Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

4.9 / 5

67 reviews

Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

From $10.89 per person

This tour will take you to what feels like another planet: explore Cappodocia with your guide: see Devrent Valley, cave dwellings, local pottery, and some of the best frescoes in the world in a 1500-year-old cave church.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 6.5 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Let your imagination run wild as you admire the Fairy Chimney rock formations
  • Visit the village of Avanos and discover a local ceramics workshop
  • See open-air museums of ancient cave dwellings and cave churches
  • Take the best photographs you've ever taken at Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle
Full description
Your driver will pick you up at your hotel to begin a 6.5-hour tour full of incredible natural formations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many different types of ancient art. Your day begins with an exploration of Cappadocia, in particular Devrent Valley. This Valley is also known as “Imagination Valley”, which you’ll understand once you arrive. You’ll see countless different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago. Following this, you’ll head to the Zelve Open Air Museum, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia and one of the 3 UNESCO Sites in the park. This is an amazing cave town with dwellings built into the sides of rock formations. Now a ghost town due to unsafe erosion, this place once housed Christians and Muslims in harmony with each other. Next, visit Pasabag, where you’ll see some more Fairy Chimneys: they’re sure to call to mind the Shire from the Lord of the Rings, or the Smurfs. Close by, visit a local village’s pottery shop and see how people survived and created beautiful art in this region dating back to the Hittite period. Sit down for lunch in a local restaurant and rest up for the second half of the tour.   After lunch, visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, which contains some of the best cave churches in Cappadocia. Admire the frescoes adorning this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley, two of the best spots for photography in the whole world.  Hit the road again to return to your hotel—but before you get home, you’ll stop at Goreme Panorama Point to see the beauty of Cappadocia from a different angle.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • All admission fees
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Personal expenses
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    3.5/5
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Even though it was rainy, it was a fantastic day with Mohamed. He was knowledgeable, and we went to some key viewpoints that would've been harder for us to get to without hiring our own car. I'm usually not one for tours, so I'm very pleasantly surprised to have loved this one. Incredibly convenient, great food, and a good dose of culture and history.

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March 23, 2021

Our day was incredible, without our professional tour guide, i think Mohammed was his name, wouldn't be the same. I am sorry if I mixed up his name, but I hope he will accept my apologies :) he is a true book of knowledge, he managed every single our wish, he did everything to make our day unforgettable! Thanks again, I would totally recommend this tour to everybody!

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March 15, 2021

This tour was absolutely exceptional! I went with my parents. Our guide, Jan, was amazing and very descriptive. The tour was a perfect combination of beauty and history. Plenty of time for photo ops and enough time for souvenir shopping. We saw everything that was already listed, but the service, company, and sites exceeded our expectations. The COVID-19 measures were great. We wore masks and sanitized frequently. In Goreme Open Museum, Jan also took us through a great route to avoid stressful walking, while making sure we saw everything. The guide was tremendously friendly and knowledgeable. I normally have ample questions and he explained everything in great detail! The guide’s friendliness and exceptional delivery of knowledge exceeded our expectations. If you go on this tour however, make sure to ask everything possible! There are so many unique stories for instance how places are named, details of the civilizations, etc. Overall, fantastic tour and would 100% recommend.

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December 3, 2020

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