1. Turkey
  2. Cappadocia
  3. Avanos
  4. Goreme National Park

Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

Product ID: 174573
Take a customised guided tour in Cappadocia. Explore the Göreme Open-air Museum with your personal licensed guide and visit Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey Valley. Be amazed during a full-day tour in a modern minibus.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Hotels in Nevşehir, Urgüp, Avanos, Goreme, and Uçhisar.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Choose from a variety of highlights to visit like the Uchisar Panaroma
  • Explore Goreme Open Air Museum's cave churches
  • Walk into the underground cities and see the Pasabag Monks Valley
  • Enjoy the company of a licensed local guide and an experienced driver
Full description
The driver and the guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Then you can decide with them what to visit. Cappadocia's most famous attraction, for good reason, is the Göreme Open Air Museum, a complex of medieval painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks. There are over 10 cave churches in the Göreme Open Air Museum. Along with rectories, dwellings, and a religious school, they form a large monastic complex carved out of a roughly ring-shaped rock formation in the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia.

Old Cavusin, with its rock-cut dwellings and stone houses, had several hermitages. The two most important churches in Cavusin are the Great Basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist and Cavusin Church or the 'Great Pigeon House'. The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river in Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River). The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used locally. Watch the potters at work using the kick wheel, using a technique that has not changed for generations.

Pasabag, the remarkable earth pillars, can also be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard - hence the name of the place which means: the Pasha’s vineyard. Also known as Imaginary Valley or Pink Valley, this area does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia. The small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, by their strange appearance. The valley has many animal-shaped rocks. Some of the most commonly seen shapes include camel, snake, seals, and dolphins.
Includes
  • Pickup from and drop-off to your hotel in Göreme, Ürgüp, or Uçhisar
  • Transport in a comfortable, AC, non-smoking minivan
  • Professional, experienced and licensed local guide
  • Entry fees to the museums and sights listed in the itinerary
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages at lunch
  • Non-mandatory but customary tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
- At the time of booking let the supplier know your hotel name and location; the local partner will contact you with details
- Pickup only from Nevşehir, Urgüp, Avanos, Goreme, and Uçhisar.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Terrific choice for a day tour of Cappadocia when time is limited

We couldn’t have asked for a better private tour, what with an entire 15 seater van available just to yourself (family of four). We got to set our own pace and yet, were able to cover everything on the must see list. Thanks to Iyan (sp?), our guide who was very friendly and well informed, we didn’t feel like we missed anything even with the limited time we had. An overnight stay at one of the cave hotels is perhaps the only thing we wished we had done.

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25 May 2019

highly recommend this private tour as we had benefitted from a very educational day with our knowledgeable guide who was enthusiastic and passionate about passing on various historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, geological, ethnical, information about all the places we visited (as determined together upon discussion). excellent experience overall!

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5 June 2019

The tour is great, Ziki and the driver are very helpful and friendly. Thanks for their looking after during the trip!

19 September 2019

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