Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat ride w/ Live Music

Take a fun cruise through the Bosphorus Strait. After dark, marvel the sights of the Ottoman sultans' palaces and the coastlines of Europe and Asia. Enjoy Turkish cuisine for dinner. Float through the Bosphorus Strait between Asia and Europe. Take in performances of folk music and dance.
3 hrs
Group size up to 20 persons
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Take a posh cruise of the Bosphorus Strait aboard a pleasure boat. After receiving a complimentary cocktail upon arrival, set sail for the Black Sea, passing some of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks on the way.

Cruise across the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridges as you travel between Europe and Asia. Visit the Ottoman sultans' summer palaces, such as Dolmabahçe Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace. Take in the mansions that line both coastlines and the fortifications of Anatolian Castle and Rumeli Castle.

Become seduced by a belly dancer, watch live folk dances from Turkey, and unwind to international music played by the on-board DJ.

What to bring

  • ID card or Passport

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The on-board show program consists of a special "Katibim" show (an ethnic Turkish musical performance), an "Asuk Masuk" (an imitation play of dwarfs from the Taseli district of Silifke by 2 male performers), belly dancers, traditional mixed folk dance, along with Caucasian folk dance and a professional DJ-set
  • Hotel pickup might start up to 90 minutes before the departure. Hotel dropoff is planned at midnight.
  • At the time of booking, please let us know your hotel name and location. Pickup is done only from main areas on the European side of Istanbul.
from €60
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Tour program
Please note that the program and conditions are subject to change.
What is included in activity

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned coach
Unlimited local soft drinks
Unlimited Alcoholic drinks
Private Tables

What is not included


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Reviews by travellers
4.6 out of 5
1115 reviews
Canan H.
For first timers in Istanbul, it is an experience and offers a window into the mix culture the city boasts. Pick & drop was timely, comfortable and the driver polite. Service inside the cruise was decent. Views at night of the landmarks were a visual treat, it could have been better with a guide or audio guide. Weather was pleasantly cool or cold at night and cruise had multiple decks. Food could have been better, lights could have been better. Shows were entertaining but music was too loud, ...
5 months ago
Orkide G.
The Hospitality and the ambience is really really good… food can be improved. We pod for alcoholic beverages, beer was the local brew but other spirits were of far cheaper quality the entertainment shows were well presented with small pauses inbetween
6 months ago
Emek U.
It was wonderful experience and enjoyed every moment. We were picked up on time, the pick up and drop off arrangement was well organised. On the cruise, we were given full of entertainment, music, dance and delicious food. We enjoyed beautiful night view of the Istanbul city and pleasant atmosphere with the surrounding environment. Worth of money!
6 months ago
Seran Y.
It was a perfect night, we absolutely loved it. The service was great, they picked us up at the hotel and drove us to the boat. There we met our amazing waiter Elvis and the most fun night in Istanbul began. Good food, great show and many many nice views all around. We were delighted to be there! Would definitely recommend to everyone!
6 months ago
Nikki W.
I booked this cruise last minute as I’m a solo traveller and wasn’t sure if I’d like it . But I absolutely loved it , from the time i got picked up from transfer to the boat until I left I totally enjoyed it , the entertainment was brilliant and the food was superb . Would definitely recommend this to all .
about 1 year ago
Danish N.
Overall a superb show! Beautiful ambiance and arrangements. From pickup till drop everything was good. And Snowfall made it even more breathtaking. 100% value for money i guess.
about 1 year ago
Creative M.
it was great experience, apart from food, food was just ok, unlimited juices and softdrinks, every entertainment you find here
about 1 year ago
Kamel S.
Frankly surprised by the quality of the show, and the way the waiters take care of us, after the food is simple, a big thank you to the great team
about 1 year ago
Diana E.
Great entertainment with nice view and very kind staff. Highly recommend!
about 1 year ago
Jody n.
Couldn’t find boat when arrived, got sent left right and centre, on and off different boats for the best part of half hour totally ruined the beginning of the trip! Once we finally made it on the boat and calmed down then it was an enjoyable night.
about 1 year ago
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