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Our most recommended Istanbul Dinner & Lunch Cruises

  • Istanbul: Turkish Entertainment Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

    1. Istanbul: Turkish Entertainment Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

    Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a luxury cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Get a welcome cocktail on arrival and then set sail for the Black Sea passing some of Istanbul's most famous monuments along the way. 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.

    Everything was well organized, the driver is coming to pickup you on time, and dropping you to the boat directly. Entertaining was enjoyable, only food was not what i expected but it was ok.

  • Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

    2. Istanbul: Bosphorus Night Dinner Cruise

    You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM and taken to the cruise ship in the Bosphorus Strait. Once you board the ship you will sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. When you board enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner as well as ten different cold starters. For dinner, you will be served a fresh seasonal salad before your main. You will have three options for dinner: grilled fish with scallion garden rocket mashed potatoes, and lemon, or grilled chicken steak with rick and mashed potatoes, or grilled meatballs with rice and mashed potatoes. Throughout dinner, you will be able to enjoy unlimited non-alcoholic local (or optional unlimited alcoholic) drinks. After your entree, you will be se...

    It was OK, don't expect too much, wi-fi is 5 euro on board... Anyway, the staff was very nice...

  • Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

    3. Istanbul: Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus

    After departing from your hotel, you will jump into this unforgettable boat excursion up the Bosphorus, the bridge that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty. During the journey you'll pass magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace as well as Çırağan Palace, refurbished in 1874 by Sultan Abdulaziz and now restored as a grand hotel. Overshadowing Istanbul’s traditional architecture is one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, the Boğaziçi Bridge, linking Europe and Asia. Tour Program Welcome cocktail on deck D.J. Katibim (traditional Turkish melody musical performance) Asuk Masuk (imitation play of little people from the Taseli district of Silifke, performed by 2 male dancers) Belly dancer Henna ceremony Turna folk team Turkish romany dance Meal Menu Cold Starters: Cold and smok...

    It was really amazing night,, the food was great, and service too.. shows entertained us and was well organized, thanks.

  • Istanbul: Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

    4. 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 cerem...

    Staff were courteous, welcoming and tried hard to make the experience great. Go for the show, food was ok but not special.

  • Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

    5. Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

    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 from the on board open buffet as you enjoy live entertainment of typical Turkish songs and folk dances, such as the asuk-masuk, and kolbasti dances. The buffet includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, chicken shish, fish,, fresh fruit, and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. Dance the rest of the night away or just sit back and relax, as your ...

    This is worth every penny. Entertainment throughout the evening and for shisha lovers are available on the upper deck. You will not be disappointed.

  • Bosphorus: Dinner Cruise with Live Performances Experience

    6. Bosphorus: Dinner Cruise with Live Performances Experience

    After being collected from your hotel, you will be driven to the port to meet your ship. The dinner cruise will then depart from port at approximately 8:45PM. After being seated at your table, appetizers will be brought to you and you can commence your wonderful evening. The ensuing main course will then contain 3 different options, such as grilled sea bass, grilled meatballs and grilled chicken. Once dinner has concluded, the show will begin with the "dance of the tambourine", followed by Asuk Masuk (an imitation play of dwarfs), Naz eyleme (a traditional Turkish melody musical performance) and belly dancing. There will also be a henna ceremony (a traditional bride's ceremony before a wedding), a Turkish-Romani dance show, a folk team and a live DJ performance. Your program will conclude at around midnight, at which point you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    I went as a single and they sat me next to other singles. That made conversation easier and more fjn.

  • Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Entertainment

    7. Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Entertainment

    You’ll be picked up at your central Istanbul hotel and transferred to the port, where you’ll board a private yacht for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, splendor and simple beauty. During the 4-hour cruise you’ll pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then Ciragan Palace, refurbished in 1874 by Sultan Abdulaziz and now restored as a grand hotel. Overshadowing Istanbul’s traditional architecture is one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, the Bogazici Bridge, linking Europe and Asia. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board, accompanied by a variety of drink selections and traditional entertainment. Dinner Menu Cold appetizers: Shrimp cocktail; cold and smoked meat plate; selected cheese board; Ottoman-style appetizer plate (Sultan Spring Roll, Exotic Medallion) Ma...

    Its good experience, but a big problem to come from Istanbul Asia side. You don't provide pick up from Asia side and even you do not highlight this thing on portal while making the booking of ticket. You should either provide pick up from Istanbul Asia side also or it should be clearly mentioned on Portal at the point of making booking the ticket that pick up is only for Istanbul Europe side.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 1,108 reviews

Pick-up from the hotel "Novotel" on the minute. Very friendly staff on the ship. Food was good. Unfortunately none of the German spoke even though it was in the description. With your own vocabulary and an app, communication is no problem. Would book this trip again and recommend it.

I booked this as a birthday present for my wife and it was a complete success. It was really fun. The service was very friendly and the show was very good.

It was really amazing night,, the food was great, and service too.. shows entertained us and was well organized, thanks.

Excelente experiencia!!!! Muy divrrtida. La cena riquisima! La recomiendo

Pleasant fun evening sailing with good food and entertainment.