From Istanbul: Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flight & Lunch

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42 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Istanbul: Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flight & Lunch

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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See the highlights of Cappadocia on an insightful day trip, including Goreme Open Air Museum and the famous fairy chimneys. Enjoy a roundtrip flight from Istanbul and eat a typical lunch in Avanos.

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Duration 16 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Japanese, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.


  • See Cappadocia’s top attractions with skip-the-line tickets
  • Learn how to make pottery from local experts
  • Try delicious Turkish cuisine
  • Experience fascinating views of fairy chimneys
  • Choose between a shared group or private day trip
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Explore the most important landmarks of Cappadocia along with its fascinating rock formations on a full-day guided tour from Istanbul. See the Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, fairy chimneys from Goreme Panorama, and more with an authentic Turkish lunch at a restaurant. Get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and arrive at the airport for a 1.5-hour flight to Kayseri. Meet your local driver and enjoy the ride to Cappadocia, where you will join other group participants and begin your tour. Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum and study the many rock-cut churches from as far back as the 10th century. Next, visit Devrent Valley, famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks, and feel like you're in another world.

Head to Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, and see the chapel dedicated to St. Simeon along with a hermit's shelter. Admire some of the most striking fairy chimneys with a unique mushroom shapes. Stop for a typical Turkish lunch in Avanos. Then learn to make pottery with local experts. Take in the best views of the fairy chimneys from Goreme Panorama before marveling at more magnificent landscapes from Uchisar Rock Castle.

Drive back to Kayseri for your return flight to Istanbul where your driver will greet you and take you back to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (4 transfers)
  • Economy class domestic flight (round-trip)
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Lunch at restaurant
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • Baggage allowance is 15 kg plus 8 kg of hand luggage
  • Admission fees: (per person)
  • Pasabag - 80 TL
  • Goreme Museum - 150 TL
  • Your guide will have pre-paid skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. You will need to pay your guide for your entry tickets in cash (euros, dollars, or Turkish Lira)
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Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Loved this tour. It’s a bit tiring but Cappadocia is a must in everyone’s bucket list. It’s amazing so the trip was worth it. The transfers, arrangement and guide were all superb! Big shout out to Shukria, our guide she is the Queen! Really knowledgeable and very kind mannered. Money well spent.

March 31, 2023

This is an amazing tour. It was day tour for me, so had a hectic day. Nice to visit an amazing historical place. Tour guide was friendly and well explained about the history of this place. Enjoyed visiting the air museums. Enjoyed delicious lunch in a nice local restaurant. Only thing I found uncomfortable that is dropping off to the airport way back to Istanbul. The driver took too long as he picked up people from various parts of Cappadocia and roads are narrow that took so long to get to the airport. We had to rushed to check-in at the airport before boarding.

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March 31, 2023

The trip was great as it included several places of interest. If I had to repeat, I would not go for the 1 day option and spend a night at Capadoccia. 1 day forth and back from Istanbul is a very long day and very tiring to really enjoy the experience. I would remove the stop at the ceramic workshop to include more time in the other stops. We felt a bit rushed during the day and ended up having 2h to spare at the end of the day before the ride back to the airport (plus another 2h at the airport) The restaurant chosen for lunch could also be better. Portions and selection were not really extensive. The guide gave some information regarding background of the history and people living in the different visited locations. It sounded brief and a bit repetitive, plus, he didn’t seem very open to expand content when questions arose.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 395961