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Les Arts Turcs Tours

Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 544 220 1022
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Genuine experience.

Absolutely fascinating and moving experience. This is no tourist show but the real thing. The... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
Michael C
Great, with a couple glitches

I had a great 5 days in Sultanahmet, largely due to the help and advice I received from Alp... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
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30 Mar 2016
“Genuine experience.”
29 Mar 2016
“Great, with a couple glitches”
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
+90 544 220 1022
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Absolutely fascinating and moving experience. This is no tourist show but the real thing. The pre-visit explanation of sufism very informative and helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I had a great 5 days in Sultanahmet, largely due to the help and advice I received from Alp. Through him, I arranged a half-day cruise on the Golden Horn, a Whirling Dervish ceremony, and a full day tour of the main sites (with Mustafa,...More

1  Thank TokyoRory
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I searched online about this place and I was walking in SultanAhmet area and asked about it, and I did not get lost because many turkish people know about it. and when I went there I took an Ebru lesson and I enjoyed every minute...More

Thank Nada_alsharif
Reviewed 26 November 2015

I wish I had found this earlier in our trip but all in all was a fantastic end!! I used email as my source of communication and the response was direct & quick, was so grateful of Alp and his service. Easy instructions & easy...More

1  Thank Tiffany W
Reviewed 30 October 2015

One of the most restful and interesting things we have done in 4 trips to Istanbul was an evening with the Whirling Dervishes. A small gathering for each session in an atmospheric round 'theatre' the group of eight dancers are accompanied by traditional music. Mesmerising....More

1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I love this tour company they provide such unique cultural tours. The tour leaders are very knowledgeable and provide such interesting cultural perspectives and activities.

1  Thank Adilah A
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We were in contact with Alp AKSAHIN from Les Arts Turcs Tours (and Bazaar Turkey). He arranged for us 10 tickets to a football match of Fenerbahce against Bursaspor. We also needed the passalong cards before we could get game tickets. All was arranged by...More

Thank RogierHeuvel
Reviewed 4 September 2015

A wonderful experience in the heart of Istanbul. Easy to find right behind the Basilica Cistern. Professional & clean, they use only organic henna. They take appointments and Alp fit us in at the last moment on our last day. A great way to take...More

1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I contacted Les Arts Turcs seeking some Turkish music lessons while in Istanbul for a couple days. Alp and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful, and were able to co-ordinate a couple lessons with a local Turkish teacher who played Bendir (Turkish frame...More

2  Thank Justin R
Reviewed 18 August 2015

had an amazing experience. the show was mesmerizing. we were told not to take pictures especially with flash on but all the tourit were taking them. the belly dancer afterwards changed the mood. had lentil soup which was great. the rice pudding was tooo sweet.

1  Thank Arzoo D
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Nina J
Please, tell exactly where can take a part to get whirling dervish ceremony in Istanbul?
8 April 2017|
Response from Baysa | Property representative |
Dear Nina, We have the ceremony every tuesday, thursday and saturday evenings. If you want you can rech us from 00905442201022 for resetvation. All The Best Alp