Rumi Tour & Persian Concert
Istanbul- Konya dec 11-dec18, 2019,
Mevlana Celaladdin Rumi is the founder of Sufi Tradition in Konya. Join us to learn more about Rumi's philosophy and history.
Everything in the Universe is within you.
Ask all from yourself
Rumi, Persian Poet
Itinerary in Brief:
Day 1, December 11, 2019, Konya - Arrival Istanbul and get the flight to Konya, ON
Day 2, December 12, 2019, Konya City Tour , ON
Day 3, December 13, 2019, Konya, ON
Day 4, December 14, 2019, Konya-Istanbul, ON
Day 5, December 15, 2019, Istanbul City Tour , ON
Day 6, December 16, 2019, morning free, and evening attend Concert ON
Day 7, Decembre 17, 2019, Free time in Istanbul
Day 8,December 18,2019: Departure
Itinerary in Details:
Day 1 – Konya - Arrival Day – 11 December 2019: Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Konya. Overnight in Konya.
Day 2 - Konya City Tour – 12 December 2019 (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included) You will be picked up at 10:00 and then visit the Tomb of Rumi in the Museum of Mevlana, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Then, we visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque. 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 Seljuk sultan's palace, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the InceMinareliMedrese theological college. During your visit, you will have a local lunch too. After the tour comes back to the hotel and rest of the day is yours. Overnight.
Day 3 - Konya l – 13 December 2019 (Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast you will have free time shopping. overnight
Day 4 – Konya-Istanbul 14 Decembre
morning we depart for Konya airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 - Istanbul City Tour – 15 December 2019 (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included) Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for the day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4, 000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand - honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx - ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Bazaar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Day 6 - Istanbul -Dec 16
Morning free on your own, Lunch and evening attend the concert in the le meridian ballroom, overnight
Day 7-Istanbul -Dec 17,
Bosphorus Cruise –(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included) After breakfast at 08:30 am we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise. A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS The summer residence of ottoman sultans whit its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the bosphours from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. SHOPPING POSSIBILITY AT BEDESTEN Exhibition the traditional silk weaving girls at the carpet weaving courses authorized by The Ministry of national education Possibility to see jewelry, handicrafts center and leatherware show. Free time provided for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. (Bosphorouse cruise is Optional)
Istanbul-Dec 18,2019,End of Tour (Breakfast included) We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. After breakfast check out from the hotel. We make your return airport transfer services. Have a nice trip back home
8DAYS "RUMI TOUR" INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Konya airport
- Arrival airport transfer to Konya
- Domestic flight from Istanbul to Konya
- Domestic flight from Konya to Istanbul
- 4 nights hotel in Istanbul
- 3 nights hotel in Konya
- 7 open buffet breakfasts
- 6 local dinners at hotel
- 6 local lunch during to tour
- Guided Istanbul city tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Konya tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non - smoking coach
- Professional English - speaking tour guides
- Return airport transfer
TOUR NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights
- Insurance: All types
- Turkey entry visa
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
HOTEL LISTS: 5 */ as mentioned or similar
ISTANBUL Le meridian- TAKSIM
KONYA Grand Hotel
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