Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

4.3 / 5

28 reviews

Full-Day Cappadocia Red Plus Tour

From $45.66 per person

Most of the highlights in Cappadocia can be seen in one day with this Red Plus Tour as it also includes the underground city. Therefore, this tour will be great if you only have a limited amount of time in the region.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from all hotels in the Cappadocia region.

Experience

Highlights
  • See all of the most important sights of Göreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit and take amazing photos of Göreme Valley from Esentepe panoramic viewpoint
  • Learn and try making pottery and ceramics in a pottery art center in Avanos
  • View important points of the underground city
  • Catch all the different shapes of rock formations which look like animals in Imagination Valley
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional tour guide after your breakfast at around 09:45/ 10:00. Your first encounter with Cappadocia will be 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 Roman period, most of the people were pagan and not Christian. That's why, all the history of these places come from this point. In Turkish, Paşa means men who have lots of money and land. Bağ means land or area can be purchased. In the following years, all these rich men bought some part of land for their own economic power. Afterwards, the local people where 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. History of pottery making and ceramic dates back to Hittite emperors (B.C. 4000). Avanos is only town which is famous for pottery and ceramic made by red and white clay only. In the art center, you will be shown a pottery making demonstration and also be able to try try yourself. After all process of demonstration, you will have an open buffet lunch in a local, clean restaurant as a tour break. After a short photography break at  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 hand. In case of dangerous situations, you will not be allowed to climb the castle.  The most important place for Christianity and known as an open air museum, Göreme Open Air Museum will be waiting for your visit after Uchisar Castle. This will be completely similar with 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 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, you will visit the deepest and largest underground city in Cappadocia. Consisting of seven floors, you will see all parts of the underground city open to the public and learn how people had survived under limited opportunities. 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. 
Includes
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Transportation with luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Open buffet lunch
  • English-speaking art historian guide
  • Pick-up / drop-off hotel
  • Drinks
  • Personal expences

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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Great tour to visit the main attractions in the northern part in one day. The underground city (a small one) is a plus. If you have limited time in Cappadocia, I recommend this tour. I had a second day to visit and did the « Small-Group Oasis of Cappadocia » tour, which is a green tour. It was an excellent combination.

15 September 2020

Very full day with lots of walking and visiting amazing sites. Our guide was very knowledgable and whilst 75% of the information was delivered in Turkish, English speakers did get a potted version. Lunch was an enormous buffet with many delicious choices. The visit to the ceramic factory was great fun. I can thoroughly recommend this tour.

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28 October 2019

Satisfying

Our guide was great and nice. The only issue I had was the underground city we visited was Ozkonak. The description said that the tour includes a visit to the the largest and deepest city which implied Kamaykli or Derinkuyu. You should edit the description and be specific on the location of underground city.

19 October 2019

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