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From Istanbul: 2-Day All-Inclusive Cappadocia Guided Trip

1. From Istanbul: 2-Day All-Inclusive Cappadocia Guided Trip

Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots on an all-inclusive trip from Istanbul. Float above volcanic spires and honeycombed hills on a hot air balloon. Be accompanied by a guide to Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Pasabag, Uchisar, and Kaymakli Underground City, and more. Day 1 Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and make your way to Istanbul airport. Catch your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, meet your guide and begin your tour of North Cappadocia. Walk in the land of fairy chimneys. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Red River, Devrent Valley, and Pasabag. Make your way to Avanos Village for a traditional lunch and pottery demonstration. Get to the top of the Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, a perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the stunning Cappadocian landscape. After sightseeing, be driven to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia. Day 2 You can opt to join a balloon flight in the morning. Your day tour will be organized according to the balloon flight hours. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. See its famous rock churches. Head to Goreme Panorama for views of fairy chimneys. Hike in the Red Valley. Visit Old Greek Love Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, and Pigeon Valley. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Witness an onyx demonstration by local experts. Savor a typical Turkish lunch. Conclude the day tour by 5 PM. Then, be driven to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and taken to your hotel.

Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

2. Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

See the top sights of Cappadocia on this guided day tour. Visit Monks Valley, marvel at the fairy chimneys, and see Goreme Valley. You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional tour guide after your breakfast. Your first encounter with Cappadocia will be in Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley).  In this valley, different rock formations can be seen as animals which is why this valley can also be called Imagination Valley. Use your imagination to describe all these rocks. Then, head to Monks Valley or also known as Paşabağları.  There is a bit of a difference between these two meanings in English and Turkısh. Monks used to live here and hide from the religious pressures of the Roman government or local people.  During the Roman period, most of the people were pagans and not Christian. That's why all the history of these places comes from this point.  In Turkish, Paşa means men who have lots of money and land. Bağ means land or area that can be purchased. In the following years, all these rich men bought some part of the land for their own economic power. Afterward, the local people were known as Paşabağları. Avanos town will be your third point of interest. In the art center, you will see how to make pottery and ceramic in the Cappadocia region. The history of pottery making and ceramic dates back to the Hittite emperors (B.C. 4000).  Avanos is the only town that is famous for pottery and ceramic made using red and white clay only. In the art center, you will be shown a pottery-making demonstration and will also be able to try it yourself. Then, head to an open buffet lunch in a local, clean restaurant as a tour break.  After a short photography break at the Esentepe viewpoint, see the stunning Gōreme Valley and fairy chimneys. The largest and tallest fairy chimney known as Uchisar Castle will be your next point of interest located in Uchisar. It is also a natural structure, not made by human hands.  In case of dangerous situations, you will not be allowed to climb the castle.  The most important place for Christianity, Zelve Open Air Museum will be waiting for your visit after Uchisar Castle. This will be completely similar to today's university model. You will see dormitories (for men and women), churches (9 to 10), chapels, dining rooms, mutual places, and classrooms.  You will see wall paintings or frescoes on most of the walls of the churches in this museum. These paintings depict some scenes from the Bible or some other important point in the life of Jesus Christ. People used to live here as students and teachers together. In addition, teachers gave Christian courses to their students from the Bible. Then after their graduation, they would go to some other part of Turkey in order to spread and teach Christianity to the people.  Finally, you will visit the deepest and largest underground city in Cappadocia. Consisting of seven floors, you will see all parts of the underground city open to the public and learn how people survived under limited opportunities.  Mainly, you will see stalls, dining rooms, food storage rooms, churches, kitchens, and other similar places you would normally find in a living area. Your professional art historian guide will gladly explain all the details and the history of the places you will visit during your tour schedule. 

From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

3. From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots on a trip from Istanbul. Walk in the land of fairy chimneys. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos Village, Uchisar, Avanos, Underground Cities, Ortahisar, and Pasabag. Day 1: Flight to Kayseri and Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia Catch your domestic flight to Kayseri. Start with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum, a cave city in the Goreme Valley. See rock-cut churches, kitchens, and wineries left by Anatolian Christians. Gaze at Byzantine frescos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about its history. Next, make your way to Devrent Valley, famous for its animal-shaped rocks. See a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Continue to Pasabagi Valley or Monks Valley to enjoy the wonderful landscape. Make your way to Avanos Village, the region known for its pottery, silk, wool, and carpet weaving, wine cultivation, and agriculture. See the natural as well as human-made masterpieces of this charming old town. Savor a typical Turkish lunch. Experience pottery-making with local experts. After treating yourself to a hearty lunch, continue to Goreme Panorama, for views of fairy chimneys, which are tall rock formations with caps on top. Make the most of your time in Cappadocia by visiting Uchisar. Get to the top of the rock castle in the center of the town, the highest point of the region, a perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the stunning Cappadocian landscape. After sightseeing, be driven to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia in a special-class cave hotel. Day 2: Underground Cities Of Cappadocia and Flight to Istanbul Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After check-out, embark on a full-day tour. Visit Rose and Red Valley, an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink, especially during sunset. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. See its famous rock churches. Next, enjoy a tour of Pigeon Valley, named after the countless man-made dovecotes or pigeon houses carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Then, go down to the world of underground cities. Once a refuge for 15000 Christians, these settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers of corridors and passageways. Continue the tour with Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches. See the famous castle-like rock formation standing dominantly over the town. After the tour, be driven to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, be greeted by your driver and return to your hotel.

From Istanbul: Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flight & Lunch

4. From Istanbul: Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flight & Lunch

Explore the most important landmarks of Cappadocia along with its fascinating rock formations on a full-day guided tour from Istanbul. See the Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, fairy chimneys from Goreme Panorama, and more with an authentic Turkish lunch at a restaurant. Get picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and arrive at the airport for a 1.5-hour flight to Kayseri. Meet your local driver and enjoy the ride to Cappadocia, where you will join other group participants and begin your tour. Explore the Goreme Open Air Museum and study the many rock-cut churches from as far back as the 10th century. Next, visit Devrent Valley, famous for its quirky animal-shaped rocks, and feel like you're in another world. Head to Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, and see the chapel dedicated to St. Simeon along with a hermit's shelter. Admire some of the most striking fairy chimneys with a unique mushroom shapes. Stop for a typical Turkish lunch in Avanos. Then learn to make pottery with local experts. Take in the best views of the fairy chimneys from Goreme Panorama before marveling at more magnificent landscapes from Uchisar Rock Castle. Drive back to Kayseri for your return flight to Istanbul where your driver will greet you and take you back to your hotel.

Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

5. Cappadocia Highlights Tour with Lunch

Your tour of Cappadocia's highlights begins with a pickup from your hotel. Head to the Devrent Valley and see why it is also known as Imagination Valley. See countless different types of Fairy Chimney formations, which formed almost 30 million years ago. Head to the Göreme Open Air Museum, one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia and a UNESCO site. See the cave town's 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. Have 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 stop in Pasabag, where we will see the most interesting fairy chimneys, resembling those seen in the Hobbit and Smurfs.

Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

6. Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

The driver and the guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Then you can decide with them what to visit. Cappadocia's most famous attraction, for good reason, is the Göreme Open Air Museum, a complex of medieval painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks. There are over 10 cave churches in the Göreme Open Air Museum. Along with rectories, dwellings, and a religious school, they form a large monastic complex carved out of a roughly ring-shaped rock formation in the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia. Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist and Cavusin Church or the 'Great Pigeon House'. The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river in Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River). The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used locally. Watch the potters at work using the kick wheel, using a technique that has not changed for generations. Pasabag, the remarkable earth pillars, can also be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard - hence the name of the place which means: the Pasha’s vineyard. Also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley, this area does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia. The small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, by their strange appearance. The valley has many animal-shaped rocks. Some of the most commonly seen shapes include camel, snake, seals, and dolphins. Continue to the Underground City, the biggest and deepest underground settlement, which boasts eight levels connected by narrow tunnels.

Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Highlights Tour

7. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Highlights Tour

Get picked-up from your hotel. First, enjoy a panoramic view of Göreme and marvel at some of the best views in the region. Your guide will have plenty of knowledge to offer you about your surroundings. Afterwards, visit Underground City which is the biggest and deepest underground settlement. It has 8 levels connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit stalls, stores, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections which are open for visitors. While you are visiting the sections, your guide will complement the experience with their expert knowledge. Next, enjoy a local lunch in an authentic restaurant. After, visit Pigeon Valley which is located in Uçhisar town and offers another spectacular panoramic view. The next destination is Goreme Open Air Museum, where you can see rock-cut churches carved by early Christian monks. Your guide will give you information about Christianity and the Monastic Life of Cappadocia. The next stop will be Çavuşin, which is the Old Greek Village, abandoned after Population Exchange in 192. This town is located on the banks of the Red River which is the longest river in Turkey. It is famous for its pottery which started around the 2nd millennium B.C by Hittites. You will have a tour of the town and then visit a pottery workshop and learn about red clay work and ceramics. One of the masters of the discipline will even demonstrate the ancient free-hand technique that has been used throughout history. Visit a rug workshop where all the products are made by hand in the traditional way. Then visit Paşabağı where 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 İmagination Valley. The valley contains curious red rocks, some of which resemble animal forms: a camel, a lizard, an owl, a snake, a chicken and a penguin.

Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum (Small Group)

8. Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum (Small Group)

Discover the best of Cappadocia on a guided tour from Nevşehir with lunch. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, see Uchisar Castle, marvel at the fairy chimneys, and much more. Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and set out to explore the most popular attractions in Cappadocia. Start off with a visit to the Goreme Open-Air Museum and embark on a journey through the history of Christianity. From here, continue your tour and take a short break to stop at a viewing point. Enjoy panoramic views and see Uchisar Castle in the distance. Listen as your guide provides a description of the castle's history over the past 4,000 years. Stop at another viewing point overlooking Love Valley and admire the unique tower-shaped rock formations. Located between Avanos and Goreme road, the valley is named after the interesting fairy chimney formations and has become a popular spot for proposals. Next, head to the pottery capital of the Cappadocian Region, Avanos Oren Yeri. Join your guide on a tour of the city and visit a pottery workshop. Then, visit Pasabag Valley, one of the most popular fairy chimney areas in Cappadocia. Take a short hike and be rewarded with fantastic photo opportunities. Finally, hop back into the van and make your way to the final 2 stops for the day, Devrent Valley and Urgüp to see the Three Graces. Along the way, you'll make a stop for lunch and savor a local meal included in the price of your tour. Your Cappadocia highlights tour comes to an end with a comfortable return transfer to your accommodation. 

From Göreme: Cappadocia Electric Trike Tour

9. From Göreme: Cappadocia Electric Trike Tour

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off to your electric trike. Your tour will start from Göreme towards Çavuşin. In Çavuşin, we see the old Cappadocia life, the old church, the dovecotes on the rocks and continue on our way. We stop at the paşbagh to get information, see the fairy chimneys of different types and ages, and after the photo break, we visit the perfectly beautiful fairy chimneys made up of different color layers in the Zelve valley, and we return with our electric vehicles to get information and see after the photo shoot. Your driver will pick you up from the center of Göreme and drop you back to your hotel.

Best of Turkey 10-Day Package Tour

10. Best of Turkey 10-Day Package Tour

Day 1 Arrival to Istanbul (Monday) Upon arrival at Istanbul greeted and drives to your hotel. C/IN. O/N Istanbul. (No Meal) Day 2 Treasures of Istanbul (Tuesday) (09:00 - 15:00) Today you visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.O/N Istanbul (B-L) Day 3 HD Bosphorus Tour+Flight to Izmir (Wednesday) (09:00-12:30) Upon breakfast at the hotel check out. Today you visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and enjoy cruising on Bosphorus.After tour flight to Izmir. C/IN. O/N Kusadasi. (B) Day 4 Ancient Ephesus Tour (Thursday) (09:00 - 16:00) Today you visit The House of Virgin Mary; where she spent her final days, Ancient Ephesus; The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean. and Temple of Artemis O/N Kusadasi. (B-L) Day 5 Pamukkale Tour (Friday) (08:00-20:00) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out, Travel to Pamukkale; Pools of Heaven on Earth… swim in terraces and visit ancient city of Hierapolis. Drive to Antalya. C/IN. O/N Antalya. (B-L) Day 6 Antalya City Tour (Saturday) (09:30-16:00) Enjoy stunning view of Mediterranean from cable car ride 'from sea to sky', visit Duden waterfalls and explore the old town (Kaleici). You will see top attractions of the city: Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Kesik Minare (Truncated Minaret).O/N Antalya. (B-L) Day 7 Konya&Cappadocia (Sunday) (08:30-20:00) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi. and 700-years-old Caravanserail (ancient traders and travellers on silk road). Drive to Cappadocia. C/IN. O/N Cappadocia (B-L) Day 8 Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia (Monday) (09:30-16:00) Today you visit Goreme Museum, Devrent Valley, Pasabagi, Avano, Goreme Panaroma, Uchisar. O/N Cappadocia (B-L) Optional: Hot Air Balloon Flight Day 9 Underground Cities of Cappadocia / Flight to Istanbul (Tuesday) (09:00-16:00) Upon breakfast at the hotel c/out, Today you visit Rose Valley, Cavusin, Pigeon Valley, Underground Cities, Ortahisar. After tour flight to Istanbul. C/IN. O/N Istanbul. (B-L) Day 10 Departure Day (Wednesday) According to your flight departure time, drives to Istanbul Airport. End of our service. (B)

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Hi would like to personally thank Faruk for this amazing experience. He is a great guide with lots of knowledge and will be able to answer every single one of your questions. Plus this tour has everything you expect from amazing sight viewing to great lunch service. I can only recommend this unique experience to people. The company also help me when I had trouble with my bus and luggages. 10/10

Our tour was wonderful! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us all the beauty Cappadocia. She took the time to explain and describe every important fact about this magic place. Everything was organized and coordinated. We definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wants to visit the beautiful Cappadocia.

Our guide really was the highlight of this tour! Was so knowledgable and taught us so much context and history about everything we saw. Funny, interesting. Would highly recommend this tour as a great way to see many of the key places across Cappadocia, in a lovely day trip (that includes lunch!)

The tour was amazing. Our guide Sophia was very knowledgeable and friendly in particular. Everything ran smoothly and on time. A tour like this is best suited with a guide & having Sophia was just cherry on the cake. Thank you so much Sophia & team for making my tour memorable & enjoyable!

Very well organized tour that started with the taxi pick up and driving us to the airport. There are a lot of amazing places to see, and plenty of historical facts get to know about Cappadocia. A big thanks to our guide, Shukram - she was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the tour.