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Bosphorus
The Bosphorus Strait defines Istanbul. It is the divide between Europe and Asia, and the main connection between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Dotted with parks and elaborate Ottoman mansions, including Dolmabahce Palace, and spanned by three intercontinental bridges, the Bosphorus is the veritable heart of the city.

The Basics
As a major shipping and trade lane, the Bosphorus Strait has attracted empires for centuries, and their remains are visible along the coastline. Ottoman summer houses, the Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya), historical imperial gardens, and more are visible from the water. The Bosphorus draws people to its shores, and many take boats out on the water.

Many small-group and private tours of Istanbul include Bosphorus cruises. These boat rides typically include visits or views of Dolmabahce Palace, Anadolu Kavagi, Rumeli Fortress, Topkapi Palace, and more.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Bosphorus is a must-visit for history buffs and all first-time visitors to Istanbul.
  • There are city-run public Bosphorus cruises as well as more intimate private Bosphorus cruises available. Some include lunch or dinner on board.
  • In the summer, it’s popular to rent a boat for dining on the Bosphorus. 
 
How to Get There
The Bosphorus Strait bisects the city, and there are many departure points for boat cruises. Popular ones are at Eminonu, Kabatas, Kadikoy, and Bebek, all of which are easily accessible by bus or taxi. Make sure to check where your departure point is before you set sail.

When to Get There
Bosphorus cruises are most popular during the warm summer months, though they run all year long. Often cruises set out in the afternoon or evening, depending on which option you choose. It’s good to arrive at least 15 minutes before your boat is scheduled to leave.

Mansions on the Bosphorus
The shores of the Bosphorus are lined with Ottoman-era mansions, many of which served as summer homes, palaces, or embassies. Kucuksu Palace is as ornate as Dolmabahce Palace, as is Ciragan Palace, which is currently a high-end hotel. The Kibrislilar Mansion, near Uskudar, is the widest on the Bosphorus, while Sadullah Pasha Yali is one of the older wooden Bosphorus mansions.
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Dinner Cruise & Dance Shows on The BosphorusTheater

Dinner Cruise & Dance Shows on The Bosphorus

Its the only way cruising on the Bosphorus & having a fair dinner with dance shows. It is a 3 in 1 attraction which you should do in Istanbul.
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  • 4 hours
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Istanbul Welcome Card PremiumAttraction Tickets

Istanbul Welcome Card Premium

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The city where east meets west, Istanbul has a lot to offer every kind of traveler, but this also means it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. With this package, make the most of Istanbul from day one with a city guide, local discounts and an evening sunset cruise. Enjoy your included tour of the Hagia Sophia with a guide familiar with this site's dynamic history.
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  • 7 days
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Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and ShowTheater

Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show

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Immerse yourself in a wild evening of traditional dancing and music during a dinner and show in Istanbul. During a typical night in Istanbul you’ll see brightly lit mosques, but tonight savor Turkish fare and enjoy a show of rhythmic belly dancing and more!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Every Hour 90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Tour Day Cruises

Every Hour 90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Tour

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. Bosphorus Boat Tour The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast. Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from IstanbulDining Experiences

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

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Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 4 hours
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Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce PalaceDay Trips

Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours 20 minutes
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from IstanbulDay Cruises

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

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Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
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  • 10 hours
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace TourDay Cruises

Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

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Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Bosphorus Boat TourDay Cruises

Private Bosphorus Boat Tour

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Private Tour In the Bosphorus strait which draw the border between Europe and Asia Passing under the magnificent bosphorus bridge where you will have the chance to take some unforgettable photos
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Istanbul Bus Tours

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Istanbul

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise is a ''must'' activity while you are in Istanbul. The amazing 3 hours sparkling dinner cruise experience on the Bosphorus Strait. Enjoying beauty of Istanbul while you are having your delicious 3 course dinner with select drinks. Glittering entertainment from belly dancers, whirling dervishes and other artistes is included, along with hotel pickup and drop-off. Upgrade to an unlimited alcoholic drinks package if you wish.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)Sailing

Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

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Book your evening cruise on the Bosphorus ahead of time; this must-do activity sells out quickly. Step on board the boat for views of Istanbul's top landmarks—including the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Blue Mosque—lit up for the night. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner with drinks, followed by entertainment.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bosphorus Cruise in IstanbulDay Cruises

Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

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Combine a visit to some of Istanbul's highlights with a cruise on the Bosphorus in a single day. Morning and afternoon tours are available; the morning includes the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and Rumeli Fortress; the afternoon includes the Golden Horn, Balat, the Rumeli Fortress, and others. Along the way, listen to engaging narration by your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Afternoon Bosphorus Tour including Cruise, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Cable Car RideDay Cruises

Afternoon Bosphorus Tour including Cruise, Golden Horn Coach Tour and Cable Car Ride

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See Istanbul from three different vantage points on this tour, including a sightseeing cruise, panoramic tour and cable car ride. Take a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus and admire top Istanbul attractions such as the Bosphorus Bridge and Rumeli Fortress from the water. Then, take a coach drive around the Golden Horn districts to see the former Jewish quarter, old city walls, iron-built St Stephens and other lesser-known treasures. Lastly, catch the cable car up Pierre Loti Hill to witness the stellar city views from its hilltop cafe.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Istanbul Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce PalaceFull-day Tours

Istanbul Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace

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Admire beautiful architecture and capture stunning views of illustrious palaces during a full-day tour in Istanbul including a Bosphorus cruise. Aboard a cozy coach explore the highlights of Istanbul including the Walls of Constantinople, views of the Golden Horn and witness the lively Spice Bazaar on foot. You will then experience a must-do in Istanbul, a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. The cruise concludes with a visit to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace where Istanbul’s late sultans once resided. Plus, you will gaze over this east-meets-west city for eye-popping views at Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill.
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A Cruise on Bosphorus in the Night with Traditional ShowNight Cruises

A Cruise on Bosphorus in the Night with Traditional Show

Experience Istanbul in its illuminated splendor on a 4-hour Bosphorus dinner cruise. Your meal is comprised of a variety of traditional dishes, including mezes (appetizers), kofte (meatball) and Turkish coffee. Have your camera ready for unobstructed views of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower, and Hagia Sophia. The nighttime aquatic adventure is also accompanied by live entertainment.
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Sunset Bosphorus Cruise ((3 Hours))Day Cruises

Sunset Bosphorus Cruise ((3 Hours))

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If you visit Istanbul there are several things you must do. The most important one is to have a Bosphorus Cruise where you can see the highlights of Istanbul from the sea while you have a cup of tea or Turkish coffee. Bosphorus is not just border between Asia & Europe. It’s one of the main arteries of the city and one of the most beautiful sites in all of Turkey.
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided TourFull-day Tours

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Evening Sunset Cruise in IstanbulSunset Cruises

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

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Witness the beauty of Istanbul at dusk on this evening sightseeing cruise and watch the sunset over both the European and Asian sides. Marvel at all the sights as you sail past; keep a look out for Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, Ortaköy & Mecidiye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Cıragan Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Istanbul: Hop On Hop Off Bosphour TourCity Packages

Istanbul: Hop On Hop Off Bosphour Tour

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Explore Istanbul at your own pace at this this Hop-On Hop-Off Boshphorus sightseeing boat. See all the famous landmarks on the Boshphorus, like the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Maiden Tower and the Bosphorus Bridge. Hop-On Hop-Off Bosphorus Tour More than a classic roundtrip, now you can add unique neighborhood visits along the Bosphorus with one ticket. Admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective beyond the regular tourist paths while enjoying the beautiful views around you. There are 4 points you can leave the boat and join the next one again 60 or 120 minutes later. The Hop-On Hop-Off Stops are: Kabatas (starting point) Emirgan Kucuksu Beylerbeyi Besiktas and back to Kabatas Tour Duration: Hop on and off as many times as you like. Your Ticket is valid the whole day. If you never leave the boat, the round trip will take about 100 minutes from the start to the finish.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 5 hours
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Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish ShowWine Tasting

Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show

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Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing. جولة على الباخرة بين قارتين، بينما انت تستمتع بعشائك على باخرة خمسة نجوم لمدة 3 ساعة في مضيق البسفور، تعتبر سهرة البسفور المسائية في مضيق البسفور من اهم وامتع الرحلات السياحية التي يمكنك القيام بها في المدينة، ففي هذه الرحلة ليس فقط يمكنك مشاهدة اهم معالم مدينة اسطنبول من البحر ولكن ايضاً سوف تشاهدها مع العروض التركية والفلكلور التركي الرائع مع الرقص الشرقي والرقص التركي ايضاً.
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Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise by NightDining Experiences

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise by Night

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Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait Watch traditional folk dance and music performances Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans Marvel at minarets illuminated for the night Dinner Menu Starters Seasonal Salad Main Course (with 4 options) Grilled fish served with arugula onion and lemon Grilled chicken steak served with rice and potatoes Grilled meatball served with rice and potatoes Vegetarian meal (pasta with vegetables, pizza or vagatable plate) Dessert & Fruit plate Show Program Whirling Dervish Turkish Gypsy Dance Henna Ceremony Caucasian Dance Belly Dancer Group Show Turkish Folk Dance Belly Dancer Professional DJ Performance
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  • 3 hours
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Morning Bosphorus Tour (5 Hours)Half-day Tours

Morning Bosphorus Tour (5 Hours)

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Bosphorus is a natural water strait located between Europe and Asia so In our tour we will visit the Bosphorus passing under the magnificent bosphorus bridge taking a break near Rumeli fortress (Europe) and another break near Beylerbeyi palace (Asia) Also we will sail in the calm water of the golden horn for 50 min where you will be able to be in the heart of the old city
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Turnatour Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus with Traditional ShowDay Cruises

Turnatour Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus with Traditional Show

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Dine in style as you cruise past illuminated city landmarks like the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on this evening cruise along the Bosphorus. Sample typical Turkish cuisine and wine as you watch the sunset over the Istanbul skyline, then settle back to enjoy some traditional entertainment, including belly dancing and folk music.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl LunchFull-day Tours

Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch

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Take in the highlights of Istanbul and maximize your time with skip-the-line entrance at the most popular attractions. Enjoy guided visits to the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque; browse the stalls at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar; and tuck into tasty Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides on a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusiveHalf-day Tours

5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

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Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.
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  • 3 hours
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2-Hour Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with TransfersHalf-day Tours

2-Hour Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Transfers

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Get the best view of Bosphorus’ monuments, mosques, and mansions on a private yacht cruise from Istanbul. On this private sightseeing cruise, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of top Istanbul attractions from the water. Avoid crowded tourist boats and relish the privacy of your very own yacht, accompanied by guided commentary and drinks. Choose from a range of departure times at checkout and enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transport.   
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show (non-alcoholic Menu)Day Cruises

Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show (non-alcoholic Menu)

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Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 3.5-hour evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul.Dine in style as you cruise past illuminated city landmarks like Dolmabahçe Palace, kiz kulesi , ortakoy , çırağan palace kempinski , ortakoy , beylerbeyi , rumeli fortness and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on this 3.5-hour evening cruise along the Bosphorus. Sample typical Turkish cuisine , then settle back to enjoy some traditional entertainment, including belly dancing and folk music. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise. After dinner marvel at Turkish belly dancers during an Anatolian folklore show. After your boat docks, your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.
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  • 3 hours 40 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bosphorus can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 255 Bosphorus tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Bosphorus 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Bosphorus costs USD 35.00. Guided Bosphorus tours start around USD 35.00 per person. See all 255 Bosphorus tickets and tours on Viator.
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