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Turkish Night On The Bosphorus Cruise

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Istanbul, Turkey

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Experience hosted by John

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We invite you to an unforgettable and exclusive dinner on the Bosphorus, which is illuminated by bridges and magnificent historical buildings on the coast. The tour will start at 8:30pm. We will depart from Kabataş pier. We will sail along the coast of the European side. The boat will pass by the famous Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumeli Hisarı and will go under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. We will approach the shores of the Asian side and pass by the Anatolian Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace and Maiden's Tower! When you board the boat, you will be welcomed by an experienced Turna Tour staff and will be directed to your tables.

Food (Grilled Chicken, Grilled Fish or Grilled Meatballs) will be served as you coast through the beautiful Bosphorus Strait. The Turnatur Dance Team will perform many traditional Turkish performances which is extremely fun and entertaining. The list of performances are the following; Tambourine Dance, Naz Eyleme (Traditional Turkish Melody Musical Performance) which is very cool! Belly Dance performance! Multiple Folk Dances that represent the different regions of Turkey.

After the performances there will be a Live Dj. Guest can continue to socialize, enjoy drinks, take pictures and will have the opportunity to dance! The tour ends when we arrive back at Kabataş pier at Midnight; 12:00am with forever lasting memories!
We invite you to an unforgettable and exclusive dinner on the Bosphorus, which is illuminated by bridges and magnificent historical buildings on the coast. The tour will start at 8:30pm. We will depart from Kabataş pier. We will sail along the coast of the European side. The boat will pass by the famous Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumeli Hisarı and will go under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. We will approach the shores…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional Turkish Appetizers. Fresh Seasonal Salad. The option of Grilled...
  • Drinks
    Unlimited Domestic Beverages (Alcoholic or Non-alcoholic)
  • Tickets
    We will provide the event tickets.
  • Transport
    We provide Hotel pick-up from Aksaray, Laleli,Beyazıt, Fındıkzade, Topkapi,...
From ₹4,607
/ person
Fri, 30 Oct
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
₹4,607 per person
₹4,607 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
₹4,607 per person
₹4,607 per person
Sun, 1 Nov
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM
₹4,607 per person
₹4,607 per person

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 12 Reviews
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Merhaba! Hello World. My name is John Justice and I’m business graduate from San Francisco California. I am currently residing in Besiktas. Ive been giving tours of Istanbul my whole life. Im half American/Turkish and am fluent in both English and Turkish. I was born and raised in the U.S but have been coming to Istanbul for over 30 years and have lived here for many years now. I have spent the best times of my life in this city. I absolutely love this city and we will show you why. My colleague and best friend Mert, who is a Turkish local and a certified tour agent will assist with tours. We know exactly how to show our guest a great time! We have perfected these tours specifically for you guys. It is our passion to show the world how truly amazing Istanbul is! I will provide one of the most unique experiences you will have!
Merhaba! Hello World. My name is John Justice and I’m business graduate from San Francisco California. I am currently residing in Besiktas. Ive been giving tours of Istanbul my whole life. Im half American/Turkish and am fluent in both English and Turkish. I was born and raised in the U.S but have been coming to Istanbul for over 30 years and have lived here for many years now. I have spent the best times of my life in this city. I absolutely love this city and we will show you why. My colleague…
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Where you'll be

We will be on a ferry sized tour boat sailing the Bosphorus Sea. The environment will be indoor(mostly indoor) and out door depending on your preference. We will sail along the European coast, Asian side and will see many famous buildings and historical sites. We will visit 2 different continents in one day!

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Issa
October 2020
My wife and I loved it. We recommend without any kind of hesitation. One of the best experience in Istanbul. Thank you John ! Regards
Oumaima
November 2019
Tout était magnifique. Le repas, l'animation et le concept, rien à dire. Encore merci à l'hôte qui a pu retenir quelques instant le capitaine pour notre retard 😁
Mehdi
November 2019
I didn't get to meet John but rather his colleagues Mert and Selçuk. They were very friendly and both are very passionate about history. They told me amazing stories and anecdotes about the Ottoman Empire all along the cruise. I was alone, which could have gone very wrong in terms of atmosphere, but they made sure that I enjoyed my time and I appreciated that. Mert is now a friend that I'm still in touch with as he sent me a couple of texts after the cruise to ask if I needed any help for my stay in Istanbul. The only negative is that the food was quite basic. Other than that, I think it was a cool experience!
I didn't get to meet John but rather his colleagues Mert and Selçuk. They were very friendly and both are very passionate about history. They told me amazing stories and anecdotes…
Shadia
November 2019
Disclosure: I was by myself. I believe this trip was coordinated between John and another company that gives the Bosphorus tours. To be absolutely fair, John called me earlier in the day to explain about the activity, he tried to warn me about being by myself and he even offered a refund if I didn't feel like doing it. I still decided to go. They picked me up at the hotel on time. There are hundreds of tourists taking these night boat tours but despite the apparent mayhems, I think the organization was remarkably good. I didn't get lost! The boat was nice. I was assigned a table and sat in one side next to a couple that seemed to be on their honey moon and in the other side, to a cheerful Pakistani family (parents and three children ranging 5 to 10 years-old). They definitely made my night much better. The food was good. The servers were eager to fill your drinking wishes. I didn't have to wait at all to get offered another drink. I was sited farthest from the dancing acts so I had to watch the TV. Maybe I would have had a better time if at least closer to the dancing and acts. The ambience around me was cheerful. Getting out of the boat seemed confusing initially but I just followed the people and my bus driver was right there fishing everybody in our group. I am not giving 5 stars only because I got a bit bored at the end. I guess I would not recommend this tour for single women travelers like myself unless there is an special table for people going alone. One cannot enjoy the all-you-can-drink completely (as it is not safe) and everybody essentially goes accompanied so it is not easy to enter other groups. I people that went on a small groups seemed to have had a blast!
Disclosure: I was by myself. I believe this trip was coordinated between John and another company that gives the Bosphorus tours. To be absolutely fair, John called me earlier in…
Maher
October 2019
Très bonne soirée, les serveurs sont très serviables, l'animation est au top, la traversée sur le Bosphore est magnifique, je le recommande
Heather
September 2019
Do it! We actually booked for a Saturday but were unable to join due to overbooking but, we talked to John over the phone and he rescheduled for the next night and even gave us highly recommended areas, sites and some bars to go see instead. Host was great, communicative and explain things. We did not take the shuttle bus from a hotel and just used Bitaski to order a cab to and back for less than $3.00 USD. Dinner’s traditional Turkish appetizers were great! Unlimited local drinks and soft drinks all night. And the all night entertainment was on point. Well worth 3 hours and night of sightseeing of Istanbul.
Do it! We actually booked for a Saturday but were unable to join due to overbooking but, we talked to John over the phone and he rescheduled for the next night and even gave us hig…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

An Appetite