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Cappadocia 2-Day Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

Cappadocia 2-Day Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

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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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Duration 2 days
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Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Pick-up at your central Istanbul hotel and Cappadocia hotel is provided.


  • 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
  • See the famous dovecotes of Pigeon Valley
  • View the natural rock castles of Ortahisar and Uchisar
  • Visit the underground city of Kaymakli
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Experience the natural beauty of Cappadocia on a 2-day budget tour, with overnight round-trip transfers 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 08:30 PM 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 (L) 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 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 Kaymakli 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 08:30 PM 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 the free shuttle bus to Aksaray or Taksim, provided by the local bus company, or take the underground back to the city center on your own.
  • 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
  • Tips to staff
  • Drinks with meals (except drinks served with breakfast)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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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  • This is a regular group tour
  • There will be shopping stops included along the way
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4 /5

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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).

18 November 2019

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.

7 January 2020

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