Private Cappadocia Tour

Daily Tour 1 day Availability: 2017-09-08
Ürgüp, Nevşehir, Türkiye Cappadocia

Starting from your hotel at 9:30, you will be greeted by your guide and the driver. Our first stop is the majestic vista point overlooking Goreme where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. From the panoramic view point, we will continue on to the biggest underground city, Kaymakli. Your guide will explain how locals carved these multi-level underground cities to hide from enemies. You can also see traces of their daily lives in the stables, wineries, temples, living quarters, air shafts, etc. Right after exploring the deepest caves of Cappadocia, we will climb to the highest ones: Uchisar Castle. Uchisar is the biggest rock-cut castle in the region, built during the Byzantine Empire. Next, time for lunch! You will experience authentic Turkish cooking in Cappadocia.

After lunch we visit the highlight of Cappadocia – the Goreme Open Air Museum. Your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour concludes in Avanos, a picturesque town on the banks of the Kizilirmak River. Famous for its pottery since Hittite times, more than 4000 years ago, we will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to try their hand at this tradition. After Avanos, you will arrive back at your hotel around 17:00.

 


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
göreme  (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
cappadocia.

INCLUDED
  • A Pick-up and drop-off service from/to hotel.
  •  Licensed, professional  guide.
  • Lunch.
  • Admission fees for the museums and valleys.
  •  Transportation with air-conditioned VIP Vehicles.
  •  Tax and service fees.

NOT INCLUDED
  • Any Drinks
  • Tip to Guide and Driver

 

What to Expect

 

Discover the treasures of Cappadocia à la Carte! Let us tailor-make your Private Cappadocia Tour according to your preferences and travel interests. Explore the unique places in Cappadocia that interest you with your private, English-speaking* licensed guide.

Our full-day private tours include VIP transportation in air-conditioned luxury vehicle, professional guide, entrance fees and lunch.

To assist you in getting the most from your Private Cappadocia Tours, below are a few examples of that have been popular with our guests – we welcome any other suggested itineraries or allow our local experts to create a tour especially for you.

 

  • Choose from a variety of highlights to visit like the Uchisar Panaroma
  • Explore Goreme Open Air Museum’s cave churches
  • Walk into the underground cities and see the Pasabag Monks Valley
  • Enjoy the company of a licensed local guide and an experienced driver
  • Explore the rock cut houses of the Red Valley and Gulludere Valley
Day 1: Private Cappadocia Tour

Starting from your hotel at 9:30, you will be greeted by your guide and the driver. Our first stop is the majestic vista point overlooking Goreme where you will receive information about the rich history of Cappadocia and the unique rock formations. From the panoramic view point, we will continue on to the biggest underground city, Kaymakli. Your guide will explain how locals carved these multi-level underground cities to hide from enemies. You can also see traces of their daily lives in the stables, wineries, temples, living quarters, air shafts, etc. Right after exploring the deepest caves of Cappadocia, we will climb to the highest ones: Uchisar Castle. Uchisar is the biggest rock-cut castle in the region, built during the Byzantine Empire. Next, time for lunch! You will experience authentic Turkish cooking in Cappadocia.

After lunch we visit the highlight of Cappadocia – the Goreme Open Air Museum. Your guide will explain the meanings of frescoes covering the walls of thousand-year-old cave churches as you explore this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour concludes in Avanos, a picturesque town on the banks of the Kizilirmak River. Famous for its pottery since Hittite times, more than 4000 years ago, we will see a kick-wheel pottery demonstration and our guests are welcome to try their hand at this tradition. After Avanos, you will arrive back at your hotel around 17:00.

 

 

 

The region of Cappadocia is located in the middle of a once-active volcanic area of central Anatolia. Millions of years ago three of its mountains - Erciyes, Hasandağ and Güllüdağ - were active volcanoes; indeed this activity persisted intermittently at least into the Neolithic period according to the prehistoric paintings. The volcanic eruptions were so strong that in some places the lava was up to 150m in thickness. Over many millions of years, volcanoes, wind, rain and ice sculpted the region which we now know as Cappadocia. As the landscape was eroded, basalt stones remained and formed conical structures with some reaching as high as 45m. The local people referred to these unique rock formations "fairy chimneys", a name that has endured throughout the ages. If nature was the first artist to arrange the decor, it was Anatolian man who carved the rock and built houses, churches and over 250 underground cities out of it over the centuries.
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