Sufi Shrines of İstanbul

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Sufi Shrines of İstanbul

Are you interested in Turkish culture and religion? Join us for a unique tour that explores Sufi practices and philosophy.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Learn about the mystical beliefs and practices of Sufism.
  • Hear interesting stories about the history of Sufism from your guide.

Full Description

Are you interested in learning more about religious practices and beliefs in Turkey? Join us for a unique tour that explores Sufism and its philosophy. 

A Sufi is a Muslim mystic who seeks to have a personal experience of God directly through meditation and prayer. In the case of the Sema ceremony, for example, the whirling movement is a religious ritual of meditation and prayer. People who follow Sufism focus on self-control and discipline that enables them to gain mental and mystical insights from God. They gain more of God and less of their "self". They have many rituals and practices such as writing and reciting poetry and hymns. In fact, some of the most famous literature of the Islamic world was written by Sufis. Each Order of Sufism practices their devotional acts at different times on different days, so when and where we visit on our tours will change accordingly. Each day will be a unique experience! To give you an idea, Mevleviye, Cerrahiye, Celvetiye and Nakshibendiye are some of the places on our list.



  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  • Pick up and drop off service from/to centrally located hotels.
  • Refreshments.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • *This tour is only available on Fridays.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Todd - March 16, 2019

We had a wonderful tour of the historic area of Istanbul with our fabulous guide. He was very nice and super informative!

Francisco - August 28, 2019

I would recommend this company as they were very responsive. The customer care team was very helpful. We made a last minute rescheduling and they arranged it very quickly. We joind the tour as we rescheduled and the tour itself was amazing.

Erica - July 16, 2019

We went to the Fatih area mostly. I enjoyed a lot and definitely it is worth the price. The guide, Serhat was very good on his job. He was proffessional and passionate.

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