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Istanbul: 2-Day Bus Tour of Cappadocia

Product ID: 31328
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Visit the historic Cappadocia region this 2-day, 2-night tour bus tour from Istanbul. See the other-worldly landscape of the Devrent Valley, the Byzantine art at the Goreme Open Air Museum, and the sweeping panoramic views from Uchisar Castle.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Istanbul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Discover the beautiful Byzantine art in the Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit churches on a hike through the Rose Valley
Full description
Take the overnight bus to Cappadocia and relax in non-smoking, air-conditioned comfort. The journey from Istanbul to Cappadocia takes around 12 hours. You’ll learn about the region’s history and see the sights of Cappadocia on this 2-day tour.

Day 01: First Day in Cappadocia: (Refreshments at the hotel, and lunch on the tour)
When you arrive at the Cappadocia bus station you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for some refreshment. The tour begins at about 09:30, departing from the hotel. You’ll head to the Devrent Valley where the landscape will remind you of something from another planet! In Pasabagi, you'll take a guided walk to see Cappadocia’s amazing fairy chimneys.

Next on the itinerary is a drive to Avanos, where you’ll have lunch. After lunch you’ll continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum to see the rock-cut churches and beautiful frescoes. Afterwards you’ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point in the region, to admire the panoramic views over Cappadocia. Return to the hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 02: Second Day in Cappadocia: (Breakfast at the hotel, and lunch on the tour)
You’ll leave your hotel at around 09:30 on a 2.5-mile hike through the Rose Valley, stopping to visit churches along the way. Afterwards you’ll visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Enjoy lunch in Pigeon Valley before you explore the Kaymakli underground city.

Also on the itinerary is a stop at the natural rock formation know as Ortahisar Castle. At 21:00 you’ll depart Cappadocia on the overnight bus to Istanbul, arriving at Istanbul’s bus station at 07:00 the next morning.
Includes
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotel (or similar boutique hotel)
  • Meal services during the tour as noted in the itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional licensed guide services
  • Entrance fees to the museums on guided tours
  • Local taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Dinners
  • Tips (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
The tour price is per person based on double/twin room sharing. The single supplement is EUR 20.