One day Konya Tour from Cappadocia

Day Trips & Excursions in Konya

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Take a spiritual journey to Konya for the travelers who are keen on learning more about Rumi's philosophy and history.  Konya is a kind of open air museum by representing the treasure of old civilizations from the ages with the finest examples as well as having  religious celebrations called as "Seb-i Arus" which is run every year between 10th-17th December. Konya city is the largest city of Turkey with its acreage. Because of its location,travelers will have chance to see not only famous visiting points with its rich history and culture taking a place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage but also with its rich industry and fertile agriculture.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia by your guide and driver at around 08:30am for starting your tour. You will be driven to Sultanhani caravanserai on the way which is the biggest caravanserai on Silk Road. The history of Sultanhani dates back to 13th century as a kind of monumental caravanserai. You will be advised information about Silk Road by your guide. Then after driving 1,5 hour more we will arrive to Mevlana Museum in Konya. Mausoleum of Rumi, called as “Mevlana Muzesi”in Turkish language is a place on the list of must see list of Konya. A tomb is situated inside of Mevlana Museum called Mevlana shortly in Turkish but the full name of him is Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi in English. One of his other names is famous mystic/sufi/thinker Rumi and his tomb is neighboring museum that displays relics of his life and his time. Inside of the Museum, you will have opportunity to see the items on display in the museum range from old manuscripts, hand written copies of the Koran, musical instruments which were used at Rumi’s time besides numerous art works dating from the Seljukera. In a local restaurant you will have your lunch after visiting Museum.The next destination of this tour will be Alaeddin Mosque after lunch which is one of the most interesting examples of Turkish Architecture. The Mosque is famous with its wooden columns that carry the entire building. Inside the courtyard of the mosque there is a graveyard for the Sultans. As a final visiting destination will be Ince Minareli Medrese (theological school). This building has glorious portal gate which is one of the best examples in Turkey. After last stop the tour ends at around 17:30-18:00 and we will drive you back to Cappadocia for dropping you to the hotel.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Family friendly
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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