Konya and Hacibektas 3 days private tour from Cappadocia - CAP40

In Konya,we drive to the north side of the Alaettin Hill to visit the Seminary of the Slender Minaret (Ince Minare Medrese, 1264), a 13th-century theological college that’s been beautifully restored and now serves as Konya’s Museum of Stone and Wooden Inscriptions, with works of art from the 1100s and later. Walking around the Alaettin Hill, we enter a quiet residential neighborhood to look at the Crystalline Medrese (Sircali Medrese, 1242) with its fine tilework and Kuranic calligraphy in stone. Continuing for a short distance we come to the Sahip Ata Mosque Complex (1283), included a school, a travelers’ inn, Turkish bath, and the tomb of its founder, the Seljuk grand vezir who also built the Seminary of the Slender Minaret. Nearby, we visit the Konya’s Archeological Museum to see the marble high-relief sarcophagus “The Trials of Hercules” and many items from Konya’s ancient past (up to 7000 years ago).

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$621

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Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mevlana Muzesi
    • Entry/Admission - Konya Archaeological Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours:
    • Minimum 2 pax No solo travellers

  • Day 1: Along the Silk Road to Konya

    Stop At: Mevlana Muzesi, Mevlana Cd. No:1, Konya 42030 Turkey
    After breakfast 08:00am we drive to Konya and see the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Islamic Sufi sect (Sufism is less an Islamic sect than a mystical way of approaching the Islamic faith. Arriving in Konya, we check in at our hotel, and have lunch. In the afternoon we stroll the streets of Konya, visiting first the Tomb of Rumi in the glittering Mevlana Museum, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims and indeed all lovers of Rumi. Next door, we visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque before having lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. We drive along Mevlana Caddesi, Konya’s main avenue, to reach the age-old Alaettin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000-year-old Aladdin Mosque , where Rumi often prayed. In its courtyard are the tombs of many of the Seljuk Turkish sultans who ruled during Rumi’s lifetime, and who consulted him for spiritual guidance. Walking down the north side of the Alaettin Hill we pass the remains of the Seljuk sultan’s palace, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the medieval Great Karatay Medrese theological college (the interior is currently closed for restoration), after which we return to our hotel for dinner. Overnight in Konya.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Konya

    Day 2: Konya Islamic Tour

    Stop At: Konya Archaeological Museum, Sahibi Ata Cad. 91, Konya Turkey
    Today we visit some of the wonderful Seljuk Turkish monuments that Rumi would have known and visited: we drive to the north side of the Alaettin Hill to visit the Seminary of the Slender Minaret (Ince Minare Medrese, 1264), a 13th-century theological college that’s been beautifully restored and now serves as Konya’s Museum of Stone and Wooden Inscriptions, with works of art from the 1100s and later. Walking around the Alaettin Hill, we enter a quiet residential neighborhood to look at the Crystalline Medrese (Sircali Medrese, 1242) with its fine tilework and Kuranic calligraphy in stone. Continuing for a short distance we come to the Sahip Ata Mosque Complex (1283), included a school, a travelers’ inn, Turkish bath, and the tomb of its founder, the Seljuk grand vezir who also built the Seminary of the Slender Minaret. Nearby, we visit the Konya’s Archeological Museum to see the marble high-relief sarcophagus “The Trials of Hercules” and many items from Konya’s ancient past (up to 7000 years ago). Lunch at a local restaurant introduces us to more Konya culinary specialties, included meat cooked slowly in a tandir (“tandoori,” clay pot buried in hot coals). After lunch we walk to the Mosque and Tomb of Sems-i Tebrizi, Rumi’s closest companion, spiritual mentor, and inspiration for many of his poetic works, then continue on foot past many shops to our hotel. Overnight in Konya.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight Konya

    Day 3: Haci Bektas and Cappadocia

    Stop At: Hacibektas, Hacibektas, Cappadocia
    In the morning, we drive to Hacibektas and visit its museum which was an Islamic monastery dating back to the 13th century. Haci Bektas Veli is the founder of the influential Bektasi sect of dervishes and the leader of an Islamic philosophy and social class in the 13th century. After this we head on to Gulsehir where we visit the church of St. John which has spectacular frescoes on its walls. After walking around fascinating landscape of Aciksaray and we drive to Urgup for lunch at a local restaurant and taste the local food of the region. We spend the afternoon with a visit to Goreme Open Air Museum and free time for shopping. Overnight in Cappadocia or transfer to Airport for connecting flight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Cappadocia or transfer to Airport for connecting flight.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your hotel and drive to Konya 8am
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Yuki Tours

Activity ID: V-106498P180

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