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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$ 42.67 US$ 34.13 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

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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


  • 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.

  • 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

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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, and 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 onboard 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 683 reviews

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The cruise on Bosphorus was one of my favourite moments in Istanbul! Everything was perfect! Good food, good service, entertaining shows!! The views of the city are breathtaking! Such a beautiful city by night! If you want a perfect night this cruise is the best choice! We had a driver who picked us from our hotel and at the end of the night he droped us back to our hotel! Such a nice experience! We enjoyed it so much! Definitely a must!

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August 13, 2022

A wonderful evening. Entertaining and entertaining. Dinner with excellent service, pending tables and people at all times. Very nice and helpful. Dinner is enlivened with traditional music. The pick up at the hotel was perfect: punctual and comfortable as well as the return. The Bosphorus at night, from the boat, a very nice and positive experience, however we did not see the sunset since we arrive directly for dinner.

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August 11, 2022

Wonderful experience. The company provided transportation from the hotel to the cruise and back. The cruise itself was a little delayed in leaving, but we chose this time to eat some appetizers and sit on the upper deck. This was my favorite part as they have provided comfortable seating for those who want to take in the gorgeous nighttime views of Istanbul from the Bosphorous. You can also pay a photographer to take pictures and make you an album before you leave, though this cost is not included in the cruise. All in all, great experience with an accommodating staff, and would recommend.

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 64959