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Dances of Colours

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Address: Peykhane Sk.No:29 | Cemberlitas - Fatih Istanbul, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 554 797 2646
20:30 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 20:30 - 23:45
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

For those who want to enjoy Istanbul's beauty at night while tasting rich...

For those who want to enjoy Istanbul's beauty at night while tasting rich Turkish cusine and watching the Turkish dances, Bosphorus dinner cruise & Turkish night show is the most ideal activity in Istanbul. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat and cruise out into the Bosphorus - the strait that splits Istanbul onto two continents.Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing, henna ceremony and much more. Gliding through the water, your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul's top attractions - all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating, drinking and enjoying the show!As you cruise through the waters around Istanbul, your host will serve a traditional Turkish dinner with unlimited drinks. Sit back and watch a folklore show to give you a taste of Anatolian culture in the city.

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Small-scale, only 10 other people when we were there. Close your eyes and feel the voice of the singer!! The dance is impressive but you have to know the meaning of it.

Reviewed 24 June 2013
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Small-scale, only 10 other people when we were there. Close your eyes and feel the voice of the singer!! The dance is impressive but you have to know the meaning of it.

1 Thank Cczero
Izmir, Turkey
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92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

The color of Dances spectacular show gives you a good information of the folkloric dances from the different parts of the Country. Not too crowded. Especially Whirling Derwiches show not to be miised. the building Hodjapahce complex is also nice. easy to locate by the sirkeci train station

4 Thank ephesusguide
Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

Istanbul is the only city in the world that is standing in two continents and divided into two parts by a strait called Bosphorus. If you are visiting Istanbul probably taking a boat cruise on Bosphorus would be the first thing to do. What makes this night cruise is unique than the others is that there is a chance to... More 

5 Thank mAkif S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

we were not sure whether we should do Bosphorus cruise during the day time or by night. when we came accross this great activity we wanted to give a try and we now see that our decision was absolutely right. We loved the dancers, especially the belly dancers and the breathking view of Bosphorus by night as well as the... More 

7 Thank Josh D
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Dances of Colours now host two performances 1.Sema ceremony the whirling dervishes ceremony 2.Turkish dances show and Bosphorus dinner cruise We attened both of the performances and the two of the performances were really good but we liked the Turkisn dances on Bosphorus and the dinner cruise. Making the reservation was so easy by sending an e mail and no... More 

8 Thank travellercarsi
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Cruise was very well organized. Pick up from cruise ship,good food and nice entertainment. Better than I expected

2 Thank RosalindaG
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

This was a ver good experience to see the turkish dances including belly dancers. Bosphorus was amazing by night as well

2 Thank Santemer
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

The programme was amazing, we loved the dances, especialy the belly dancers and enjoyed the view of Bosphorus.

5 Thank Smyel G
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2012

Semah (ritual dance), semazen (the whirling dervishes), semah is not a dance, it s real way to arriving God by music and it s all transcendence... I can suggest to all tourist who going to Turkey.. It should be seen and experienced... Btw.. I was about to forget belly dancer of Turkey.. This is a tradational dance and the dancers... More 

5 Thank Abdurrezzak S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

We did the Bosporus cruise with dinner and dance show. This is not a folkloristic performance! The belly dancer is entertaining, but all in all the performance is quite short. The second half of the cruise is disco with house music. The food started nice with bread and delicious dips, but afterwards we just got a piece of fried chicken/fish.... More 

2 Thank Dorothee G

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