Full-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul
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$341.18
Duration: 1 day
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1 Day tour to Cappadocia from Istanbul, flying return to Kayseri, with a full day red tour of Cappadocia’s highlights. Explore the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, where Byzantine monks carved their brightly painted churches and chapels into solid rock. Descend into the Devrent Valley to discover fairy chimneys and stones shaped by wind and water, then visit the stunning hillside towns of Urgup and Avanos before your return flight to Istanbul.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul and transferred to airport for your flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. After a short 1 hour flight you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your tour with a professional guide with the following stops

Devrent Valley: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.

Avanos: A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
Break for lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant.

After lunch, continue your tour to:
Goreme Open Air Museum: Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast numer of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.

Uchisar: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.

At end of the tour you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your late evening return flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your hotel in Istanbul.

1 Day tour to Cappadocia from Istanbul, flying return to Kayseri, with a full day red tour of Cappadocia’s highlights. Explore the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, where Byzantine monks carved their brightly painted churches and chapels into solid rock. Descend into the Devrent Valley to discover fairy chimneys and stones shaped by wind and water, then visit the stunning hillside towns of Urgup and Avanos before your return flight to Istanbul.