Guided tour

Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

From $22.25 per person

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

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Duration 6.5 hours
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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
  • 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. This trip offers the opportunity to stop by a local shop to discover the real Anatolia. 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.   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

4.8 /5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    3.5/5

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This was a great tour, with lots to see and to do. Our guide was very kind, intelligent, and had interesting and detailed answers for all our questions :) We have visited all the advertised places. The lunch took place in a very stylish restaurant, with plenty of high quality food (drinks extra). I still can't believe the low price of this tour, compared to the service. Thank you, guys!

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September 21, 2021

My friend and I cannot say enough about this tour and the day we had with Samet and our driver! Our tour ended up being private at no extra cost and that was the best news we could have asked for. Samet was extremely knowledgeable, hilarious, & accommodating. He was very aware of the time, the crowds, & the heat & arranged the itinerary to accommodate our comfort & needs. It was very important to Samet that we were comfortable & that we did not feel pressured to buy anything at any of our stops. It mattered more to him that we were learning about the craft-making & the culture & appreciating the knowledge they were providing to us (we loved & appreciated all of our stops!). The guides at both the Rug Co-Op & Ceramics Boutique were also very knowledgeable & wonderful. We were provided plenty of cold water, hand sanitizer, masks, lunch, & even fresh orange juice at one of our stops. My friend & I were hoping that our tour guide would be awesome & Samet couldn’t have been more amazing!

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July 6, 2021

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

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