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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Folk Dance and Live Performances
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Folk Dance and Live Performances

By Tourmania
About
See Istanbul's riverside monuments illuminated at night from a Bosphorus River dinner cruise. Glide along the river with unobstructed views of palaces, mosques, and Bosphorus bridges, while enjoying a delicious dinner. The evening's live entertainment includes belly dancing, folk dancing, a henna ceremony, and music that showcases Turkey's rich heritage. Pickup and drop-off is provided from European-side hotels.
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Ages 0-99, max of 55 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Get sweeping views of Istanbul at night from the dinner cruise
  • Includes cruise, dinner, show, and hotel transfers
  • Classic Istanbul experience that's ideal for first-time visitors
  • Stress-free pickup and drop-off provided from hotels on the European side

  • Pick up and drop-off at your hotel (only Europe side)
  • Boat cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Dinner
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Turkish Night Show (belly dancer, Henna Ceremony, Romany dance, Folk dance, Live DJ performance, Asuk Masuk Show)
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    HOP ON HOP OFF İSTANBUL, Gümüşsuyu, Sıraselviler Cd. No:3 kat 1, 34010 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Kabataş Ferry Terminal at 20:00
  • Option 2
    The Marmara Taksim, Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. No:1 D:B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
    Front of The Marmara Taksim Hotel between 19:00 - 19:15
Pickup details
  • Pick-up between 19:00 - 20:00 depending on traffic and hotel location
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9398P186

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9398P186

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      About the operator
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      • Tourmania
        1,204
        Istanbul, Türkiye
        Joined in July 2011
      • HenryChang70
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome cruise experience
        Awesome experience, great show, great view, grear dinner. Well organized pickup and return service.
        Written July 20, 2024
      • 24yirans
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great cruise on the Bosphore
        My parents and I had a great experience on this cruise with a beautiful view of the Bosphore, good food and nice show. Worth to do it
        Written July 20, 2024
      • 402cheneller
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Turkish Bath Excursion
        So happy I booked my Turkish Bath excursion. The transportation was an absolute must due to the hustle and bustle of Old Town Istanbul. The driver was nice and courteous along with the dispatcher! Thanks for a good time!!
        Written July 19, 2024
      • 893kayleighr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent
        Great experience. I would highly reccomend. The spa was excellent and transfers were efficient, professional and comfortable.
        Written July 18, 2024
      • ssL9398KF
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good food, experience and price!
        Service was excellent! Constant attention from our server. The food was average as were the drinks. It wasn’t cafeteria food like some cruises but not high-end either. A lot of music variety (Turkish, Latin, hip hop) with the performances. Only downside was it was hard to see if your not seated by the floor or standing by the floor. The views were amazing, the bridges and city lights were fantastic. Only slight challenge was they emailed me to move the start time back and then the shuttle that picked us up from our hotel gave us a broad timeframe and not an exact time. But the shuttle was free and they got us there and got us back to our hotel so not a big deal. Overall, in comparison to other dinner cruises well worth the price.
        Written July 18, 2024
      • ChristinaNguyen89
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good service
        The Bosphorus dinner cruise tour with Turkish Night Dance & Transportation was the best service I chose in Istanbul. Good review for the staff's pickup as well as the beautiful performances, great music, and the food was quite good compared to the not expensive tour price.
        Written July 17, 2024
      • ShashinS
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended tour guide
        Elif is a fantastic guide. She is knowledgable, and patient. We were so immersed in the tour, especially with her many anecdotes and historical inflection points, that the 3 hours went by very quickly. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Topkapi palace!
        Written July 17, 2024
      • alexanderrA7012CL
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very relaxing and informative experience
        The topkapi palace was very nice and our tour guide taught us a lot about it. The tour itself was very relaxing and informative. I liked that we could take many breaks due to the hot sun that day and stop to buy lemonades and stuff like that. Very relaxing experience, and I liked it a lot.
        Written July 16, 2024
      • claus98980071
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best guide and trip under Istanbul
        Awesome trip undetground with a passinate guide and sweet helpful guide med Elif. She did everything in her power to make the trip every penny and more count. Than you so much for cleverness, sweetness and will to make a perfect trip for us
        Written July 14, 2024
      • adelh679
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome Spa Experience !
        We were picked up from the Hotel straight to the Spa. The Spa experience was amazing 👍. We loved it and were treated very well.
        Written July 14, 2024
      • P5935OW_
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic!!!
        Nice facilities with good service. Beautiful scenic including huge bridge across the straight and famous sightseeing sites. Joyful times. We loved it!
        Written July 13, 2024
      • GoPlaces52865410842
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        10/10. Above and beyond
        We went on a half day tour that covered hippodrome, blue mosque, hagia sophia (entrance fee for Hagia Sophia was not included as part of the package), grand Bazaar. The tour guide Elif was very welcoming and friendly. She answered all our questions patiently and eloquently. She set a nice vibe early on the tour and had a good rapport with everyone who took the tour. The organiser Abdel, and Elif helped us out till the very end even with hailing a cab ensuring our safety in returning to the hotel. Kudos to the team.
        Written July 11, 2024
      • kaitlynmvaughan
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour of the most important spots from an ANZAC point of view. Our guide was fantastic, so informative and fun.
        Great tour of the most important spots from an ANZAC point of view. Our guide was fantastic, so informative and fun. Learnt so much. Very moving. Being able to actually stand in the trenches was humbling and a great experience, would recommend to any ANZAC visiting Istanbul.
        Written July 11, 2024
      • Navigator11908091162
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        One of the stars of our trip to Istanbul
        Dinner drinks and show with dancers really good great performance service at the boat excellent choice of food fish chicken and beef were tasty and dessert to die for
        Written July 11, 2024
      • Vacation24598355903
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour and guide!!! 10 stars
        I just wanted to share what an amazing experience we just had with your guide,Elif. Elif was nothing short of spectacular! From the moment we met, it was clear that we were in for a unique and enriching experience. Elif exudes a passion for the local culture and history that is absolutely contagious. Her deep knowledge of every location we visited was impressive and added so much depth to our understanding of the sights and sounds around us. I cannot recommend Elif highly enough. She turned what could have been a standard tour into an unforgettable adventure. Thx you again!!!!
        Written July 9, 2024
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      4.5
      4.5 of 5 bubbles280 reviews
      Excellent
      209
      Very good
      37
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      14
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      14
      Terrible
      6

      Sal
      New Delhi, India54 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      The whole experience was a big meh.

      Firstly, The food was horrendously horrible. The chicken was bland, everything tasted like it was washed away of everything that makes food taste good. Bland, hospital like food that you would be forced to eat if you had a stomach infection. If that wasn’t enough, the so called 3 course meal is a salad, bread and chicken. They didn’t give us enough time to eat the appetiser and threw away like 80% of the food they gave us because of how much extra they allotted to each person. The salad was just cut lettuce, but an entire lettuce per person. There was enormous amounts of food wasted. Plus there were no good vegan or vegetarian options. You’d be better off eating McDonald’s.

      Secondly, the cruise is crowded. Not too much so, but enough that there isn’t really a lot of room to move. Another issue was that there were a lot of “petty charges”. This is when you charge for the most basic of things because you don’t want people to enjoy the experience. Ice cream for example was chargeable. Not a reasonable amount, but like 100-200 liras. There were also other things that made no sense that were chargeable.

      Thirdly, while the performances were great and the staff was polite and helpful, the whole experience seemed to drag on and on. We were done seeing the entire Bosporus in about 2 hours with performances included. The last half was the boat crawling and wasting time going at the slowest pace possible. We didn’t even end up going near the Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace.

      Lastly, for the cost, I would strongly recommend that you either get a private boat or go for a different cruise. The only thing going for this cruise, was the staff and the views. Everything else was subpar. In addition, it didn’t help that they allowed smoking on board as many older Europeans are addicted to smoking and have no consideration for others inhaling their poison.
      Written June 21, 2022
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      Kriti
      Hyderabad, India39 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Family
      Pickup was well organized. Guests were assembled in a bus and driven to the cruise. The good stuff ends here. We were given 3 seats next to an exit door which was opened every 5 sec so it felt cold. They changed our place when we requested to the other end of the hall. Not everyone gets seats in the middle of the hall where dancers perform. Food was not appetizing. We could not eat much. There were 3 dance performances that we could barely watch from the back. After that the floor was open to the guests to dance in unbearable loud music. One cannot leave even if they want to because the bus is supposed to ferry the guests back. It got very late (12 am) and by that time my 13 year old daughter was very tired and fell asleep. It might be enjoyable for youngsters but was definitely not for families with kids as there is no provision to eat good food, rest or leave if you want to. One more thing, drop is not provided till hotel doorstep and guests are supposed to walk a short distance to their hotel way past midnight. They also do not provide any escort while dropping guests. I would definitely not go on a dinner cruise again.
      Written November 29, 2023
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      Priscilla P
      14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022 • Family
      The entertainment and the DJ was the best part of the cruise. The skyline views in the evening was beautiful and the food was great. We went as a family and it was a good time for everyone. There were also lots of singles and wide variety of ages in the cruise. After the dinner and shows the DJ played music and opened up the dancefloor. It was so fun and music selection was great. Would highly recommend this dinner cruise.
      Written June 24, 2022
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      luke greenwood
      Huddersfield, UK218 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Solo
      I don’t normally do stuff like this but I was looking for an evening cruise and I couldn’t turn it down at such a good price. Particularly because hotel transfers was also included. I knew food was included as well as some entertainment. The starter wasn’t my thing but the main course was good and the dessert was excellent. I didn’t realise it was a 3 course meals. One thing I would say is, be prepared to wait between courses as there is a long wait. Our waiter was very attentive so we always had a drink in hand so that made up for it. The traditional dance group they had which I think had 4 guys as well as the 3 ladies was amazing! My score and experience was fully about them. They do a dance or 2, go away, change and come back and do some more. The belly dancer was good but I enjoyed them more. The whole atmosphere was very upbeat with a great vibe. This was the best thing I did in the 2 days I spent in Istanbul and I would highly recommend it to anyone as there was other solos, couples, groups of friends and families.
      Written February 5, 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      We are grateful that you took the time to leave us a review. Your feedback helps us to improve service for everyone. Yours sincerely; Tourmania Team
      Written February 22, 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Joel V
      10 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022 • Friends
      My friend and I weren’t able to attend the event on the date indicated as we were too exhausted to do the cruise that night. I messaged Ercan and he was very flexible in every way possible, he offered us to attend the cruise the next day instead and we were truly thankful to him.
      He goes above and beyond to meet his customers needs and demands and make the experience truly pleasant.

      The cruise, the food, the music and the dancing was incredible.
      We loved it and look forward to doing it again next time we’re in Istanbul.

      Thank you again Ercan and tourmania for everything :)
      Written January 29, 2022
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      Nishtha K
      3 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Everything described in the details was provided..the driver who came to pick us up was very responsive and on time. The cruise was comfortable..food options were just chicken, fish, veggies & beef which was good. As we sat on the cruise we were served with appetizers & salad. Depending on what package you choose soft drinks or alcoholic drinks were served. Dinner was served shortly after. After that baklava was served as dessert, would have liked more options though!
      The dances shows began after that, it was good and fun to watch!
      Overall a great experience!!
      Written December 15, 2022
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      Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Yours sincerely ; Murat.
      Written April 19, 2023
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      Ammn K
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2023 • Family
      Best experience of my life. I really enjoyed a lot. The team goes out of their way to serve you and make sure you are comfortable and happy. The show was also very entertaining and fun as they involve the audience as well . And of coarse the view is amazing.
      Written June 3, 2023
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      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating - it's much appreciated!
      Written June 6, 2023
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      Marsy P
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Friends
      We enjoyed every part, the whole crew was very nice and everyone was very helpful,driver, Waiters, photographer..etc.we really enjoyed everything, amazing dancers and breathtaking views of Bosforus.
      Thank you , we will recommend it to friends and family
      Written November 26, 2022
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      Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Yours sincerely ; Murat.
      Written April 27, 2023
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      Annalina S
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Family
      The Bosphorus dinner cruise tour was a wonderful experience. There was a wide variety of appetizers that paired nicely with the salad. My family was able to try the fish, chicken, and meatballs for the main course. All of them were good. Dessert and drinks were tasty as well. We had seats close to the center so we were able to get a good view of all the entertaining performances. The service was excellent. Giray of Tourmania was very accommodating and such a big help from start to finish. Overall, it was a great experience.
      Written December 29, 2022
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      Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Yours sincerely ; Murat.
      Written April 19, 2023
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      Munir D
      Toronto, Canada704 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is a nice tour full of entertainment and good food. All this is in a cruise boat that sails down the Bosphorus while people eat and watch the shows.

      One can climb up the boat to take photographs and there are many opportunities to take photos of the bridge. The crew on the boat also take some good photos.

      A good evening out in Istanbul.

      Munir Daya
      Written January 25, 2023
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      Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Yours sincerely ; Murat.
      Written April 18, 2023
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