Water activity

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Entertainment

3.9 / 5

23 reviews

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Entertainment

From US$ 52.18 per person

Spend a delightful evening in Istanbul on a dinner cruise as you glide along the Bosphorus on a private yacht, taking in incredible scenery on the European and Asian sides of the city. Dine on fine Turkish food and wine and enjoy onboard entertainment.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 - 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Pickup included
Pick up is available from hotels on the European side of Istanbul.

Experience

The experience
  • Admire stunning views of Europe and Asia illuminated by night
  • Watch a performance of Romany and Anatolian folk dance and music
  • Experience elegant dining with delicious Turkish cuisine and unusual mezes
  • Enjoy unlimited local drinks, and complimentary wine, beer, or spirits
Full description
You’ll be picked up at your central Istanbul hotel and transferred to the port, where you’ll board a private yacht for a cruise along the Bosphorus, the waterway that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, splendor and simple beauty. During the 4-hour cruise you’ll pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and then Ciragan Palace, refurbished in 1874 by Sultan Abdulaziz and now restored as a grand hotel. Overshadowing Istanbul’s traditional architecture is one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, the Bogazici Bridge, linking Europe and Asia. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board, accompanied by a variety of drink selections and traditional entertainment. Dinner Menu Cold appetizers: Shrimp cocktail; cold and smoked meat plate; selected cheese board; Ottoman-style appetizer plate (Sultan Spring Roll, Exotic Medallion) Main dishes: Grilled fish, chicken steak or meatballs Seasonal salad Dessert and fruit: Selected Turkish dessert; or seasonal fresh fruits; or fresh fruit salad Drink options: 1 – Unlimited soft drinks: fruit juice, tea, coffee (alcoholic beverages and imported drinks available for an extra charge on the boat) 2 – Unlimited local drinks: wines, beers, raki, spirits and soft drinks (imported drinks available for an extra charge on the boat) At the end of the cruise you’ll be transferred back to your hotel. 
Includes
  • 4-hours cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Crew and fuel
  • Pick-up and drop off service (from European-side city center hotels)
  • Complimentary tea/coffee
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • All taxes (including VAT)
  • Drinks from the bar onboard
  • Imported drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Unless canceled by the vessel's captain due to weather conditions, mechanical problems, or other factors, cruises take place rain or shine.
  • The tour supplier reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute, and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times, yachts, and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the vessel, its passengers, and crew. Occasionally a similar yacht of the same or higher standard may be substituted. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements.
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • More than 7 days before the cruise, 20 per cent of the total amount is charged
  • 0-7 days before the cruise, 100 per cent of the total amount is charged
  • No refund is available for a partially used or unused service
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
  • Service
    3.8/5

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Very good experience and enjoyed the activitiy.

Its good experience, but a big problem to come from Istanbul Asia side. You don't provide pick up from Asia side and even you do not highlight this thing on portal while making the booking of ticket. You should either provide pick up from Istanbul Asia side also or it should be clearly mentioned on Portal at the point of making booking the ticket that pick up is only for Istanbul Europe side.

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October 31, 2017

It was not what I expected

Too much crowding of people, at large running tables (it looked like a wedding). We were a couple and we were at a table of 8, a little violent. Upon arrival they put a plate with snacks but then the second dish took a lot, in fact we went for a walk because they brought nothing. I ordered local beer and they told me that it was paid (I understood that the national ones didn't), so I went to the water to not argue anymore. Then they took us all in block (we would be about 100/150) to the top outside. The show consisted of some ladies dancing in shifts (those who were in the front row and the drinks were delivered to the party) the others sitting watching. The route is very long (4 hours) but does not go far because it stops occasionally. When the sun goes down things look good, when it is already night some illuminated building and bridges. The pick-up and delivery at the hotel is good (although the pick-up came much earlier than 40 minutes and had to wait

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July 8, 2019

Very good, no delay and lack of customer information

It would be 4, by boat, fun in the programs and friendliness of the staff on board for the delay and lack of communication. a bad organization 2. Global = 3

April 29, 2019

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