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Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

3.9 / 5

58 reviews

Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul

From US$ 40.80 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 entertainment program, such as folk and belly dancing.

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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Optional audio guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Istanbul city center, or at the cruise port


  • Sail up the Bosphorus as the sun sets
  • Marvel at the magical illuminations of Istanbul's minarets and palaces
  • Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht
  • Watch traditional folk and belly dance, Sema ceremony, and musical performances
Full description

Climb aboard a Bosphorus cruise boat and see Istanbul at sunset, while feasting from an open buffet dinner. Even if you have already been on a day cruise of the Bosphorus, seeing Istanbul with its evening illuminations reflected in the water is an unforgettable experience. Following a transfer from your city center hotel to the Golden Horn, board your boat and set sail to marvel at the Old City to the north. Sail through the legendary Bosphorus Straits for breathtaking views of some of the palaces and gardens lined along the banks. Feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains and 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.

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.

  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Istanbul city center
  • Transfers by non-smoking air-conditioned coach
  • 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht
  • Private table
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (if option chosen)
  • Turkish and Latina Dance shows
  • Service charges and local taxes
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels outside of central Istanbul
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Imported drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off is only available from hotels on the European side of Istanbul and from the city center (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci, and Şişli areas)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 58 reviews

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Beautiful show on the Bosphorus ride

Excellent coordination to pick us up at the hotel, good food, excellent folklore show, and great views from the Bosphorus to the city. As a recommendation, considering that there is a welcome to people of different nationalities who find out well the dances and typical music of the countries, since at least it happened to us that we are Chilean, the national dance is the cueca and they put a singer that is from Chile, but that his music is not national.

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October 7, 2019


It was really good, it was party with people from whole world, we all had flags with our countries, show was great, dance performance interesting, DJ played Hits from whole World. Host was shortly telling about buildings between Performances. Pick up from hotel and going back was great organized. Dinner was also good. Good value for money. I had really fun with my husband!

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March 10, 2019

I was very disappointed as the whirling dervish was only there for a short time and I missed him. That’s the whole reason I booked this tour. I went to the toilet and he was gone. Very very annoyed. Also there said there would be no alcohol but there was alcohol being served.

November 25, 2019

Product ID: 43298