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Istanbul by Night

By Viator, June 2014

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Istanbul has a killer nightlife, with nightclubs lining the Bosphorus in summer along a strip known as the ‘Golden Mile’. There are tea gardens and coffee houses in Sultanahmet, groovy bars in Beyoglu, rooftop bars overlooking the Bosphorus, and cinemas along Istiklal Caddesi.

Live music is part of the evening’s entertainment at a mehane, or tavern, where locals come to share meze platters of seafood and drink aniseed-flavored raki. Strolling bands of musicians playing gypsy music strum from table to table, just as their musical forebears would have done centuries before.

If your visit to Istanbul doesn’t seem complete without an evening of Turkish feasting and belly dancing, make a date for a Turkish dinner and show. Along with the glittering sequins and chiffon scarves of the exotic floor show, the entertainment includes Anatolian folk dancers and musicians.

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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 39 Reviews

Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $102.67

Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show

4 star rating: Recommended 122 Reviews

Istanbul by night means floodlit mosques, a fabulous Turkish dinner and a spectacular floorshow with bejeweled belly dancers. It's the ultimate Turkish ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Discover Istanbul’s culinary delights on a 5-hour evening food tour of the capital. Led by an expert local guide, your tour includes visit to all the food ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.84

Private Tour: Belly Dancing Lesson in Istanbul with Optional Dinner and Show

Shake your hips in Turkish style with a 1- or 2-hour belly dancing class in Istanbul! Taking place at the esteemed Sultanas, one of the city’s legendary belly ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Varies

From USD $128.34

Private Tour: Romantic Bosphorus Cruise at Sunset

See some of Istanbul’s top attractions from the water on this private 1-hour sunset Bosphorus cruise! Sail along the famous Bosphorus Strait that divides ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $100.84

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul by Night Turkish Dinner and Show

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Istanbul by night means floodlit mosques, a fabulous Turkish dinner and a spectacular floorshow with bejeweled belly dancers. It's the ultimate Turkish ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

Eat like a local on this evening walking tour of Istanbul’s bustling Beyoğlu district. Follow your guide around uncharted side streets as the locals head out ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $128.34

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