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  1. Turkey
  2. Konya
  3. Mevlana Museum

Konya: Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 295365
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Explore the sights of Konya on a full-day tour. See the beautiful architecture of the city, discover the old bazaar, and enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup from any hotel, the airport, and bus stations in Konya.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Tomb of Rumi and Mevlana Museum, an important Sufi Muslim site in Turkey
  • See the beauty of Aziziye mosque, with its baroque architecture
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the best restaurants in Konya
  • Visit Alaeddin Mosque, one of the oldest of its kind in Turkey
  • Wander around the old Christian village of Sille
Full description
After being picked up, start the tour by visiting the Tomb of Rumi, the great Sufi poet, and the Mevlana Museum. This is the largest Sufi Muslim center in Turkey it was once home to the Mevlevi Order, better known as whirling dervishes. After the Tomb, visit a felt art house where you will have the chance to learn how the felt is made and the mystical journey of wool in Sufism. Learn more about the importance of felt cloth for Sufi artists.

Wander through the colourful and bustling Old Bazaar, where you can browse for various souvenirs and local products. Next stop is the Aziziye Mosque, which distinguishes itself from other Ottoman mosques with its architectural structure and decorations. Combining baroque and traditional Ottoman architecture, one of the most distinguishable features is the double minaret building, where each balcony roof is supported with columns, making the mosque of a unique design in Turkey. 

After visiting the Aziziye Mosque, enjoy an à la carte lunch in one of the best restaurants in Konya. After lunch see the Alaeddin Mosque which was built in the 13th century, making it one of the oldest mosques in Turkey. Journey to the Ince Minaret Madrasah and Karatay Madrasah which are beautiful examples of Seljuk-era architecture. Next stop is Sahip Ata which is a complex of buildings that consist of a mosque, tomb, dervishes lodge, double bath, fountain, and shops. In the museum, there are manuscripts, wooden artifacts, metal works, carpets and kilim works belonging to Anatolian Seljuks, Beyliks, Ottoman and Republican Era, as well as sacred relics such as Sakal-ı Sharif and Kaaba coverings.

Finally, explore the village of Sille which is one of the early Christians settlements of the region, with several rock-carved churches. Admire the beautiful houses, an old small bridge over the river, and mosques from the Ottoman era. Visit Hagia Eleni church, with its typical stone carvings. After your tour, enjoy a traditional Turkish coffee to complete your day.
Includes
  • Hotel, airport, or bus station pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transportation
  • Professional guide
  • A la Carte lunch with drinks
  • Coffee break
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities