Istanbul Day Tours

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

  • Historic
  • Nightlife
  • Romantic
  • Scenic

Istanbul ferry sailing in the Sea and Bosphorus
Istanbul skyline from Galata bridge by night

Soak up the most unforgettable views of Istanbul during a Bosphorus Dinner Cruise along this iconic waterway. Dine on traditional Turkish food while soaking up the spectacular nighttime vistas of the city, then be treated to dance and music performances from across the country. Experience traditional belly dances and Anatolian folk dances, while live musicians share with you Turkey’s rich heritage. Our Bosphorus Dinner Cruise includes a sumptuous dinner and unlimited drinks, including a welcome cocktail when you arrive on deck.

The Bosphorus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmaris, and is renowned as separating European Turkey from Asian Turkey. As a major sea access for both Russia and Ukraine, it has remained a strategic stronghold throughout history, and today its significance hasn’t diminished. After sightseeing in Istanbul by day, there is no better way to spend your evening than cruising between Europe and Asia along the Bosphorus while soaking up the city panorama.

Dance Show

Uskudara Gideriken (a traditional Turkish harmony musical performance)
Asuk Masuk (an imitation dwarf play by two male dancers, originating in the Taseli region of Silifke)
Belly Dance
Henna Night
Anatolian Folk Dance (showcasing different regions of Turkey)
Turkish Romany Dance

Dinner

Hors d’oeuvres
Fresh seasonal salad
Grilled fish or chicken steak
Dessert
Unlimited local wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks (imported drinks are available for a surcharge)

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel between 19:00 and 20:00, and transferred to the pier where your boat awaits. After a welcome cocktail on arrival, you will slowly cruise up the Bosphorus, the legendary waterway which separates Europe from Asia. Cross beneath its iconic suspension bridges and take the in views across the Ottoman summer palaces and modern villas which line the water’s edge. Indulge in an authentic Turkish feast, then be entertained by traditional musicians and dancers celebrating the diverse cultures from across the country. At the end of the evening, you will be returned to your Istanbul hotel of choice.

DETAILS

Available days: Everyday.
Available from: Old City | Taksim Area.
Price includes: Transport | Insurance | Dinner | Unlimited Drinks | Dance Show
Duration: 4 Hours
Pick up time: Old City 19:00 | Taksim Area 19:30
Drop off time: Approximately 23:30