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  • Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

    1. Cappadocia: Small-Group Guided Tour

    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 cer...

    Really fun experience. Covered everything you need in Cappadocia in a single day and skipped what I wanted to skip. Guide was laid back, informative, and helpful.

  • North Cappadocia: Guided Day Tour with Lunch

    2. North Cappadocia: Guided Day Tour with Lunch

    Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of Cappadocia while discovering the city’s famous rock formations and breathtaking views. Start the day by taking in the beautiful panorama at Uchisar Castle while learning about the rich history of Cappadocia and its unique rock formations. Next, head to the Goreme Open Air Museum and explore thousand-year-old fresco-covered cave church walls with your guide. Watch a pottery demonstration using a kick wheel. Show off your own talent or just observe. Try traditional Turkish food during lunch in Avanos. Then see the Halys River, the longest river in Turkey. Stop off in Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley, and see the chapel dedicated to St. Simeon along with unique mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys. Make a final stop in Devrent Valley and take fantastic pictures with the animal-shaped rock formations.

  • Kaymaklı Underground City & Red Valley Sightseeing Tour

    3. Kaymaklı Underground City & Red Valley Sightseeing Tour

    There are many underground cities in the Cappadocia region of Turkey and on this full-day tour you will explore one of the most significant as you drive through the beautiful Red Valley amongst its fairy chimney rock formations. You will also go to the old village of Çavuşin, largely deserted due to the rock falls that plague the area. For this reason it is best to take a guide. At Çavuşin you will visit the Church of John the Baptist. First you will visit the Red Valley, which is at its most beautiful when the evening sun hits the slopes of the valley and creates one the most magical sunsets in the world. Move on to Rose Valley, an isolated valley behind Urgup. See beautiful rock formations with hidden rock-carved churches. One of the most interesting aspects of the area is the countless tracks connecting small villages and towns, through vineyards and gardens that spread like a spid...

  • Cappadocia: Full–Day Discovery Hiking Tour

    4. Cappadocia: Full–Day Discovery Hiking Tour

    After pick–up from your hotel at around 9:00 AM, start your full day Cappadocia tour. Your first stop will be the Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the deepest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia. This incredible underground world contains courtyards, stables, churches and wineries all intertwined in an extensive network of tunnels. From here, drive to Ihlara Valley and walk about 4 kilometers along the Melendiz River in the valley exploring the hidden cave churches. At the end of the hike, reach Belisirma Village and sit down for lunch at a local restaurant nearby the river. After lunch, make a short photo stop at Yaprakhisar Panorama and see the viewpoint with unforgettable views of the cave village and countless fairy chimneys.  End the tour with a visit to the Selime Monastery, one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappa...

    Very informative tour. Excellent guide - Miskhut. However tour was listed on GYG as 8 hour tour from 9:00 to 17:00. I was picked up from bus at 9:40 am and was told it will end around 18:30. I and another couple were late to our flights. Our guide had to arrange free private car to transfer us to our hotels.

  • Cappadocia: Hidden Gems Private Day Trip with Lunch

    5. Cappadocia: Hidden Gems Private Day Trip with Lunch

    Get an insider's view of Cappadocia's lesser-known sights like Hallac Hospital Monastery, Mustafapasa, Mazi Underground City, Gumusler Monastery, and Nigde. Take your trip beyond Goreme and Urgup and explore these overlooked beauties of the region with a guide. Meet your guide and driver at your hotel reception to begin the tour. Settle in on your comfortable ride and get to your first stop, the Hallac Hospital Monastery. Learn about the history of this place and its use as a mental hospital by early Christians. Head to your next stop, Mustafapasa, the former Greek Village Sinasos with spectacular architecture. Take a leisurely walk around the village, learning about the wealthy merchants and locals who once thrived in this town. Visit the fantastic monasteries of this region. Next up, explore the Mazi Underground City, used by early Christians as a shelter to hide from enemies. Take ...

  • Goreme: Full-Day Open Air Museum with Underground City Tour

    6. Goreme: Full-Day Open Air Museum with Underground City Tour

    After pick up, head to the deepest Underground city to explore its 4 floors, 30 meters deep. Move on to the highest point of the center of Cappadocia in Uchisar town, Uchisar Castle. Visit the most important sight, Goreme Open Air Museum, to see its many churches with wall paintings (frescoes) describing the life of Jesus Christ, dating back to the 10th century. The Cavusin village will be your next stop. Make the most of this trip to see an abandoned village and its Greek Houses.  Take some time for lunch in Avanos before visiting a pottery shop, and learn how to make potteries and seramics. Move on to Pasabag, a sacred place and home to many monks. In Pasabag, prepare to see some of the largest fairy chimney rock formations, with two or three caps each.  Finally, stop at Devrent Valley and marvel at its rock formations, shaped like animals, the reason that this place has been nickna...

    The entire trip was amazing. On my last trip which was the underground city the van that we used was not having a cooling aircon and a bit struggling with the temprature inside the car since it’s summer. But the driver and the guide they were so friendly and informative... No doubt everybody enjoyed it.

  • Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Discovery of Anatolian Art Tour

    7. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Discovery of Anatolian Art Tour

    The Anatolian peninsula in the center of Turkey has played an important role as a bridge for civilizations throughout the centuries. Learn ancient Anatolian art techniques in this 8-hour private experience with an expert guide.   First, on a visit to a large cooperative training institute, you will watch the local ladies at work patiently and skillfully creating Turkish carpets. Next, watch a skillful pottery master turning mud into a unique piece of art, then attempt to replicate it yourself.   Anatolians used volcanic rocks as well as precious and semiprecious stones with metals to create gorgeous examples of jewelry. The next stop will be at showroom packed with jewelry waiting for you to choose from.   Lastly, discover the Ottoman art of ebru (water marbling), an artistic way of reflecting the fluency and smoothness of water with exquisite colors and shapes on to a paper ...

  • Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys Full-Day Tour

    8. Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys Full-Day Tour

    Begin your full-day Cappadocia tour in the Devrent Imagination Valley, well known for its animal-like natural rock formations. Marvel at the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys in Pasabag, or Monk’s Valley. Continue to Avanos town, known for tile and pottery workshops. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Goreme Open Air Museum. Admire the rock-cut churches with frescoes dating from the 10th century and fine examples of Byzantine art. Head to Esentepe Wish Hill for panoramic views of Cappadocia, Mt. Argeus, canyons and cave houses. End the tour with a visit to the Uchisar Rock Castle, which is the highest peak in the region.

    The pick up from our hotel was punctual and the bus was clean. The guide spoke very good English and was informative and friendly. Our lunch at a local restaurant was very nice.

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What people are saying about Göreme

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4.0 / 5

based on 56 reviews

The title of the activity is not particularly appealing on paper. But by reading the description, we let ourselves be tempted and in the end, we do not regret! I did not expect such a varied and detailed adventure. A top guide. A tour which turned out to be a private tour as no one else had booked which gave us even more time to enjoy, ask questions etc. Hard to say anything other than, go and see for yourself. The price-performance ratio is frankly the best and it is in the end much more interesting and complete than a banal Red or Green tour.

Highly recommended, it allows you to visit most of the places of interest in a single day, in addition, Ayse, our guide is wonderful, she explained everything clearly.

Really fun experience. Covered everything you need in Cappadocia in a single day and skipped what I wanted to skip. Guide was laid back, informative, and helpful.

The Guide was really nice and funny. I would recommend it. The places he took were nice and the tour itself were informative.

Excellent program with a knowledgeable and nice guide Aygul.