these delicious and unique local flavors.

Good to know before you go!

  • A pick-up service is available from all hotels on the European side of the city. It begins 30 to 90 minutes before the departure of the cruise boat tour. The hotel drop-off after the cruise is finished around midnight.
  • The entertainment program on the cruise includes
    • Traditional Turkish melody musical performance – Katibim show 
    • Imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke – Asuk Masuk
    • Traditional mixed folk dance 
    • Belly dancer
    • Caucasian folk dance 
    • Professional DJ
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FAQs – Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

How much does a Bosphorus cruise cost?

The cost of a Bosphorus cruise can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the duration of the cruise, type of vessel, the amenities and services provided onboard, and the season or time of year. We advise you to check out our Bosphorus Dinner cruise. It’s an amazing deal for a night full of fun, tasty food, and incredible views of the city illuminated by the nightlights.

How long is the Bosphorus Cruise?

The Bosphorus cruise lasts around 3 hours. During this time, you will be able to enjoy a dinner and a wide array of dance and musical performances. It’s also an amazing way of seeing all of the city’s attractions located on both the Asian and European sides of Istanbul’s coast.

What does the Bosphorus cruise include?

The Bosphorus cruise includes a dinner with unlimited local drinks, a three-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait as well as the Golden Horn, hotel pick-up and drop-off, and also live entertainment with music and traditional dances.

Where does the Bosphorus cruise leave from?

The Bosphorus Cruise usually departs from the Kabatas Pier. The pier is accessible by public transportation, but if your hotel is located on the European side of Istanbul, you won’t have to worry about it since a shuttle pick-up & drop-off service is available.

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An Unforgettable Experience!

We had such a wonderful time on this boat cruise. The weather was incredible, and we enjoyed our time on the deck just observing the city during the night. A definite must-do in Istanbul!

Andy

The Best Way To Spend A Night In Istanbul!

This was by far the best city tour I’ve ever been on. The entertainment with the dancers and music was great, and the food was super tasty. From all of the activities I’ve done in Istanbul, this is hands down my favorite. The waiters were polite, and the service was amazing.

John

Second-time guests

Always a guarantee. For the second time we were guests of this dinner Cruise and we were satisfied. Good food, kind, courteous and attentive staff, very suggestive location. Dance shows performed by professionals. Unmissable experience in Istanbul.

Maria

Why Is The Bosphorus Cruise A Must-Do Activity When You Visit Istanbul?

This cruise is an amazing way to try out different Turkish foods and experience traditional entertainment with live music and belly dancing. Although you can ride a public ferry and cross the Bosphorus, this cruise is so much more than just a boat ride.

Board the cruise yacht and see the beautiful Istanbul glow under the city night lights while you enjoy the views from the deck. Try out traditional Turkish meze and see the folk dances from different regions of the country. Overall, the entertainment program on a Bosphorus cruise is designed to offer a fun and immersive experience that showcases the vibrant culture and traditions of Istanbul and Turkey.

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