We will pick you up from the hotel and head towards the airport for the domestic flight to Konya. Meet at Konya Airport with your professional guide and start the tour.
Our first stop is Mevlana/Rumi Museum; the Islamic philosopher, theologian, and poet Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was born in 1207 in Khorassan. The meaning of Mevlana is “our master and president” and implies the love of people for him. After his death, they built a tomb in 1274 where the other dervishes are also buried. The Mausoleum consists of a library, madrasah, kitchen, graves, and rooms of dervishes.
Karatay Madrasa, built by Emir Celaleddin Karatay in 1251 during the period of Sultan Keykavus II. The architect of the madrasa is unknown. Even the Ottomans continued to use the madrasa, but it was abandoned in 19C. Karatay Madrasa was converted into a museum in 1955 as “Tile Artefacts Museum,” where one of the most beautiful Turkish tile pieces is on display.
Alaeddin Mosque is one of the most important and biggest mosques of the Seljuk Empire. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Rukneddin Mesud but completed during Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I’s reign in 1221. Alaeddin Mosque is located on Alaeddin Hill
Selimiye Mosque, just located next to the Mevlana Mausoleum and built By the Ottoman Sultan Selim II when he was governor of Konya in 1558. The construction was completed in 1567.
Ince Minaret Madrasa, or Stone and Wood Arts Museum, is located in the Selçuk district of Konya. The madrasa was built during Sultan Izzeddin Keykavus and was commissioned by Vizier Fahreddin Ali, designed by the architect Keluk bin Abdullah in 1264.
After the Konya tour, drive back to the airport. After landing back in Istanbul, transfer back to the hotel.
Istanbul / Hotel or Adress