Walk through the “Fairy Chimneys” of the Devrent Valley at Cappadocia on this 2-day, overnight tour from Istanbul. Practice ancient pottery production techniques in Avanos, visit the open-air museum of Göreme and much more.
What to Expect
An excursion to the fairy-tale landscape of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia is made possible on this overnight tour by coach from Istanbul. You will spend the night at a 4-star boutique hotel, before walking in the wonderland of Kızılçukur, or Red Valley.
After a pick-up from your central Istanbul hotel, you will travel overnight by bus to the hillside town of Ürgüp. Relax as you head deep in to the heart of Turkey.
The lively town of Ürgüp is the gateway to the magical world of Cappadocia’s fabulous wind and water-sculpted funnel rocks.
Arriving from your overnight road trip, you will walk through the “Fairy Chimneys” in the Devrent Valley, visit Paşabağ, or Monks’ Valley, and practice pottery production using ancient techniques in the old city of Avanos.
You will visit Göreme, bang in the middle of the Cappadocia "open-air museum“ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Holding the earliest churches and chapels that were carved in the fairy chimneys, you will see fine frescoes, as well as homes and pigeon houses carved in to the rocks.
Continue to Uçhisar Castle for panoramic views of the mysterious scenery from the region’s highest point, before heading to your 4-star boutique hotel in Ürgüp for dinner and a rest.
Resume your Cappadocia adventure with a walk in the “wonderland” at Kızılçukur (Red Valley). You will visit the village of Çavuşin to see its rock-cut dwellings.
Explore the underground city of Kaymaklı, cut in the rock beneath the earth and connected to the ground by nearly 100 tunnels. Discover how early Christians used to hide from Roman and Byzantine persecution in the extraordinary underground compound.
Explore the rock formations at Çatalkaya and get a fantastic overview of the fairy chimneys from Esentepe. Finally, you will go to Pigeon Valley to see the greatest collection of pigeon nests in the world.
The tour ends with an overnight transfer back to Istanbul by air-conditioned coach.
- Round trip bus tickets
- Pick-up transfers from central Istanbul hotels
- English speaking professional guide (other languages are available on request
- Entrance fees,
- Half-board accommodation at 4* or cave hotels and VAT.
What's Not Included
- Transfer from bus station to hotel in İstanbul at the end of the tour.
Know Before You Go
• Advance reservation required. (3 days)
• Please note: When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible