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Enjoy a night on the Bosphorus Strait filled with belly dancing and Anatolian folk music during this 3.5-hour dinner cruise from Istanbul. This Bosphorus dinner cruise traverses over the strait’s beautiful evening waters and passes Istanbul’s best sights. See the illuminated Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Blue Mosque as you watch a traditional performance and savor great food and drinks.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul
  • Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise under Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
  • See Istanbul’s illuminated sights like the Blue Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner with unlimited drinks
  • Marvel at Turkish belly dancers during an Anatolian folklore show
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

Begin your 3.5-hour Bosphorus dinner cruise with either a coach pickup from your hotel or join your guide at the port. Then, board your festive boat for a sightseeing cruise of the Bosphorus Strait and see the monument-laden European and Asian coastlines.

To help you settle in, grab a complimentary drink from the cabin bar, and then pick your favorite viewpoint to gaze out at Istanbul’s stunning monuments. See the Blue Mosque, the Kiz Kulesi tower and Dolmabahçe Palace glow gold at sunset. As dusk turns to nightfall see the last slivers of light illuminate Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, famously known for connecting the two continents.

Continue your evening cruise with traditional Turkish fare and relish unlimited drinks served from your friendly host. See the sample menu in the itinerary. As you sip your drink comfortably, the folklore show will begin. Enjoy this exciting performance of music and dancing which sheds light on the city’s Anatolian culture. As the show picks up, get ready for classic belly dancing with playful twists and shakes enjoyed by all.

Once the show is over, spend the last few minutes admiring the sparkling city as your boat arrives at the port. Next, either head back to your hotel by coach or continue your evening from here at your leisure.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Selection of 10 seasonal appetizers
  • Seasonal salad
Main course (choice of one):
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Meatballs
Dessert:
  • Ice cream and fruit
  • After-dinner Turkish coffee
Drinks:
  • Unlimited local drinks




Customer Reviews

Grant R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent dinner and dancing. Was a lot of fun. Worth going again

sumerixmj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The food was good. The people at the table were very interesting-from all over the world. The entertainment was wonderful. Never thought I would be on a dancing on the Bosphorus.

Laura N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Because I was a mature traveler, traveling on my own, I think that it was for this reason, I became the privileged guest of the captain of the ship. I was treated like a queen, with privileges that some of the other guests did not have. I met some very special people, and absolutely and totally enjoyed my cruise on the Bosphorous! I would most definitely do this cruise again, with, or without being a guest of the captain :-

Dudley Congdon Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The cruise, dinner and belly dance show was exceptional. The dinner was table service which made it nice and easy without having to fight queues. Istanbul by night, you've gotta do it!

Micko

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This cruise was really good and it really worked. We were picked up from the hotel as usual and taken to the ship. The ship took off and we went sailing. Then came dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were then able to go up and sit on top of the ship and watch a live Turkish and belly dance performance. The belly dancer picked up someone from the audience to dance with. We were cracking up laughing all night. The only thing I had reservations about was that it was to crowded. Having this much people on board can be to much. Regardless, I highly recommend this trip.

m e s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent food and great show

Korri J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the most fun I have ever had on a night boat cruise. Mainly entertainment with a little history with surrounding building due to main focus is on great food and entertainment. It is beautiful to see the building and bridges all lit up at night. Also it is neat how some of the buildings/bridges change different colors. Everything is inclusive. Unlimited alcohol. Well worth the price. Met the owner who is very nice and very involved with making sure workers and everyone is getting what they want. A must see!

NAEEM Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Everything was so splendid, organised and superb by all means. Great service

Steven D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Relaxing, traditional food, fun entertainment, many great views

Melanie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lovely

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