Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia located in the Nevşehir Province of Turkey. On this day trip, 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 in the morning with a flight to Ürgüp from Istanbul. Your full-day tour takes you to the Nevşehir Province to 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 will also have the option of visiting Uçhisar Castle, also carved into the rocks, and is considered the highest point in the region.
- Round-trip flight tickets
- Air-conditioned transportation
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Ferry transportation
- Pre-arranged hotel pick-up and drop off for centrally-located İstanbul hotels
Know Before You Go
This tour must be booked at least 3 days in advance.
After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact pick-up time.
Please note: When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible