Konya Mevlana Tour: Destination 1: Museum of Mevlana
Our guide will meet you in the hotel at 9am (can change depends on your request) and give you general information about our tour today we will visit Mevlana museum which is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian 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.
Destination 2: Selimiye Mosque
Selimiye Mosque (Selim II Mosque) is an Ottoman mosque in Konya, although not certain the architect was probably Mimar Sinan. The construction was completed in 1570. The double-minaret mosque is a typical 16th century Ottoman mosque and it resembles Fatih Mosque in stanbul. The praying area is roofed by a big dome. Very beautiful architecture work to see.
Destination 3: Aziziye Mosque
Destination 4 : Local Konya Lunch
Destination 5: ems Tebrizi Tomb
After Lunch we will visit ems Tebrizi Tomb just next to Aziziye mosque, Shams al-Din Mohammad was a Persian Muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewln Jall ad-Dn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrz (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams-i Tabrz was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Destination 6:Alaaddin Hill and Alaaddin mosque
The Alâeddin Mosque is the principal monument on the citadel of Konya, Turkey. The building served as the "Mosque of the Throne" for the Seljuq Sultans of Rum and contains the dynastic mausoleum. It was constructed in stages between the mid-12th and mid-13th centuries. Both the citadel and the mosque bear the name of sultan 'Ala al-Din Kayqubad I. You can also see the view of the Konya city center from the Alaaddin hill.
Destination 7: Karatay Medrese
Karatay Madrasa is a madrasa (a school) built in Konya, Turkey, in 1251 by the Emir of the city Celaleddin Karatay, serving the Seljuk sultan.
After having a walk in the city center we end our tour in Konya and drop you off back to the hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 6pm.
Languages: In English.
Included: Lunch, all parking and road taxes and all entrance tickets and fees.