North Cappadocia Red Tour With Goreme Open Air Museum

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Overview

The itinerary of Red tour covers the main attractions of the North Cappadocia. Thats why it is also known as North Cappadocia tour. You will explore the most famous valleys (Devrent and Pasabag), visit Greme open-air museum, avuin village, Uhisar castle and the pottery town of Avanos.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included

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Pick up time from the hotel is around 9:30 am depending on your hotel location. The professional tour guide will help you to get acquainted with a unique area called Cappadocia. The highlights of Red tour are listed below.
Avanos town is famous for its production of earthenware pottery. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kizilirmak River has always been used. The tour program can include pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique.

avusin is one of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia which dates back to the 5th century. It's an old village where people still live in rock-cut dwellings and stone houses. The Church of St. John the Baptist in avuin village dates back to the 5th century, its paintings - to the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries. The church offers a spectacular panoramic view of the village.

Devrent Valley (known also as Imagination valley) doesn't have any rock churches and monasteries, it is famous for a lunar landscape with unique rock formations that look like animals (camel, alligator, snakes, seals, etc) and people (dancers, praying St. Mary, etc). You will definitely enjoy your walk through these amazing fairy chimneys.

Goreme Open-Air Museum is a UNESCO protected site with rock-cut churches and monasteries dating between the 5th and 13th centuries. There are over 400 churches in Goreme, most of them are with beautiful frescoes whose colors still retain all their original freshness (the Apple Church, The St. Barbara Church, the Church of the Serpent, the Dark Church, etc.).

Pasabag Valley has the best collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. These rock formations with twin and even triple rock caps are named mushroom shaped fairy chimneys. The valley is also known as Monk's Valley due to the monks who used to take refuge here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermits shelter has been built into one of the fairy chimneys with three caps; it's possible to visit the inside and climb to the top of it.

Uchisar Rock Castle is the highest point in Cappadocia. From the top of the castle opens a magnificent panoramic view of the area with the Erciyes mountain at the distance. It's the best view of Cappadocia except that opening during a hot-air balloon tour. Rooms of this rock multi-level castle are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages.

rgup is a heart of Cappadocia famous for the 3 Beauties and its wine production. Before you go back to the hotel you will visit a winery to sample some of the local wines.
The North Cappadocia tour finishes at 4:30 pm.

Inclusions for North Cappadocia Red Tour With Goreme Open Air Museum

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for North Cappadocia Red Tour With Goreme Open Air Museum

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • I was the only Viator client and the broker sold me to another tour agency. This was a full van with passengers from India and the tour guide was very good. I was staying for 3 nights in Goreme and wanted a tour of the Open Air museum. It was a much shorter day than other tours. We took pictures of Uchisar castle, walked around fairy chimneys in the north, and took a tour of an Avanos pottery factory. However, the Open Air Museum doesn't allow tour guides to accompany tourists in the museum sites. He did a fair job of explaining what we would see before we walked thru the area. The best church exhibit also has a 10TL entry fee without enough time to enjoy it. You are better off taking a taxi to the museum and renting an audio guide. The best places to visit are clearly in the southern tours.

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