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Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour

Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Cappadocia Tour

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: Guided Red Tour with Lunch and Tickets

Cappadocia: Guided Red Tour with Lunch and Tickets

Uchisar Castle Area Get ready to be amazed because this view will blow your mind off. At the center of cappadocia we have one of the biggest fairy chimneys all around cappadocia and it is the uchisar castle. We will spend some time under the castle and you will be well informed about it. You can take a lot of beautiful pictures and have enough free time to enjoy it. Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys (Monks Valley) At the monks valley you will get to see mushroom typed fairy chimneys with a closer look and have opportunity to even touch them you will be taking some information about christianity in the region and have enough free time to explore around. Zelve Open Air Museum Zelve was an open valley with a large cave settlement. The small area has a lot of remainings made for fulfilling almost every needs of christians lived in the past and remained a Turkish village until 1960s. Today, Zelve is an open-air museum open to the public. A lot to see and a lot to picture. Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley) At the imagination valley you there will be a lot of different shaped rocks looking like various things such as Camel, Snail, Penguin etc. At this place you will be able to test your imagination and decide if you are an imaginative person or not. Lunch We will have a break for our lunch fix or open buffet in a decent restaurant Avanos Pottery Workshop (Shopping point) Avanos is the house of the pottery and this will be the highlight of your day. We will find ourselves at a pottery workshop at avanos and there will be expert people about pottery making.First they will give you some information about it and than they will show you how to make a pottery and than let people in our group to try it (Maybe you?) Love Valley Love valley hosts one of the most beautiful sightseeing all around Cappoadocia you will get to see best examples of the mushroom typed fairy chimneys (hoodoo) with an amazing panoramic view.

From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

From Antalya: 2-Day Cappadocia, Cave Hotel, & Balloon Tour

Wishing to visit Cappadocia, but your schedule is strict? Worry no more! With our Antalya to Cappadocia 2-days Tour, you can make it happen. Visit and explore the main sites of the region, with an interesting and informative 2-day excursion. Want to know the best part? This tour is guided by a local, fluent in English guide who is in charge to explain important and fun facts about the places of interest. Cappadocia is one of the most famous destinations in the country, and there is no wonder why! During this 2-day excursion, you will visit some of the region’s most famous valleys and admire fairy chimneys and rock formations. Underground cities, panoramic locations, and other important sites in terms of history and culture are also included in the schedule. For an unforgettable experience, and since you are in Cappadocia, you may also join the hot air balloon flight, at an extra cost. Cappadocia is definitely one of the most charming and atmospheric regions, and this tour provides the best experience for you and your loved ones. "Day-1" Departure from Antalya hotels by comfortable air-conditioned bus Breakfast at the restaurant Visit to the underground city Visit to Uchisar fortress Panoramic stop at Pigeon Valley Lunch in Avanos city at a local Turkish restaurant Stop in the Valley of Love Visit to the Derwent Valley (Valley of Fantasy) Sightseeing tour of the city of Avanos Visit to the pottery workshop Visit to the Valley of the Monks Arrival at the hotel Dinner at the hotel Visit to the restaurant, show program – folklore of Anatolia “Night in Cappadocia” (for an additional fee – optional) "Day-2" Hot air balloon ride or Balloon parade (for an additional fee – optional) Breakfast at the hotel (buffet) Panoramic stop Uchguzel – Three Beauties Visiting the rock city of Chavushin, as well as the Church of St. John the Baptist Visit to the stone center of Anatolia Stop for lunch Return to Antalya

Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Green Tour with Lunch

Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Green Tour with Lunch

Embark on a Turkish cultural and natural adventure on a bus tour of Cappadocia. See the region's highlights, including the Uçhisar Panorama, Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground City among others. Tuck into a local lunch between incredible views. Start off with a visit to the highest point in Cappadocia: Uçhisar Panorama. This point is located in Uchisar Village, the highest village in the region between Nevsehir City and Göreme Village. Having a geostrategic position, this magnificent castle was used as an observatory for watching the whole region from the top to prevent enemy attacks. Then, drive to the Kaymakli or Derinkuyu underground city, the widest, most enchanting, and one of the over 100 most wonderful underground cities in Cappadocia. The miraculously well-protected and maintained structure has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. Then, pause to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, continue to see Ihlara Valley, near Mount Hasan and Mount Melendiz (two of the three volcanoes of Cappadocia). It is a canyon with a depth of approximately 80m and was formed by the Melendiz River thousands of years ago with walking routes inside. Finally, head to Pigeon Valley. The valley is named for the many pigeon houses or dovecotes carved into the rocks and cliffs. Then, sit back and relax on your way back to your hotel.

Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

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 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. Continue on your adventure as you visit Cappadocia's indispensable leather shop. 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, visit one of Cappadocia's deepest and largest underground cities. Uncover all parts of the underground city that are open to the public and learn how people survived with limited resources.  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. 

Cappadocia: Small Group Guided Full-Day Red Tour with Lunch

Cappadocia: Small Group Guided Full-Day Red Tour with Lunch

Delve into the history of Cappadocia at Uchisar Castle, and see rock-carved churches at Goreme Open Air Museum. Enjoy a delicious buffet in a Turkish restaurant. See a skilled potter making pottery in Avanos. Check out the camel-shaped rock formation in Devrent Valley with an expert guide. Get into a modern and comfortable bus at your hotel and meet your tour guide. Then, drive to Uchisar Castle, which is the highest rock formation in Cappadocia. Enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding area and learn about its history while you take some amazing photographs. Next, head to Goreme Open Air Museum, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its historical importance. It is famous for the churches built into rocks and the carved chapel. There is also a monastery which was used as an emergency hideout in case of Roman invasions. See the 5th-century frescoes inside the church too, and learn some facts from your guide. After this, head to Pasabagi Valley to admire three fairy chimneys. Learn how the valley is also called Monks Valley, due to a church dedicated to Saint Simeon, which is carved into a fairy chimney. Following this, have a break for lunch in a traditional Turkish restaurant. Dine on tasty food suitable for all tastes with a delicious buffet. After lunch, continue toward Avanos, next to the Red River. This city is famous for pottery, a skill that has been passed down through generations. Visit a pottery workshop for a demonstration. Watch a potter show you how traditional pottery is made, and take part in the experience too. Then, drive to Devrent Valley, famous for its rock formations resembling dolphins, snakes, seals, and other animals. See a rock that looks like a camel. Observe a unique rock formation which is used as the symbol of Cappadocia. Learn about its importance and symbolism from your guide. Finally, board the bus, sit back, relax, and head back to your hotel.

Cappadocia: Traditional Pottery Workshop

Cappadocia: Traditional Pottery Workshop

Join a pottery workshop and watch a display on how to mold clay into pottery. Try it for yourself . Also have great photos. Have some free time to check out the gallery. Enjoy some tea, coffee, and water for free as well. Mold the clay into the correct shape with the help of your instructor while having free tea, coffee, and water if you like, and check out the gallery. Finally, admire the pottery you have made and head back to your hotel. You may come to our workshop class by yourself or we can arrange private pick up / Drop off for you if you dont want to feel more stress.

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

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. Visit 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. After you land in Istanbul, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Goreme: North Cappadocia Guided Tour w/Lunch & Entry Tickets

Goreme: North Cappadocia Guided Tour w/Lunch & Entry Tickets

Embark on a captivating journey through Cappadocia's stunning landscapes and cultural treasures. Explore Uçhisar Castle, witness panoramic vistas in Göreme, stroll through the enchanting Love Valley, and pass by Göreme National Park's unique rock formations. Discover the surreal Paşabag Valley, delve into the Zelve Open-Air Museum's historical caves, and marvel at the whimsical fairy chimneys. Imagination comes to life in Devrent Valley, while Avanos showcases traditional pottery craftsmanship. Enjoy a delectable lunch and a pottery demonstration before concluding your adventure in the historic village of Çavuşin. This tour promises an immersive exploration of Cappadocia's natural beauty and rich heritage.

From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

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.

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4.7
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We loved this tour! It is such an easy way to see all the highlights while being transported and educated. Our guide Bulent was amazing! He was very friendly, funny and informative, but also gave us enough space and time to explore on our own. Very professional and helpful company! Thank you so much!

this was a superb trip,a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. All stops were well planned and enough time I thought. lunch was a gorgeous all you can eat buffet. a lovely mini bus with air con.

The guide was knowledgeable about the region and put his own twist on things. Plenty of time to explore and take photos at each location

We had an amazing day on this tour! Our tour guide (Han) was so knowledgeable and very generous! Highly recommend this tour :)

Everything was perfect and our guide erdi was the best