Small-Group Full-Day Cappadocia Tour With Goreme Open-Air Museum

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This is an air-conditioned coach full-day tour of several Cappadociaarea sites. The area is most noted for the many homes and pigeon houses carved directly into the rock formations. Tour the valleys of Devrent, Goreme and Monks, Paaba, Avanos, Kizilirmak/Red River, Goreme Open Air Museum, Esentepe and Uchisar Castle.

Highlights

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Lunch included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Start the day with a pickup from your hotel at 9:30am or, if you've selected the option, a pre-sunrise hot air balloon tour at 4am. Visit Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, one of the most surreal looking landscapes in Cappadocia. The next stop will be Pasabagi, also known as Monks Valley, where Christian hermits chose to build Hermit Cells and churches in these 3-headed pinnacles, symbolic of the Holy Trinity. It is possible to see all stages of the Fairy chimneys from this spot.

Then proceed to the pottery center of Cappadocia, Avanos, a village set on the banks of the Kizikirmak/Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay deposits. Here, you can watch the potters at work using the traditional kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

After lunch, you'll continue on to the Greme Open Air Museum, where important Byzantine cave-churches can be found in these once remote valleys, where monks and nuns pursued their monastic 3rd century life. Here, you will see the preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seluk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old and New Testament can be seen above portraits of saints and church Fathers depicting the structure of the Byzantine Empire.

Next, you'll head to the panoramic viewpoint of Esentepe, with its spectacular view of Greme Valley and Greme Village.

End your day with a visit to Uchisar Castle, a tall rock being the highest point in the Greme region.

At approximately 4:30pm you will head back to your air-conditioned coach where you'll be driven back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Goreme National Park

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional art historian guide

Lunch

National Park fees

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Pre-sunrise hot air balloon tour (if option selected)

Exclusions

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 15 people per booking