Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ About Bosphorus Dinner Cruise in Istanbul

On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise.
From general questions about duration, meals and attire to questions about tickets, we have compiled all the useful information for the experience to help you prepare.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you and make sure your Bosphorus dinner cruise is an unforgettable experience!

General Questions about Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

What are Bosphorus Dinner Cruises?

On an Istanbul dinner cruise on the Bosphorus, you can admire the magic of the city at night from the water. At the same time, you can enjoy a unique dinner show evening packed with a variety of live on-board entertainment. >> More Information About Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Why is Bosphorus cruise famous?

Bosphorus cruise is very famous. Because cruising along the Bosphorus offers stunning views of the city's iconic landmarks, palaces, and beautiful waterfront mansions. Istanbul is a maritime city, and many travelers find that climbing aboard one of its famous flotillas of ferries ends up being a highlight of their stay. >> Buy Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Ticket Online

Is dinner free on a cruise?

Dinner is not served free of charge on the cruise. You can find ticket options, including dinner, on this page!

What sea is the Bosphorus cruise on?

Bosphorus cruise is at the Black Sea. Explore Istanbul on a full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait and the waters of the Black Sea! With an onboard guide, learn about Istanbul and enjoy three stops to discover some of the landmarks.

How large is the Bosphorus?

The Bosporus is 19 miles (30 km) long and has a maximum width of 2.3 miles (3.7 km) at the northern entrance and a minimum width of 2,450 feet (750 meters) between the Ottoman fortifications of Rumelihisarı and Anadoluhisarı. Its depth varies from 120 to 408 feet (36.5 to 124 metres) in midstream.

Is a Bosphorus tour worth it?

Highly recommend a boat tour. You have spectacular views from the landscape from both Europe and Asia sides. Cruise along the Bosphorus having a mint tea to warm you up from the cold breeze. In general the boat tour is about an hour or more. >> Buy Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Ticket Online

What is the best way to see Bosphorus?

The Bosphorus Cruise is one of the best ways to explore and enjoy what Istanbul has to offer. The cruise takes you on a trail with views of Istanbul landmarks like the Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, and the Rumeli Fortress. >> Buy Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Ticket Online

What is the best time for a Bosphorus Cruise?

The best times to visit Istanbul are from March to May and between September and November. That’s when crowds at the city’s attractions are manageable, room rates are average and daytime temperatures generally sit between 15.5°C and 21.1°C.

Duration and Ticket Questions About Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

How much does the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise cost?

Fees for the best Bosphorus dinner cruise vary depending on the tour you take. We have compiled the prices for you. >> More Information about Dinner Cruise Tickets

How long is the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise?

Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise is a very popular cruise that you can enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine and entertainment. Make the most of an evening in Istanbul with a sparkling 2-3 hours dinner cruise experience on the Bosphorus Strait.

What time does Bosphorus dinner cruise start?

Starting times of Bosphorus Dinner Cruises may vary. Be sure to take a look at the best priced trips we have chosen for you! >> Check All Ticket Options

Where does the Bosphorus cruise start?

Departure points of Bosphorus Dinner Cruises may vary depending on the ticket you purchase. You should remember to check when purchasing and make your plan accordingly.

What do you see on Bosphorus cruise?

Catch sight of Istanbul's illuminated monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites from your private table. Spot iconic places like Maiden Tower, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia & Rumeli Castle. Relish a delicious 3-course dinner & a variety of Turkish delicacies. Enjoy incredible traditional Turkish & Latin dances on board. >> More Information about Cruise Route

What is the best way to buy tickets for the Bosphorus Cruises?

Buying tickets online is the wisest option. This choice will allow booking your experience in advance and get amazing discounts without long queues. >> Buy Online Ticket Here!

What to Wear on a Bosphorus Dinner Cruise?

On a Bosphorus Dinner Cruises with entertainment, people usually dress up nicely. This event is the ideal time to impress your loved ones and take out the nicest cloth that you bought in Istanbul. However, make sure that you are not dressed too fancy. A casual-chic outfit is ideal.

Is Pick up Available?

All companies of Bosphorus dinner cruise & night show from Istanbul offer a pick-up service. If you decide to book the pick-up service, please note that it usually does not pick up guests directly at the hotel, but at central locations such as the Old Town or the Taksim district.

Is photography allowed in Bosphorus Dinner Cruise?

You can take unlimited photographs on the cruise as you will spot some breathtaking scenery along the way.

What is Istanbul City card?

Istanbul City Card: It is a type of Istanbulcard with unlimited use for 1-3-5-7 and 15 days for tourists coming to Istanbul. >> More Information About City Card

What is the difference between Istanbul card and city card?

Unlike the Istanbulkart, which caters to both locals and long-term visitors, the Istanbul City Card is exclusively designed for tourists, making it the ideal choice for visitors looking to explore Istanbul's iconic attractions >> Buy a City Card Online

How to get Istanbul card for tourists?

All foreigners who are legal in Turkey and have an ID number can obtain an Istanbul card from kiosks selling Istanbul cards or from Istanbul card filling machines located in various regions of Istanbul. >> Buy Istanbul Card Here

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All Ticket Options for Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Private Table & Live Show

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show

4.4 (488)

"Wonderful cruise. So many different offers, but we decided to take it through Headout, and we did not miss out. Beautiful boat, polite staff, delicious food, fun program!" Arcadie, dec. 2023, Russia

Best offer
€ 28


Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

4.4 (10.294)

"a super experience!!! We went with family, they gave us a lot of food and it was very good, it looks like a wedding. Low price but excellent service and cruise. You can go outside and see the views of the Bosphorus.." Serena, dec. 2023, Spain

Best offer
€ 31


Other Cruise Ticket Options

bosphorus dinner cruise lunch cruise

Bosphorus & Black Sea 2-Course Lunch Cruise with Swimming Opportunity

4.5 (1.900)

"The crew was so friendly and the narration was interesting. The food was very good and authentic. The tea service was a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Bosphorus!" Terese, Aug. 2022, France

Best offer
€ 80


Bosphorus day time cruise

Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

4.3 (2.000)

"We couldn't do the booked trip but we got a substitutional tour. The guide was really nice and answered a lot of questions. The tour was informative and interesting but also really relaxing." Katharina, Mar. 2024, Ukraine

Best offer
€ 12


Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Day Cruise with Snacks & Turkish Coffee

Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Day Cruise with Snacks & Turkish Coffee

4.5 (1.600)

"Very interesting and consistent, saturated trip. Deniz is a very good guide, boat looked modern and was convenient and comfortable." Yurii, Mar. 2024, Slovakia

Best offer
€ 35


Istanbul Pass & Combo Tickets

Headout Saver/ 3-Day Skip-the-Line Tickets to Top Istanbul Attractions

Combo Saver: 3-Day Skip-the-Line Tickets to Top Istanbul Attractions

4.1 (64)

"The guided tours were excellent, the guides were awsome, good energy, proffesionals, patients and polite." Morutan, nov. 2023, Romania

Best offer
€ 134


Combo: Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tour + Bosphorus Cruise Tickets

Combo: Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tour + Bosphorus Cruise Tickets

4.2 (52)

"The punctuality and kindness of the guide, willing to answer all our questions. It was very easy to find the meeting points and the explanations were complete and correct." Maria, Sep. 2023, Spain

Best offer
€ 57


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