Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul-Price: From €300 per person
You will be picked up in your Istanbul hotel lobby at approximately 04:30 by our driver who will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. You will arrive at either Kayseri or Nevsehir airport (Cappadocia's two gateway airports) at approximately 08:45 where you will be met by our driver who will be holding your name on a board outside the terminal doors. You will then be transferred to Cappadocia to meet with your tour group. Our first stop of the day will be at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Göreme Open Air Museum which was once a Byzantine monastic settlement.
Our second stop will be Paşabağ Valley, also called the Monk's Valley, home to some of the best examples of mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. We then drive to Devrent Valley, also known as “Imagination Valley”, where some of the most surreal rock formations can be found, many of them shaped like animals. Next, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the town of Avanos, which is famous for its pottery. After a tasty lunch of traditional Turkish cuisine, we will visit a local family-run pottery workshop for a kick-wheel pottery demonstration.
Our last stop will be Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of the Cappadocia. This is a great opportunity to get some great panorama shots of Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys.
After the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Turkish Night & Whirling Dervishes Ceremony with Dinner 45 Euro Per Person
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You will be picked up from your hotel between 09:10-09:30. Our first stop of the day will be Esentepe, a popular spot for enjoying a panoramic view of Göreme and its fairy chimneys and unique rock formations.
We will then drive to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the deepest of Cappadocia’s many underground cities, and built by early Christians fleeing from persecution. You'll be impressed by the forethought that went into the underground city as you wander around and see rooms such as stables, cellars, chapels and wineries.
We then drive to Ihlara Valley where we will hike a section of the valley, checking out the tiny churches cut into the rocks, along the way. We will then have some chill time and lunch at Belisirma Village before heading to Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut cathedral in Cappadocia. Drop back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
After the tour you will be transferred back to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight back to Istanbul. On arrival in Istanbul we will meet you and make your transfer to your hotel.
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Available every day of the year
If you wish to join the Hot Air Balloon Flight on the second day of the tour at sunrise, please let us know in advance so that we can book a flight for you as places are limited.