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Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Activity provider: Istanbul Clue
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From US$ 54.04 US$ 43.23 per person

Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, French, Italian
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht
  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Watch traditional folk dance and music performances
  • Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge
  • See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans
Full description

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a luxurious cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, while dining from a 3-course menu of Turkish meze and local drinks. Sail past some of Istanbul's greatest monuments, while watching traditional entertainment along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the yacht for the start of your journey. Get a welcome cocktail on deck as you begin to sail as far as the Black Sea. Cruise between Europe and Asia, passing under the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Admire the grand Ottoman fortifications of Rumeli Castle and Anatolian Castle.

Soak up some of Istanbul’s legendary nightlife as you pass famous nightclubs, such as Reina and Sortie. Marvel at the waterside mansions and villas that line the European and Asian coasts. As you feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains, watch live folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Be seduced by the sensual moves of a belly dancer, and relax to international music by the on-board DJ. Back on dry land, enjoy a free shuttle transfer back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach from hotels on the European side (Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Aksaray, Topkapı, Zeytinburnu, Karaköy, Eminönü, Taksim, Şişli, Kabataş, and Beyoğlu areas)
  • 3-course dinner
  • Unlimited local drinks (wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks)
  • Service charge and local taxes
  • Imported drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
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

Just insice the Türkiye Petrolleri gas station. Yacht name is Megalüfer.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking indoors

Know before you go

  • Please note, pick-up is available from all hotels on the European side of Istanbul
  • Hotel pickup begins 30 to 90 minutes before boat departure. Hotel drop off is done at approximately midnight
  • The entertainment program is as follows: Katibim show (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance), Asuk Masuk (an imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers), traditional mixed folk dance, belly dancer, Caucasian folk dance and professional DJ
  • The dinner menu is as follows: Welcome cocktail, 10 kinds of cold mezes (starters), fresh seasonal salad, main dish (from 4 options: grilled fish with scallion garden rocket, mashed potatoes and lemon; or grilled chicken steak with rice and mashed potatoes; or grilled meat ball with rice and mashed potatoes; or vegetarian meal), dessert, unlimited local alcoholic drinks (selection of local wines, beers, raki, vodka, gin and soft drinks) and Turkish coffee
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 913 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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The agency contacts you the day before which is appreciable: you can ask all the questions that bother you The boat is very easy to find: the terminus of the T1 line on the Asia side, the service station which is just next door (to the left) ; the agency and the entrance to the boat are adjoining this station The meal is correct The show is good but we were not well placed Go there with the desire to have fun (no one will tell you what are the pretty buildings you see) The staff is very helpful and pleasant I found this outing pleasant

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July 25, 2022

We had an outstanding evening. Every item was in point. The incredible driver who was on time and helped my mum to the bus. He navigated the tight roads and traffic with ease and grace. The boat was really lovely. The food delicious. Be ware of the photographer who prints and then sells many photos of posing. We were determined not to buy them all and he was fine. The dancing is fun. The lights are spectacular along the river and on the bridges. We were safely delivered back to our hotel full of happiness. This is an absolute must should you be visiting Istanbul

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June 25, 2022

Ambience was good. Performces were entertaining. Food was average, if you leave your plate and decide to explore the ship for over 10 min then you may find your plate gone and table cleaned. It's more for the entertainment and experience part. You can tame some great pictures on the cruise while enjoying the bosphorus night view.

June 7, 2022

Product ID: 61038