Sufi Shrines of Istanbul

Have you heard of whirling dervishes before and want to find out ? Let us bring you to 3 Sufi Shrines and let you experience a mystic journey with an expert guide.

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Highlights

  • Explore history, culture, philosophy and practices of Sufism.
  • Visit 3 Sufi Shrines.

Overview

Sufism is a mystical dimension of Islam and a Sufi is a person that trys to directly encounter God in order to reach the divine truth and love. Sufi's have some specific philosophical principles and ritual practices. Most famous and well-known masterpieces of Islamic literature was wirtten by Sufi's. This tour offers you a perspective on the Sufi practices, philosophy and dargahs (sufi shrines). You will have an expert guide who will explain the history, culture, philosophy and practices of Sufism. Even though they might change these dargahs are some of the dargahs on the list of this tour: Mevleviye, Cerrahiye, Celvetiye, Nakshibendiye.

 

Half
Day
Tour

Hours
Start: 12.00am End: 18.00

Meeting
Pick-up from hotel.

Price Includes
Guiding, transportation and permitions for entrance to dargahs.


Remarks
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Archeology Museum and Sufi Shrines of Istanbul

  • Schedule: This tour is available only on Fridays.
  • Meeting: This tour includes a hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours
  • Confirmation: This tour is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • Visit Istanbul Archeology Museum that first museum which was chosen by European Council as “Museum of The Year”
  • See Sarcophagus of Alexander The Great which is one of the symbol remnants of Hellenic culture.
  • Pass from one age to another one while you’re walking around Istanbul Archeology Museum: archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman era.
  • See the objects which were inherited from Trojan and Mesopotamian civilizations at special exhibition section.
  • Learn about Sufism principles which was constituted within years to find inner peace and feel divine love when you visit Galata Mevlevihanesi.

What to Expect

You’ll meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel. When you arrive in Istanbul Archeology Museum, you’ll see the important pieces from different ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia, Hellene Empire, Sumerians, Romans and even Troy.

On the other side, there is another amazing part of tour,an ethereal journey with Sufism philosophy will begin at Galata Mevlevihanesi. We’re sure that you never forget the scenes when you watch whirling dervishes who are filled with divine love with closed eyes and who have opened arms up to God. Additionally, you’ll visit convents of Nakshibendiye, Celvetiye and Cerrahiye and will see other sufistic faces of Islam.

 

What’s Included

  • Guiding along the tour
  • Transportation
  • Admission to the mentioned places
  • Lunch

What’s Not Included

  • Personal purchases

Remarks

Tickets are for 1 use only

You’ll picked up from your hotel at the beginning of the tour and dropped off to there at the end of tour.

Please be careful about the day. Because this tour is available only on Fridays.

Please note that tour doesn’t guarantee the participation of dhikr due to unexpected events.

Ethereal Friday: Sufi Shrines of Istanbul

  • Schedule: This tour is available only on Fridays.
  • Meeting: This tour includes a hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours
  • Confirmation: This tour is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • Learn about life-changing principles of Sufism creed, find divine love and real tolerance with Mevleviye.
  • Feel inner peace when you walk around Galata Mevlevihanesi.
  • Visit dervish convents of Nakşibendi, Celvetiye, Cerrahiye cults beside Mevlevi culture and see dhikr rituals of these religious groups.

What to Expect

You’ll meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel. In pursuit of this, tour will begin and your first stop is Galata Mevlevihanesi which is located between Tunnel and Karaköy districts. See the whirling dervishes who are filled with divine love and closed eyes and who have opened arms up to God. Don’t forget to watch this extraordinary scene carefully and feel the peace when you’ll be listening to Mevleviye chants.

After that, religous centres of other religious orders on the list of tour. You’ll visit convents of Nakshibendiye, Celvetiye and Cerrahiye and will see other sufistic faces of Islam.

 

What’s Included

  • Guiding along the tour
  • Transportation
  • Admission to the mentioned places

What’s Not Included

  • Personal purchases
  • Lunch

Remarks

Tickets are for 1 use only

You’ll picked up from your hotel at the beginning and dropped off to your hotel at the end of tour.

Mind the day! This tour is available only on Fridays.

Please note that tour doesn’t guarantee the participation of dhikr due to unexpected events.


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