Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

3.9 / 5

54 reviews

Istanbul Dinner Cruise with Sema Ceremony

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Navigate the Bosphorus Straits of Istanbul on a 4-hour dinner cruise, and enjoy spectacular views of the Ottoman palaces and Blue Mosque under the magic of their evening illuminations. Enjoy unlimited drinks, and live entertainment on board.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3.5 hours
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English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Istanbul city center, or at the cruise port


  • Sail up the Bosphorus as the sun sets
  • Marvel at the magical illuminations of Istanbul's minarets and palaces
  • Feast from an open buffet of hors d'oeuvres, salads, kebabs, and more
  • Watch traditional Turkish folk dancing and listen to authentic Turkish music
Full description
Climb aboard a Bosphorus cruise boat and see Istanbul at sunset, while feasting from an open buffet dinner. Even if you have already been on a day cruise of the Bosphorus, seeing Istanbul with its evening illuminations reflected in the water is an unforgettable experience. Following a transfer from your city center hotel to the Golden Horn, board your boat and set sail to marvel at the Old City to the north. Sail through the legendary Bosphorus Straits for breathtaking views of some of the palaces and gardens lined along the banks. Feast from the on board open buffet as you enjoy live entertainment of typical Turkish songs and folk dances, such as the asuk-masuk, and kolbasti dances. The buffet includes delicious hors d’oeuvres, chicken shish, fish,, fresh fruit, and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks. Dance the rest of the night away or just sit back and relax, as your cruise back to the harbor for around Midnight.
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels in Istanbul city center
  • Transfers by non-smoking air-conditioned coach
  • Buffet dinner
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (if option chosen)
  • Service charges and local taxes
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels outside of central Istanbul
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Imported drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that pick-up and drop off is only available from hotels on the European side of Istanbul and from the city center (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci and Şişli areas)
  • Please note that alcohol is not available for purchase on board
  • It is possible to bring your own alcohol on board for an additional charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 54 reviews

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Beautiful show on the Bosphorus ride

Excellent coordination to pick us up at the hotel, good food, excellent folklore show, and great views from the Bosphorus to the city. As a recommendation, considering that there is a welcome to people of different nationalities who find out well the dances and typical music of the countries, since at least it happened to us that we are Chilean, the national dance is the cueca and they put a singer that is from Chile, but that his music is not national.

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October 7, 2019


It was really good, it was party with people from whole world, we all had flags with our countries, show was great, dance performance interesting, DJ played Hits from whole World. Host was shortly telling about buildings between Performances. Pick up from hotel and going back was great organized. Dinner was also good. Good value for money. I had really fun with my husband!

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March 10, 2019

Great evening. All inclusive drinks flowed well!

November 12, 2019

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