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Full Day Historical Konya Tour From Cappadocia

5 / 5 total 13 reviews
Duration: 13 to 14 hours
Product code: 5561
Overview

Konya dates back to the period of the Hittites and is also home to the famous whirling dervishes and the Seljuk culture. The tour takes you to:

Mevlana Museum, this complex is home to the properties and works of the 13th-century religious leader and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi.

Mevlana established the whirling dervish sect of Sufism, and the museum’s collection includes their musical instruments, fabrics, calligraphy, carpets and a library. It also houses the tombs of Mevlana, his wife, children and several notable Sufis.

Karatay Tile Museum is a stunning restored 13th-century medrese and is now a tile museum. The inside of the medrese is tiled in enamel blue and white Seljuk tiles, and there is also a superb collection of ceramics.

Ince Minare Museum is a museum that houses a magnificent collection of Seljuk period wood and stone sculptures including animal reliefs from the walls of the city. It was constructed in the 13th century as a medrese and has a beautifully carved portal.

Aladdin Mosque and Palace sits atop a hill in central Konya. It is another example of the 13th-century architecture and is notable in part for the many decorative columns that are inside. At the foot of the hill is where you will find the excavation site of Alaeddin Kaykobad’s palace.

Aziziye Mosque, this is a typical mosque which was initially built in the 17th century but was then restored 200 years later after a fire destroyed it. This later restoration resulted in the mosque being reconstructed in a unique Rococo style which contrasts with others you may see.

Old Bazaar located behind the Mevlana Museum, is a colourful, sprawling, and bustling bazaar which is perfect for wandering, exploring and maybe finding a treasure to take home.

Highlights
  • See the Mevlana Museum who established the whirling dervish sect of Sufism
  • Visit Karatay Tile Museum a stunning restored 13th-century medrese
  • See the Aziziye Mosque that was reconstructed in a unique Rococo style
  • Explore Old Bazaar a colourful, sprawling, and bustling bazaar where you will find many treasures
  • Visit Alaaddin Mosque and Palace that sits atop a hill in Central Konya
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese
  • Duration Duration: 13 to 14 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your hotel in Cappadocia
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Cappadocia hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional guide who will show you all the amazing sights of Konya
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • A traditional Turkish lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point
Pick up from your Cappadocia hotel.

Know Before You Go
  • Please dress appropriately when entering religious sites
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking
  • Please be ready in your hotel reception 15 minutes before your pickup time
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Reviewed by Abel O TT   August 16, 2019
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We had the best day on this trip. Finally, we got to see where the beautiful Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi walked and shared his uplifting words. Shopping in the bazaar was my wife and daughters favourite part — well done privatetour.com.
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Reviewed by Elaine Black GB   August 07, 2019
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I loved this Historical tour. I am a huge fan of Rumi and his poetry. I felt a deep connection when in the museum. Perfect
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Reviewed by Nadia K MA   August 04, 2019
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It was a great day for us with full experiences about the history and local friendly people. I highly recommend to visit the city of Konya.
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Reviewed by Anya AE   July 28, 2019
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Love loved this tour, transported back to a simpler time. Seeing all the artefacts in the museums. The Mosque was a beautiful sight to behold.
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Reviewed by Nora V RO   July 09, 2019
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It's surely one of the most exciting trips I've done in my life.
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Reviewed by Neserienne G FR   June 21, 2019
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Everything was well organized and delightful and most importantly, SAFE for a female travelling by herself. Cannot possibly recommend it highly enough!
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Reviewed by Manuela B BE   June 12, 2019
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Konya Day Tour From Cappadocia is a great experience about the Islamic culture. We went to Konya from Cappadocia for a day and spent a great day in Konya, İ highly recommends it to everyone.
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Reviewed by Timothy RO   June 01, 2019
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I am big fan of this tour. It was good, so good. I must give 10/10 to the company to.
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Reviewed by Ferdi J GB   May 27, 2019
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We had a great day, everything was taken care of. Cappadocia is a must-see but believe me, so is Konya.
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Reviewed by H Lawer US   May 19, 2019
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This tour is an inspirational and educational experience.
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Reviewed by Genenieve D FR   May 18, 2019
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An amazing town full of mysticism, with a rich and interesting museum and a beautiful mosque, home and sacred temple of the Islamic arm of Mevlana. The visit is culturally and spiritually aggrandizing.
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Reviewed by F Kay NO   May 07, 2019
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This museum has some beautiful tile work and the dervishes resting place is quite interesting. And the mosque an amazing place to visit - lovely grounds but can get very crowded. There are tombs and amazing wax figures depicting the daily life of the Dervish. You can also immerse yourself in History with detailed explanations by our guide. Definitely worth this day tour.

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Reviewed by August K US   April 23, 2019
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No trip to Konya will be complete unless you visit the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, the Sufi founder of Mawlawi Order. The City of Konya, like most cities in the interior of Turkey, is very conservative. It's not a problem, the people are super friendly and curious about why someone would travel so far to see their city and country. Just dress for the day with that in mind. A perfect day.
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