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Konya: City Tour with Lunch

1. Konya: City Tour with Lunch

Learn about the life and times of the great Sufi mystic Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi on this guided tour of the sacred city of Konya. Immerse yourself in Rumi's teachings and learn more about many of his most trusted advisors and companions as you wander through the streets of his home town. After getting picked up from your hotel, pay a visit to one of Turkey's most hauntingly beautiful dervish lodges and prepare to be amazed at the Mosque of Aladdin, which contains one of the oldest Minbars/pulpits in the entire country. Later, wander through the charming streets of the village of Sille where Turks and Greeks lived side by side for over 800 years. Finally, travel back in time at the Byzantine Church of Agia Eleni before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

Cappadocia 3-Day Tour with Optional Balloon Flight

2. Cappadocia 3-Day Tour with Optional Balloon Flight

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Discover these natural wonders on a 3-day professionally guided tour, choosing from Alanya, Side, and Belek departures. Cappadocia, located in eastern Anatolia, boasts a unique historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the landscape of the region’s Devrent, Paşabağ, and Pigeon valleys is characterized by unusual fairy chimney formations. Millions of years ago, 3 of Cappadocia’s mountains were active volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions and erosion of the tuff layers of volcanic ash created the formations you see in the area today. During this excursion you’ll come across a wide variety of fairy chimney shapes, ranging from conical, pointed, and columnar to hat and mushroom-shaped. Visit an underground city and the Göreme Open Air Museum, which features over 30 rock-carved churches and chapels, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries, and many with interior frescoes. Your guide will take you to the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The site was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. If you like you can choose to see a whirling dervishes show (not included in the tour price).

Best of Turkey 10-Day Package Tour

3. Best of Turkey 10-Day Package Tour

Day 1 Arrival to Istanbul (Monday) Upon arrival at Istanbul greeted and drives to your hotel. C/IN. O/N Istanbul. (No Meal) Day 2 Treasures of Istanbul (Tuesday) (09:00 - 15:00) Today you visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.O/N Istanbul (B-L) Day 3 HD Bosphorus Tour+Flight to Izmir (Wednesday) (09:00-12:30) Upon breakfast at the hotel check out. Today you visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and enjoy cruising on Bosphorus.After tour flight to Izmir. C/IN. O/N Kusadasi. (B) Day 4 Ancient Ephesus Tour (Thursday) (09:00 - 16:00) Today you visit The House of Virgin Mary; where she spent her final days, Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. and Temple of Artemis O/N Kusadasi. (B-L) Day 5 Pamukkale Tour (Friday) (08:00-20:00) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out, Travel to Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… swim in terraces and visit ancient city of Hierapolis. Drive to Antalya. C/IN. O/N Antalya. (B-L) Day 6 Antalya City Tour (Saturday) (09:30-16:00) Enjoy stunning view of Mediterranean from cable car ride 'from sea to sky', visit Duden waterfalls and explore the old town (Kaleici). You will see top attractions of the city: Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret).O/N Antalya. (B-L) Day 7 Konya&Cappadocia (Sunday) (08:30-20:00) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi. and 700-years-old Caravanserail (ancient traders and travellers on silk road). Drive to Cappadocia. C/IN. O/N Cappadocia (B-L) Day 8 Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (Monday) (09:30-16:00) Today you visit Goreme Museum, Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Avano, Goreme Panaroma, Uchisar. O/N Cappadocia (B-L) Optional: Hot Air Balloon Flight Day 9 Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul (Tuesday) (09:00-16:00) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out, Today you visit Rose Valley, Cavusin, Pigeon Valley, Underground Cities, Ortahisar. After tour flight to Istanbul. C/IN. O/N Istanbul. (B-L) Day 10 Departure Day (Wednesday) According to your flight departure time, drives to Istanbul Airport. End of our service. (B)

From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Highlights Tour with Transfer

4. From Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey Highlights Tour with Transfer

DAY 1 : Arrival to Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Airport (IST) or at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW). Meet your driver with your name sign and private transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Istanbul. DAY 2 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast ) We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. DAY 3 : Full Day Istanbul Tour ( Breakfast ) Visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Boat trip on the Bosphorus. Afternoon visit to the underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 4 : Istanbul – Izmir – Ephesus Tour – Kusadasi ( Breakfast – Dinner ) Pick up from hotel and transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir. Arrive at Izmir Airport and be met by your tour guide and drive to Ephesus ( 45 minutes drive ) First visit the Artemis Temple, which is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus. After Ephesus, lunch will be served in the garden of a local handicrafts center. Here you can see some of the traditional carpet weaving techniques used and enjoy viewing some splendid displays of beautiful carpets. After Lunch visit House of Virgin Mary. Drive to the hotel for overnight in Kusadasi. DAY 5 : Kusadasi – Pamukkale Tour ( 3,5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast – Dinner ) Drive to Pamukkale, on the way, visit to Laodicea. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. Overnight Pamukkale. DAY 6 : Pamukkale – Konya ( 4,5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast ) Drive to Konya, visit to Mevlana Sufi temple. Overnight in Konya. DAY 7 : Konya – Cappadocia Tour ( 5 hours drive ) ( Breakfast ) Drive to Cappadocia. Visit to Sultanhani Caravanseria, a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day’s journey. Overnight in Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 8 : Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast ) Optional: Hot air ballooning with sunrise, once in a lifetime experience in Cappadocia Tour to Kaymaklı Underground City, Soğanlı Valley, an Open Air Museum. Continue with Keslik Monastery near Cemil. Our tour finishes with a visit to Mustafapaşa (Sinasos). Overnight Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 9 : Cappadocia Tour ( Breakfast ) Visit Devrent valley, Pasabag “fairy chimneys” where the voice of wind mixes with the “songs of fairies” near Zelve. Lunch in Avanos, centre of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC. Afternoon, visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Rock-Castle. Overnight Cappadocia in a cave hotel. DAY 10 : Cappadocia – Istanbul ( Breakfast ) Transfer to airport for your domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Overnight Istanbul. DAY 11 : Home ( Breakfast ) After breakfast check out from the hotel and private transfer to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport for your flight back home.

From Istanbul: 13-Day Tour with Cappadoccia & Epheseus

5. From Istanbul: 13-Day Tour with Cappadoccia & Epheseus

Day 1 Arrival Istanbul (Sunday) Upon arrival at Istanbul A/P, greeted and drives to your hotel. C/IN. O/N in Istanbul. (No Meal) Day 2 Treasures of Istanbul (Monday) (09:16:00) Today explore Hagia Sophia; was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. Next; Topkapı Palace; It housed the ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to with Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the World. O/N in Istanbul. (B-L) Day 3 HD Cruising on Bosphorus / Flight to Cappadocia (Tuesday) (09:00-12:30) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out. Visit; Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and cruısıng on Bosphorus; A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. After tour flight to Kayseri. C/IN. O/N in Cappadocia. (B-L) Day 4 Underground Cities of Cappadocia (Wednesday) (09:30-16:30) Today visit Rose Valley, Cavusin, Pigeon Valley, Underground Cities; once a place of refuge for 15000 christians, Ortahisar. O/N in Cappadocia. (B-L) Optional: Hot Air Balloon Flight Day 5 Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (Thursday) (09:30-16:30) Today explore Goreme Museum; consists of many rock-cut churches from the second half of 9C with beautiful colorful frescoes decorating the walls, Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Avanos, Goreme Panaroma and Uchisar. O/N in Cappadocia. (B-L) Day 6 Konya&Antalya (Friday) (08:30-19:30) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out. Today you visit 700-years-old Sultanahni Caravanserail (ancient traders and travellers on silk road) Then, the museum of 13th century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi. After lunch travel to Antalya. C/IN. O/N in Antalya (B-L) Day 7 Perge&Aspendos&Kursunlu Waterfall Tour (Saturday) (08:30 - 16:30) Today you visit Perge, one of the largest and most popular ancient city in the Pamphylia region, Aspendos Ancient Theatre and Kursunlu Waterfall. O/N in Antalya (B-L) Day 8 Pamukkale Tour / Travel to Kusadasi (Sunday) (08:00 - 19:00) Today you visit Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… and the ancient city of Hierapolis which has the biggest Necropolis with 1200 gravestones in Anatolia.After tour travel to Kusadasi. C/IN. O/N in Kusadasi. (B-L) Day 9 Ancient Ephesus Tour (Monday) (09:00-16:00) Today you visit The House of Virgin Mary; where Mary spent her last days. Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in the Eastern Mediterranean, Temple of Artemis;was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. O/N in Kusadasi (B-L) Day 10 Travel to Bodrum (Tuesday) Today, trtansfer you to your hotel in Bodrum. C/IN. O/N in Bodrum. (B) Day 11 Leisure Day (Wednesday) Today is the leisure to explore city your own. O/N in Bodrum. (B) Day 12 Flight to Istanbul (Thursday) According your pick up drıve to Bodrum A/P for your flight to Istanbul. C/IN. O/N in Istanbul. (B) Day 13 Departure Day (Friday) According your pick up tıme drıve to Istanbul Airport. End of our service. (B)

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What people are saying about Mevlana Museum

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We had the best trip EVER! Our guide Metin was amazing! He has been doing this for years and you can just feel the energy. We got a lot of history and information about the region and the country as well. We got to see so so so many beautiful places and had once in a lifetime experience flying in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia. Very recommendable to spend the money for the air balloon - there is just nothing like it. We loved ever second of it. It’s crazy how much you can get to see and experience in just 3 days! Everything went well from the transfer from our hotel in Side and all the way to Cappadocia and back again. The service is on top and the trip was worth every penny! The hotel we stayed in was very nice too and everything was well planned. We recommend this trip to everyone who loves to travel and experience new places that gives you memories for a lifetime. :) Best regards Augen and Ronya from Denmark.

The drive from Antalya is very long and tiring. You first collect other participants to Side, and then change to a big bus. In the evening you reach the hotel, which is more than adequate for 2 nights. The absolute highlight and despite the additional costs not being cheap, the balloon flight is an absolute must. Will remain one of our most beautiful travel moments and we have already experienced and seen a lot in the world. An extra compliment to Metin the tour guide! He lives his job and inspires you all day long with his knowledge, commitment and wit. Fluent in English, German and Russian. Conclusion: very long and exhausting journey, but the hardships are worth it. We can only warmly recommend the tour.

The trip was one of my favourite, bus was comfortable with air-conditioning, the guide was warm person with a lot of knowledge about Cappadocia and all places which we visited, I am glad I met so many kind people on the trip including drivers. Thank you for amazing memories. Recommending to everyone :)

Totally amazing.

It’s a long drive there but it’s totally worth it. There are lots of excursions to do. My favourite was a balloon flight.

Very interesting and recommended

Everything went very well, nice driver, nice guide