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Adult (Age 6-99)

Full Day Private Historical Konya Tour from Cappadocia

5 / 5 total 4 reviews
Duration: 13 to 14 hours
Product code: 4780
Overview

Konya dates back to the period of the Hittites and is also home to the famous whirling dervishes and the Seljuk culture. The tour takes you to:

Mevlana Museum, this complex is home to the properties and works of the 13th-century religious leader and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi. Mevlana established the whirling dervish sect of Sufism, and the museum’s collection includes their musical instruments, fabrics, calligraphy, carpets and a library. It also houses the tombs of Mevlana, his wife, children and several notable Sufis.

Karatay Tile Museum, a stunning restored 13th-century medrese and is now a tile museum. The inside of the medrese is tiled in enamel blue and white Seljuk tiles, and there is also a superb collection of ceramics.

Ince Minare Museum is a museum that houses a magnificent collection of Seljuk period wood and stone sculptures including animal reliefs from the walls of the city. It was constructed in the 13th century as a medrese and had a beautifully carved portal.

Aladdin Mosque and Palace sit atop a hill in central Konya. It is another example of the 13th-century architecture and is notable in part for the many decorative columns that are inside. At the foot of the hill is where you will find the excavation site of Alaeddin Kaykobad’s palace.

Aziziye Mosque, this is a typical mosque which was initially built in the 17th century but was then restored 200 years later after a fire destroyed it. This late restoration resulted in the mosque being reconstructed in a unique Rococo style which contrasts with others you may see.

Old Bazaar located behind the Mevlana Museum, is a colourful, sprawling, and bustling bazaar which is perfect for wandering, exploring and maybe finding a treasure to take home.

Highlights
  • See the Mevlana Museum who established the whirling dervish sect of Sufism
  • Visit Karatay Tile Museum a stunning restored 13th-century medrese
  • See the Aziziye Mosque that was reconstructed in a unique Rococo style
  • Explore Old Bazaar a colourful, sprawling, and bustling bazaar where you will find many treasures
  • Visit Alaaddin Mosque and Palace that sits atop a hill in Central Konya
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Dutch
  • Duration Duration: 13 to 14 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pickup from your Cappadocia Hotel
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • A traditional Turkish lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide who show you all the amazing sights of Konya
  • Cappadocia hotel pick-up and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point
Pickup from your Cappadocia hotel at approximately 07:00 am. Times will be confirmed once the booking is made

Additional Info
  • Please dress appropriately when entering religious sites
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking
  • Please be ready in your hotel reception 15 minutes before your pickup time
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Reviewed by Genevieve D FR   May 18, 2019
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An amazing town full of mysticism, with a rich and interesting museum and a beautiful mosque, home and sacred temple of the Islamic arm of Mevlana. The visit is culturally and spiritually aggrandizing.
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Christine GB   May 19, 2019

Thank you for your review.Kind regards, Christine.

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Reviewed by E Kay NO   May 07, 2019
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This museum has some beautiful tile work and the dervishes resting place is quite interesting. And the mosque an amazing place to visit - lovely grounds but can get very crowded. There are tombs and amazing wax figures depicting the daily life of the Dervish. You can also immerse yourself in History with detailed explanations by our guide. Definitely worth this day tour.
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Lynn GB   May 08, 2019

Thank you, E Kay, for taking the time to write this review. Nice to hear that you found this tour worth it, that is very kind. With kind regards, Lynn.

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Reviewed by August K US   April 23, 2019
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No trip to Konya will be complete unless you visit the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, the Sufi founder of Mawlawi Order. The City of Konya, like most cities in the interior of Turkey, is very conservative. It's not a problem, the people are super friendly and curious about why someone would travel so far to see their city and country. Just dress for the day with that in mind.A perfect day.
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Lisa US   April 24, 2019

Hello August. Thank you for taking time to write a review.Always nice to hear about the feelings of an experience customers made.Kind regards, Lisa.

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Reviewed by H Lawler US   April 12, 2019
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This tour is an Inspirational and educational experience.
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Maria US   April 12, 2019

Thank you for your review.Kind regards,Maria.

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