Multi-day trip

Cappadocia 2-Day Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

Activity provider:Turkey Tour Booking
Multi-day trip

Cappadocia 2-Day Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

Activity provider:Turkey Tour Booking

From US$ 534.46 per person

See the rock cut churches and “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia on a 2-day tour, traveling by overnight bus from Istanbul. Marvel at the tufa rocks and natural beauty of north and south Cappadocia at sites such as Pasabag Monk’s Valley and Çavusin village.

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  • Marvel at the twisted tufa landscape of North and South Cappadocia
  • Discover the abandoned rock houses of Çavuşin village
  • Explore the rock-cut churches of the Red Valley
  • Hike through the beautiful Güllüdere Valley
  • Learn about the secret settlements of the early Christians
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Experience the natural beauty of Cappadocia on a 2-day budget tour, with Overnight Bus from Istanbul. Explore the tufa landscape and rock cut settlements of both north and south Cappadocia and stay overnight in a cave hotel.

Day 1: Overnight Bus to Cappadocia

Transfer to Istanbul’s main bus station late in the evening to take the Overnight Bus 8:30 PM (20:30) coach departure to Cappadocia. Relax on the 11-hour journey, with 3 rest breaks for your personal needs. Please note that for this part of the tour you will be unaccompanied.

Day 2: North Cappadocia Tour


Upon arrival at Goreme bus station, transfer to your Cappadocia hotel. You’ll be picked up at your accommodation at 09:30 AM. Then, drive to the Devrent Valley to see the unique “fairy chimneys” of twisted tufa rock. Marvel at the uninhabited, lunar landscape, before going to Pasabag Monk’s Valley for a closer look at the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. Continue to the city of Avanos on the banks of the Kizilirmak (Red River) for lunch. Next, explore the rock cut churches of the open air museum of Zelve or Goreme and learn more about the early Christian settlements. See the natural rock castles of Uchisar, before driving back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Cappadocia.

Day 3: South Cappadocia Tour

(B, L)

Enjoy breakfast at your cave hotel. Then, take a full-day tour of South Cappadocia, starting with the Red Valley with its famous rock-cut churches. Hike through the beautiful Güllüdere (Rose) Valley, before going to the village of Çavusin, famous for the houses and churches of the Christian clergymen. After lunch, drive to Pigeon Valley, named for its hundreds of dovecotes. Visit Oz Konak Underground City to see where the early Christians lived. Then, transfer back to your hotel, passing the natural castles at Ortahisar along the way. Transfer to the bus station at approximately 8:30 PM (20:30) to catch the overnight coach back to Istanbul. There will be 3 rest breaks on the approximate 11-hour journey for your comfort and convenience.

Day 4: Arrival in Istanbul

The bus is scheduled to arrive at Istanbul’s main bus station between 07:30 AM and 09:30 AM, depending on traffic conditions. This is where the tour services end. You can take a taxi from there or take the subway back to the city center on your own by heading to Aksaray Yenikapi or Taksim with a connection at Yenikapi station to Taksim.

  • All transfers as per the itinerary
  • Overnight intercity coach and local bus tickets
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel (including breakfast)
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B = breakfast, L = lunch)
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Parking, gas, highway and bridge fees
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Dinner
  • Drinks with meals (except with breakfast)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet at the Turkey Tour Booking office, Kadirga-Sultanahmet-Istanbul. Pick-up is also availble from central hotels in the Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Aksaray, and Laleli areas of Istanbul

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a regular group tour
  • There will be shopping stops included along the way
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

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Everything was very well organized. You can rely on this travel company because the only inconvenience we had was promptly solved and returned to compensate us.

January 7, 2020

Transport assistance not taken care of but, having arrived in Cappadocia, the misadventure of urban and extra-urban buses was compensated by a careful, professional and likeable tourist guide (0zai).

November 18, 2019

Product ID: 51265