1 hour (Approx.)
Offered in: English
Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
- A 1-hour Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha in Istanbul
- Immerse in Turkish culture
- Watch a mesmerizing performance
- Explore the Whirling Dervishes’ museum
- Learn about the history of Whirling Dervishes
- Listen to a live Turkish orchestra
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Multi Language Explanation Booklet
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure & Return
Hoca Paşa Mahallesi Ankara Caddesi, Hoca Paşa, Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk. No:3 D:B, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Across Sirkeci Tram stop in Ankara Street
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 7 years
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
- OPERATED BY Hodjapasha Cultural Centre
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
What is the policy on sanitization during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:The policy on sanitization is:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What is the social distancing policy during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:The policies on social distancing are:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- "I am an avid photographer and what I didn't realize is that photography or videography of any kind is prohibited as this is a religious ceremony." See review
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