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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul by Night Turkish Dinner and Show. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Brilliant! Small group of 8 compared to busload on ship tours.We were picked up at port in van,whisked to the excellent venue ahead of ship excursions,given a great spot on balcony.Great service from our waiter as we were served good food and drinks and then treated to outstanding show with local Turkish culture,some good pop singing at the end with this guy who could sing any country's songs in their language and the amazing belly dancers-4.Outstanding value-not to be missed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

This being our first Viator Tour we didn't know what to anticipate. We were on a HAL cruise and usually used the ships tours but in comparing the pricing for the same venue we decided to try Viator and we were glad we did. We were met at the pier by the driver and much to our delight three additional couples also booked this tour. Good driver, clean comfortable mini-bus type vehicle and right on time. We did get to see some of the city on our way to the show. We arrived at least 30 minutes before the other big group tours and were seated on the balcony overlooking the stage. Our delicious meal and drinks were served in the normal sequence in a relaxed time frame. The big tours were jammed into long tables on the main floor and we observed the meals being served out of sequence. Talked to passengers later who took the ship's tour and they were disappointed at their seating and not receiving the complete meal.
This was a great introduction to Turkish food and excellent entertainment - belly dancers, knife throwers, folk dancers (even some audience participation with the belly dancers if you are brave enough! ) It was concluded by an entertainer who sang songs from around the world, based on the nationalities in the audience. As we exited the building our driver was there to meet us and a short walk to the van and we returned to the ship. Excellent night, great ambience, hospitality, food and we do recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

The van pickup was very late (45 minutes) which is very frustrating when there is no way to call them in the evening to confirm meeting location and time. Otherwise, the food, service, and entertainment was outstanding!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

wonderful...Driver picked us up at the ship and returned us as well in a clean van on time
The food was good, as was the show.
Same tour as the ships at a better price

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011


4 star rating: Recommended
November 2012

The show was good, although the tour guide turned up half an hour after the time given to us and there were others also waiting for the same tour who had the same time as us. Food was just ok, thought the dessert could have been a bit more authentic.

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