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Cappadocia Express Tour From Istanbul (By Flight)

Tour Category CAPPADOCIA EXPRESS DAY TOUR
Tour Name Cappadocia Express Tour From Istanbul (By Flight)
Duration Full Day 7:00 – 20:00
Departure

Every day

Tour Highlights Devrent, Pasabag, Zelve & Pigeon Valleys,
Goreme Open Air Museum,
Avanos Pottery Town,
Uchisar Castle.
Description Cappadocia is famous for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks.  These magnificent valleys, and unique formations shaped by the eruptions of three volcanoes; Mount Erciyes (3,917m), Mount Hasan (3,263m) and Mount Melendiz (2,963m). The  name “Cappadocia” dates back to Persian times, when the region was called as “katpatukya” meaning “Land of beautiful horses”.    

TOUR PROGRAM:
Early transfer from your hotel to the airport for a short flight to Kayseri. Upon your arrival you will meet your guide and drive to Cappadocia, the land of beautiful horses. Enjoy the visits to Devrent Valley, Monk's valley (Pasabagi) where you will find the world known fairytale chimneys. Avanos and then continue on to the Goreme Open-air Museum where you will visit the numerous churches and monasteries. Finally, you will be amazed by panoramic view of Esentepe and then on to Uchisar, a natural rock castle. After all visits transfer to the airport to take flight back Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and drop off at your hotel.

DEVRENT VALLEY

Devrent Valley, which is also known as imaginery or pink valley where you will find the world known fairytale chimneys with lunar landscape and animal shaped rocks e.g. camel, snake, dolphin even Virgin Mary holding Jesus Christ if you let your imagination run free.

PIGEON VALLEY

A green valley with many different rock formations and hundreds of pigeon houses carved into fairy-chimneys. In this valley pigeons were traines to deliver messages to towns throughout Central Cappadocia.

UCHISAR CASTLE

One of the most imposing landmarks of this region is the hiltop fortress at Uchisar. Out of this natural rock formation a wide variety of rooms and dwellings were carved. Communities lived in this fortress in order to protect themselves from the enemy attack.

PASABAG (MONK’S) & ZELVE VALLEY

Monks Valley (Pasabag) contains imposing mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pasa's wineyard. Pasa means "General", the military rank, in Turkish. Hermitages were carved into these chimneys and used by the monks. St Simeon the Sytlite, founder of an order of “Pillar Saints” lived in isolation in this valley. The ancient town of Zelve, was carved into a natural rock amphitheatre. Once housed one of the largest communities in the region is an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers. Now old Zelve is a ghost town and the erosion still continues.

GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM

The Goreme Open Air Museum has been a member of UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984.  Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum belong to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries. These early Christian churches are  St. Barbara Church, Apple (Elmali) Church, Snake (Yilanli) Church, Dark Church (Karanlik Kilise), Carikli (Sandals) Church, Buckle (Tokali) Church, decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible.

 

Including

  • Flights from/to Istanbul/Kayseri-Nevsehir/Istanbul 
  • Transfers from/to Hotel/Airport/Hotel
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All transportation in A/C & non-smoking vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the sites and museums
  • Lunch
  • Local Taxes and Service Charge

Excluding

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the Driver and Guide
  • Drinks with Lunch


NOTE:
* An extra additional fee is required for visit to the Dark Church.