Bosphorus Dinner Cruise With Turkish Shows

Free with Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Regular Price: € 50

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An authentic Turkish experience not to be missed!

Cruising the Bosphorus at night is one of the best experiences you can have in Istanbul. The shining lights of the city, Maiden's Tower and Bosphorus Bridge provide a magical setting for an evening of authentic Turkish cuisine and entertainment.

After dinner, sip your Turkish coffee and enjoy traditional music and dance performances from different regions of Turkey. It will definitely be a highlight of your trip to Istanbul!

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Authentic Turkish Dinner

Gypsy and Caucasian Dances

Belly Dancing

Traditional Henna Ceremony

Turkish Folk Dance 

Live DJ Performance


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Buy your Istanbul Tourist Pass via our website today and reserve your place online right away! 

The Cruise operates every day except New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day.

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise With Turkish Shows is free with Istanbul Tourist Pass®

Regular Price € 50

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise is included in the Istanbul Tourist Pass. This is a saving of €50! The cruise, food and the transfers are all included.

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Hours & Schedule

The cruise will board at 8.30pm and leave immediately. Please arrive before 8.30pm

Your Bosphorus Dinner Cruise will take about 3 hours in total.

How To Get There?

Getting there
If you are staying in a hotel in Sultanahmet, Eminönü, Sirkeci, Laleli, Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş or Şişli, you can request a pick-up and drop-off service online when you make your reservation. If you do, you will receive an email confirming the time.
Alternatively, take the T1 tram to Kabataş or the funicular from Taksim and get off at Kabataş station. From there, cross the road and walk past the gas station. Continue and you will see the port of Kabataş on the right. 

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What’s included?

  • Free pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Sultanahmet, Eminönü, Sirkeci, Laleli, Beyoğlu, Beşiktaş and Şişli. 
  • Unfortunately we are unable to provide this service to/from other areas in Istanbul or to/from alternative accommodation providers such as AirBnB.

What’s not included?

  • Alcoholic beverages are not included. 
  • Istanbul Tourist Pass offers an upgrade to unlimited local drinks (i.e. drinks produced in Turkey, not those imported from other countries) for only an additional €7.95 per person. 
  • To get this upgrade at the discounted price, simply select the option when making your cruise reservation online. 
  • If you wait to upgrade on the boat during the cruise, the cost is €20.00 per person.

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The oriental and the occidental comes together with the most beautiful view of the sea in a one of a kind city Istanbul. The Bosphorus strait cuts through the city of Istanbul with almost 30 kilometers length and approximately 2100 meters width. From Kadıkoy to Anadolu Feneri and from Yenikapı to Rumeli Feneri is where the Bosphorus strait lies.

What does the Bosphorus strait divide?

Well, it obviously divides the city of Istanbul into two but the interesting thing about it is that the city has two sides that carry different names of different continents; Asia and Europe. The city might be torn to two pieces but is brought together by the beautiful Bosphorus Bridge. However, Bosphorus is not the only bridge above the Marmara Sea.

How many Bosphorus bridges Istanbul has?

The answer is that there are three on Marmara Sea that connects the Asian Side to the European Side of Istanbul. These are Fatih Sultan Mehmet, Yavuz Sultan Selim and the Bosphorus Bridge which is also referred to as the first of the bridges. These create the famous landscape of Istanbul and provides both the residents and the wanderers of Istanbul with the perfect visuals of the natural and the manmade combined. Beylerbeyi and Ortaköy are two neighborhoods where the Bosphorus Bridge is located on. For those who are wondering how to visit Bosphorus, these two locations are suitable to take a closer look on the bridge.

There are other ways to discover Bosphorus from even a closer angle. You can always stop by the cafes or restaurants that has Bosphorus view, which we later will provide our suggestions on. However, the best of the things to do on Bosphorus is taking boat tours or cruises on the Bosphorus strait. If you want to go and are wondering where to book bosphorus cruise tickets, you can always book online. Let us remind that with this kind of sea trips, the visitor will have the opportunity to experience every corner of the Marmara Sea while seeing the marvelous constructions that are symbolic to Istanbul’s landscape such as Rumeli Fortress, Maiden’s Tower, Beylerbeyi Palace and so on. In addition, it is the easiest and the most enjoyable way to discover so many attractions at once. It is a great idea to attend a Bosphorus dinner cruise with Turkish shows because it will give you all the Turkish traditions you are looking for from food to entertainment. And it will all happen on Bosphorus Strait of Istanbul!

Details About the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Dinner Cruise brings together the delicious traditional Turkish dishes and the perfect sea view. This cruise tour is beyond what you expect from a boat tour, however. Because it also brings you the Turkish way of fun with traditional musical performances, folk dance show, belly dancers as well as DJ performance. After a tasty meal you will conclude with Turkish coffee then continue to enjoy your night to the fullest. Dinner Cruise starts at 20.30 and takes about 3 hours. You can attend the cruise every day except for New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. How to get to Bosphorus Cruise is nothing to worry about. You can request to be picked-up and/or dropped-off while you are making your reservations. If you wish to reach to the boat on your own, you should take the tram to Kabataş direction and take off at the last stop which is Kabataş. The other option is to take the funicular from Taksim which travels between two stations only, and the port will be on your right side if you walk past the gas station after you get off the vehicle. You can find the directions online, if you are not feeling confident. If you enjoy your night at the Bosphorus cruise with dinner, Bosphorus cruises from 10.00 to 19.00 might also interest you. Bosphorus is something under the daylight but becomes another thing under the city lights at night. It actually does not matter if you take bosphorus cruise day or night, it will awe-strike you either way. However, our recommendation is to try both. We are aware that there are several options on cruises and boat tours when it comes to Bosphorus because it is one of the most famous attraction of Istanbul so you might still be wondering what Bosphorus cruise to take in Istanbul besides dinner cruise or day cruises to know your alternatives. These alternatives are, BosphorusNight Cruise with Fish and Chips which serves the famous “balık ekmek” (fish sandwich) of Eminonu area and/or Hop-On Hop-Off Bosphorus Boat Tour. Some tours are not only limited by the Bosphorus but provides detailed Bosphorus and Golden Horn cruise for you. That must also be very interesting for a first time Istanbul visitor.
We proposed many options about what to do on Bosphorus, now it is time to show which famous architectures you will find out about on your tours. First, many waterfront mansions will draw your attention. Bosphorus strait is packed with those mansions and they are beautifully and elaborately constructed. Some of them are named, Esma Sultan, Küçüksu,  Sadberk Hanım, Sadullah Pasha and Count Ostrorog. Then, the waterfront palaces will mesmerize you. They are the most important pieces of the landscape of Istanbul as a whole. These are, Çırağan Palace and Dolmabahçe Palace. These have hosted royal families and political idols throughout history. Next is the Maiden’s Tower which has a very interesting myth about it being in love with Galata Tower. It is placed on the sea along the Üsküdar shores like a tiny island. You will also see Kuleli Military High School and Ortaköy Mosque. Rumeli Fortress and Anadolu Fortress on each side of Istanbul Bosphorus Strait are also worth seeing and taking picture of. They are located on the narrowest part of the strait and were built to protect Istanbul by Mehmet the Conqueror.

What’s More

Bosphorus Strait have shores on central neighborhoods of Istanbul like Karaköy, Kabataş, Beşiktaş, Ortaköy, Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy, Sarıyer, Bebek and more. These places include many restaurants and cafés with Bosphorus view. If you especially want to see the Bosphorus Bridge while relaxing, sipping your coffee or enjoying your meal and having fun with your friends but want to be on the land, you might try a few of them as well. Some of the them in which you will be able to see the Bosphorus very clearly are Kaşıbeyaz Bosphorus, Villa Bosphorus, The House Café and Mercure Hotel Bosphorus Sky Bar Restaurant. If your wish is to crown your stay at Istanbul and treat yourself by staying at one of the hotels with Bosphorus view, we have suggestions for that too. Gezi Hotel Bosphorus, Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul and Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus are our recommendations. Last but definitely not least, there are few locations that can be reached by cable car such as the one climbing to Pierre Loti Hill and the one that operates between Maçka Taşkışla and Taksim. You sure can travel these distances on foot but with the cable car you are exposed to views of Istanbul you cannot find anywhere else. Therefore, it might be a good idea to book Bosphorus cruises with cable car. For example, you can kill two birds with one stone and witness the beauties of the Golden Horn on your way up to Pierre Loti Hill in cable car with Golden Horn with Cable Car to Pierre Loti Hill experience.