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From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

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Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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From US$ 562.19 US$ 449.75 per person

Explore Cappadocia on a 2-day trip from Istanbul and marvel at the iconic fairy chimneys. Enjoy the convenience of flights, accommodation in a cave hotel, airport transfers, and lunch.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Japanese, Russian, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Itinerary
47 hours
  • Istanbul

  • Cappadocia

  • Goreme Open Air Museum (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Devrent Valley

  • Pasabag (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Avanos (visit, lunch, shopping)

  • Uçhisar (visit, sightseeing)

  • Overnight stay

  • Rose Valley, Göreme

  • Red Valley

  • Çavuşin (walk)

  • Pigeon Valley (guided tour)

  • Kaymakli Underground City (guided tour)

    • Extra fee
  • Ortahisar (visit)

  • 50 minutes
  • Kayseri

  • Istanbul

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, Pasabag, Uchisar, Ortahisar, and more
  • Visit Red and Rose Valley to enjoy a panoramic view of the Pigeon Valley
  • Explore underground cities of early Christians & see rock-cut churches
  • Learn about the ancient art of ceramics at Avanos village
  • Spend less time waiting in lines, and more time exploring Cappadocia with a guide
Full description

Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots on a trip from Istanbul. Walk in the land of fairy chimneys. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos Village, Uchisar, Avanos, Underground Cities, Ortahisar, and Pasabag.

Day 1: Flight to Kayseri and Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

Catch your domestic flight to Kayseri. Start with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum, a cave city in the Goreme Valley. See rock-cut churches, kitchens, and wineries left by Anatolian Christians. Gaze at Byzantine frescos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about its history. Next, make your way to Devrent Valley, famous for its animal-shaped rocks. See a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Continue to Pasabagi Valley or Monks Valley to enjoy the wonderful landscape. Make your way to Avanos Village, the region known for its pottery, silk, wool, and carpet weaving, wine cultivation, and agriculture. See the natural as well as human-made masterpieces of this charming old town. Savor a typical Turkish lunch. Experience pottery-making with local experts. After treating yourself to a hearty lunch, continue to Goreme Panorama, for views of fairy chimneys, which are tall rock formations with caps on top. Make the most of your time in Cappadocia by visiting Uchisar. Get to the top of the rock castle in the center of the town, the highest point of the region, a perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the stunning Cappadocian landscape. After sightseeing, be driven to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia in a special-class cave hotel.

Day 2: Underground Cities Of Cappadocia and Flight to Istanbul

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After check-out, embark on a full-day tour. Visit Rose and Red Valley, an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink, especially during sunset. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. See its famous rock churches. Next, enjoy a tour of Pigeon Valley, named after the countless man-made dovecotes or pigeon houses carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Then, go down to the world of underground cities. Once a refuge for 15000 Christians, these settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers of corridors and passageways. Continue the tour with Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches. See the famous castle-like rock formation standing dominantly over the town. After the tour, be driven to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, be greeted by your driver and return to your hotel.

Includes
  • Guided group tour
  • 1-night accommodation in Cappadocia
  • Breakfast (at Cappadocia accommodation)
  • 2 lunches
  • Economy class domestic flight tickets
  • Baggage (15 kg with 8 kg of hand luggage)
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Beverages during lunches
  • Tips for guides & drivers (optional)
  • Entry fees to sights in the itinerary
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Admission fees: (per person)
  • Pasabag - 80 TL
  • Goreme Museum - 150 TL
  • Underground City - 125 TL
  • Your guide will have pre-paid skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. You will need to pay your guide for your entry tickets in cash (euros, dollars, or Turkish Lira)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Our tour was wonderful! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us all the beauty Cappadocia. She took the time to explain and describe every important fact about this magic place. Everything was organized and coordinated. We definitely recommend this tour to everyone who wants to visit the beautiful Cappadocia.

January 15, 2023

Very well organized tour that started with the taxi pick up and driving us to the airport. There are a lot of amazing places to see, and plenty of historical facts get to know about Cappadocia. A big thanks to our guide, Shukram - she was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the tour.

January 10, 2023

the trip is interesting and well managed...from the airport transfer and the place to visit is well planned. the tour guide name sukran is speak very good english and has wide knowledge about the place. the agent also will contact you earlier to give full information about the trip and willing to answer your question eventho is not related to the trip..just about the hotel choosen which is fresco cave hotel, it is a very good hotel but it locate at ugdur not at goreme.so we need to take taxi to watch balloon abd cost us around 600 lira..maybe next time can choose hotel around goreme

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December 31, 2022

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