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From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

4.7 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum

From Istanbul: 2-Day Trip to Cappadocia with Flights

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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From US$ 416.62 US$ 374.96 per person

Fly from Istanbul to explore Cappadocia. Enjoy an all-inclusive tour with a cave hotel stay, flights, airport transfers, skip-the-line tickets & lunch.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, Pasabag, Uchisar, Ortahisar, and more
  • Visit Red and Rose Valley to enjoy a panoramic view of the Pigeon Valley
  • Explore underground cities of early Christians & see rock-cut churches
  • Learn about the ancient art of ceramics at Avanos village
  • Spend less time waiting in lines, and more time exploring Cappadocia with a guide
Full description

Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots on an all-inclusive trip from Istanbul. Walk in the land of fairy chimneys. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos Village, Uchisar, Avanos, Underground Cities, Ortahisar, and Pasabag.

Day 1: Flight to Kayseri and Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

Catch your domestic flight to Kayseri. Start with a visit to the Goreme Open Air Museum, a cave city in the Goreme Valley. See rock-cut churches, kitchens, and wineries left from Anatolian Christians. Gaze at Byzantine frescos at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about its history. Next, make your way to Devrent Valley, famous for its animal-shaped rocks. See a rock pillar that looks like the Virgin Mary, holding Jesus Christ. Continue to Pasabagi Valley or Monks Valley to enjoy the wonderful landscape. Make your way to Avanos Village, the region known for its pottery, silk, wool and carpet weaving, wine cultivation, and agriculture. See the natural as well as human-made masterpieces of this charming old town. Savor a typical Turkish lunch. Experience pottery-making with local experts. After treating yourself to a hearty lunch, continue to Goreme Panorama, for views of fairy chimneys, which are tall rock formations with caps on top. Make the most of your time in Cappadocia by visiting Uchisar. Get to the top of the rock castle in the center of the town, the highest point of the region, a perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the stunning Cappadocian landscape. After sightseeing, be driven to your hotel. Spend the night in Cappadocia in a special class cave hotel.

Day 2: Underground Cities Of Cappadocia and Flight to Istanbul

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. After check-out, embark on a full-day tour. Visit Rose and Red Valley, an incredibly unique area of Cappadocia with sharp ridges, tinted in pink, especially during sunset. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. See its famous rock churches. Next, enjoy a tour of Pigeon Valley, named after the countless man-made dovecotes or pigeon houses carved into the soft volcanic tuff. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Then, go down to the world of underground cities. Once a refuge for 15000 Christians, these settlements were of enormous value to the development of Christianity. Witness the ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall, and food storage rooms in this 8-story city connected by 30 kilometers of corridors and passageways. Continue the tour with Ortahisar, famous for its friendly inhabitants, picturesque stone houses, narrow streets, and lovely churches. See the famous castle-like rock formation standing dominantly over the town. After the tour, be driven to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, be greeted by your driver and return to your hotel.

Includes
  • Guided group tour
  • 1-night accommodation in Cappadocia
  • Breakfast (at Cappadocia accommodation)
  • 2 lunches
  • Economy class domestic flight tickets
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Beverages during lunches
  • Tips for guides & drivers (optional)
  • Entry fees to sights in the itinerary
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Admission fees: (per person)
  • Pasabag - 80 TL
  • Goreme Museum - 150 TL
  • Underground City - 125 TL
  • Your guide will have pre-paid skip-the-line tickets to avoid long ticket queues. You will need to pay your guide for your entry tickets in cash (euros, dollars, or Turkish Lira)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The guide has explained very well and has been attentive to everything we needed. We have visited all the places that appeared in the description and all have been worth it. What we believe needs to be improved is the pick-up service from the hotel in Istanbul to the airport to go to Kayseri since it was delayed 40' and from the hotel where we were staying in Cappadocia to the airport it took another 40' and from the agency they had to check us the ticket. In that sense, from the agency they have been very attentive and paid attention to solve this inconvenience.

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August 12, 2022

A must do in turkey! The organisers were professional and Surkran was very knowledgeable and a pure delight throughout. We saw all the activities and enjoyed the company of others on the trip. The hotel chosen for us - Fresco Cave Suites - was amazing and authentic in every sense. The views of the fairy chimneys, rock formations and pigeon valley breath taking.

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July 30, 2022

Tour Altinkum is a good organizer, and is quickly answering messages. The global organization was good, and we have had a great experience of Cappadocia in 2 days. I also had the chance to fly with hot air balloon :D highly recommend! (even though you should know it is really dependent on the wind conditions, if you will fly or not) Just, the guides could be better, our first guide was talking really fast and we ended the tour quite early, so we could have spend a bit more time on some sites. Our second guide was too slow, not organized enough to limit the time of some people (because we had our flight at night) at some spots. Hotel was amazing!

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June 30, 2022

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