On this fascinating cultural tour, participate in an authentic Sema ceremony, an 800-year-old  traditional Turkish spiritual celebration, and enjoy the lovely singing, instrument playing, and spiritual dancing.

Key Highlights

  • Go on a spiritual journey and experience Sema, the ceremony of the whirling dervishes
  • Discover the intricate spiritual concepts underlying this traditional ritual of the Mevlevi Order
  • Be awed by the history and culture of Turkey through this mystical ceremony in the hodjapasha culture centre

About Whirling Dervishes Show

The picture of the expertly spinning, entirely white-clad whirling dervish is one that everyone has seen. The dervish, a component of Sufism and the Mevlevi Order for over 700 years. In this fascinating experience, have the chance to participate in a genuine Mevlevi Order ritual of the dancing Dervishes. See the traditional Turkish ceremony that symbolizes the magical ascent of man's spirit through love and meditation. The dervish is depicted spinning as his arms are outstretched and his right hand is pointed upward, signifying his willingness to receive God's blessing. In order to share God's spiritual gift with people who are watching the Sema, the dervish's left hand is turning toward the earth. Sufis hold the view that humans were created with love with the intention of loving, hence it is also thought that as the dervish revolves from right to left around his own heart, he embraces all of humanity with love. With this ticket, enjoy a one-hour, transcendental and meditative Whirling Dervish show in Istanbul at the hodjapasha culture centre.


  • Access to Whirling Dervish show in Istanbul hodjapasha culture centre.


  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the venue.
  • Pets are not allowed in the  Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul.
  • The Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul commences at 19:00 PM.
  • The duration of the experience will be around 1 hour.
What to Wear: 
  • We recommend that you dress in comfortable clothing. 
  • All Guests above are charged as per the standard fare.
Things to Note:
  • The Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul is equipped to entertain guests that are wheelchair users.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel anytime prior to the start of the Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul.
  •  In the event of No-shows, the ticket can be redeemed to experience the show at the next available time.

My Voucher

  • Your Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul tickets are valid for the date and time shown.
  • Your Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Whirling Dervishes Show  Frequently Asked Questions

What is the origin of the whirling dervish ceremonies?
Whirling dervish ceremonies were started as a form of meditation by Jalaluddin Rumi, the famous Sufi Muslim mystic and poet, in the 13th century.
What is a Dervish?
A Dervish is a Sufi, a member of the Mevlevi Order, the teachings of Sufi mystic Rumi. And the whirling dervish dance serves as a dhikr, prayer or meditation carried out in devotion and worship of God.
What is a Sufi?
Sufi is a mystic that seeks to find divine truth and love directly with God. Sufism is the centuries-old stream in Islam for the followers of 13th-century poet Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi from Konya, Turkey.
Are children allowed on the Original Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul?
Yes, kids are allowed to enter with the accompaniment of an adult.
How long is the Original Whirling Dervish Show in Istanbul ticket valid?
Your tickets are valid for the time and date stated, in the event of no-shows, the ticket can buy you access to the next available show.

Ratings & Reviews

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and efficient, as usual. Thank you.

Péterffy-Baricska Emese
Travelled March 2023

Correct price, fast confirmation.

Travelled March 2023

Good discount and very easy purchase

Ursula Mansson
Travelled March 2023

Easy booking !

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and sufficient, as usual. Thank you. Brgds,

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