3-Day Cappadocia Tour by Bus from Istanbul

3-Day Cappadocia Tour by Bus from Istanbul

From $452.46 per person

In the time of Herodotus, the Cappadocians were said to occupy the region from Mount Taurus to the area near Euxine on the Black Sea. Learn about this history and see the wondrous sights of Cappadocia on a 3-day bus tour from Istanbul.

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Duration 3 days
Starting time 6:30 PM
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Istanbul hotels


  • Visit the Devrent Valley and marvel at the otherworldly terrain
  • Explore the Derinkuyu and Kaymakli underground cities
  • Hike to the Melendiz River and stop to enjoy local dishes at lunch
Full description
Your 3-daystour begin with with an intercity bus ride from Istanbul to Cappadocia.. Travel in non-smoking, air-conditioned comfort en route to the land of fairy chimneys and natural rock castles and cathedrals. Day 1: Cappadocia You’ll be met at the bus station in Cappadocia and transferred to your hotel. At around 09:30 the tour begins with a drive to the Devrent Valley where you’ll see topographical formations that are reminiscent of another planet. In Pasabagi, take a walk among the amazing fairy chimneys before continuing to Avanos for lunch. After lunch you’ll leave Avanos and head to the Goreme Open Air Museum, where you’ll see beautiful examples of Byzantine art. Continue on to Uchisar Castle, the highest point in the region, and take in the panoramic views over Cappadocia. Return to the hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Cappadocia. Day 2: Cappadocia At 09.30 you’ll depart for the Rose Valley where you’ll take a 2.5-mile hike to see the valley’s churches. After the hike you’ll visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Stop for lunch in Pigeon Valley and then continue on to the Kaymakli underground city. Visit the Ortahisar natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia. Day 3: Cappadocia You’ll be picked up at your hotel at around 09:30 for the drive to Derinkuyu, which is the deepest underground city in the region. Later you’ll head to the Ihlara Valley and the Melendiz River. Ihlara is a well-known hiking area. After 2.5 miles of hiking, you’ll stop for lunch near the Melendiz River, and enjoy the local food. Your last stop will be at Selime Cathedral, a wonderful, gigantic fairy chimney. Later you’ll take the overnight bus back to İstanbul, departing at around 21:00. Day 4: Return to Istanbul Arrive in Istanbul at around 07:00 and take the free shuttle to Sultanahmet Square or use public transportation to transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotels or similar boutique hotels
  • Meals as noted in the description
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional licensed guides
  • Entrance fees to the museums during guided tours
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinners
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The tour price quoted is per person in shared double/twin accommodation. The single supplement is EUR 40.00.
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They call it a 3 day tour but hadn’t arranged anything for third day. Bus journey down, an overnight one, was horrendous. I was abandoned at the airport, trying to get someone to let me know which bus to catch. Only redeeming features were the first 2 day tours. I paid extra to fly home to avoid a repeat of the bus journey plus it also cost me an extra hotel night. My recommendation would be to fly and book your own tours directly. Avoid the disorganised, hands off middleman.

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November 2, 2019

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