Whirling Dervishes Tour
Turkey - Istanbul (European) - Istanbul

Activities

Art & Design

Sightseeing

Cultural Tour

Dance

Religious Tour

Overview

Performance and meeting place: Hocapaşa Kültür Merkezi, Ankara Caddesi Hamam Sok No: 3.B Sirkeci.

The program starts every evening at 7.30 pm (except Tuesdays and Thursdays). Please be there 30 minutes before the show starts.

The performance of Sufis (or semazen) is called a Sema. The Sema ritual is a form of Sufi dance and was born out of Rumi’s inspiration. In the Sema, semazens, who are also called “whirling dervishes,” whirl—not to self-induce a trance, as some believe, but rather to reflect universal truth, that everything in the existence revolves: electrons, moons, planets, entire galaxies; humans live by the circulation of the blood in our bodies, by the cycle of the seasons, and by the stages of our lives; we come from the earth and we return to it.

The program starts with the classical Turkish music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then the ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha. Complimentary beverages and Turkish Delight service is available before the performance.

Inclusions

  • Performance
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Turkish delight


Additional Information

  • Children below 2 are free of charge. 30% discount for children below 7
  • No transportation


Schedule

Tour Type: Night Tour

Duration: 4 Hours

Please note transfer is not included.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is not possible in the last 24 hours. There will be no refund for any unused portion or any tour program.

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Languages
  • English
  • Turkish
Preferences
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 20 People
  • 4 Hour(s)
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