Istanbul Hodjapasha Whirling Dervishes and Turkish Orchestra | La Vacanza Travel

Istanbul Hodjapasha Whirling Dervishes and Turkish Orchestra

Duration: 1 hour
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul
from
45.88

Check Availability

  • 1 hour
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Discover the history and culture of the famous Whirling Dervishes during this 1-hour at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha. Wander the Whirling Dervishes’ museum and learn about their traditional ceremonies, clothing, musical instruments and tools. Read about the famous mystic Rumi and enjoy some of his best poems before experiencing a traditional Whirling Dervish ceremony, one of the most important rituals in Turkish culture. 

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hodjapasha Cultural Center, Hoca Pasa Mh. Hocapasa Hamami Sokak No: 3/B Sirkeci, Istanbul 34410 Turkiye

We present a cultural and mystical ceremony

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Multi National Booklet
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Hodjapasha Cultural Center

Exclusions
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 170 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Hodjapasha, Hoca Paşa Mahallesi Ankara Caddesi, Hoca Paşa, Hocapaşa Hamamı Sk. No:3 D:B, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye


Departure Time

07:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 hour


User's Reviews

Joy_H

18 Apr, 2024

The dervishes religious ceremony was beautiful and respectful with good information. We were treated to a ceremony based on Rumi and the Sufi religion. The five dancers were beautiful to watch as they entered the blissful whirling state to express their religious experience.

LittleMissFus

17 Apr, 2024

Both my husband and I thought this was a hypnotic and mesmerising performance, which we were very glad we went to. As others have noted it is a religious ceremony and so feels correctly symbolic and reverential do not go expecting entertainment as such I would agree it would help to arrive in time to read the panels before the show starts.

Travellerx201

14 Apr, 2024

I went with muted expectations after having read some reviews and knowing fully well that it is a religious ritual rather than an entertainment show. In fact, at the start of the show, the audience were instructed to not applaud and everyone respected that throughout the show and after. I felt that we were just observers without any insights into what we were observing other than the fact that it was a religious ceremony. I feel that some explanation at the start of the show would have been much better to understand why the dervishes whirl or how that helps them connect to the almighty. Without any explanation, the show gets boring pretty quickly and 1 hour is definitely a long time to look at the same thing. I did it once as an experience but would not do it again. I also think that in its current format, it can be skipped. Any youtube video would show you all you need to see, that too in a shorter time with no obligation to sit through the whole 1 hour.

Mustasan_M

13 Apr, 2024

Amazing, must visit. The ambiance, the performance is very different. Approach to the place is bit of an issue. But overall expertise is above 5 stars.

Karin_T

12 Apr, 2024

The idea was good. The experience was okay. The price for the experience was very overpriced! I would be embarrassed to charge the public so much for said performance.

User's Picture Gallery

Image

Religious ceremony, might not be right for everyone

Image

Highly recommend

Image

A personally valuable experience!

Image

Dervish Experience Worth the Trip

Image

good spiritual experience. Room was warm. Mevlana was a Persian and immigrated to Konya.

Image

Rohani..

Image

Careful

Image

Very solemn and spiritual performance

Image

Must have experience

Image

Nice show but didn’t meet my expectations

Image

Excellent centre, staff, and dervish ceremony, pity about some of the entitled audience!

Image

Mesmerizing & incredibly Immersive

Image

Great Cultural and Religious Experience

Image

Beautiful experience

Image

Peaceful

Image

Definitely DO NOT recommend 👎🏻

Image

Amazing so enjoyable

Image

PESSIMO SERVIZIO - worst service ever

Image

Unique experience with explanation

Image

A beautiful and unique experience

Image

Amazing experience in Istanbul

Image

Wonderful cultural performance in the respect of an ancient ritual

Image

Espetáculo imperdível

Image

Deriveches

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Similar Packages


Other Populars

Some popular Sightseeing Tours, Activities and Holiday Packages.

Turkey - SightSeeing Tours and Activities View All

Istanbul - Holiday Packages View All

Istanbul - Top Tourist Attractions View All

- Where To Stay View All