04.30 am Meeting at Counter L7 - Domestic Flights Departure Hall of Ataturk Airport
05.25 am Departing for Konya with Turkish Airlines TK 2032
After landing in Konya at 06.35 am, we take the tour bus to have breakfast at Kos Lezzet Sofrasi, just 3 km away from the airport. After the breakfast, our first stop will be Mawlana Museum. Once servings as the rose garden for the Seljuki Palace, the complex was presented as a gift to Aga ad-Dİn Walad, also known as Sultan al-Ulama (sultan of the scholars), Rumi's father by Sultan Ala ad-Din Kayqubad. The complex is currently open for visits as museum. Afterwards, we will walk around the city to see some of its magnificent mosques, such as Selimiye Mosque, Serafeddin Mosque (from outside), shrine and mosque of Shamis-Tabrizi and İplikci Mosque. At 11.50 am, we will take a 500 m walk to have lunch at Tritci Mithat. Afterwards, we will take a quick walk to Aziziye Mosque to perform Jumu'ah (Friday Prayer). Later we will see the Karayat Madrasah, Ala ad-Dİn Mosque (from outside), Ince Minaret Madrasah on ala ad-Din Hill and lastly Sircali Madrasah. At 05.00 pm, we will check-in our hotel to rest for a short while before dinner. At 06.00 pm we will be served dinner at Somatci Fiti Ma Fih restaurant, before we attend the hymn concert at Irfan Civilization Research and Cultural Center, which will mark the end of our first night in Konya.