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Istanbul 7-Hour Pub Crawl: Big Night Out

1. Istanbul 7-Hour Pub Crawl: Big Night Out

Join this 7-hour pub crawl for a big night out in Istanbul if you’re looking for the best places to party and the craziest places in the city. Start out with a free welcome beer at the meeting point and then head to at least 3 of the top party spots, where your entrance is free! Act as the locals do and experience alternative venues that tourists have never heard of before. Gather your group of friends together, or head out into the night to meet new friends from around the world. The pub crawl ensures free and immediate entry to all locations visited. You’ll find this pub crawl to be different than many of the others, as the guide takes you to the most popular bars, clubs, and pubs in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

2. Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a romantic dinner cruise of the Bosporus at night, and see some of Istanbul’s top attractions on 2 continents. Following a pick-up and transfer by air-conditioned, non-smoking coach, climb aboard the boat with the help of your guide. Boat staff will welcome you and present you with some authentic Turkish Delight. Then, the wait staff will escort you to your seat and take your order. By the time you sit down, your starters will be served. Choose from 3 different options for your main course, such as grilled sea brass, grilled meatballs, and grilled chicken. Once dinner is over, relax as you watch a program of folk shows, starting with katibim (a traditional Turkish melodic musical performance), and followed by Aşuk Maşuk (an imitation play of dwarfs), belly dancing, the dance of the tambourine (Gaval Regs-i), and a henna ceremony, See performances from around Turkey as the Turna Folk Team take to the floor, and marvel at traditional Turkısh Romany dances. After the show is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Dance Show

Admire Istanbul by night on a Bosphorus dinner cruise with a full traditional dance program. Taste local delicacies over a carefully created 5-course menu, and choose to pair your dishes with either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Get incredible views of the city's famous landmarks from the water vantage points, including the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace, and Rumeli Fortress as you enjoy your meal. Glide along the water, and watch as expert, local dancers put on a full traditional show for you with the city's lights sparkling in the background. See a Turkish gypsy dance, a belly dancer group show, a sword dance, and much more.

Istanbul: Pasha Istanbul Dinner Cruise (Azure)

4. Istanbul: Pasha Istanbul Dinner Cruise (Azure)

Immerse yourself in the magic of Turkey's culture and history on this dinner cruise on Istanbul's Bosphorus river with a 3-course meal. Enjoy a range of international and Turkish entertainment such as Turkish folk dance, belly dancing, DJ. Start the evening with convenient pickup from your hotel in Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Topkapı, Taksim, Harbiye, Beyoğlu, or Karaköy. Gorgeous golden horn view.Magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque,Historical Galata tower and bridge.Admire spectacular views of Istanbul’s beautifully illuminated palaces, mosques, and Bosphorus bridges while you wait for your 3-course meal. As you eat, watch belly dancers, whirling dervishes, and other local artists. Be enticed by Turkish folklore dances from different regions of Anatolia performed by professional dancers. After the cruise, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Had the most amazing time with the Pub Crawl!! Special thanks to Tugce and the team Such love people and hospitality Loved the places, the vibe and the experience.. visited 4 different bars in one night as a group with people from different parts of the world and had great time drinking and dancing. Anyone visiting turkey and want to experience the nightlife, definitely suggest to try this!!

It was an incredible experience. I went there with my friend, and we had a fantastic night. Foods, artists, drinks, cruise, were excellent. The waitresses were also polite and helpful. The performance of the artists was stunning. Definitely, I highly recommend it to everybody who is visiting Istanbul!

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!

It was an amazing experience unforgettable night that was. Love the management and experience new peoples company…

amazing organization, great hosts that tour you to the best bars.. superb.