Travel by bus from Istanbul to Cappadocia, located in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey. On this full-day tour you will explore the “fairy chimneys” dotting the landscape, and learn about the region’s rich history and unique cultural heritage.
What to Expect
This tour of Cappadocia begins at night with a bus ride from Istanbul to Ürgüp. Your tour takes you to the Nevşehir Province, where you can walk through the “fairy chimneys” in the Devrent Valley, learn about the ancient Avanos pottery technique, and visit the open-air museum cities of Göreme and Uçhisar.
In Cappadocia, you will get to walk through the fairy chimneys in Turkey’s Devrent Valley. The “fairy chimneys”, formally called hoodoos, are geological rock formations. Fairy chimneys are common in desert areas, and resemble totem poles.
Later in the day, your guide will take you to Paşabağ Valley (Monk’s Valley) to learn about Avanos, an ancient pottery technique. While in Paşabağ Valley, you will have the opportunity to make pottery using this technique.
Your last destination in the Nevşehir Province is to visit Göreme. Göreme is an open-air museum featuring the region’s earliest churches and chapels which were carved into fairy chimneys. These churches have been preserved and feature stunning frescoes. You also have the option of visiting Uçhisar Castle, which is also carved into the rocks and is considered the highest point in the region.
- Round-trip bus tickets
- Air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Pre-arranged hotel pick-up for centrally located Istanbul hotels
What's Not Included
- Hotel transfer at the end of the tour
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
This tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance.
After booking, please contact the local supplier in order to find out your exact pick-up time.
When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible