Daily Konya Mevlana Museum and Semah Show from Istanbul by Plane
This tour program is a professional guided tour program that includes the main attractions of Konya such as the museum&Tomb of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi ,madrasahs from Seljuk time,Alaeddin mosque & ruins of the Seljuk palace,old Roman village and churches.This program also includes walking in the Old bazaar and visiting the felt art house. Private transportation ,professional guidance, lunch with drinks, all the admission fees are included in the tours. If you are coming to Konya for 1 day ,this program is right for you. You can check detailed itinerary below.
Start the day with an early departure from your Istanbul hotel to catch a flight to Konya. (Please note that flight time can be changed according to availability)
On arrival our staff will be waiting at 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 availability)
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.
- 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