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

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul by Night Turkish Dinner and Show

Discover Istanbul’s dark side on this night tour shore excursion. After docking at the Port of Istanbul, you’ll meet your guide and explore the city at its most alluring hours—after sunset. See illuminated mosques, locals filling the streets for tea and games, and enjoy an amazing traditional Turkish dinner and belly-dancing show. Return to your vessel, worry free, for an on-time departure.


  • Istanbul evening shore excursion with dinner and floorshow
  • Four-course dinner with wine
  • Exotic floorshow featuring belly dancers and an Anatolian cultural folklore group
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul by Night Turkish Dinner and Show

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul by Night Turkish Dinner and Show

Your nighttime Istanbul shore excursion begins upon meeting your guide at the Port of Istanbul in the early evening. Enjoy a convenient pick-up from the port, and settle into your luxury private transfer vehicle. Gaze out the window at the dazzling lights of this historic city, as you venture to its core. 

Upon arriving at your destination, a fine dining restaurant, be guided to your first-class seat and get ready for a delicious 4-course Turkish meal, including dessert. Once you’re sated, a belly dancer will take center stage for an exotic performance. At the same time, enjoy music played by a traditional Anatolian folklore band. 

After, return to the port, again by private transfer, in time for a worry-free on-time departure. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
This trip ensures your on-time return to Istanbul's port. It is unlikely, but should your ship depart before your return, transportation will be arranged to your next port. Your money will be refunded if your arrival to the port of Istanbul is delayed. See the terms and conditions for details. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The driver was waiting at the port entrance about 10 minutes early with a very beautiful van. Note that the driver does not speak the entire 20 minute drive to the restaurant which was awkward. However, he was a good driver and it was a nice drive through part of Istanbul. The restaurant was beautiful and the staff was so friendly! Entertainment was amazing and so was the food and I'm picky. We loved the food and the dancers were so impressive. The last act was a man that sang national anthems or songs from the audiences native countries. It ended the night on a great note. One of the best things we did in Istanbul! Highly recommend this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Enjoyed the dancing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

We had a nice night out on this tour. As we were not with the large bus crowds, we got a great table and were served our dinner and drinks first. The entertainment was fun and the food was good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Wonderful evening! The driver picked us up on time and escorted us to the restaurant. We enjoyed a traditional 5 course meal, a bottle of wine and a very entertaining show.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our tour operator was right outside the port right on time. We had wonderful seats and the food was delicious! The show was lots of fun and even had audience participation. The man at the end carried on a bit longer than probably necessary but he was funny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A great night, the food was good and the entertainment excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

a very enjoyable evening , show was fantastic and the dinner was great food and great service all round

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Our driver picked us up as scheduled. He pointed relevant landmarks and buildings on our way to the restaurant. We had a great seating location. The dinner was delicious with a bottle of wine and bottled waters included in the price. The show was fun and entertaining. A great night!

Amy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

So worth it! We were the only ones on our bus and we got there well in advance of the cruise ship crowds (on our second course when they showed up). Beautiful restaurant and delicious food. Show included 4 belly dancers, 3 folk dancing groups (the Cossacks were my favourite) and lots of singing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Great evening with a nice dinner and great show. We would highly recommend this excursion.

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