Tickets: Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

Tickets: Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul

Enjoy a mystical dance performance at the famous Orient-Express Station and immerse yourself in 800 year old Turkish rituals.

Enjoy a mystical dance performance at the famous Orient-Express Station and immerse yourself in 800 year old Turkish rituals.

The facts


  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • public (with other participants)
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Your experience


  • Embark on a spiritual journey in Istanbul
  • Enjoy an 800-year-old mystical dance performance and experience the ceremony of the Mevlevi-Sema
  • See the famous Orient-Express station


Embark on a spiritual journey and observe the fascinating ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose Dervish Dance has been included in UNESCO's list of masterpieces of the oral and immaterial heritage of humanity.

The Sema Ceremony presents a journey through the spiritual ascent of man to perfection through spirit and love. It is a unique experience that mystically brings you closer to the ancient rituals of Turkey.

What is a dervish?
A dervish is a Sufi, a member of the Mevlevi Order.

And what is a Sufi?
A Sufi is a mystic who tries to find divine truth and love directly with God. The so-called Sufism is a centuries-old Islamic current of the followers of the poet Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi from Konya in the 13th century. He is best known for addressing acceptance and tolerance in his teachings and poems. The Sufi community developed religious practices that focused on human self-control, allowing both mental and mystical insights and a loss of the self with the goal of mystical union with God.

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Additional information

The show takes place daily at 19:30.

Included in the price

  • Tickets for the show

Meeting point

In the Orient Express Station, today known as Sirkeci Station (Hocapaşa Mahallesi, Ankara Caddesi, 34110 Fatih / İstanbul).

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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