Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. Later afternoon we proceed for TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, 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.
Overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast we check out at 0900hrs and visit
Visiting Yeralti Camii ( Underground Mosque )
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Vehb Bin Huseyre
Visiting Tomb of Amr Bin As
Visiting Tomb of Sufyan Bin Uyeyne
Edirnekapi & City Walls Area Visit
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Hafir
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Abdullah El-Hudri
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Abdulsiddik Bin Amir
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Ebu Seybetul Huri
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Muhammed-Ul Ensari
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Ahmad El Ensari
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Kaap ( RA )
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Hamidullah El Ensari
Visiting Tomb of Hz. Muhammed El Ensari
Visiting Tomb of Cabir ( RA )
Visiting Tomb of Edhem ( RA )
Visiting Tomb of Ebu Derdag Sahabei Ikr.
Eyup Mosque & Cemetery Visit
Later afternoon we proceed to Bursa. Overnight at Busra
After Breakfast we we will visit Bursa with all famous and Islamic heritage places. We will visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Ozdilek Factory. After Bursa City tour depart for Konya. Overnight in Konya.
After breakfast we check out and we depart for Konya. Afternoon check in at hotel. Later we stroll the streets of Konya, visiting first the Tomb of Rumi in the glittering Mevlana Museum, an important place of pilgrimage for Muslims and indeed all lovers of Rumi.Next door, we visit the Ottoman-era Sultan Selim mosque before having lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. We drive along Mevlana Caddesi, Konya's main avenue, to reach the age-old Alaettin Hill (a prehistoric tumulus) to visit the 1000-year-old Alaaddin Mosque, where Rumi often prayed. In its courtyard are the tombs of many of the Seljuk Turkish sultans who ruled during Rumi's lifetime, and who consulted him for spiritual guidance.Walking down the north side of the Alaettin Hill we pass the remains of the Seljuk sultan's palace, then cross the street for a view of the elaborate portal of the medieval Great Karatay Medrese theological college (the interior is currently closed for restoration), after which we return to our hotel for dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Today we visit some of the wonderful Seljuk Turkish monuments that Rumi would have known and visited: we drive to the north side of the Alaettin Hill to visit the Seminary of the Slender Minaret (Ince Minare Medrese, 1264), a 13th-century theological college that's been beautifully restored and now serves as Konya's Museum of Stone and Wooden Inscriptions, with works of art from the 1100s and later.
Walking around the Alaattin Hill, we enter a quiet residential neighborhood to look at the Crystalline Medrese (Sirçali Medrese, 1242)with its fine tilework and Kuranic calligraphy in stone. Continuing for a short distance we come to the Sahip Ata Mosque Complex (1283), including a school, a travelers' inn, Turkish bath, and the tomb of its founder, the Seljuk grand vezir who also built the Seminary of the Slender Minaret. Nearby, we visit the Konya's Archaeological Museum to see the marble high-relief sarcophagus "The Trials of Hercules" and many items from Konya's ancient past (up to 7000 years ago).Lunch at a local restaurant introduces us to more Konya culinary specialties, including many cooked slowly in a tandir ("tandoori," clay pot buried in hot coals).After lunch we walk to the Mosque and Tomb of Sems-i Tebrizi, Rumi's closest companion, spiritual mentor, and inspiration for many of his poetic works, then continue on foot past many shops to our hotel.In the evening, the climax of our adventure: the spellbinding Mevlevi sema performed in Konya's grand Mevlana Cultural Center in honor of Seb-i Aruz, Rumi's "wedding night with the Divine," witnessed by thousands of devotees and pilgrims.Overnight in Sleeper Bus.
Mr. Hashim Tinwala