Catalhoyuk and Mevlana Rumi Tour 2 Days 1 Night from Istanbul by Plane

Normal ticket value: €435

Reservation Required
Discounted with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes discounted 2 Days 1 Night Catalhoyuk Archeological Site and Mevlana Rumi Tours From Istanbul with English speaking professional guide. Discounted Daily Catalhoyuk Archeological Site and Mevlana Rumi Tours From Istanbulcan be used out of pass valid days.

  Istanbul E-pass Holders Price Regular Price
  Price per person* Price Single** Price per person* Price Single**
2 Days 1 Night Catalhoyuk Archeological Site and Mevlana Rumi Tours From Istanbul € 335 € 480 € 435 € 580
*Price per person means 1 visitor price from the minimum party of 2. Stay in the Dbl room if 2 or 3 days.
**Price Single means a single visitor stays in a single room.

Sample Itinerary as Below for 2 Days 1 Night Catalhoyuk Archeological Site and Mevlana Rumi Tours From Istanbul

Pick up from your hotel early in the morning (around 5:00 a.m) depending on your flight time and transfer to the airport
Flight to Konya and drive from the airport to the tour starting point
Join the private tour and visit to;

Day1

  • Catalhoyuk Archeological Site
  • Boncuklu Hoyuk Archeological Site
  • Konya Archeology Museum
  • Sille Village
  • Hagia Eleni church
  • Accommodation in Konya

Day 2

  • Konya Panaroma Museum
  • Mevlana Museum
  • Shams Tabrizi's Tomb
  • Alaaddin Mosque & Ruins of Palace
  • Karatay Madrasah & Museum
  • Old Bazaar
  • Aziziye Mosque
  • Return to the airport to take the flight to Istanbul
  • Met at the airport and drive to your hotel in Istanbul

Included

  • Istanbul – Konya Flight Ticket (Roundtrip)
  • 1 Night BB Accommodation in 3* hotel
  • Istanbul Hotel – Airport Transfer (Private transfer Roundtrip)
  • Konya Airport Transfer (Private transfer Roundtrip)
  • 2 Lunches
  • Private Tour with English-speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • Beverages during meal
  • Dinner

Catalhuyuk Archaeological Site:

Catalhoyuk stands out as the largest and most advanced city settlement globally, dating back to the Neolithic period (7200-6500 BC). Recognized as the inaugural proto-city settlement in Anatolia, it boasts distinctive customs, burial methods, architecture, and ways of life. This region is unique for its religious beliefs and communal characteristics, yielding the discovery of the first maps, mirrors, and woven samples. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Catalhoyuk preserves the rich tapestry of its ancient past.

Boncuklu Hoyük Archaeological Site:

Situated 10 km from Çatalhoyuk, Boncuklu Hoyuk is another archaeological site from the Neolithic period, witnessing a revolutionary shift towards settled life in houses and agriculture approximately 10,000 years ago.

Konya Archaeology Museum:

Showcasing artifacts from the Neolithic, Early Bronze, Hittite, Phrygian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods, the Konya Archaeology Museum provides a comprehensive glimpse into the historical timeline. Notably, it displays archaeological finds from Catalhoyuk.

Sille Village:

With roots dating back to the 8th-7th century BC, Sille Village is an ancient Roman settlement known for its rock-carved churches. Home to the renowned St. Charitan Monastery, it preserves early Christian residences. The Hagia Eleni Church, constructed by Helena, the mother of Byzantine Emperor Constantine, stands as a testament to Sille's historical significance.

Konya Tour Highlights:

1. Konyanuma Panorama:

Explore 13th-century Konya in three dimensions at the Konyanuma Museum, featuring models of Mevlevi Lodges from Turkey and beyond. The museum showcases important events in the life of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi through oil paintings and small wax sculptures.

2. Mevlana Museum:

A significant destination for both Muslims and non-Muslims, the Mevlâna Museum housed the whirling dervishes. It is the largest Sufi center in Turkey, with its distinctive turquoise-tiled fluted dome. Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi's teachings, emphasizing love and spiritual enlightenment, resonate through the ages.

3. Shams Tabrizi’s Tomb:

Visit the tomb of Shams-i Tabrizi, the spiritual guide and companion of Mevlâna Celaleddin Rumî.

4. Alaaddin Mosque & Ruins of Palace:

Constructed by the Seljuk Sultans of Rum between 1116-1220, the Alaeddin Mosque features unique architectural elements. The nearby Seljuk Palace, built during Sultan Kılıçarslan II's reign, adds historical depth to the visit.

5. Karatay Madrasah & Museum:

Built in 1252, Karatay Madrasah served as a theological school and now houses exquisite historical tiles.

6. Old Bazaar:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and bustling atmosphere of the Old Bazaar, a treasure trove for exploration and discovery.

7. Aziziye Mosque:

Originally constructed in the 17th century, Aziziye Mosque underwent a distinctive baroque and Rococo-style reconstruction after a fire destroyed it, setting it apart from other mosques.

Handcraft - Felting:

Embark on the Mystical Journey of Wool in Konya, a significant center of Sufism in Anatolia. Explore the art of felting, integral to the Mevlevi Sufi Order, and delve into its mystical significance through the perspective of a skilled felt artist who also practices Sufism.

Important Note:

  • It is required to make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Lunch is included with the tour and beverages are served extra.
  • Participants need to be ready at pick up time in the lobby of the hotel.
  • Pick up is included only from centrally located hotels.
  • Passport ID, full names and date of birth of participants are required during reservation.
  • Wrong information about passport details may cause problems at flight. 

Catalhoyuk and Mevlana Rumi Tour From Istanbul Times

Catalhoyuk and Mevlana Rumi Tour starts with early pick up from hotel in Istanbul with early flight to Konya. Return will be around at around midnight (approximately)

Pick up & Meeting Information

Catalhoyuk and Mevlana Rumi Tour From Istanbul includes pick up and drop off service from/to centrally located hotels. The exact pickup time from the hotel will be given during confirmation. The meeting will be at the reception of the hotel.

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