Day 1: Overnight Bus to Cappadocia
Late evening you will be transferred to the bus station to take your overnight bus departing at 8.30 pm to Cappadocia. The total duration of travel will be 11 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Cappadocia for your personal needs.
Note: During your transfer on the local bus, you will be unaccompanied and touring services will start once you have met your local tour guide upon arrival at the destination.
Day 2: Full Day North Cappadocia Tour with overnight in Cappadocia
Arrive Goreme bus station. Met on arrival and transferred to our local office. You will have free time before the start of the tour. This tour will start from our office in Goreme. You will be picked up from outside the office for the Full Day Tour of North Cappadocia.
On the fırst day you will travel to North Cappadocia and will visit the following:
: Devrent is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe, 1km from Pasabaglari (Monks’ Valley) and 5 km from Avanos. The ruins at Devrent are spread over three valleys, which also house several pointed fairy chimneys with large stems.
: The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha's Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
A center of terra cotta work of art since 3000 BC, it is a town where you will be invited to visit a traditional pottery workshop, göreme which is possibly set deep into the hillsides. The clay, which comes from the Red River passing through the town, gives life both to the land and to the local economy.
GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM:
Goreme was an important Christian centre in the early years of the Middle Ages, was a bishopric administered by Mokissos near Aksaray in the 11th and 13th centuries. Despite the vast number of monasteries, churches and chapels in the vicinity of Goreme, there are not many inscriptions bearing dates. For this reason, these religious buildings are mainly dated according to the iconography or architectural features.
: Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.
After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia. (L)
Day 3: Full Day South Cappadocia, Overnight Bus to Istanbul
Enjoy your breakfast & then check-out of your hotel in Cappadocia. Around 09:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel to join the tour.
On the second day you will travel to South Cappadocia and will visit the following:
: is an isolated valley behind Urgup. It has beautiful rock formation with some great hidden rock-carved churches. The most interesting part of this area is the countless tracks connecting the small villages and towns through vineyards and gardens like a spider net. It is always possible to see villagers working in the area and offering grapes, apples or apricots to you.
One of the oldest settlements in the area, Cavusin is situated 2km from Goreme, on the Göreme-Avanos road. The Church of St.John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintigs date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.
Kaymakli underground city is one of the largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. It has eight floors, although not all are open to the public.
Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.
After the tour you will travel overnight to Istanbul in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station approximately 8:30 pm. The total duration of travel will be 11 hours. There will be three breaks on the way to Istanbul for your personal needs. END OF SERVICES.
When you arrive in Istanbul, you can take the free shuttle bus to Aksaray or Taksim. The free shuttle service is provided by the local bus company not by us therefore you can choose to take the shuttle bus to Aksaray or Taksim. Another option is to take the underground train from the bus station to the Ataturk airport, Aksaray, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci or Taksim on your own.