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Istanbul: Archaeology Museum & Sufi Shrines Tour

Istanbul, Turkey

Cancellation Allowed

8:Hours

English

Minimum Persons : 0

Maximum Persons : 50

Description

Awarded ‘Museum of The Year’ by the European Council, was established as the first Turkish Museum. The present museum consists of four sections disposed in four different buildings. It houses the famous Sarcophagus of Alexander The Great’ and priceless artifacts from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Era. The upper floor has a wide collection of coins. The New Building opened in 1998 has magnificent Exhibits of Troia and Anatolian Cultures. There is very well displayed section for Istanbul. The third building has remarkable works of art from Mesopotamia. Artifacts date from the 6th millennium and onwards. Sumeria, Hitite, Akkadia, Babylonia and many other cultures will get you deep into the histories that have affected European Culture. Finally - and of course - to have an unforgettable day you need a splendid guide to help you enjoy and appreciate this unique museum.
Sufi is a mystic that seeks to find divine truth and love through direct encounters with God. Sufism developed religious practices focusing on self-control to enable both mental and mystical insights as well as a loss of self, with the ultimate goal of mystical union with God. The Sufi movement consists of fraternal orders in which leaders train and assist disciples in the mastery of Sufism’s philosophical principles and ritual practices. Such rituals and practices include writing and reciting poetry and hymns; some of the most famous and beautiful literature of the Islamic world has been written by Sufis. This tour is focused on Sufi practices, philosophy and dargahs (sufi shrine). Knowing the fact that each order has different day and time of dhikr (Islamic devotional act), places of visits will change accordingly. The tour includes the visit to dargahs; nevertheless, we can not guarantee participation of dhikr due to unexpected events. Mevleviye, Cerrahiye and Nakshibendiye are some of the places that are on our list of the orders.

Included

- Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
- Entrance Fees
- Lunch
- Tour guide

Location

Extended Details

  • Excluded :

    - Gratuities (optional)
    - Beverages during lunch


  • Additional info :

    - This tour is available only on Fridays.
    - In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited.
    - You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 
    - Return time to hotel: Approximately at 05:00 pm


  • Confirmation type :

    The booking is available after 48:Hours minutes of purchase.


  • Logistics :

    Pick up from centrally located hotels in Istanbul
    Hotel Drop-off


  • Cancellation policy :

    - Cancellations made within one day or less prior to start time will be subject to 100% cancellation fees.

    - Children from 3 to 6 years old: Get reduced rates.