Make the most of an evening in Istanbul with a sparkling 5-hour dinner cruise experience on the Bosphorus Strait. Admire spectacular views of Istanbul’s beautifully illuminated palaces, mosques and Bosphorus bridges, and enjoy a 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.
5-hour Bosphorus dinner and show cruise in Istanbul
See Istanbul’s illuminated mosques, palaces and bridges from the water
Savor a delicious 3-course dinner with a choice of fish or meat menus
Enjoy live entertainments, including belly dancing, gypsy and whirling dervish shows
Finish with a live DJ show
Enjoy included select drinks or upgrade to an unlimited alcoholic drinks package
Choose your tour option on booking. Then, after pickup from your Istanbul hotel, travel to the departure jetty on the Bosphorus Strait where your comfortable boat awaits. Step aboard and enjoy a welcome drink and live music as you settle on deck or in the cabin. Have your camera ready as your boat sails along the strait, the waterway that divides the city’s European and Asian sides. Admire the beautiful Sultanahmet skyline, with the floodlit domes of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia taking center stage. Drink in the twinkling lights of the waterside Ottoman palaces and monuments, and capture the two illuminated Bosphorus bridges on camera. Then, sit down to a mouth-watering 3-course dinner, with a choice of a fish- or meat-based menu, both beautifully prepared by skilled chefs. Depending on the option you’ve selected, enjoy your meal with select sodas and alcoholic drinks, or with an unlimited alcoholic drinks package. As you relax, enjoy dazzling live entertainment from a variety of folkloric artistes. Enjoy colorful gypsy, belly-dancing, Caucasus and Anatolian dance shows; together with a drum show, henna ceremony and hypnotic whirling dervish performance. After a set from a live DJ, your cruise then ends with a hotel drop-off at about midnight.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Sep 2018
The views are great of course, but of all the things we did in Instanbul, this was the most underwhelming. Our shuttle bus was 40 minutes late to pick us up and then when we did get on the cruise, we waited another 45 mins before it actually set sail. The seats are way too close together to the other passengers and the food was not great. Entertainment was fine, but I would suggest a shorter cruise or passing on this if you're pressed for time.
This was just ok. The description leads you to believe there are whirling dervishes and there are not. The director on the boat told me he won't combine alcohol with dervish performance for personal reasons. That was the main reason why I went. I would choose a different local company next time.
The cruise was quite nice. Food was good and entertainment was fun. A little more attention to pointing out the sights all around as we took the cruise would have been better. Also the seating arrangement is a bit crowded. Better to try and arrange smaller tables for a cozier eating experience.
Picked up 45 minutes late, cruise started late servers worked very hard to serve dinner. Skip the drinks option...very hard to get service. Entertainment was good and cruise quite scenic at least the first time which is maybe why during the return the entertainment is put on