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Full Day Historical Konya Tour From Cappadocia

5 / 5 total 75 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 Emily W GB   October 12, 2019
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Wow-what an experience great tour we enjoyed every last second of it definitely deserves 5 stars.
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Reviewed by Demetria G GB   October 09, 2019
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Konya is wonderful we loved the journey very much it was fantastic.
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Reviewed by J Young US   October 01, 2019
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We had a wonderful day with our guide and her driver Meltem. We went to many historical sites and she explained in clear, thorough detail about each one. Her English is excellent and she has a great sense of humour!
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Reviewed by K Murali PK   September 29, 2019
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Konya is a clean city with beautiful gardens and well-planned roads. The best time to visit Konya would be in summer. The ethnicity and cultural aspects of Konya are a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by R Naghda SA   September 28, 2019
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I did a lot of research before booking this Full day Konya Tour from Cappadocia. The communication with privatetour.com was very good at all times. Our guide was born in Konya and was able to tailor the tour just for us, focusing on the Sufi Saints. She was absolutely brilliant - friendly, very knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic. My wife and daughter absolutely loved her, and she really made our trip to Turkey a special one. An absolutely brilliant tour.
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Reviewed by Darren Murphy GB   September 27, 2019
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I was transported back to a beautiful historical place, and I couldn't have been happier. I had one of the best experiences of my life. I was in awe of everything I saw and felt total peace and love.
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Reviewed by Carla Price US   September 26, 2019
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Ah, I would recommend this tour to any history buffs out there or Rumi fans. What a brilliant day our group had. Our guide was wonderful and everything ran so smoothly. To me that's the mark of great organisation when you don't have to think about anything and just enjoy the moment, cheers to Gwen at privatetour.com
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Reviewed by Anita M NL   September 21, 2019
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Op deze toer ga je ook naar het Mevlana museum, dat was de reden dat we deze boeking hadden gedaan.Machtig mooi om er door heen te lopen.De gids was geweldig.We hebben een informatieve dag gehad.
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Reviewed by Pranish D IN   September 20, 2019
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This was such a beautiful experience, I have been a long time admirer of the works of Rumi. It was everything I expected and more. Thank you so much privatetour.com for making one of my dreams come true.
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Reviewed by Gaye TR   September 20, 2019
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Inanilmaz güzel bir gün geçirdik herkeze tavsiye ederim.
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