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From Istanbul: 2-Day All-Inclusive Trip to Cappadocia

1. From Istanbul: 2-Day All-Inclusive Trip to Cappadocia

Get an insider’s view of Cappadocia’s most iconic spots on an all-inclusive trip from Istanbul. Float above volcanic spires and honeycombed hills on a hot air balloon. Be accompanied by a guide to Goreme Open Air Museum, Avanos, Pasabag, Uchisar, and Kaymakli Underground City, and more. Day 1 Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned minivan and make your way to Istanbul airport. Catch your domestic flight to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, meet your guide and begin your tour of North Cappadocia. Walk in the land of fairy chimneys. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Red River, Devrent Valley, and Pasabag. Make your way to Avanos Village for a traditional lunch and pottery demonstration. Get to the top of the Uchisar Castle, 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. Day 2 You can opt to join a balloon flight in the morning. Your day tour will be organized according to the balloon flight hours. After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Go off the beaten path to visit Cavusin. See its famous rock churches. Head to Goreme Panorama for views of fairy chimneys. Hike in the Red Valley. Visit Old Greek Love Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, and Pigeon Valley. Walk through a picturesque maze of rock formations. Witness an onyx demonstration by local experts. Savor a typical Turkish lunch. Conclude the day tour by 5 PM. Then, be driven to Kayseri Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and taken to your hotel.

2-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Optional Balloon Flight

2. 2-Day Cappadocia Tour From Istanbul Optional Balloon Flight

Start the first day by visiting Devrent Valley, also known as 'Imagination Valley', this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi also called the Monks Valley. Proceed to Avanos the pottery centre of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Red River. You will have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world’s most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescos from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule.  Then admire a spectacular view over Goreme, you can see fairy chimneys, rock formations, and cave houses. You have the option of also booking a pre-sunrise hot-air balloon flight for the next morning. While your guides complete the final preparations for your flight, you are served breakfast. Your pilot will show you all the unique beauties of Cappadocia from the Red Valley to Goreme. While witnessing an amazing sunrise up in the air, you will get to see perfect panoramic views of Urgup, Goreme, Ortahisar,Uchisar, Avanos, and Nevsehir. After the landing, a celebration with refreshing drinks (non-alcoholic) will be waiting for you. On the Blue tour you hike along the Red and Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. Conclude your hike at the Cavusin Cave Village. Marvel at the rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th Century. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Descend towards the center of the earth with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. Discover this underground city and its stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, and wineries. Visit the Pigeon Valley. See spectacular view of dovecotes (pigeon or dove houses), old abandoned cave homes, and old Greek houses of Uchisar and Ortshisar Castle, as well as the biggest mass of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.

From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

3. From Istanbul: Cappadocia Highlights 2-Day Tour with Balloon

Discover Cappadocia on a 2-day tour from Istanbul that includes round-trip flights and an overnight stay at a boutique hotel. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 3:45 AM Pick-up at your Istanbul hotel and transfer to the airport 7:10 AM Depart Istanbul Airport for Cappadocia 8:40 AM Arrival at Kayseri or Nevşehir airport and transfer to Cappadocia hotel 9:30 AM Tour of Cappadocia that includes the Uçhisar Castle viewpoint, Göreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin old village, lunch in Avonos, a pottery demonstration in Avanos, Paşabağı fairy chimneys, Devrent Valley, Urgup fairy chimneys and an Urgup carpet factory Overnight at your boutique hotel in Cappadocia. Day 2 3:45 AM Pick-up at your Cappadocia hotel for hot-air balloon tour 8:00 AM Return to hotel 9:15 AM Pick-up at your hotel for the tour 9:30 AM Tour begins with a panoramic view of Göreme and visit to Derinkuyu Underground City, constructed as a temporary shelter against invasions and raids. Enjoy a short hike in the Ihlara Valley, followed by a lunch break in Belisirma village. See Selime Monastry from the Yaprakhisar viewpoint before ending with a visit to the Pigeon Valley and an onyx demonstration 8:25 PM Depart Kayseri Airport for Istanbul 9:55 PM Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel

Cappadocia 2-Day Tour with Hot Air Balloon from Istanbul

4. Cappadocia 2-Day Tour with Hot Air Balloon from Istanbul

Start at 5.30AM with a pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to Istanbul airport. Take a flight to Cappadocia where you will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel to check-in. At 9.30AM, begin your tour of Cappadocia and visit sites including the Uçhisar Castle viewpoint, Göreme Open Air Museum, and Cavusin old village. Enjoy a lunch in Avanos and watch a pottery demonstration. See the Paşabağı Fairy Chimneys, Devrent Valley (magic valley), Urgup fairy chimneys and Urgup Carpet Factory. After the first day, spend the night in a boutique-style hotel. After breakfast, you will be picked up at 5.30AM for a hot air balloon tour. Take a chance to stop back at the hotel afterward before beginning the tour again at 9.30AM to see the Göreme panaromic view. Here, learn about the geological and historical background of the city, then visit Derinkuyu Underground City which was constructed as a temporary shelter against invasions and raids. Take a small hike in the Ihlara Valley, followed by a lunch break in Belisirma village. At Yaprakhisar Panorama, visit Selime Monastry, and marvel at all the different sections of a monastry in one composition. Finally, end your with a pigeon valley and onyx demonstration. Fly from Kayseri to Istanbul at 8.25PM and arrive in Istanbul at 9.55PM where you be transferred back to your hotel to end the program.

From Alanya or Side: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

5. From Alanya or Side: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

Begin your immersive Antalya experience with a visit to the Saratli Underground City and see its rock-carved dwellings from the Byzantine era. After lunch, explore Devrent Valley and the Cavusin Old Village abandoned rock houses carved into the cliff. See the church of St. John the Baptist and Pasabag Valley before taking in the views. Spend your evening at the cave-themed hotel or join an optional Turkish Night with traditional music and an Anatolian folk dance show. If you choose the hot air-balloon option or want to watch the balloon flights, start the next with a one-hour balloon ride. After breakfast, take in the panoramic views of Pigeon Valley and visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia.

From Istanbul: Cappadocia 2-Day Tour & Hot-Air Balloon Ride

6. From Istanbul: Cappadocia 2-Day Tour & Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Day 1: Catch the domestic flight from Istanbul Ataturk airport very early in the morning. Your journey will take around 1.5 hours. Upon arrival to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport at the arrival gate your driver will hold a sign with your name on. Drive to the Cappadocia area and check in to the boutique hotel. Then meet your tour guide and join a tour including the main attractions of Cappadocia. Visit Pasabag (Monks Valley) which is famous for the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys with double and triple rock caps. Explore the lunar landscape at Devrent Valley; enjoy delicious lunch at a local restaurant and continue to the to Goreme, where a world-famous open air museum located. There you will visit numerous rock-cut churches with incredible paintings on the walls and ceiling. Then drive to the old Greek vıillage, Cavusin, watch a live pottery demonstration in Avanos town and enjoy spectacular views of Uchisar castle. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at the hotel. Overnight stay at Cappadocia. Day 2: Early in the morning, enjoy a hot-air balloon ride over scenic Cappadocia. Pick-up time from the hotel is 4:30 AM in summer and 6:30 AM in winter. The hot-air balloon flight is an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come back to your hotel and have breakfast. At about 9:30 AM you will be picked up from the hotel and visit the famous Derinkuyu underground city. It is the deepest of the discovered underground cities in Cappadocia reaching the depth of about 85m. This multi-level underground city could accommodate approximately 20,000 people. After Derinkuyu explore Ihlara valley and Melendiz river. Ihlara valley is a 14km-long gorge made of the same soft volcanic rock found throughout  Cappadocia. Walk through the vineyards and pistachio trees, enjoy relaxing sounds of flowing water and see the fauna of the area. After hiking, have a delicious lunch at a restaurant over Melendiz river. Enjoy traditional Turkish foods cooked by locals. The last place to visit is Selime Monastery, with its amazing huge fairy chimney. It is the biggest religious building in Cappadocia dating back to the 13th century. Selime monastery is a must-see place while you are in Cappadocia because of its size and interesting structure. After exploring this great place the tour finishes and you will drive to the airport. Fly from Kayseri/Nevsehir to Istanbul.

6-Day Istanbul and Cappadocia Small-Group Guided Tour

7. 6-Day Istanbul and Cappadocia Small-Group Guided Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. On arrival at Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport, SAW , a tour representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years of history. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then overnight in Istanbul. Please note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. When day 2 falls on a Sunday, the Grand Bazaar will be visited on day 3. Day 3: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast and pick up from your hotel, you'll visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Then enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus River. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. In the afternoon, visit an underground cistern. Overnight in Istanbul. Day 4: Fly to Cappadocia and Tour You'll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Cappadocia where you can leave your luggage. Then head out to explore. The first stop is Three Sisters Fairy Chimneys in Urgup. Then you'll head to Pigeons Valley and learn the importance of pigeons in Cappadocian culture. Finally, descend toward the center of the earth in the Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest and the deepest of the underground cities in Cappadocia. Overnight at a cave hotel. Day 5: Cappadocia Tour and fly to Istanbul After breakfast, you'll be picked up for the drive to Devrent Valley where you'll take a walk through this lunar landscape with its unusual rock formations. You'll see some of the best examples of fairy chimneys at Pasabag Fairy Chimneys Valley, Then, visit Avanos, famous for its tile and pottery workshops. Later visit the Goreme Open Air Museum where you will enjoy the fantastic rock churches and beautiful frescos decorating the walls. Then to the Uchisar Rock Castle and Esentepe Windy Hill for more panoramic views before transfer to the airport for the flight back to Istanbul. you'll be transferred to the hotel for the night. Day 6: Home After breakfast check out from the hotel and enjoy your private transfer back to Istanbul Airport or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport for your flight home.

Cappadocia 2-Day Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

8. Cappadocia 2-Day Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

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 Subway Metro to Aksaray Yenikapi or Taksim with connection Metre at Yenikapi station to Taksim, underground back to the city center on your own. or Take a taxi. No drop service in Istanbul.

Istanbul: 2-Day Tour of Cappadocia by Bus

9. Istanbul: 2-Day Tour of Cappadocia by Bus

Take the intercity bus to Cappadocia and relax in non-smoking, air-conditioned comfort. The journey from Istanbul to Cappadocia takes around 12 hours. You’ll learn about the region’s history and see the sights of Cappadocia on this 2-day tour. Day 1: First Day in Cappadocia: (Refreshments at the hotel, and lunch on the tour) When you arrive at the Cappadocia bus station you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for some refreshment. The tour begins at about 9:30 AM, departing from the hotel. Head to the Devrent Valley where the landscape will remind you of something from another planet! In Pasabagi, take a guided walk to see Cappadocia’s amazing fairy chimneys. Next on the itinerary is a drive to Avanos, where you’ll have lunch. After lunch, continue on to the Goreme Open Air Museum to see the rock-cut churches and beautiful frescoes. Afterwards you’ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point in the region, to admire the panoramic views over Cappadocia. Return to the hotel at around 5:30 PM for an overnight stay. Day 2: Second Day in Cappadocia: (Breakfast at the hotel, and lunch on the tour) You’ll leave your hotel at around 09:30 on a 2.5-mile hike through the Rose Valley, stopping to visit churches along the way. Afterwards, visit the old Christian village of Cavusin. Enjoy lunch in Pigeon Valley before you explore the Kaymakli underground city. Stop at the natural rock formation known as Ortahisar Castle. At 9:00 PM, depart Cappadocia on the overnight bus to Istanbul, arriving at Istanbul’s bus station at 7:00 AM the next morning.

From Istanbul: 4-Day Small Group Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour

10. From Istanbul: 4-Day Small Group Istanbul & Cappadocia Tour

Your guide will meet you at your hotel between 08:00 and 08:30. Visit the Istanbul old city area which includes Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Have lunch during the tour. The average duration of this tour is 8-hours. At the end of the tour, your guide will leave you back at your hotel. On the second day, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby between 08:00 and 08:30. During this tour, you will visit the Golden Horn, the old city walls of Istanbul, the Spice Market and Dolmabahce Palace or Chora Museum. There will be a lunch stop during the tour. The tour will end at around 17:00. Please do not forget to take your luggage in the morning. After the tour, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Once you arrive in Cappadocia, you will have organized transfer from the airport to your hotel.  On your third day, your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00. You will enjoy a tour of southern Cappadocia, also known as the Green Tour, which will include the following sites: Derinkuyu Underground City (the largest underground city in the area with 7 floors 85 meters deep; not recommended for claustrophobic guests) and Ihlara Valley (1.5-hour trekking). Have a lunch stop in the village of Bellisirma. Afterwards, you will visit Piegon Valley (panoramic visit), Selime Monastery and Esentepe (panoramic view). After the tour, you will be dropped back off at your hotel. On the fourth and last day, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby at around 09:00 and take you on a tour of northern Cappadocia, known as the Red Tour, to Rose Valley, Goreme Open Air Museum (important early Christianity center), Monks Valley, Cavusin village (one of the oldest settlements in the area), Avanos village (with stop at a traditional pottery workshop), Uchisar Castle and Dervent Valley. The average tour duration will be 8-hours. After the tour, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight to Istanbul.

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4.4 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The pick up was prompt, the hotel I stayed in in Cappadocia was outstanding and the guides were excellent. The tour group was small and over the two days we saw a great range of scenery and visited a great underground pottery.

The tours were great and Stoneland travel did a great job setting up it all, being available for any questions at all times on WhatsApp and helping with extra travel arrangements while we were in town.

The excursion was amazing, especially the Turkish night and the absolutely amazing balloon ride.

Everything was amazing! Really nice people. No hidden fees. Highly recommend.

Fantastic trip got a lot to see but a lot of Russian