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Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

1. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

Following pickup from your hotel, your first stop is the fantastic viewpoint of Uchisar Castle. Whilst there, receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and its unique rock formations. Next up is the Ozkonak Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies. Afterwards, take a break for terrific views of Pigeon Valley, where your guide informs you about carved pigeon houses. You are then gifted some time to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, visit the Devrent Valley, where you can take fantastic pictures with the area's animal-shaped rock formations. You then visit Pasabag, commonly known as Monks Valley. There you have the chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, as well as the St. Simeon’s Monk Cell carved into the rock. Towards the end of your tour, visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum. There your guide explains the meanings of the frescoes covering the walls of the 1,000-year-old cave churches, as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your final stop is then to the Ortahisar Castle, where you conclude your tour with terrific views of the castle and old Greek houses.

South Cappadocia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. South Cappadocia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Drive to the Red Valley of Cappadocia for the start of this full-day tour to see some of the classic highlights of this unique landscape, formed from soft volcanic stone. Departing central Cappadocia in the morning, drive to one of the most spectacular valleys for a 3-mile (5-kilometer) hike to discover the rock-cut churches of the Gulludere Valley. Continue to the village of Cavusin on the road between Avanos and Göreme, and visit its namesake old village, which was abandoned several decades ago due to avalanches. Admire the church of St. John the Baptist on the top of the hill, and the barrel-vaulted Nicephorus Phocas Church. After lunch, drive to the Pigeon Valley for a panoramic view and visit the Underground City, where early Christians lived in fear and faith. The houses here are built around the settlement's nearly 100 tunnels and are still in use today as storage areas, stables, and cellars.

Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour (Car &Guide )

3. Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour (Car &Guide )

Explore the beautiful city of Cappadocia on a full-day guided tour. Admire the main highlights of the city like Goreme Open Air Museum, Paşabağı, Old Greek Village of Çavuşin, and more while learning about the history and culture of the city from your guide. Arrive in Göreme after pickup from your hotel and marvel at some of the best views in the region. Continue to the Underground City, the biggest and deepest underground settlement, which boasts eight levels connected by narrow tunnels. Enjoy time to explore the stalls, stores, churches, wineries, kitchens, and other sections open to visitors, while your guide provides insightful commentary. Stop for some lunch in a traditional restaurant, before making your way to Pigeon Valley, located in Uçhisar town. Here, take in the spectacular panoramic views. Make your way to the Goreme Open Air Museum and marvel at the rock-cut churches carved by early Christian monks. Learn about Christianity and the Monastic Life of Cappadocia from your guide. Visit the Old Greek Village of Çavuşin, located on the banks of the Red River, which is the longest river in Turkey. Embark on a tour of the town, visiting a pottery workshop and learning about red clay work and ceramics. Watch a demonstration of the ancient free-hand technique and hear about the pottery-making tradition which dates back to the 2nd millennium B.C by the Hittites. Then, head to a rug workshop with hand-woven products. Continue to Paşabağı where the spectacular mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Paşabağı is also called Monks Valley because of the Chapel of Saint Simeon, which is located in the valley. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as Imagination Valley. Admire the curious red rocks, which resemble animal forms, including a camel, a lizard, an owl, a snake, a chicken, and a penguin. At the end of your day, enjoy a relaxing return transfer to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Region Highlights Tour with a Private Guide

4. Cappadocia: Region Highlights Tour with a Private Guide

Özkonak Underground City is a quaint underground settlement located near the village of Özkonak (15 kilometers north of Avanos). The site is pleasant to visit because it is clean, well-developed. Zelve open air museum resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church. It is obviously the first sight to be visited by any traveler in Cappadocia, standing as it does in the very center of the region with easy access from all directions. It is only 15 minutes walk (1.5km, 1 mile) from Goreme village center. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colors still retain all their original freshness. It also presents unique examples of rock hewn architecture and fresco technique. The Goreme Open Air Museum has been a member of UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984, and was one of the first two Unesco sites in Turkey

2 Days Cappaddocia Tour from Istanbull, Flights Included

5. 2 Days Cappaddocia Tour from Istanbull, Flights Included

Cappadocia is a fascinating World Heritage Site and landscape. History, Art, countryside, tradition, food and more. You can find them all in Cappadocia. Make the most of your valuable vacation time by skipping the line. * Guaranteed departures everyday * Skip the lines for tickets, our team already prepared the tickets, guide, everything. You will find the more time to explore Cappadocia * You will be comfortable in a non-smoking vehicle while your guide is giving the information's. * Enjoy a wonderful flight by Optional Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia on sunrise.

Enjoy the freedom and visual show inCappadocia with our tour

6. Enjoy the freedom and visual show inCappadocia with our tour

We take you, our valued guests, from your hotel with the vehicle you will take the tour, and then we start our tour together. We set off to Uçhisar Güvercinlik Valley so that you can get the unique view and historical information of Cappadocia. After this experience, we set off to Uçhisar Castle, which has a historical texture. When we went to the valley of love, which is a wonderful visual feast, after the formation of nature and the introduction of a great valley, accompanied by a professional guide. we take you to the underground caves (Özkonak) We will stop by a workshop to see the ceramic atelier unique to the texture of the region and the magnificent ceramics of the masters. We visit the paşabağ open air museum with narrations and end our tour in the Devrent valley.

Goreme Open Air Museum with Underground City Tour

7. Goreme Open Air Museum with Underground City Tour

After pick up, head to the deepest Underground city to explore its 4 floors, 30 meters deep. Move on to the highest point of the center of Cappadocia in Uchisar town, Uchisar Castle. Visit the most important sight, Goreme Open Air Museum, to see its many churches with wall paintings (frescoes) describing the life of Jesus Christ, dating back to the 10th century. The Cavusin village will be your next stop. Make the most of this trip to see an abandoned village and its Greek Houses.  Take some time for lunch in Avanos before visiting a pottery shop, and learn how to make potteries and seramics. Move on to Pasabag, a sacred place and home to many monks. In Pasabag, prepare to see some of the largest fairy chimney rock formations, with two or three caps each.  Finally, stop at Devrent Valley and marvel at its rock formations, shaped like animals, the reason that this place has been nicknamed Imagination Valley. At around 5:00 PM, head back to your hotel.

All in One Cappadocia

8. All in One Cappadocia

This excursion provides the best experience in a short time for the visitors of Cappadocia. Combined with history, nature, art, culture and beauty of the region. Itinerary: Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit to Devrent Valley, where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. Later, visit Ortahısar Castle Panorama, similar to Uchisar Castle in style, where storage caves can also be observed. There after, Goreme Open Air Museum (Dark Church is excluded; entrance requires additional admission fee) to visit the churches, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimneys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with frescos painted on the walls. In the afternoon visit Kaymakli (or Ozkonak) Underground City where early Christians lived in fear and faith. On the way back visit to panoramic Pigeon Valley where pigeons contributed to the lives of locals with their manure to fertilize the vineyards.

Goreme: Private Cappadocia Tour with Valleys and Viewpoints

9. Goreme: Private Cappadocia Tour with Valleys and Viewpoints

After a hotel pickup, meet your guide and head to your first stop of Esentepe, the impressive panoramic viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red-colored formations spread through the valley. Aydın Kıragı , a vantage point in the town of Göreme, one of the best spot you can go for panorama view. Can be accessed by climbing a pathway along the central Goreme Mosque. Uchisar Castle where we climb up tunnels inside the rock citadel for an extensive panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia and even Mt Erciyes on a clear day. Piegon Valley - One of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia. Taking its name from the pigeonholes carved into the tops of its fairy chimneys, and visitors to Cappadocia shouldn’t miss it. Last stop at one of the most important symbols of Cappadocia, the Legend of Three Beauties takes its name from the fairy chimney of two adults and a child.

Cappadocia Full-day Guided Amber Tour (Zelve Open Air)

10. Cappadocia Full-day Guided Amber Tour (Zelve Open Air)

Embark on a captivating journey through the mystical landscapes of Cappadocia, where history, nature, and culture intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Our comprehensive tour encompasses the region's most iconic sites, ensuring you discover the essence of this enchanting destination. Begin your adventure in Güvercinlik Vadisi, also known as Pigeon Valley, a surreal realm adorned with unique pigeon houses and towering fairy chimneys. As you traverse the valley, let the charm of Cappadocia's natural wonders surround you. Your next stop is beneath the majestic Uçhisar Castle, where you'll witness panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The kaleidoscope of colors and shapes will leave you in awe, providing a perfect introduction to the region's geological wonders. Paşabağları beckons with its fascinating landscape, featuring towering mushroom-shaped rock formations. Explore the ancient cave dwellings of Zelve, where the rich history of Cappadocia unfolds in the rock-cut churches and monasteries. Devrent Valley invites you to a realm of whimsy, with its unique fairy chimneys taking on fantastical shapes. Your journey continues with a visit to a traditional Çömlek (pottery) workshop, where skilled artisans craft intricate pieces, keeping alive a time-honored tradition. A moment of culinary delight awaits as you indulge in a sumptuous Turkish lunch, savoring the rich flavors of local cuisine. This gastronomic interlude provides an opportunity to recharge before the exploration continues. Throughout your adventure, seamless transfers are provided for your convenience. All entrance fees are included, ensuring you have unrestricted access to these remarkable sites. A professional licensed guide, fluent in English, will accompany you, providing valuable insights into the history, culture, and legends that shape Cappadocia. Join us for a day filled with discovery, where each moment reveals a new facet of Cappadocia's allure. Let the enchantment of this extraordinary region leave an indelible mark on your travel memories.

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Although guide was very nice and accommodating, I'd prefer a more knowledgeable, informative, and focused on the history. Also, it'll be great if these tours don't automatically assume we want to go shopping. No need to take up time bringing us to jewelry, carpet stores if the customer doesn't ask.