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Read what other Viator travelers think about the Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul by Night Turkish Dinner and Show. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next shore trip.
Reviewed by Maridane H , August 2013
Our driver picked us up as scheduled. He pointed relevant landmarks and buildings on our way to the restaurant. We had a great seating location. The dinner was delicious with a bottle of wine and bottled waters included in the price. The show was fun and entertaining. A great night!
Reviewed by Amy C , Canada, December 2012
So worth it! We were the only ones on our bus and we got there well in advance of the cruise ship crowds (on our second course when they showed up). Beautiful restaurant and delicious food. Show included 4 belly dancers, 3 folk dancing groups (the Cossacks were my favourite) and lots of singing!
Reviewed by Paul B , October 2012
This being our first Viator Tour we didn't know what to anticipate. We were on a HAL cruise and usually used the ships tours but in comparing the pricing for the same venue we decided to try Viator and we were glad we did. We were met at the pier by the driver and much to our delight three additional couples also booked this tour. Good driver, clean comfortable mini-bus type vehicle and right on time. We did get to see some of the city on our way to the show. We arrived at least 30 minutes before the other big group tours and were seated on the balcony overlooking the stage. Our delicious meal and drinks were served in the normal sequence in a relaxed time frame. The big tours were jammed into long tables on the main floor and we observed the meals being served out of sequence. Talked to passengers later who took the ship's tour and they were disappointed at their seating and not receiving the complete meal.
This was a great introduction to Turkish food and excellent ...
Reviewed by John , October 2012
Brilliant! Small group of 8 compared to busload on ship tours.We were picked up at port in van,whisked to the excellent venue ahead of ship excursions,given a great spot on balcony.Great service from our waiter as we were served good food and drinks and then treated to outstanding show with local Turkish culture,some good pop singing at the end with this guy who could sing any country's songs in their language and the amazing belly dancers-4.Outstanding value-not to be missed!
Reviewed by Robert M , September 2012
Night Tour with dinner, Picked up on time in very clean and modern minivans. Dinner was fun. Large crowd treated to a range of dancing acts from folk dancing to belly dancing. Meal was enjoyable and we were picked up and dropped of back to the ship. This tour could be enhanced by the addition of a short tour to see some of the floodlit buildings. The advertisement suggests that his is actually part of the tour
Reviewed by Barbara M , May 2012
Our evening was a delight. Our driver was waiting at the cruise terminal on time. We arrived for the show early and were seated and served dinner just as the masses started to arrive. The food was good, the dacing was delightful and even better was the master of ceremonies who got the entire house singing and participating even though we were representing many different countries and cultures. The driver was waiting for us after the show and we arrive back at our ship before the cruise lines group returned.
Reviewed by prouty7 , October 2011
Very enjoyable evening. Though the pickup was one half hour late we were still the first party to the event location. Dinner was good, served promptly and sufficeient. Entertainment was excellent and we could have stayed for even more but some in our party wanted to leave before it was done as they had a early morning. All in all it was a wonderful evening and one I would definitely recommend for anyone wanting an "evening on the town."