Whirling Dervish Tour

This is the perfect tour for witnessing a sema whirling ceremony, a form of entertainment which is a well-recognized symbol of Turkey.

At the historic Galata Mevlevihanesi you will witness a sema whirling ceremony which represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent, accompanied by the haunting, mournful music of the traditional ney reed flute.

Not only are Whirling Dervishes a well-recognised symbol of Turkey, they are also members of the Sufi Order of Islam, or the Mevlevi—followers of the 13th century poet and mystic Mevlana Celaddin Rumi.

This is a great tour to soak up some traditional Turkish culture.

Tour Highlights:

  • Whirling Dervish Ceremony
  • Traditional ney reed flute
  • Transfers

Tour Availability: Daily

Tour Duration: Approx. 2 hours

Hotel Collection: Collections are approx. 6pm dependant on traffic and your hotel location. Drop off times are approx. 8:30pm depending on traffic and your hotel location

Collection Points: This tour includes transport from centrally located Istanbul hotels. Any hotels outside of the centre can still be accommodated but may be subject to a supplementary charge.

Tour Includes: Return transportation, entrance fees and Whirling Dervish Show.

Tour Excludes: Food, drink or tips and any other services not mentioned above.

Please Note: This tour requires at least two passengers to run.

Important Information: This tour is suitable for disabled persons in wheelchairs.

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