Bosphorus Dinner Cruise With Turkish Shows
#22 in Istanbul
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
Traditional Henna Ceremony
Turkish Folk Dance
Live DJ Performance
Make a reservation
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.
Hours & Schedule
How To Get There?
- 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
Details About the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
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.
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.