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Istanbul: Mevlevi Sema and the Whirling Dervishes Show

1. Istanbul: Mevlevi Sema and the Whirling Dervishes Show

Witness the Mevlevi Sema ceremony at the HodjaPasha Culture Center in central Istanbul and see the whirling dances and dervishes. Enjoy complimentary drinks during the show. Step inside a 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath in Sultanahmet-Sirkeci and take your place. Learn more about the Mevlevi Sema from the provided booklet. Marvel at this cultural dance that dates back 800 years. The program begins with a classical Turkish music concert. See the dervishes and sheikh take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following the chant, hear the drum voice as the dervishes perform the seven-part Sema ceremony which represents the birth of humanity. The Sema ends with a Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs, and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country.

Istanbul: Live Whirling Dervishes Experience

2. Istanbul: Live Whirling Dervishes Experience

Witness the Sema ceremony unfold at the Hodjapasha Center in Istanbul. Watch the Whirling Dervishes perform this 800-year-old spiritual ritual complete with traditional music. Embark on a spiritual journey and watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. See the Sema ceremony with its roots in 800-year-old mysticism. Watch the ceremony unfold with a live musical introduction of Mevlevi music. A Dervish is a Sufi and member of the Mevlevi Order who seeks to find divine truth and love directly with God. Observe this masterful cultural performance as the Dervishes portray the journey of man’s spiritual ascent to perfection through mind and love. The community of Sufism developed religious practices focusing on self-control that enable both mental and mystical insights as well as a loss of self, with the ultimate goal of mystical union with God.

Istanbul: Vialand Theme Park Tickets with Package Options

3. Istanbul: Vialand Theme Park Tickets with Package Options

Enter the most exciting theme park in Turkey home to the first shopping center that combines shopping and exhibition centers, entertainment, and lifestyle complex. Vialand (formerly known as Isfanbul) offers its guests world-class fun with its park filled with rides. Feel the adrenaline on Nefeskesen, fastest rollercoaster which exceeds speeds of 110 kph in 3 seconds. Then, experience the 15 m sudden drop on the Viking water ride before heading to the 360-degree entertainment station which is suitable for all ages.  See all of Istanbul under your feet at the Tower of Justice viewing platform which is 50 m high. Finally, swing on the Saray Salincagi ride, with a 40-person capacity and 20 m diameter cycle. End your day at the outdoor concert and event stage which features the biggest outdoor screen in Turkey and seats a capacity of 10,000 people. Watch a range of special shows and concerts by famous artists at this never-ending festival environment. Choose between the All-Inclusive VIP, Diamond, or Gold Packages that offer food menus, drink options, and bonus attractions depending on your choice. Take a thrilling ride down the Zipline and Up-Side House and try ice cream, hookah, and coffee at Bloom Hookah Cafe.

Istanbul: Turkish Dance Show at Hodjapasha Cultural Centre

4. Istanbul: Turkish Dance Show at Hodjapasha Cultural Centre

Get tickets to the Turkish Dance Show at the Hodjapasha Cultural Center for an entertainment-filled evening in Istanbul. Watch a lively performance with traditional dances, folk music, colorful costumes, and video projections in a former hammam built in the 15th century. Be enticed by Turkish folklore dances from different regions of Anatolia performed by professional dancers, blended with modern choreography, stunning costumes, and live music. Enjoy the intimate and authentic atmosphere of this evening show inside the Hodjapasha Cultural Centre, situated within the ancient construction of the Hodjapasha Hamam, a restored 550-year-old Ottoman bath. Admire the original architecture of the building and discover the Dervish exhibition, presented in the foyer area.

Istanbul: Sabiha Goken Airport Premium Lounge Entry

5. Istanbul: Sabiha Goken Airport Premium Lounge Entry

Avoid the crowds and chaos of the public departure lounge and relax in style before your flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Get a 3-hour stay, then make yourself comfortable in one of the premium lounges located in the Departure Level of Domestic Terminal or International Terminal. In the lounge, enjoy the opportunity to unwind before your flight and relax on the comfortable seating as you watch the TV, or read one of the many international newspapers and magazines. You can also make use of the lounges' unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, and dine on an array of freshly prepared seasonal food as well as drinks. If you have a kid, there is a playroom.

Istanbul: Istanbul Aquarium Ticket with Transfer

6. Istanbul: Istanbul Aquarium Ticket with Transfer

Come and explore Istanbul Aquarium, a one-of-its-kind aquarium housing 1,500 species from all over the world, with this time-saving entry ticket and roundtrip transfer service. The world-renowned aquarium is a top destination for families with children and anyone who loves marine life. Thanks to its size, variety of fish species and engaging activities such as interactive games and 5D cinema, it is an unforgettable experience for everyone. Over 17,000 sea and land creatures await you in the magical underwater world of Istanbul Aquarium. Say hello to the myriad of inhabitants by following a 1.2 kilometer long geographical route, letting you travel from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Gaze at the 17 different ocean environments and a rainforest while keeping an eye out for sharks, balloon fish, piranhas, penguins, clownfish, and many other fascinating water animals. Best of all, with our skip-the-line ticket and transfer service, you can enjoy hassle-free access to this popular attraction. Enter the aquarium quickly and easily without having to wait in line. The included transfer service will take you from the pickup points in Taksim, Sirkeci or Sultanahmet to Istanbul Aquarium, and vice versa, so you can sit back and relax without having to worry about getting there on your own.

SEA LIFE Istanbul Entry Ticket

7. SEA LIFE Istanbul Entry Ticket

Spend the day at SEA LIFE Istanbul and get up close to weird and wonderful sea creatures. Walk underwater through an amazing 83-meter long ocean tunnel and get 270-degree panoramic views of the sea bed. Explore up to 21 themed zones, including Clownfish Alley, Stingray Bay and the Rainforest. With an impressive 47 display tanks and more than 15,000 creatures from the sea, the aquarium is the perfect place for family fun. Be amazed by Europe's largest shark collection at Shark Kingdom, and marvel at bowmouth, hammerhead, grey reef shark, zebra and sand tiger sharks as they swim majestically over your head. Touch a starfish or crab in the Touchpool Experience and watch the fish feeding shows throughout the day. Don't miss Europe's newest interactive experience, Amazing Creations, where children can draw their dream fish, color it, scan it on a multimedia scanner and watch it come alive in the digital aquarium!

Çemberli Taş Traditional Turkish Bath

8. Çemberli Taş Traditional Turkish Bath

The Çemberlitas Bath, built in 1584, is located on Divanyolu Street and surrounded Istanbul’s historic monuments. At the beginning of your 2-hour visit an attendant will show you to a dressing cubicle on the first floor, and provide sandals and a peştemal – a colorful checked cloth to be tied around the waist. There are many services available. With the self-service option, you bathe yourself, bringing your own soap, shampoo and towel. The traditional bath option includes a 15-minute massage and the soap, shampoo and towel are provided. Other choices include gobektasi, or stone sweating; scrubbing, bubbles and sultan’s bath; aromatherapy oil massage; Indian massage; and clay mask.

Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

9. Istanbul Aquarium and Aqua Florya Shopping Mall Tour

Immerse yourself in the planet’s waters on a full-day tour to the Istanbul Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium organized by themes. You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Aqua Florya Shopping Mall, location of the Istanbul Akvaryum, which holds a leading position among the world’s aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and activities. Following a geographical route, travel through 16 themes and a rainforest, journeying from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at more than 1,500 species, including sharks, giant stingrays, groupers, piranhas, and octopus. The 5D movie house ramps up your adventure with stunning movies seen through special glasses that help you experience a feast of fog, wind and water. Then, enjoy some free time in the shopping mall, where 4 floors of stores, restaurants and special events await. Browse a host of local and international brands, including Lacoste, GAP, Mango and Marks and Spencer.

Istanbul: Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

10. Istanbul: Traditional Turkish Bath Experience

Have a true Turkish experience at a beautiful central Turkish bath, known as a hamam. Experience the full range of treatments including an invigorating body scrub with a special exfoliating glove that removes any dead skin. Enjoy a face mask to open your pores, a luxurious foam peeling massage and an aromatherapy oil massage for relaxation. Relax, breathe, and unwind at this professional hamam.

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based on 2,257 reviews

Very nice show that is suitable for young people as well as adults. A great discovery You can't see the time passing, so much so that you still want more and you're disappointed that it's already over. We are seated in a circle, which allows us to see well and the room is not very big, which gives an intimate side to this show. We recommend ++++ Rq: the entrance is in a small alley. Bring a map or a GPS

It was extremely interesting because it was a formal and authentic religious activity and not a presentation for tourists, as you cannot speak, photograph or applaud. I was extremely involved with the quality of the musicians, prayers and dances. I recommend this tour and I can say that it was one of the nicest tours I've ever taken in my life.

This is literally one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! Highly recommend the experience. Also bought some great lemon tea on the way out!

Amazing experience, an hour to reflect and medidate! highly recommend! is

A few words - Epic, Amazing, Magnificient. Worth every penny. Just WOW.