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I thought the show was interesting. The performers were talented. Everyone there seemed to be enjoying themselves. I know I did and I was sitting in the back.
Good dinner and show but ther was no night tour of Istanbul. Overall very nice and a decent value
Pickup was right on time - large, roomy van was perfect, as there were several pickups on the way to the nightclub. Show was excellent, and the food was great. Excellent service all around!
Helen of Troy
This was a lot of fun! Everyting about the tour was great! They picked me up at the hotel and brought me back home! The dancing, the music and the food were excellent. I even got up and danced !
The journey to the venue was more of a hotel to hotel collection/transfer service rather than an "Istanbul by night" tour as described in the trip details, having said that you do see some of Istanbul en-route to the venue, and you could see some of the major sights from a distance, and on the return journey these were illuminated in the dark too. Good driver, clean comfortable mini-bus type vehicle and right on time. Venue superb with great staff, very good food, a great introduction to Turkish food and excellent entertainment - belly dancers, folk dancers and knife throwers etc. Rounded off by a general entertainer who sang songs from around the world, based on the nationalities in the audience, also some audiance participation with the belly dancers etc. Excellent night and do recommend this trip.
The Dinner and show by itself was excellent.
The service provided by viator was impeccable. I was late for my pickup, but communicating with the people at the office really made me feel at ease, and after arriving at the sight, there were people waiting to welcome us . Keep up the good work viator
The Viator staff are very courteous and prompt. The Turkish Dinner and Show was well worth it - we really enjoyed our evening.
The show was great, and the dinner was a good sampling of Turkish food. The pick up service was right on time, everthing was fine. Well worth the money.
5 stars the food was great the show was great except the driver picked us at 8:30pm instead of 6:30pm
Definintely couldn't describe the journey to the venue as an "Istanbul by night" tour, as it was purely a hotel-to-hotel collection service en-route to the venue, albeit in the dark and you could see some of the major sights from a distance. Good driver, clean and brand new vehicle and right on time. The only thing was that the local company got the lead name wrong and ended up faxing a collection time to my father in the hotel - it was a surprise for his 70th birthday. Luckily, my mother saw the fax first and gave it to me and he just thought it was something about our car to the airport the next day. Simple mistake and wasn't an issue. Venue superb with great staff, very good food and excellent entertainment - belly dancers, folk dancers and knife throwers etc. Rounded off by a general entertainer who sang songs from around the world, based on the nationalities in the audience - it was like the United Nations!!! Very good and recommend this trip.
Excellent food and a great show! It's a must to start a trip of Istanbul and Turkey.
This was an absolutely essential 'must-do' for any visitor to Istanbul for the first time. Although the bus picking us up was 30 minutes late, leading us to worry that we had been forgotten, when we got there all that was forgotten. In fact, for the first time in any of the Viator events we have attended, I would say that this was under-sold. We didn't have just one belly dancer but four, one of whom was the top one of Turkey, we didn't have just the Anatolian folk dancers, but a group from the Black Sea and another Caucasian one, plus a live band and a couple of singers. What a night! The food was okay, the wine drinkable, but what a night!
Excellent dancers and very good folkloric show. Dinner was average, but overall, a good look at Turkish culture.
A really fun experience! We attended with another couple and had a great time. The entertainment was outstanding.
Great way to experience Istanbul. What a great Turkish experience!
Very delicious meal and great entertainment for all the countries that were present.
Better than I expected. Food was good and so was the entertainment.
It was better than fantastic. The transfer came in time. The food and the show was extraordinarily good, special, fantastic!
Thoroughly enjoyable evening, good food and excellent entertainment. Must do.
Something different to do while traveling. Glad I did it!
LOVED the show!! The food is mediocre at best but the service, atmosphere and music were exceptional! No Traditional foods here either. Tuna salad, beef stew and fruit and ice cream for dessert.