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  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Tour

    1. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private 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...

    Zeki was an awesome guide. We learned a ton that we would not have known if we had just wandered around town. Zeki tailored the tour to our interests and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour

    2. Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight and Full-Day Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel 1-hour before sunrise, and then journey to the launch site of your hot air balloon flight. Watch the sunrise over Cappadocia as you glide over settlements depending on the conditions. Float back to ground for a post-flight celebration and collect your flight certificate. Then, marvel at the rock formations of the Devrent Valley before going to Monks Valley (Pashabagi), where the hermits built their cave dwellings and churches. Try your hand at pottery in Avanos and watch the potters at work using a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and explore the cave churches of Göreme Open Air Museum. Marvel at the Byzantine wall paintings depicting biblical scenes, and get a panoramic view of the valley and its fairy chimneys before visiting Uchisar Castle at the region's highest point.

    Very professional people. The tour guide gave an outstanding service. The first baloon flight was canceled due weather conditions, and they were able to accommodate us another day. Highly recommended.

  • Full-Day Small Group Cappadocia Green Tour

    3. Full-Day Small Group Cappadocia Green Tour

    Begin your full-day tour with spectacular views over Göreme from Esentepe. Admire the panorama of the Göreme Valley and village with its fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and explore unique rooms including stables, cellars, storage areas, refectories, churches and wineries. On the second floor see the missionary school and study rooms. Travel to the Ihlara Valley, where you’ll see more than 100 rock-carved churches and houses lining the gorge. Walk along the river. Discover hidden churches. Relax by the river at Belisirma village and enjoy lunch. After lunch continue on to the Selime Monastery, which was featured in Star Wars.

    Faruk was a good guide. The Underground cities tour was interesting. Not easy for older people due to low and narrow passages. Drive to river restaurant was long. Insects were annoying at the river location.

  • Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour

    4. Full-Day Cappadocia Blue Tour

    Pick-up from your hotel in the morning and today, you will visit Devrent Valley (Imagination Valley) and walk through this lunar landscape. Next, visit Pasabaglari (the world-famous fairy chimneys) and the village of Avanos, where you will witness a pottery making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques. At noon, have a lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue your tour with Uchisar Rock Castle (the highest point in the region), Esentepe (a panoramic view of Göreme Valley) and Göreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescoes and monastery). After visiting the Göreme Open Air Museum, your tour will end and you will be dropped back off at your hotel.

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

    5. 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...

  • Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley

    6. Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Valley

    Your day will begin as you are collected from your hotel at 9:30AM in the morning. Following your guide’s introduction to Cappadocia at the Goreme panoramic view point, you'll drive for around 1 hour to visit the most spectacular gorge of Turkey: Ihlara. This 6-kilometer hike through the Ihlara Valley is bound to be a highlight of your day. The Melendiz River has carved an impressive canyon through the verdant valley and you will walk about 2 hours along the river passing Byzantine rock chapels decorated with frescoes. For the first half of the hike you will be the only tourists walking, which is guaranteed to be completely peaceful. You'll later end the hiking portion of the tour near Belisirma Village, where you will have lunch in a quaint riverside restaurant. Following lunch you'll stop at the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia, the Selime Monastery and Cathedral. Selime is l...

  • Cappadocia: Full Day Private Tour with Japanese Guide

    7. 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: Secrets Day Tour

    8. Cappadocia: Secrets Day Tour

    Explore the lesser-known locations in Cappadocia on this day-long guided tour. Start your excursion with pickup from your hotel before heading to Soganli Village. After a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at this abandoned village full of ancient cave churches—you’ll be captivated by the surreal landscapes of this off-the-beaten-path destination. Then, drive to the Sobesos Excavation Site, where a Roman city is currently being uncovered. Admire its one-of-a-kind floral mosaics that have only recently been discovered. Next, you’ll go to Keslik Monastery, a cave church that dates from approximately the 7th to 13th century. See where hermits and monks lived and practiced their religion and let the calming atmosphere of the cave relax you.   Your driver will then take you to Sinassos, where you’ll see an old Greek village that was abandoned and re-inhabited after 1927. Sit down to lunch at a loc...

  • Göreme: Fairy Chimneys and Kaymaklı Underground City Tour

    9. Göreme: Fairy Chimneys and Kaymaklı Underground City Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Ürgüp or Göreme. First, travel to the Devrent Valley situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe. Explore the rugged landscape which is spread over three valleys, and see the many famous pointed fairy chimneys with their large stems. Make your way to "Love Valley" which is the best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Stop in Pasabag and Pasha’s Vineyard, which is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations. Next, stop in Avanos, a center of terra cotta artwork since 3000 BC. Visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy. Visit Uchisar, situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extrao...

  • From Nevşehir: Private Guided Van Tour of Cappadocia Region

    10. From Nevşehir: Private Guided Van Tour of Cappadocia Region

    Get picked up from your hotel by your tour guide and start the tour with the highlights of Cappadocia. You will start the day with the visit of Kaymakli Underground City and will learn how and why they built such place! To experience it, you will go down 50-80 feet! Next, Uchisar Castle and the panoramic view of the beautiful fortress. Goreme Open Air Museum will amaze you with its history and churches with gorgeous frescoes, paintings. Enjoy lunch in Avanos, situated by the river of Kizilirmak or Halys River from the ancient times as Herodes called it. Afterwards, walk through Pasabaglar, known as Valley of Monks, where you will see Devrent Valley.

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What people are saying about Ürgüp

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Everything was great! We really enjoyed our day. We had an amazing tour guide, Mr. Ikut, who was very kind, friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything very patiently. The pick-up & drop-off service was great! Totally recommended, you won't regret it! :)

Zeki was an awesome guide. We learned a ton that we would not have known if we had just wandered around town. Zeki tailored the tour to our interests and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

The place is great, we felt we were in a fairyland. Our guide Zeki was fantastic and very informed. he accommodated all our needs. I would go back again if I can.

Ozkay is a great guide. It is really worth what you pay and you visit most of the things during the tour. I would definitely recommend it and would hire it again

The tour is amazing, highly recommended Zaki is amazing and very informative