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Cappadocia: Private Half-Day Vineyards & Wine Tasting Tour

1. Cappadocia: Private Half-Day Vineyards & Wine Tasting Tour

Spend your morning touring the historic vineyards of Cappadocia. Learn more about the grape varities growing here, and even get the chance to pick your own grapes. Visit the largest wine factory of the region where you will also get the chance to taste the wine of course. Cappadocian wines are among the most valuable pieces that complement local dishes with local dishes or a fireplace decorated table while watching their unique valleys. Get picked up from your hotel around 9.30-10.00 in the morning in a comfortable, private vehicle. Drive around the beautiful landscape and visit local vineyards where thebest grapes of the region grow. Learn from the winegrowers themselves about the local grapes and wine making processes. Pick your own grapes in the vineyard and get some fantastic photos of the unforgettable experience.  Then, head to the largest winery in the region, the Turasan Winery. Enjoy a wine tasting and learn more about the wine you sample.  At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Göreme: Small Group Full-Day Cappadocia Red Tour

2. Göreme: Small Group Full-Day Cappadocia Red Tour

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel or in the town before starting your full-day Cappadocia small-group city tour. You will be picked up from your hotel at 10 AM. Start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as the “Imagination Valley,” a most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also known as the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity. It will be possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot.  Then proceed to Avanos (Venessa), the pottery center of Cappadocia. This village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/ Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay it deposits. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations. You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Göreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here, you will be able to see the best-preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of church fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe. See the panoramic viewpoint of Esentepe. With a spectacular view over Göreme, see the complete view of Göreme Valley and Göreme village complete with fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses. End your day at Uchisar Castle on a tall rock, the highest point in the Göreme region. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

Cappadocia Red Tour

3. Cappadocia Red Tour

Discover the wonders of Cappadocia on a multi-stop guided tour with lunch included. Visit Uchisar Castle, the Göreme Open Air Museum, Love Valley, Avanos, and pottery demonstrations. After pickup, the tour starts at Uchisar Castle, constructed on the highest point in the region. It has a totally distinct castle form, including graves, tunnels, and churches. At Göreme Open Air Museum, get a better understanding of the influence of religion, especially Christianity, on the region. For good reasons, this is the most famous attraction in the area. Marvel at Göreme's complex of several painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 A.D.  Then drive to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a place of natural wonders. These giant monuments were left by mother nature and are now a huge hit amongst tourists. Stop for lunch in Avanos for an hour. Then, enjoy a pottery and ceramic-making demonstration. Afterward, head to Pasabagi, the best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations, offering a spectacular scene. Up next, see the ruins at Devrent that are spread over three valleys which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Your tour will finish in the evening with drop-off back at your pickup location.

3 Days Cappadocia Tour

4. 3 Days Cappadocia Tour

Day 1 - Cappadocia - Göreme Open Air Museum Today our tour will start by visiting the valleys around the Cappadocia. Our first stop will be Goreme valley where had become one of the most important center of christianism in the VI and IX centuries Later we will visit Uchisar, one of the more popular destinations for travelers. We will have coffee break then we will visit Goreme Open-Air Museum. There are over 10 cave churches in the Goreme 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 Cappadocia. Entrance to the site is on the north side. We will offer a delicious lunch and we will visit Urgup that promoted Nevşehir area to the world with its historical heritage and natural beauty. Urgup is probably the busiest of the small towns in the vicinity of the Cappadocian sites. It's possibly the tattiest as well; recent development has mushroomed leaving a grim legacy of poorly designed and serviced buildings. The road down into the town however does take you past some pleasant rock carved dwellings, accommodation and restaurants. It's worth wondering around the old town for a taste of what the place must have been like before we all arrived. Then we will visit wine cellar and taste wines. Then we will visit Monks Valley (Rahipler Vadisi), with its chimneys with multiple stems and caps, some housing chapels and living areas found here, have a particular style. Avanos is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak, the Red River, which gets its name from the clay that it deposits. This clay has provided Avanos with pottery for centuries and the town is still dominated by this industry despite the inroads that tourism has made in the area. The main street has numerous shops and workshops selling plain and decorated pots and plates and you can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the design has remained unchanged for generations. Many of the workshops will encourage you to have a go yourself. It's harder than it looks. Overnight in Avanos, Urgup or Goreme. Day 2 - Ihlara Valley - Selime Cathedral - Derinkuyu Underground City - Pigeons Valley After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 9:00 and we will go to Ihlara valley for hiking. The Ihlara Valley, once called Peristrema, for its scenery and churches, which are small and mostly semi-ruined. After our lunch break, we visit Selime Cathedral. It is a massive mountain, that is actually an amazing rock cut cathedral and The biggest and deepest is Derinkuyu Underground City. There are eight floors and extend at a depth of approximately 85 m. The underground city at Derinkuyu has all the usual amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels. We will also see the Nar Crater Lake during our journey. Then we will visit Pigeon valleys to see pigeon’s houses. Day 3 - Rose Valley Today is end of your unique tour, before leaving we will have short walk in rose valley.The Rose Valley is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formations with some great hidden rock – carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.

Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

5. Göreme: Full-Day Cappadocia Private Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at 09:15 and start your tour at 09:30. Uchisar Castel is constructed on the highest point of the region and has a totally dictinct castle form, including graves, tunnels and churches which you cannot come across in any other place in the world. At Göreme Open Air Museum, it is especially important to understand the influence of religion, especially of Christianity on the region. For good reasons, it is the most famous attraction, a complex of several painted cave churches carved out by Orthodox monks between 900 and 1200 AD. Çavusin old village, an old Greek village, will be the next stop on this tour. Çavusin is a village about 4 kilometers from Göreme. The old village is largely deserted because the area has been plagued by rock falls. At Çavusin, you can visit the Church of John the Baptist, which probably dates from the 5th century with paintings from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries. The view of Rose Valley is excellent from this village. The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene. Have an hour for lunch at Han Restaurant which is cool and popular in the region. You will start with the soup and then it will be self-service. Since the Hittites in 2000 BC, people could get red clays (terra rosa) around Kızılırmak River, which is the longest river in Turkey, and white clays (caulin) from the volcanic hills. They could use the clays for their daily life by shaping the clay with their hand on the spinning wheels. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. The "fairy chimneys" with caps, mainly found in the vicinity of Ürgüp, have a conical-shaped body and a boulder on top of it. The cone is constructed from tufa and volcanic ash, while the cap is of a harder, more resistant rock such as lahar or ignimbrite. The fairy chimneys which are symbols of Ürgüp are called holy spirit chimneys. You'll find the mother, father and son fairy chimneys are together. At a carpet factory, every carpet, with its patterns, resembles a collection of messages, beliefs and symbols. Every pattern that is woven into a carpet is a picture of a feeling, a desire or a wish. Every carpet represents a living history from the early ages to the present in which women have patiently and untiringly written their joys and sorrows in amazing codes and magic letters which are to be read line by line. Your tour will finish at 17:30 and you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

2-Day Cappadocia Stone Churches Sightseeing Tour

6. 2-Day Cappadocia Stone Churches Sightseeing Tour

Cappadocia is a region of Turkey famous for its long, complex religious history and fantastic rock formations. On this 2-day tour from Goreme, explore the area’s history as an early center of Christianity and learn about the complex geology that created its magnificent, otherworldly landscapes. Start by making your way through an ancient monastic complex in the Goreme Valley carved out of a mountain’s living stone. These famous churches were one of the most important centers of early Christianity. Then attend a ceramics workshop and learn about the red clay that made this region a famous for its pottery production. The next day it’s on to the Derinkuyu Underground City, a spectacular complex of underground and partially-subterranean dwellings, stables, and a majestic cathedral, all carved directly into the soft sandstone. Between stops, visit wine cellars, olive oil refineries, and delicious local restaurants and stay in a luxurious hotel. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Early Christianity in Cappadocia Visit the ruined Churches in Cappadocia valley before traveling to an ancient center of pottery production. Stay in a 3-star hotel. Day 2: Derinkuyu and Nar Crater Go for a short hike in the Ihlara Valley before visiting the magnificent underground city of Derinkuyu, then head to Nar Crater.

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What people are saying about Göreme

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

A great experience and the tour guide was super knowledgeable of Cappadocia. She took us to 3 wineries and we made a few additional fun stops on the way like the spice market and the center of cappa and more. Plus a complimentary bottle of wine! I recommend to anyone visiting.

We went with a group of several friends and it was great. Punctual pick up, transfer. Very nice monitor. They are the key places to go. If you have a few days, with this leftover. long live Salamanca

Perfect, guide, Mustafa, very friendly speaking good French and with humor. Very well organized and very interesting day! To do !

Our guide was amazing, full of knowledge and excitement. She also took us for an amazing traditional lunch!

Ugur is a wonderful guide. He explained everything to us perfectly.