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  • From Istanbul: 2-Day All-Inclusive Trip to Cappadocia

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

    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,...

  • From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

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

    Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots on an all-inclusive 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 from 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 landscap...

  • South Cappadocia: Guided Day Tour with Lunch

    3. South Cappadocia: Guided Day Tour with Lunch

    Discover some of the most impressive scenery of the Cappadocia region on an all-day guided tour. See fairy chimneys and unique rock formations. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Goreme Panorama. Take in wonderful views of the town’s spectacular cave houses. Hike through the beautiful Red and Rose Valley. Pass by fairy chimneys, local farms, and cave chapels. Learn interesting facts about the surrounding nature and history of the area from your guide. Stop off briefly at the old Greek village of Cavusin. Try traditional Turkish food during lunch in Avanos. Next, visit the impressive Kaymakli Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter from enemies. Take in the terrific views of Pigeon Valley and learn about the carved pigeon houses. Make a final stop at the Onyx factory and hear about the semi-precious volcanic stones of Turkey.

    Our guide was excellent very professional, spoke English fluently. Explained and guided us, he was patient with us at all times, we had teenagers with us and he would explain diligently to our children. Amazing tour..

  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

    4. 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 Kaymaklı 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 e...

    We had an excellent tour with our tour guide Saigú. He has a lot of knowledge in his field, patience, and is an excellent professional. We enjoyed this tour very much and were able to see all the important places of Goreme as planned. We highly recommend Get your guide tour and Saigú as your tour guide.

  • Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia 6-Day Tour

    5. Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia 6-Day Tour

    Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. On arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years of history. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then overnight in Istanbul. Please note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. When day 2 falls on a Sunday, the Grand Bazaar will be visited on day 3. Day 3: Full-Day...

  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour with Art Historian Guide

    6. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour with Art Historian Guide

    After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop, the famous ‘Three Beauties of Ürgüp’. Here, admire mushroom-shaped rock formations and learn more about their geology from your expert guide. Your next stop is the ancient village of Mustafapaşa, where you can admire fine examples of ancient Greek architecture. Later, drive through Taşkınpaşa which has some of the best examples of Seljuk architecture in the district, before arriving in Sobessos, a recently-discovered Roman archaeological site. Here, admire beautiful mosaics and Roman baths. Next, drive through Şahin Efendi, where you can observe typical local residents doing their daily chores, dressed in traditional costumes. You can also see the huge storage caves in the surrounding hills where fruit and vegetables are stored. Afterwards, enjoy a short walk in Soğanlı valley to admire the area's many different rock chu...

  • Two Days in Fairyland Cappadocia

    7. Two Days in Fairyland Cappadocia

    • Day one: Book an early morning flight to Cappadocia (either to Kayseri Airport or Nevsehir Airport) in such a way to land at the airport before or around 8:00 AM at the latest. The local partner will organize the shuttle transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia accordingly. Your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 9:30 AM-10:00 AM. Visit the Devrent Imagination Valley and take a walk through this lunar landscape where different rock formations can be seen. Then see the fairy chimneys at Pasabaglari. In Avanos, watch a pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique. Take a break for lunch and then head to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest point in the region and a great spot to see the sunset. Continue to Esentepe for panoramic views of the Goreme Valley and the Goreme Open Air Museum of rock-cut churches, frescoes, and a monastery. After the tour, you...

    This was an excellent tour! The guide, Tarik, was one of the best I’ve had. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the region and it’s history. This was the perfect tour to see the highlights of Cappadocia at a good pace. I never felt rushed or overwhelmed. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It felt very luxurious, especially for the price. I did have to reach out to the tour company once I booked, because they were not proactive in contacting me. Also, some of what was conveyed in the tour description was a bit confusing and inaccurate, but we discussed it ahead of time and I hope they’ll update that. For instance, the description made it sound like they would arrange an airport transfer from your hotel in Istanbul. This is not the case. You must get to Cappadocia yourself and the tour services begin once you’re there. Once we got past these initial hurdles though, everything was wonderful.

  • Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

    8. Rose Valley & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

    Start the tour at 9 AM with pick-up from your hotel. After a 5 minute drive,  set out on a hike through the beautiful Rose Valley which will take just over an hour. Pass by fairy-chimneys, local farms, pigeon houses, and rock-hewn cave chapels. Admire the wonderful range of rose-colored hues in the valley which change in intensity depending on the season, time of day, and weather conditions. Learn about the history and the unique formations of Cappadocia during the hike from your guide. Ah the end of the hike, make a quick stop at the picturesque old Cavusin cave village. Then head to Monks Valley (Pasabag), where you will see the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys and St. Simeon's monk cell. Then, drive to Goreme for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of the Kaymaklı underground city, the first and most popular underground city in Cappadocia. Discover how this complex carved undergroun...

  • Cappadocia: Full Day Private Tour with Japanese Guide

    9. Cappadocia: Full Day Private Tour with Japanese Guide

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel or from Kayseri/Nevsehir airport, and then drives through the Turkish landscape to Cappadocia. Arrive at the site, which is one of the most visited locations in Turkey, and admire the world’s most unique rock formations, formed by volcanic ash and lava that has been eroded by wind and rain. Explore the onsite Goreme open air museum, originally built in the 2nd century AD and used as a Christian cave monastery until the 11th century. Learn about how pressure from the Arabs against the Christians became so intense that churches and monasteries were created inside the caves to escape it. This fascinating and carefully preserved site is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Next, visit the Kaymaklı Underground City as well as Uchisar Castle, which is the highest point of the region. Marvel at its strange appearance, stark interior and amazing pan...

  • Cappadocia: 1 or 2 Day Private Tour

    10. Cappadocia: 1 or 2 Day Private Tour

    On day 1, your professional guide and the driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 AM. The first stop is Esentepe, the impressive panoramic viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Here, your guide will give you information on the history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. Your next stop is the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will explain the meanings of the frescoes in the cave churches, decorated with scenes of the Old and New Testaments dating back to the 10th century. The site has been used as a monastery since the first years of Christianity. For lunch, visit a lovely restaurant in Goreme. Then, after lunch make several photo stops along the way to your next destination. Stop at Urgup’s family fairy chimneys, Devrent’s animal-shaped rock formations, and Monk’s Valley with the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk c...

    Mehmet was an excellent guide. He was flexible and suggested changes to our tour based on the situation and physical capabilities of the members of the group. (My dad has a bad limp and uses a cane.) He always gave us a choice in eveything we did during the tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot from this tour.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

This was an excellent tour! The guide, Tarik, was one of the best I’ve had. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the region and it’s history. This was the perfect tour to see the highlights of Cappadocia at a good pace. I never felt rushed or overwhelmed. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It felt very luxurious, especially for the price. I did have to reach out to the tour company once I booked, because they were not proactive in contacting me. Also, some of what was conveyed in the tour description was a bit confusing and inaccurate, but we discussed it ahead of time and I hope they’ll update that. For instance, the description made it sound like they would arrange an airport transfer from your hotel in Istanbul. This is not the case. You must get to Cappadocia yourself and the tour services begin once you’re there. Once we got past these initial hurdles though, everything was wonderful.

We had an excellent tour with our tour guide Saigú. He has a lot of knowledge in his field, patience, and is an excellent professional. We enjoyed this tour very much and were able to see all the important places of Goreme as planned. We highly recommend Get your guide tour and Saigú as your tour guide.

Our guide was excellent very professional, spoke English fluently. Explained and guided us, he was patient with us at all times, we had teenagers with us and he would explain diligently to our children. Amazing tour..

This day tour was the best choice! The guide, Mustafa, is such a kind person! He showed us the most important places in Cappadocia and shared his knowledge about this land with us! I trully recommend this tour!

Amazing tour with lots of high lights around the region. Our guide was so kind and explained everything really well. Totally recommend this agency for a great tour!