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Konya Mevlana Museum and Semah Show from Istanbul by Plane

Duration:Full Day

Departure:Everyday Saturday

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This tour is a daily departure tour from Istanbul to Konya. It is included a professional tour guide and a chance to visit the most important sites in Konya and join to the Sema Show.

Tour Itinerary

05:00 Our driver will come to your hotel for picking you up and take you to airport. (Time can be changed according to available  flights departure time)

07:05 You will fly from Istanbul to Konya. (Please note that flight time can be changed according to avalibilty)
08:15 You will arrive in Konya Airport then our staff will be waiting at the Konya Airport with name sign. You will be picked up and dirve to Konya. The tour starts by visiting, Mevlana Museum, where is located in Konya City Center. Today, it is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes.You will visit all available section in Mevlana Museum such as Matbah (Kitchen), tombs, Tilavet Chamber (Quran Reading And Chanting), Semâ-Hâne (Ritual Hall). After visiting continue the tour by visiting Selimiye Mosque is located next door to Mevlana Museum. The mosque was commissioned by, and named for, Sultan Selim II (1566-74) in the Ottoman style. Construction began in 1558 when Selim was still a prince and was completed shortly after he became sultan, in 1567. Afterwards, you will have lunch in an authentic restaurant. After having lunch you will do Panaromic Meram tour. Then continue the tour by visiting Tavusbaba Tomb of belongs to Seyh Tavus Mehmet El Hindi, a Seljuk Period holy man (Sufi saint) near the Meram area. After visiting these places go to Karatay Madrasah was usually founded and maintained by the sultan, princes and other nobles as well as the Wakf, who could afford to meet the expenses needed for free education to students. The Madrassa continued to be one of the main venues of education in the Muslim World under the Ottoman Caliphate until 1924 when Ataturks’ law of 16 March 1924 abolished it in favour of modern schools and universities. Then visit the Ince Minaret Medrasah which dates from the 13th century. Originally a medrasa, an islamic school, it is now a museum of wood and stone carving. It is named for its elegant tiled minaret. The minaret was originally much taller than the section that survives today, and had an unusually slender appearance in comparison to the minarets of other contemporary Seljuk mosques, hence the name of the structure. Alaaddin Mosque which was built up at the hill is still surviving intact with its impressive beauty. The construction of the oldest and the biggest mosque of the period of Anatolia Seljuk in Konya was begun in the time of Seljuk Sultan Rukneddin Mesut I (1116-1156), was continued at the time of Kılıçarslan II, and was complated in 1221, during the time of Alaaddin Keykubat. 
Then we attend the Semah (Whirling Dervish Show) to see the amazing atmosphere in Mevlana Cultural Center in Konya. This tour and Whirling Dervishes Performing gives you a chance to understand the story of Sufism,Sufis and ritual of the Mevlevi.
At the end of the tour, drive back to Konya Airport 
23:05 You will take flight from Konya to Istanbul (Please note that flight departure time can be changed according to avalibilty)
00:20 Arrive in Istanbul. When you arrive in Istanbul airport, you will meet with our staff at the airport then be transferred to your hotel.

 

Includes

  • Airport transfer in Istanbul and Konya.
  • Roundtrip flight tickets
  • 1 Full Day Konya City Tour and Mevlan Museum Tour Whirling Dervishes Show
  • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums, parking and road tolls
  • 1 Lunch in the tour at local restaurant
  • Local taxes

Excludes

  • Drinks at lunches
  • Personal expences
  • Tips to guide and driver

Notes

You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
Remember to take sunscreen & a hat if you're not fond of direct sunlight as there is minimal shade available

Reviews

Comments (1)
(5 / 5)

Shahzad

26.06.2015, 18:43

It was excellent trip for us!....
We liked the tour from begenning to end with the services, touring, museums and the turkish people hospitality. Recommend to the every one. All the best.

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