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Cappadocia: Full-Day Skip The Line Private Cappadocia Tour

1. Cappadocia: Full-Day Skip The Line Private Cappadocia Tour

Get picked-up from your hotel. First, enjoy a panoramic view of Göreme and marvel at some of the best views in the region. Your guide will have plenty of knowledge to offer you about your surroundings. Afterwards, visit Underground City which is the biggest and deepest underground settlement. It has 8 levels connected with narrow tunnels. You will visit stalls, stores, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections which are open for visitors. While you are visiting the sections, your guide will complement the experience with their expert knowledge. Next, enjoy a local lunch in an authentic restaurant. After, visit Pigeon Valley which is located in Uçhisar town and offers another spectacular panoramic view. The next destination is Goreme Open Air Museum, where you can see rock-cut churches carved by early Christian monks. Your guide will give you information about Christianity and the Monastic Life of Cappadocia. The next stop will be Çavuşin, which is the Old Greek Village, abandoned after Population Exchange in 192. This town is located on the banks of the Red River which is the longest river in Turkey. It is famous for its pottery which started around the 2nd millennium B.C by Hittites. You will have a tour of the town and then visit a pottery workshop and learn about red clay work and ceramics. One of the masters of the discipline will even demonstrate the ancient free-hand technique that has been used throughout history. Visit a rug workshop where all the products are made by hand in the traditional way. Then visit Paşabağı where spectacular mushroom-shaped rock formations can be seen. Paşabağı is also called Monks Valley because of the Chapel of Saint Simeon which is located in the valley. The next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also known as İmagination Valley. The valley contains curious red rocks, some of which resemble animal forms: a camel, a lizard, an owl, a snake, a chicken and a penguin.

Full-Day Small Group Cappadocia Green Tour

2. Full-Day Small Group Cappadocia Green Tour

Begin your full-day tour with spectacular views over Göreme from Esentepe. Admire the panorama of the Göreme Valley and village with its fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. Visit Derinkuyu Underground City and explore unique rooms including stables, cellars, storage areas, refectories, churches and wineries. On the second floor see the missionary school and study rooms. Travel to the Ihlara Valley, where you’ll see more than 100 rock-carved churches and houses lining the gorge. Walk along the river. Discover hidden churches. Relax by the river at Belisirma village and enjoy lunch. After lunch continue on to the Selime Monastery, which was featured in Star Wars.

Cappadocia: Private Car & Driver/Guide Service

3. Cappadocia: Private Car & Driver/Guide Service

Escape the fixed itineraries of organized sightseeing tours and explore the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia independently. Avail of a private car and driver/guide service for the day and enjoy the freedom of the road. Get picked up from your hotel to start your full-day adventure. Visit the sights you want to see in air-conditioned comfort. Avail of the services of a professional, English-speaking driver/guide with expert local knowledge of every corner of the region. Get taken where you want to go, subject to a maximum distance of 100 or 200 kilometers throughout the day. Get stunning views of the famous fairy chimney rock formations and explore some of the rock-cut dwellings and churches carved into the soft tufa rocks. Relax in the knowledge that all expenses associated with the vehicle are included, including gas, parking and toll fees. 

Cappadocia: Private Half-Day Vineyards & Wine Tasting Tour

4. Cappadocia: Private Half-Day Vineyards & Wine Tasting Tour

Spend your morning touring the historic vineyards of Cappadocia. Learn more about the grape varities growing here, and even get the chance to pick your own grapes. Visit the largest wine factory of the region where you will also get the chance to taste the wine of course. Cappadocian wines are among the most valuable pieces that complement local dishes with local dishes or a fireplace decorated table while watching their unique valleys. Get picked up from your hotel around 9.30-10.00 in the morning in a comfortable, private vehicle. Drive around the beautiful landscape and visit local vineyards where thebest grapes of the region grow. Learn from the winegrowers themselves about the local grapes and wine making processes. Pick your own grapes in the vineyard and get some fantastic photos of the unforgettable experience.  Then, head to the largest winery in the region, the Turasan Winery. Enjoy a wine tasting and learn more about the wine you sample.  At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

From Göreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour

5. From Göreme: Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour

Jeep Safari is an absolute necessity for those adventurous at heart. We will take you of the beaten path to an adventurous, scenic and fun filled trip. It is the best way to explore the most impressive spots of the hidden beauty. You will enjoy in stunning views, beautiful valleys, amazing fairy chimneys and untouched nature in your jeeps driven by experienced drivers. Jeep Safari makes a spectacular safari and off-road tourthrough the most inmost routes in Cappadocia. During the jeeps will drive you through hidden parts, up rugged paths, you will have the opportunity to discover a fantastic unspoiled scenery. While exploring the most beautiful and the most hidden corners, you will experience Cappadocia in a unique way. It is fun and adventure at the same time. You can choose whether you want to enjoy in a breathtaking view of dozens hot air balloons floating in the sky, while the sun is rising up; or you can watch the sunset from the best panoramic viewpoint. Cappadocian sunrise and sunset are known as one of the most beautiful in the world. Jeep Safari Tour is one of the best experiences which you can't miss in Cappadocia.

Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

6. Cappadocia: Full-Day Private Custom Tour

Following pickup from your hotel, your first stop is the fantastic viewpoint of Uchisar Castle. Whilst there, receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and its unique rock formations. Next up is the Kaymaklı Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter to hide themselves against their enemies. Afterwards, take a break for terrific views of Pigeon Valley, where your guide informs you about carved pigeon houses. You are then gifted some time to enjoy lunch. Following lunch, visit the Devrent Valley, where you can take fantastic pictures with the area's animal-shaped rock formations. You then visit Pasabag, commonly known as Monks Valley. There you have the chance to see the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, as well as the St. Simeon’s Monk Cell carved into the rock. Towards the end of your tour, visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum. There your guide explains the meanings of the frescoes covering the walls of the 1,000-year-old cave churches, as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your final stop is then to the Ortahisar Castle, where you conclude your tour with terrific views of the castle and old Greek houses.

Cappadocia: 1 or 2 Day Private Tour

7. Cappadocia: 1 or 2 Day Private Tour

On day 1, your professional guide and the driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9:30 AM. The first stop is Esentepe, the impressive panoramic viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Here, your guide will give you information on the history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. Your next stop is the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will explain the meanings of the frescoes in the cave churches, decorated with scenes of the Old and New Testaments dating back to the 10th century. The site has been used as a monastery since the first years of Christianity. For lunch, visit a lovely restaurant in Goreme. Then, after lunch make several photo stops along the way to your next destination. Stop at Urgup’s family fairy chimneys, Devrent’s animal-shaped rock formations, and Monk’s Valley with the famous mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys as well as St. Simeon’s monk cell carved into the rock. Day one concludes in Avanos, a picturesque town on river that supplies clay for the 4000 year-old Avanos tradition of pottery. A kick-wheel demonstration by a local potter and your chance at trying this ancient custom brings your day to an end. You will arrive back at your hotel around 5:00 PM. Day 2 also begins at 9:30 AM, with your first stop being the amazing Kaymakli Underground City. Carved by the Hittites about 3500 years ago, this multi-level underground city was used by early Christians as a main shelter from marauding enemies during the 6th and 7th centuries. Kaymakli is one of the biggest underground cities in Cappadocia with 8 levels including stables, temples, and wineries. After departing Kaymakli, drive further south to the magnificent verdant Ihlara Valley. On your way back to Goreme, stop at the spectacular vista point overlooking Pigeon Valley.

Cappadocia: Guided Sightseeing Tour

8. Cappadocia: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Set out on your day-long adventure with a morning pick-up from your hotel and make your way to the Kaymakli Underground City. Learn about the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as you explore its tunnels and rooms. Continue to another of Cappadocia's remarkable attractions, the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Discover the rock-cut churches, each one decorated with frescoes and paintings dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Visit the Dark Church, Cappadocia's most famous cave church, and see the bright, well-preserved paintings that adorn its walls.

Cappadocia: All-In-One Private Day Trip

9. Cappadocia: All-In-One Private Day Trip

Make the most of your time in Cappadocia, the region in central Turkey known for its peculiar natural rock formations or "fairy chimneys." Learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of the region and visit the most important sights. Get picked up from your hotel between 9:30 am and 10:00 am and head to a panoramic viewpoint. Take in the stunning views of Göreme village and the characteristic fairy chimneys while your guide provides you with an informative introduction to the natural landscape and the history of the area. Make a stop at Pigeon Valley and marvel at the hundreds of pigeon dwellings carved into the rock faces. Next, visit the Göreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which features Cappadocia's most impressive rock-cut churches. Admire the frescoes and wall paintings that date back to 11th and 12th centuries.  Continue on to Avanos, a town famous for its long tradition of pottery art dating back to 2000 B.C. Watch a demonstration at a traditional pottery workshop to understand the production process firsthand. Then visit the underground city of Kaymaklı, which served as a hiding place for early Christians. From there it's on to Paşabağları or Monks Valley, known to have the best fairy chimneys in all of Cappadocia. Make one last stop for fairy chimneys at Devrent Valley and check out the animal-shaped rock formations. See which animal shapes you can spot before heading back to your hotel. 

Cappadocia: Professional Panoramic Photo Tour

10. Cappadocia: Professional Panoramic Photo Tour

Enjoy the best views of Cappadocia with our guide and photographer The first stop is Esentepe, the impressive panoramic viewpoint overlooking Goreme. Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red colored formations spread through the valley. Aydın Kıragı , a vantage point in the town of Göreme, one of the best spot you can go for panorama view. Can be accessed by climbing a pathway along the central Goreme Mosque. Uchisar Castle where we climb up tunnels inside the rock citadel for an extensive panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia and even Mt Erciyes on a clear day. Piegon Valley - One of the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia. Taking its name from the pigeonholes carved into the tops of its fairy chimneys, and visitors to Cappadocia shouldn’t miss it. Last stop at one of the most important symbols of Cappadocia, the Legend of Three Beauties takes its name from the fairy chimney of two adults and a child.

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What people are saying about Cappadocia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 110 reviews

Our tour was with the amazing Elif!!! She was really easy to talk to, nice personality, professional, and very knowledgeable about the history of the region and every attraction stop. It was a wonderful day and a great buy. Next time, we come to town, I hope to do another tour with her and the company. Remember, you will pay for entrance fees and lunch!!! Even with having to pay, it was a great value as it was a private tour with only your party. Best thing ever in my opinion, and we still came out on a great value in comparison to other private tours!!! Thanks for a wonderful introduction to Cappadocia, Elif. -C and A!!! Florida, USA FYI: Do not forget to tip for wonderful services. Good tips folks! She's awesome

Excellent day tour with private guide & driver to see the highlights of Cappadocia. The van was very nice and clean. Our guide Elif was very knowledgeable. We saw a lot in one day. She also offered us the use of umbrella for the hot sun and cold drinks which was much appreciated after a hot walk in the sun. We only wanted to do a few things since the weather was very warm and she kindly accommodated our schedule. Highly recommend this tour.

If you have a taste for wine coupled with an interest of the Cappadocia region, then I highly recommend this tour with Alif. She is incredibly informative, helpful and a fantastic guide. I give this tour a 10 out of 10.

we had a small group tour and it was fantastic to learn all about cappadocia. Recep was a great tour guide- answering every question that we could think of.

Excellent tour. Ali was a great guide and pretty funny too at times. The tour organized well, with just the right amount of time at each POI.