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$245 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

Dotted with fairy chimneys and underground dwellings, Cappadocia offers you an unforgettable experience in a truly unique land.Day 1: Kayseri - Cappadocia (D)After pickup from Kayseri airport or your Cappadocia hotel in the morning, your guide will start your Cappadocia tour by coach to Devrent Valley to admire its clustered collections of volcanic cones and other unique rock formations. Learn about the fascinating erosion process from your guide, and then head to Pasabag (Monks Valley), where you’ll discover its interesting mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Next, head to Avanos, where you'll participate in a pottery-making workshop. As you create your own pottery masterpiece, learn about the ancient art of pottery-marking in Turkey.Stop for lunch at a restaurant near the Open-Air Museum in Goreme. After lunch explore the museum to see the remains of Christian settlements and rock-cut churches that date back thousands of years. When you are finished at the museum, relax on your comfortable air-conditioned coach on the drive back to your overnight accommodation, a beautiful cave hotel (subject to availability) where you'll enjoy dinner and spend the night.Day 2: Cappadocia Sightseeing (B)Start the morning in style with an optional hot air balloon ride and witness the beauty of Cappadocia from the skies. Depart at 5am from your hotel and admire the Turkish countryside as you head to the hot-air balloon office, where you’ll enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast. Next, head to the nearby launch field where the hot-air balloon is inflated, board the balloon basket with your experienced pilot and up you go! See the stunning volcanic landscape and views of the Cappadocia relief, a high plateau standing more than 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) above sea level, during your 1-hour flight. After your flight, toast with a glass of Champagne while being presented with a flight certificate. Then, relax on the drive back to your hotel.If you choose not to go on the hot air balloon ride, you can rest in your hotel, have breakfast, and join the group at approximately 10am for departure toward the Rose Valley. Enjoy the morning hiking downhill in Rose Valley while exploring some ancient churches. Arrive in Cavusin Village, an old Seljukian and Ottoman village and visit the Cave Mosque. Continue on to Kaymakli Underground City, where early Christians hid from persecutors. Final stop of the day is Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets and castle.Head back to your air-conditioned coach and drive back to your hotel or to the airport.

$470 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Cappadocia 3-Day Tour from Kayseri with Optional Balloon Ride

Day 1: Kayseri – Cappadocia (D)Start your 3-day tour with an airport transfer from Kayseri Airport to your Cappadocia hotel. Alternatively, if you are already in the greater Cappadocia area, you can opt for a hotel-to-hotel transfer for a hassle-free start to your tour. Once you've checked in, head out by minibus for a tour of the incredible Dervent Valley area. Admire the landscape and stop in Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to walk through the area’s cone-like rocks where monks and hermits once lived in isolated seclusion. Continue by minibus to the pottery town of Avanos, and after a break for lunch, travel to Pigeon Valley. See its famous bird-nesting caves and then head to Göreme Open-Air Museum. Exemplified by dusty-looking beige buildings and fairy chimneys, this open-air museum comprises a cluster of rocky monuments that attest to Byzantine life in Cappadocia. Overnight: 4-Star Alfina Cave or Dilek Kaya Cave HotelDay 2: Cappadocia (B, D)Upgrade to start your day in style with a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia! It’s an early start from your hotel, but once at the hot air balloon office, a buffet breakfast awaits. Tuck in and then take to the skies on a 1-hour flight! Cappadocia’s volcanic origins have left some truly captivating sights, with fairy chimneys punctuating the rocky landscape that you’ll see below you. Finish with a glass of Champagne and then return to your hotel.If you choose not to take the balloon ride, then spend the early morning at leisure. Both groups meet up in the late morning for your hike through Rose Valley – a beautiful stretch of land that takes its name from the red-hued rock that abounds throughout it. Straddling the villages of Göreme and Çavuşin, the valley is peppered with rock-carved churches and tunnels, and your guide will point out the best ones on your hike. Finish up in Çavuşin, and after visiting its cave mosque, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense). Hop aboard your minibus and continue your day’s tour to Kaymakli Underground City, one of Cappadocia’s best-preserved subterranean sites. Explore its maze of passages, seeing underground stable and cellars while learning about the early Christians who once hid here to escape persecution. Return to your coach and travel to Ortahisar for a stroll, admiring its stone houses that surround its crowing rocky glory -- Ortahisar Castle. Stop for photos by this unique fortress and then continue by minibus through Pigeon Valley. If time permits then stop at a wine cellar for a wine-tasting session, and then return to your hotel in time for dinner.Overnight: 4-Star Alfina Cave or Dilek Kaya Cave HotelDay 3: Cappadocia – Kayseri (B)Check out of your hotel after breakfast and then finish your 3-day tour with a transfer to Kayseri Airport or another Cappadocia hotel.

$85.63 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cappadocia Cooking Class

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cappadocia at 10:00 for a lunch and 17:00 for a dinner experience. A stroll in one of the town markets of Cappadocia will finish in the house of your hosts. Urgup town center will be visited unless there is a town market. Then you will drive to your local hosts living in Cappadocia. While enjoying your welcome tea, your host will be talking about the food on process and she will ask for help if necessary. Conversation develops while the food is cooked since Turkish people are curious. After having lunch or dinner with your local hosts, you will be able to taste traditional Turkish Coffee as well. As well as the taste, the fortune telling from the coffee cups will be the highlight of this experience. Farewell to your hosts and you will be dropped to your hotel. The whole activity will take around 4 hours. Please state the name of your hotel in Cappadocia while booking. Free pick ups for hotels located at Goreme, Uchisar, Urgup, Ortahisar and Avanos. Also please state if you have allergy to anything.

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Cappadocia Full Day Tour incl Goreme Open Air Museum

DEVRENT VALLEY has various types of fairy chimneys. Among these are those with caps, cones, mushroom like forms pillar and pointed rocks. With the action of smaller, secondary volcanoes and the action of rivers, wind and flood waters, this layer of tuff has slowly but steadily been eroded to produce the rock formations know as "fairy chimmeys". We will take a walk through this amazing valley. ZELVE OPEN AIR MUSEUM has the most important churches in the valley. The valley was inhabited until 1952. PASABAGLARI (MONKS VALLEY) Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps can be found here, this style being unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter is built into one such fairy chimney with three heads. AVANOS is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak river. GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM is the place where this religious education was started. You will visit the churhces, chapels and monasteries carved into the fairy chimmeys from the 10th to the 13th centuries with fresgos painted on the walls. UCHISAR CASTLE is the highest point in the region. The castle and its surrounds used to be the most populated area this settlement, which resembles Ortahisar in style. The top of the citadel provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area.

$26.17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Kayseri Airport to Cappadocia Hotels Shuttle Transfer

Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) is located in Kayseri which is one of the nearest provinces to Cappadocia region. Your driver will meet you personally at your terminal arrival gate or platform with a board with your name written on. Experienced English speaking drivers are used who specialize in the door-to-door transport of passengers and who know their way around Cappadocia.Destinations in All Cappadocia: Nevsehir, Urgup, Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Mustafapasa, Cavusin and Ayvali. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Point to point transfers to any location in Cappadocia are also available. No waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on transfers. Here to serve you!

$755.24 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days Turkey Cultural Tour - Cappadocia Ephesus and Pamukkale

Day 1: Istanbul to Cappadocia Flight and Full Day Cappadocia North Tour You will be picked up at 5:00 am from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, you will be met at the airport with your name sign and transferred to the tour point. On this tour, you will have chance to visit and cherish, Devrent Imagination Valley (a lunar landscape), Pasabaglari (Fairy chimneys), Avanos (pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique). Uchisar rock-castle, Esentepe (panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescos, monastery). Our tour finishes around 17.00. After the tour we will take you to your hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. Day 2: Full Day Cappadocia South Tour & Flight to Izmir You will be picked up at 9:30 am from your hotel. On this tour , you will visit sightseeing areas such as Kaymaklı Underground City, Red & Rose Valley, Pigeon Valley, Ortahisar, Cavusin CaveVillage. Our tour finishes around 17.00. After the tour we will take you to the airport for your flight to Izmir. Upon arrival we will meet you with your name sign and take you to your hotel in Kusadasi.Overnight in Kusadasi Day 3: Full Day Pamukkale and Hierapolis Ancient City Tour You will be picked up at 08:00 am from your hotel. On this tour, you will cherish visiting Domitian Gate, Colonnaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale. After the tour we will take you back to your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi Day 4: Full Day Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary Tour You will be picked up at 09:00 am from your hotel. You will cherish visiting one of the world's finest examples of a classical ancient city; Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site is one of the seven wonders of the old world; House of Virgin Mary, the spot is thought where she probably spent last years of her life; Isa Bey Mosque, Our tour finishes around 17.00. After the tour we will take you to the airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival we will meet you with your name sign and take you back to your hotel in Istanbul.