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Live Whirling Dervish Show

About the Event

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

  • COVID-19 precautions. Learn more

    Special health and safety measures apply.

  • Duration 1 hour


  • Skip the ticket line


  • Instant confirmation


  • Live tour guide


  • Pickup included

    Following a pick-up from your hotels in the city center.



  • Witness a performance that includes 800 years of mystical roots
  • Enjoy a live musical demonstration of Mevlevi music
  • Watch a performance at the famous Orient Express station

Full description

The Mevlevi Order (The Mevlevi Tariqa), founded by the son Walad and the disciples of Celaleddin Rumi, in the onetime Seldjukid capital of Konya after his death in 1274, has institutionalized an ecstatic dance as part of the education of the disciples to forget the present and become united with the lover in infinity in a trance that is engendered by a constant spiraling movement to chants and to the music of the ney. This dance, which is called the Samâ, also means ‘hearing.’ In the words of one of the best- known scholars of mystical Islam, Annemarie Schimmel, “The samâ is no doubt, the most widely known expression of mystical life in Islam. After the show drop-off at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


  • Entrance ticket for the ceremony
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips and personal expenses

Not suitable for

  • People with mobility impairments

COVID-19 precautions

Safety measures in place

  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

Traveler requirements

  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Complete silence is expected during the ceremony
  • Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the city center.