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Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

40 people



About this tour

See the stunning Mevlevei Sema ceremony in Istanbul. Known for its whirling dervishes and dances, enjoy a complex musical repertoire called ayin and go on a mystical journey representing man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection.

Mawlana Jalaladdeen Rumi or Rumi for short, a spiritual master and poet of the late 13th century, has enjoyed enormous popularity in the U.S. recently. The sema ceremony is one of the most important heritage of Turkish Culture as a tradition of 800 years old. This unique traditional ritual had been proclaimed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005.

Hodjapasha Culture Center
This new center is recently converted from a 550-year-old historical Turkish Bath called Hoca Pasa Bath. also known as Hoca Sinan Pasa Bath. It was built by Hoca Sinan Pasa who was a teacher and later vizier to Fatih Sultan Mehmet during the 1470’s.

It was a double bath for both men and women. It is comparatively a big math with a high dome, made of cut stone and also corner walls are designed like a peacock tail. This building served as a Turkish bath till 1988.

Turkish Mystic Music & Dance … 800 Years of Tradition Sufi Music Concert and Whirling Dervishes Ceremony by Sufi Group of Istanbul Galata Mevlevileri.

The exhibition features Information displays about dervishes and their ceremony, objects belonging to the world of dervishes such as clothing, musical instruments and personal tools, Interactive Rumi poems and sufi music samples, Hyperrealist style dervish statues and Video shows.

Ankara Caddesi Hocapaşa Hamamı Sok No: 3.B
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  • See an extraordinary ceremony ritual that dates back 800 years
  • Enter the HodjaPasha Culture Center, a restored 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath
  • Watch the miraculous whirling dervishes and enjoy a fantastic musical repertoire
  • Learn about the Mevlevi Sema spiritual journey
  • Experience the show's unique ambiance while sipping on complimentary drinks


  • Ticket to the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
  • Program booklet in english
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Food and Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities


1 hour



Frequently asked questions

The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!

Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.

In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.

  • Tour available period: from 15th November till 1st March.
  • Tour available days: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
  • Tour available period: from 2nd March till 14th November.
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as a group tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • Ceremony starting time is 7 pm.
  • Pickup time and drop off not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Participants must be at least 7 years old.
  • No disruption in the performance is permitted; taking photographs, talking during the ceremony, and applause are prohibited.
  • 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.
  • Group tours can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft production centers.
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