KONYA DAY TRIP from ANKARA (by High Speed Train)
PRICE PER PERSON IN US $: (Lunch included)
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305.- 160.- 112.- 88.- 73.-
Hotel pickup and drop off
Return HS Train Tickets
Professional and Registered Local guide
Transportation by private vehicle
Lunch at a local restaurant
Drinks, unless specified
An early wakeup and transfer to the Central Station of Ankara. Depart at 06.45 to Konya with HST ( High Speed Train). Pass through the plains of central Anatolia and arrive Konya at 08.50. Your guide will meet you at the station and take you to a café for a brief breakfast. Now is the time to drive to Catalhoyuk, one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia. Return to Konya, the capital of the Seljuk Empire, where many examples of Turkish Islamic arts and architecture take place.
Lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant where local and delicious food will be served.
Afternoon visits in Konya starts with the Museum of Mevlana (the great philosopher, the symbol of tolerance and human love), and the Tomb of Mevlana Celaladdini Rumi in the Museum of Mevlana, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims also known for its theological school of whirling dervishes.
Then, continue with visits to the Ottoman era Sultan Selim Mosque and the Karatay Medrese (theological school of old times). Drive to the Alaaddin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000 year old Alaaddin Mosque. İn 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 İnce Minareli Medrese theological college.
Transfer to the train station and depart at 19.00 to Ankara. Arrive Ankara at 20.52 and transfer to your hotel.
Lunch and Train Tickets included.
Centrally located Ankara hotels
Tour returns to original departure point at approximately 10:00 pm
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
Adult pricing Applies to all travelers
If you cancel more than 7 day (s ) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 4 and 7 day (s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day (s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee