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Mystical Spirit of Sufism in Istanbul

history walk

Mystical Spirit of Sufism in Istanbul

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
history walk

Mystical Spirit of Sufism in Istanbul

history walk

Mystical Spirit of Sufism in Istanbul

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Only a few travelers that visit the ancient city of Istanbul can understand the true spirit of the Ottoman Empire. Most tourists skip the unknown district Uskudar while planning their tour routes. However, this is where the mystic spirit of Sufism still lives. Go back in time and discover how Sufism gave shape to an empire and gave peace to millions of people. With this 1,5 hour of history tour, you will find out many things about the neighborhood of Uskudar, visiting 17 locations including Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Ahmet III. Fountain, Architect Sinan's Bazaar and the Dervish Lodge. Join the tour in Uskudar, the place that became one with Sufism and discover the true legacy of Ottoman Empire.

Your host

Learn more about Batuhan

Batuhan

Hi! You can call me Batu. I am a Marketing and Advertising enthusiast who works as the Head of Marketing at a travel startup called Piri. I am in love with history, storytelling and exploring the unknown. I travel, sail, and climb mountains. My experience focuses on presenting the unknown and the secret history of Ottoman Sufism beneath the ancient city Constantinople.

What's included

Food
Turkish traditional snacks

Where you'll be

You will find out many things about the neighborhood of Uskudar, visiting 17 locations including avoided touristic attractions such as Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Ahmet III. Fountain, Architect Sinan's Bazaar including the unknown and hidden cultural places such as Dervish Lodge. You will discover local authentic cafes as well as iconic landmarks that only local people appreciate.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guest should be able to walk

More tips

The first stop is at Uskudar Pier, and that’s where you need to be to start the tour. To reach the Pier, you can use Uskudar ferries or Marmaray taking off from the European

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Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Batuhan
Mystical Spirit of Sufism in Istanbul
New experience
£8/person
New experience
£8/person