TURKEY TOUR #1 - 2 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
CAPPADOCIA TOUR FROM ISTANBUL
Budget package tours from reputable travel agency of Turkey
This package tour is available departing from Istanbul
DAY 1 : ISTANBUL CAPPADOCIA
This tour package will start with an
overnight bus ride to Cappadocia by new model, air-conditioned
coach. Bus ride is especially recommended for people who also want
to see the great land panorama of Turkey on the way. Besides this
will save you from the cost of 1 night hotel accommodation. The
buses are non-smoking air-conditioned and have Pullman seats
suitable for sleeping. There will be several stop-over points at
some highway cafe-restaurants during the journey for toilet needs
or for those who would like to eat or drink a cup of coffee
Overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Departure at around 19.00 o'clock
from a point near our office in Sultanahmet.
PS: The departure time may change slightly depending on season but you
will be informed of exact departure time after you your
reservation is completed.
Amazing rock formations
Frescoes in a church
Cave house accommodations
DAY 2 : CAPPADOCIA
Cappadocia balloon flights
make you feel like flying over the moon
Your bus will arrive to Cappadocia next day
early in the morning. Get ready for a day full of surprises. The
program will be:
Full day Northern Cappadocia tour including transfers,
guide and entrance fee. This tour will cover the most famous
parts of the region such as Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve,
Urgup and Dervent Valley.
Lunch will be served during the tour in a nice Turkish
Transfer back to hotel.
in Cappadocia. Private rooms with air condition and bath/WC.
Possible hotels are Possible hotels are Antik Cave,
Inn Cave or similar quality/location hotels to be selected
by us if they are not available at the time of booking.
DAY 3 : CAPPADOCIA ISTANBUL
day is never enough to see the wonders of the vast
Cappadocia region, which partially covers 3 provinces of the
country. Minimum 2 day tour is a must after coming all the way. You have so many things more to see on
your second day, your eyes wide open in
The second day's itinerary will be like this:
Breakfast in your hotel included
Full day Southern Cappadocia Tour
including transfers, entrance fees
This tour will cover wonderful Rose Valley, either Derinkuyu or
Kaymakli underground city, as well as a
caravanserai of Seljuk period, which was the great
Turkish Empire founded in Anatolia even before Ottomans.
Lunch in a typical Turkish Restaurant during the day
Transfer to bus station
to Istanbul. (Non-smoking new model long distance coaches
with air-condition and Pullman seats suitable for sleeping)
End of our service with your arrival to the main bus
station in Istanbul, next day at around 7:30 am.
Extra transfer from bus station to your hotel in
Istanbul, 30 Euro for
per person in single room (for 1 pax)
per person in double room (for 2 pax)
Euro per person in triple room
(for 3 pax)
Above tour prices include:
All taxes. Various surcharges may apply for credit card
payments, of which you will be informed in advance.
Accommodation in private rooms at 3 star or equal quality
special class/boutique hotels
Mentioned guided day tours with lunch.
Entrance fees for museums
All mentioned meals above in the itinerary
Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned long distance
buses, with flexible seats suitable for sleeping
All connecting transfers in between the tour period.
Compulsory travel agency insurance (legally required in
Possible additions :
Hot air balloon flight
at sunrise before the Cappadocia tour on the 3rd day: 135
Euro discounted price
Airport hotel transfers in Istanbul- 30 Euro for 1-3 pax
Hotel accommodation or
daily city tours in Istanbul before or after the tour.
Extra hotel accommodation in Cappadocia, if requested.
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Payment and reservation:
Depending on season/number of participants etc, we will request
15-25 % of the total tour price
in advance. We will send you necessary details by e-mail.
Advance payments can be made by Pay Pal, Visa and Master and
American express credit cards by mail order method or money
transfer. You can pay the balance in Istanbul with credit
cards or in cash, as you wish.
A rock temple in Cappadocia
In ancient geography, Cappadocia or Cappadocia (Turkish:
Kapadokya) was the name of the extensive inland district of Asia
Minor (modern Turkey).
Cappadocian region is the place where nature and history
come together most beautifully within the world. While
geographic events are forming Peribacalari (fairy chimneys),
during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of
thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and
churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with
Cappadocia contains several underground cities, largely used by
early Christians as hiding places before they became a
legitimate religion. The Cappadocian Fathers of the fourth
century were integral to much of early Christian philosophy. It
also produced, among other people, another Patriarch of
Constantinople, John of Cappadocia who held office 517520. For
most of the Byzantine era it remained relatively undisturbed by
the conflicts in the area, first with the Sassanid Empire and
later against the Islamic expansion led by Arabs.
The area is a world famous and popular tourist destination, as
it has many areas with unique geological, historic and cultural
The region is southwest of the major city Kayseri, which has
airline and railroad service to Ankara and Istanbul.
The Cappadocia region is largely underlain by sedimentary rocks
formed in lakes and streams, and ignimbrite deposits erupted
from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago
(late Miocene to Pliocene epochs). The rocks of Cappadocia near
Goreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and
minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks that
the people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region
carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. Goreme became
a monastic center between 300-1200 AD. First period settlement
in Goreme reaches to the Roman period from Christianity. Yusuf
Koc, Ortahane, Durmus Kadir and Bezirhane churches in Goreme,
houses and churches carved into rocks till to Uzun Dere,
Baglidere and Zemi Valley carries the mystical side of history
today. The Goreme Open Air Museum is the most visited site of
the monastic communities in Cappadocia and is one of the most
famous sites in central Turkey. It is a complex comprising more
than 30 rock-carved churches and chapels containing some superb
frescoes, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries.
Fairy chimneys of Goreme
Goreme, which hide among fairy chimneys, is the heart of
Cappadocia. First period settlement within the region reaches to
Roman period from Christianity. Ortahane, Durmus Kadir, Yusuf
Koc and Bezirhane churches in Goreme, houses and shafts engraved
from rocks till to Uzundere, Bagıldere and Zemi Valley carries
the mystical side of history today.
Goreme is a wide open air museum, in which there are Fairy
Chimneys and lots of churches. Very interesting churches, which
are within one of the most important centers of Christianity,
Goreme, are under protection.
Goreme is 15 km east of Nevsehir and 5 km west of Urgup
You will meet hidden churches
and cave houses during walking tour in Rose valley
Rose Valley is a large valley located between Goreme and Cavusin
villages, and it is divided into many smaller valleys: Gulludere,
Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu valleys. This beautiful
valley gets its name from the rose-colored rock that varies in
hue and intensity depending on time of day, season and weather
conditions. During the easy hiking we will visit several cave
churches, cave houses and cave tunnels.
PS: Rose Valley can be replaced with Ihlara Valley occasionally,
if there is a considerable request for a specific date.
Source: Ministry of tourism and Culture