Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Last Updated on October 8, 2020

Here you’ll find the comparisons and reviews of the several Istanbul Bosphorus dinner cruises with entertainment available to you. You can see details, prices and all the necessary information to help you choose the best Bosphorus dinner cruise during your Istanbul stay.


What to Expect?

Typical day time sightseeing cruises along the Bosphorus are popular and unique experience to Istanbul, but the ones with dinner and entertainment during night can be the best option to do something unique and special in Istanbul.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

In addition to the typical Bosphorus cruises, there are many tour companies that offer a variety of dining and party cruises that will allow you to enjoy more than just the sights and the sounds of Istanbul with the breathtaking views of the waterfront palaces, mosques and bridges, plus have the perfect package for a great night out in this magical city.

Note that about 5,000 travelers take this Boshphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment every night, which means that this is really one of the most popular Istanbul attractions, essential and unique Istanbul experiences.

Typical Dinner Menu

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020


Starters: Cold and smoked meat plates, selection of fine cheeses, Ottoman-style appetizer plate, special sultan spring rolls, exotic medallions

Warm Starters: Baked filled pastries

Main Course: You can choose between Grilled filled steak, Meatball with rice and garlic, Tornado chateau with mushroom sauce, Grilled spring chicken breast, Filled sea bass pane, or Chef’s recommendation

Salad: Seasonal salad with corn and sauce

Dessert: Mixed Turkish desserts plate

Fruits: Mixed Seasonal fruits

Drinks: Unlimited local soft drinks, unlimited alcoholic drinks (local beer and wine)



Typical Shows

During your Bosphorus Dinner Cruise, you’ll enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as Turkish classical music, belly dancing, a whirling dervish show, folkloric shows, an international singer, and an on-board DJ. You’ll definitely have a unique Istanbul experience.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020


Our Pick of Top 6 Bosphorus Dinner Cruises

Insider Advice – Know before you Book

* This is our pick of top 6 Bosphorus Dinner Cruises. You can easily find dozens of cruises for sure. We just did put the ones that we believe have the highest ratings with the travelers’ comments on many tour selling websites.

* If you want to browse a full list of Bosphorus dinner cruises options, click here.

* Most reviewers have given the below cruises a 5-star rating, reporting that the cruise, environment, the entertainment and shows, and the food is quite excellent and the cruise itself is very relaxing.

* Note that typical Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with entertainment plus quality service should NOT cost more than €50. This is a good price and value for money.

* They all offer free cancellation with a FULL REFUND up to 24 hours in advance

* We think you’ll NOT need a hotel transfer service as the cruise pier is within easy reach by public transportation from the major city center neighborhoods. And you’ll save yourself from possible traffic jam if you take a cab or transfer.

* Bosphorus Cruises depart from the Kabatas pier (see location map), within very easy access by public transportation. Take tram from Sultanahmet (20 mins), Karakoy and Galata (10 mins), take funicular from Taksim (5 mins), walk 15 mins or take any bus to Kabatas from Besiktas.

* Finally, we recommend you to book your Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with entertainment in advance as the dates are selling quickly. This is a very popular Istanbul attraction.

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

by Istanbul Welcome Card

This is offered by IWC and we highly recommend. You’ll both have a great 3 hours orient Bosphorus Dinner Cruise on one of the biggest and most luxurious ships, appreciate delicious starters, dinner and dessert, and have a great night out while watching the variety of fantastic shows.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

You’ll also witness Istanbul’s magic at night by catching the breathtaking views of some of the top Istanbul attractions like the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden’s Tower and Bosphorus Bridge.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Highlights: Big and Luxurious Cruise Boat, unlimited local soft drinks, dinner, unlimited alcoholic drinks (local beer and wine), See 6 Different Shows, Belly Dance

Show Program: Welcome by an Ottoman Military Ensemble – Sufi and Alevi Dans Performance – Dance of the Odalisques – Dagger Dance – Oriental Belly Dance Show – Rhythm & Light Show – Folklore Dances

Cruise duration: 3 hours

Available days and hours: daily at 20:00

Meeting point: Kabatas Dentur Avrasya Pier (see location map)

Our Review: This company organize this Bosphorus Dinner Cruise via their official website. When we check the Get Your Guide, we see that they have has received 4.7/5 stars from 85 reviews on GYG as the company itself. They seem to offer one of the cheapest price on market.

And they don’t offer hotel pick-up and drop-off service. One big advantage is that you’ll directly deal with the company when you buy. So you’ll save yourself from the hassle of dealing with 3rd party sellers for any possible problems and refunds.

Rebooking & Cancellation Policy: You have missed your cruise? No problem, you can come to our next cruise night. You want to cancel? No problem, you can cancel your reservation anytime and get your refund.

Ticket price: € 50 € 47,5 per person

Notice: Our website visitors will get 5% extra discount. Just click the red button below and make sure you see the discounted price on the official page.

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

by Acetes Travel

If you are looking for the best Bosphorus dinner cruise in Istanbul, you can choose Acetes Travel. This panoramic night cruise takes you along both the Asian and European shores. We serve Turkish cuisine you can taste these delicious meals with magnificent Bosphorus view and Turkish dancers will accompany you with local dances.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Turkish night show, dinner, and belly-dancing show, Anatolian and Turkish folkloric culture you can live classic Turkish style and you can join our dancer. You will have an unforgettable Dinner and Belly Dance show in the stunning Bosporus.

Highlights: Professional performances by belly dancers, whirling dervish, singers, and artists, 3.5 hours Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and Turkish dinner served with drinks on the boat, Awesome belly dance shows, Turkish melodies and colourful Anatolian traditional folk dance, Entertaining showman singing tunes from all over the world

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Free Services in this Activity

  • Food & Drinks: Dinner on the boat, Beverages (local beers, spirits and soft drinks)
  • Pickup included: Hotel Pick-Up / Hotel Drop-off (from centrally located hotels)
  • Entertainment: Awesome belly dance shows, Anatolian traditional folk dance, Entertaining showman
  • Sightseeing: Top landmarks of Istanbul Bosphorus

Shows during Bosphorus Dinner Cruise: Turkish Belly Dance Shows, Sufi Ceremony (Whirling Dervish), Ottoman Sultan Shows, Turkish Folk Dance, Henna Ceremony and much more.

Cruise duration: 3,5 hours

Available days and hours: daily between 19:00 – 20:00

Our Review: This company organize this Bosphorus Dinner Cruise via their official website. We tried it and recommend. They seem to offer one of the cheapest prices on the market.

Ticket price: € 30 pp with soft drinks – € 40 pp unlimited alcoholic drinks

Free cancellation with a FULL REFUND up to 24 hours in advance

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment

by Istanbul City Tour

You can enjoy a night cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on this 3,5 hours Bosphorus cruise. You can marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Highlights: Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner aboard a luxury yacht, Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait, Watch traditional folk dance and music performances, Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, Marvel at minarets illuminated for the night

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop off, unlimited local soft drinks, dinner, unlimited alcoholic drinks (local beer and wine), entertainment with many shows.

Duration: 3,5 hours

Our Review: This company has received 4.0/5 stars from 626 reviews, seems to have a good rating regarding the number of reviewers on travelers comments. They seem to offer one of the cheapest price on market, as well as 30 minutes additional duration.

Ticket price: € 54 € 43,20 per person

Free cancellation with a FULL REFUND up to 24 hours in advance

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Orient Bosphorus Dinner and Show Cruise

by Aussie Tours

You can spend a great evening cruise on the Bosphorus while you enjoy a great dinner with shows. The entertainment includes Turkish classical music, belly dancing, a whirling dervish show, folkloric shows, an international singer, and an on-board DJ.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Highlights: See the lights of Istanbul at night on a Bosphorus cruise, Enjoy dinner and drinks on board, Admire the talent of traditional dancers, singers, and belly dancers

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop off, unlimited local soft drinks, dinner, unlimited alcoholic drinks (local beer and wine), entertainment with belly dancing and folk dancing shows, folk music, and more.

Duration: 3,5 hours

Our Review: This company has received 4.1/5 stars from 54 reviews, seems to have a good rating on travelers comments. They seem to offer one of the cheapest price on market, as well as 30 minutes additional duration.

Ticket price: € 55 per person

Free cancellation with a FULL REFUND up to 24 hours in advance

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Turkish Entertainment Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

by Istanbul City Tour

You can experience and enjoy a fantastic Turkish night entertainment on this 3-hours dinner cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. You’ll enjoy the palaces of the Ottoman sultans after dark and soak up the views of the European and Asian coastlines and dine on delicious Turkish cuisine.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Highlights: Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait, Watch traditional folk dance and music performances, Sail under the Bosphorus Bridge, See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, Marvel at minarets illuminated at night

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop off, unlimited local soft drinks, service charge and local taxes, dinner, unlimited alcoholic drinks (local beer and wine), entertainment

Duration: 3 hours

Our Review: This company has received 4.4/5 stars from 24 reviews, seems to have one of  the highest ratings on travelers comments. They currently have discounted price. Great value for money.

Ticket price: € 40 per person

Free cancellation with a FULL REFUND up to 24 hours in advance

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Turkish Night on the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

by Turnatour

You can sail between on this 3-hour dinner cruise, and enjoy dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing as you glide across the water, following a route past some of Istanbul’s top attractions and landmarks.

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Highlights: Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise on the Bosporus Strait, See some of Istanbul’s top attractions illuminated for the night, Watch traditional folk and dance shows from Anatolia and Turkey, Dine as you sail between 2 continents, Taste a traditional Turkish baklava, Sample some typical Turkish Delight, Enjoy unlimited local drinks all night

Best Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Entertainment 2020

Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop off, Transportation by air-conditioned coach, Dinner, Beverages (unlimited local beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks), Entertainment

Duration: 3 hours

Our Review: This company has received 4.4/5 stars from 28 reviews, seems to have one of the highest ratings on travelers comments. It is also Get Your Guide certified tour which means you’ll have quality of service.

Ticket price: € 59 per person

Free cancellation with a FULL REFUND up to 24 hours in advance

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Alternative Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Buying Channels

Here we only suggest the proven ways and top rated ones with travelers’ comments. You can feel free to book one of the below top selling tours.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


Bosphorus Dinner Cruise FAQs

How much does a Bosphorus dinner cruise cost?

Typical Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with entertainment, plus quality service cost about €50. This is a good price and value for money.

The price includes about 3 hours Bosphorus cruise, hotel pick-up and drop off service, unlimited local soft drinks, dinner, unlimited alcoholic drinks (local beer and wine), entertainment with many shows such as Turkish classical music, belly dancing, a whirling dervish show, folkloric shows, an international singer, and an on-board DJ.

Where do Bosphorus dinner cruise boats depart?

Majority of the Bosphorus dinner cruise boats depart from the Kabatas pier, within easy access by public transportation. You can take tram from Sultanahmet (20 mins), Karakoy and Galata (10 mins), take funicular from Taksim (5 mins), walk 15 mins or take any bus to Kabatas from Besiktas.

Should I take agent pick-up and drop-off service?

You’ll not need a hotel transfer service as the cruise pier is within easy reach by public transportation from the major city center neighborhoods. And you’ll save yourself from possible traffic jam if you take a cab or transfer. But if the agents give this service, you can take it for sure.

Also keep in your mind that hotel transfer service is valid for the city center hotels on the European side of Istanbul. And you should be ready at least 1,5 hours before the activity starts.

How long is the Bosphorus dinner cruise?

Typical Bosphorus dinner cruise starts about 20:00 pm. and goes for about 3 or 3,5 hours till 23:00/23:30 pm.


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1 COMMENT

  1. The entertainment program was fun, the DJ played good music, everyone got up and danced, unfortunately the time passed very quickly and we were back at the harbor. The food was fine, not great, the table service was good. The view from the ship was incredible and the tour on the Bosphorus was well worth the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour

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