Traditional Dinner & Dervish Experience

Fatih, Turkey

Experience hosted by Kubilay

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
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What you'll do

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

Discover local areas! Watch the dervish performance in a very historic place and have dinner in an authentic/local place with 140 years of history, taste more than 10 different types of high quality food (soup, kebab, meze, dessert etc.) - Vegetarian and vegan option available, please inform us after reservation.

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

- Meet in front of Sultanahmet Cami at 18.00.

- 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 (performance is around 60 minutes)

- Take a private transfer to a local kebab restaurant (it 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 coffee and traditional dessert Künefe.

- We will split after the dinner 21.30-22.00. We will organise a private car which will drop you to a location close to your hotel.

It will be a very unique experience that you will never forget.
An authentic experience with the locals and you will take a break from the touristic spots. It is our passion to meet with new people and show our local culture. Come and join us!

Discover local areas! Watch the dervish performance in a very historic place and have dinner in an authentic/local place with 140 years of history, taste more than 10 different types of high quality food (soup, kebab, meze, dessert etc.) - Vegetarian and veg…

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 transfer from performance place to restaurant, from...

Meet your host, Kubilay

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 315 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 also 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 front of Sultanahmet Cami at 18.00 and watch the Dervish Performance. Then we will go to a very local kebab restaurant by private car. 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. We will share the exact meeting point before the tour.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 315 reviews.

Anil
January 2022
This was a wonderful and memorable experience. There waspersonal touch and attention to detail as the starlight of the day. Lovely couple. Highly recommended.
Ebru
January 2022
Kubilay and Zeynep are two very nice people who take good care of you before, during and even after the experience. Seeing the whirling dervishes was nice, I didn’t like the location though - to me it was too small. But this is nothing one could make Kubilay and Zeynep responsible for. The dinner afterwards was incredible! We had so many varieties of food and even I as a Turkish woman could get to know new traditional food 😄 I loved the conversations in between and I loved the way Zeynep explained everything. Her English is really good and it was very easy to understand. They got us a private transfer back from the restaurant, which was very nice too! When we thought “okay this is it, what could make that night even better?!”, Zeynep came up with little presents for each of the guests. They even asked me if I made it home safe. They’re really nice people and I will definitely see them again when I come back to Istanbul! Thank you guys for this wonderful experience and for this nice group of guests. I enjoyed it a lot and I would highly recommend you to book this experience with Zeynep and Kubilay!
Yasmina
January 2022
I loved this experience from start to finish! Zeynep and Kubi are wonderful people. We learned so much about the Turkish culture and the dinner was absolutely delicious. The whirling dervishes were something I’ll never forget and probably would’ve never seen without them offering this experience. Grateful for a lovely evening together. They shared great recommendations and organised transport for us too. Couldn’t recommend it more!!!
Edyta
January 2022
The experience was very informative and fun at the same time, we were able to have an insight into the Turkish culture we didn’t even heard of. The food tasting was amazing, the hosts were very warm, they even organized a car to drive us to our destinations after the events and gave many helpful tips. The little gift bag we received was like a cherry on a cake, overall I’m very happy!
Khalid
January 2022
The Dervish Sow though was short gave an insight of what to expect at such events and the short synopsis given by zeynap put things in context. The food experience added another dimension to the street kebabs that I know. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you.
Samia
January 2022
amazing experience, highlight recommend for anyone that has wanted to see an authentic sufi whirling dervish ceremony. this experience had so many thoughtful touches from the beginning of the night to the very last second. the hosts were truly just such warm-hearted people. The good at the end of the night was absolutely delicious. I am vegan and they made accommodations for me that were still the best meal i had in istanbul

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  • Wed, 19 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
    £41 per person
  • Thu, 20 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
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  • Fri, 21 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
    £30 per person
  • Sat, 22 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
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  • Sun, 23 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £41 per person
  • Mon, 24 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
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  • Tue, 25 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
    £41 per person
  • Wed, 26 Jan
    18:00 - 21:30
    £41 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.