You will be picked up from your hotel at 05:45 to be transferred to Sogutlucesme Train Station to take 07:10 High-speed Train to Konya. You will arrive in Konya at around 12:00 and have lunch first. After lunch, you will visit the Tomb of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi in the Museum of Mevlana, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Then, you will visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque and you will drive to Alaaddin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000-year-old Alaaddin Mosque. In its courtyard are the tombs of many of the Seljuk Turkish sultans. Walking down the north side of the Alaaddin Hill we pass the remains of the Seljukian Sultan's' palace, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the Ince Minareli Madrasa, theological college. After the tour, you will be transferred back to Konya Train Station to take 18:25 train to Istanbul, arriving at around 23:12 at Sogutlucesme Train Station. Then you will be greeted by Efendi Travel representatives and get transferred to your hotel.
- including entrance fees to the sites visited
- guidance in English
- transportation with air-conditioned vans
- lunch(except drinks)
- roundtrip train tickets