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Traditional Dinner & Dervish Experience

Istanbul, Turkey

Experience hosted by Kubilay

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

It is our passion to meet with new people and show our local culture. Come and join us! You will take a break from the touristic spots.

Discover local areas & watch the dervish performance in a very HISTORIC place. Unlimited Dinner with more than 10 different types of food (soup, kebab, meze, dessert etc.)

Price includes all the extras mentioned below, you will not have to pay any extras.

- Meet in front of Spice Bazaar at 7 pm.

- Try a very local Turkish dessert on the way to the performance area.

- Short walk to the Dervish experience (We will explain Dervish/Sufism background in a detailed way, so you will have the opportunity to know more about it before the performance.)

- Watch the amazing Dervish experience and feel the Rumi spirit (This performance is around 60 minutes)

- Take a taxi to a very local kebab restaurant (Taxi is included in this price)

- Taste the wonderful Turkish food (Unlimited Dinner: you will try soup, 5 different kebabs, meze(tapas), salads, drink)

- Finalize the dinner with tea, special Kurdish Coffee and traditional dessert Künefe.

- We will split after the dinner 10.30 - 11.00 pm. (We will help you for getting back to your hotel.)

It will be a very unique experience that you will never forget.

- Vegetarian and vegan option available, please inform us after reservation. (10 different tapas)

- For dates not available send us a message
It is our passion to meet with new people and show our local culture. Come and join us! You will take a break from the touristic spots.

Discover local areas & watch the dervish performance in a very HISTORIC place. Unlimited Dinner with more than 10 different types of food (soup, kebab, meze, dessert etc.)

Price includes all the extras mentioned below, you will not have to pay any extras.

- Meet in front of Spice…

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What's included

  • Food
    - 5 different types of Traditional Turkish Kebabs, one of the best!!
    -...
  • Drinks
    - Traditional Turkish Beverage: Ayran
    - Soft drinks (Coke, Sprite etc....
  • Tickets
    This tour includes the tram ticket, taxi fee and entrance to the Dervish pe...
From $46
/ person
Sat, May 8
$46 per person
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$46 per person
Sun, May 9
$46 per person
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$46 per person
Mon, May 10
$46 per person
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$46 per person

Meet your host, Kubilay

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 239 Reviews
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Hi! I am Kubi.

I am a local in Istanbul and adore this city! I like exploring new places and truly understand your needs for finding out the local places in a city. I am organizing this tour for you to try the yummy Turkish cuisine and explore fascinating Sufi/Dervish experience. I believe that this will be a life time experience for you and you will never forget it. This is 100% local tour with a spiritual touch.
I host this experience with Zeynep, great person with a big heart. We will host you with minimum 2 hosts. If you want to watch dervish whiriling in local Monastery i can aslo help.
Hi! I am Kubi.

I am a local in Istanbul and adore this city! I like exploring new places and truly understand your needs for finding out the local places in a city. I am organizing this tour for you to try the yummy Turkish cuisine and explore fascinating Sufi/Dervish experience. I believe that this will be a life time experience for you and you will never forget it. This is 100% local tour with a spiritual touch.
I host this experience with Zeynep, great person with a big h…
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Where you'll be

We will meet in Sirkeci at 7 pm and watch the Dervish Performance. Then we will go to a very local kebab restaurant by private car or taxi. I am here for all the inquities about the meeting & ending point. The Dervish performance will take place in Fatih which is very close to Sultanahmet.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 239 reviews.

Michael
March 2020
Special in so many ways! Zeynep and Kubi are two of the kindest, most thoughtful tour guides you could ever want. I assure you this will be one of the highlights of your time in Instanbul. Highly recommend!
Breanna
March 2020
This was one of the best experiences and best hosts we've ever had. They took such care in planning every stop/experience and were detailed in providing facts and history about the Dervishes and Turkey in general. They went out of their way to make everyone in the group feel comfortable and that we were all enjoying ourselves. You definitely won't regret booking this experience with them.
This was one of the best experiences and best hosts we've ever had. They took such care in planning every stop/experience and were detailed in providing facts and history about the…
Shakira
March 2020
Our hosts were absolutely amazing and very insightful, they made the experience all the more better. The whirling dervishes were a very different experience and thoroughly enjoyed watching the spiritual performance. We are great food and felt very comfortable. On top of that, we all were given gifts at the end which was a very thoughtful and personal touch. Highly recommend!
Our hosts were absolutely amazing and very insightful, they made the experience all the more better. The whirling dervishes were a very different experience and thoroughly enjoyed…
Aisha
March 2020
Amazing experience! Thank you for such a great time! Was so easy to meet up, and was great to be introduced to such yummy deserts! The food was amazing and transfer was so convenient! The hosts were so helpful and just lovely people, so welcoming! And the dinner was amazing!!
Amazing experience! Thank you for such a great time! Was so easy to meet up, and was great to be introduced to such yummy deserts! The food was amazing and transfer was so convenie…
Claudia
March 2020
A truly amazing experience in magical Istanbul! Zeynep and Kubilay put a lot of thought into every single detail of this experience. The samples, dinner, rooftop and even gifts! The dance show was fascinating to watch. One if not the best Airbnb experience I have been part of. Also, I learned a little bit more about Istanbul tonight thanks to Zeynep.
A truly amazing experience in magical Istanbul! Zeynep and Kubilay put a lot of thought into every single detail of this experience. The samples, dinner, rooftop and even gifts! T…
Marjon
March 2020
This was an amazing experience, one of our favorite days in turkey. We were here on a honeymoon and the hosts made our day magical. The food we tried was exceptional and we really got insight on Istanbul through the lens of a local.

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  • Sat, May 8
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $46 per person
  • Mon, May 10
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person
  • Tue, May 11
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person
  • Wed, May 12
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person
  • Thu, May 13
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person
  • Fri, May 14
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person
  • Sat, May 15
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    $46 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Your appetite & explorer soul :)