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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley provided by Neon Tours - Day Tours

Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Trade a 450-mile (724-kilometer) overland journey for the ease of a domestic flight and discover Cappadocia’s highlights on this guided day trip. Visit Rose Valley, with its cave churches and colorful fairy chimneys, and Pigeon Valley, where locals once raised birds. See the abandoned cave village of Cavusin, admire Ortahisar Castle, and explore Kaymakli underground city, once home to persecuted Christians. Enjoy a Turkish lunch along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
Explore Cappadocia’s magical landscapes on a guided day trip from Istanbul
See ancient cave churches, cave villages, an underground city, and more
Lunch on local favorites such as meze, kebabs, and baklava pastries
Enjoy worry-free transfers direct from your door, including flights
What to expect
In the morning, meet your chauffeur at your Istanbul hotel for a transfer to Istanbul Airport and begin your day adventure to Cappadocia. After short flight, land at Kayseri International Airport and meet your air-conditioned minivan for a 1.5-hour ride to beautiful Rose Valley.  Arrive and begin a relaxing walking tour with your local guide. Learn about the rose-colored rocks whose tone changes during the day is the reason for Rose Valley’s etymology. Then, marvel at the valley’s weathered volcanic monoliths, craggy pinnacles, fairy chimneys and dense orchards and vineyards. Continue to Rose Valley’s cave churches and hear how their were used by monks before the end of the first millennium.  Onward to a historical deserted rock village filled with ancient houses and churches, known as Old Çavuşin. Here, capture stunning shots of creepy houses and admire the imposing Basilica of St John the Baptist which rests on a clifftop overlooking Çavuşin. Take a break for lunch at a traditional restaurant (see the sample menu below in the Itinerary) and then head to the old town of Ortahisar to gaze up at the commanding presence of Ortahisar Castle, a Byzantine-era fortification. Stand in awe as you view this 295-foot monolith chiseled into the image of a giant honeycomb. Climb up its narrow passage and pass carved rooms and etched out chambers. At the top, glimpse over the city for remarkable views.  Next, voyage to Kaymakli Underground City and delve into the winding network of subsurface tunnels, living quarters, stables, kitchens and cellars. Hear how this well preserved city was once home to Christians who sought refuge from persecution.  Finally, spend time looking at astounding cave homes at Pigeon Valley. Learn about locals who bred pigeons in their homes to collect poop for fertilizer! As the day comes to a close, journey back to Kayseri Airport to catch your flight to Istanbul. Then, enjoy a transfer back to your hotel where your tour ends. Please note: Ortahisar Castle may be undertaking renovation, if it is entrance will not be permitted.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3795ISTCAPPA
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Kayseri International Airport • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Local guide • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
Exclusions
Food and drink, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
15h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Round-trip flights from Istanbul to Kayseri International Airport • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Local guide • Lunch • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
Exclusions
Food and drink, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
15h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Most travellers can participate
Not wheelchair accessible
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pigeon Valley
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Gulludere Vadisi
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kaymakli Underground City
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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HOHOHOGoa
GOA9 contributions
One Cappadocia Tours
Apr 2019 • Solo
I took their full package for transfers, red and green tour and the hot air balloon ride. I booked a month in advance and was communicating with Esma. Had a wonderful time. They are true professional. Esma contacted me 2 day prior to my arrival hot details of my flight. Gave the details of van no. and the driver. Was picked up, deposited in the hotel. Pick up for all tours and balloon ride was on time. Total professionals, would highly recommend them. Thank you Esma.
Written 28 April 2019
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Ayank N
Seoul, South Korea2 contributions
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Written 29 March 2019
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Dear our valued guest, Please send us an email about your request. Neon Tours.
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tamarashami
17 contributions
must be visit
Aug 2018
we enjoyed our time in roaming and visiting all tourism places , you have to visit Cappadocia but it is enough for 4 or 5 days
Written 16 January 2019
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Dear Tamara, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our services. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Hope to see you again in Turkey, Neon Tours
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Faansie T
Pretoria, South Africa275 contributions
Excellently organized, amazing tour of Cappadocia!
May 2018 • Couples
As our time in Istanbul was limited my wife and I opted for the one day tour to Cappadocia from Istanbul. Although we have been on several day tours this has to be one of the absolute best. They pick you up from your hotel very early in the morning and drop you off at Ataturk Airport. Here it was a little bit confusing as we thought someone would meet us there but as our tickets were e-mailed to us we checked ourselves in and enjoyed the short flight. Upon arrival in Kayseri we were met by representatives from Neon Tours and showed to the minivans that would transport us for the day. We picked up our tour guide a bit later and started our wonderful tour. I wish I could remember the name of our guide (a young lady with long dark curly hair) but she was absolutely amazing! The tour also included lunch in a cave restaurant which filled our tummies and set us on the way for the last part of the tour. We also had a stop at one of Turkeys best ceramic manufacturers. The tour is an excellent balance between sightseeing, interesting information, shopping and hiking. My only regret is that we couldn't spend a night and include a balloon flight early in the morning. To sum up: make sure you take this tour (or one their other tours to Cappadocia) as it was an absolute highlight of our visit to Turkey.
Written 12 August 2018
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Dear Our Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide Ayse. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide. We will absolutely share your valued comments / thoughts with Ayse and she will absolutley be delighted and prouded to hear such a kind of valued comments from you and will expect to meet you and be at your service again in Istanbul & Turkey. Great to hear that you had great time with Ayse and enjoyed our services during the tour in Cappadocia. Hope you had wonderful memories about Cappadocia with our program and also had explanatory details about Cappadocia and its amazing history. Once again we would like to thank you on behalf of Neon Team and looking forward to be able at your service on your next trip to Turkey, with traditional Turkish hospitality and famous Neon Tours' high quality services.
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pseifritz
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Cappadocia in 1 day from Istanbul
May 2018 • Couples
The service we received from Ucan Travel, Mr. M Keddo was more the what we expected.From the early hotel pickup for the flight the various transfers and the return flight late at night worked like clockwork.
Cappadocias attractions were outstanding and most interesting,especially the walk through rose valley. In general it was phantastic.
Peter and Baerbel Seifritz,Cape Town, RSA
Written 8 May 2018
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Dear Our Valued Guests, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Great to hear that you had great time and enjoyed our services during the tour in Cappadocia. Once again we would like to thank you on behalf of Neon Team and looking forward to be able at your service on your next trip to Turkey, with traditional Turkish hospitality and famous Neon Tours' high quality services
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_selectpj
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
A surprising and interesting place...
Apr 2017
A very good trip that's well worth the effort. The trip that I took was a on /off trip of most of the important places of Turkey...
Written 7 March 2018
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Dear Our Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Great to hear that you enjoyed in Cappadocia where the place is mentioned on fairy tales with its fairy chimneys. Hope you had wonderful memories regarding this wonderful place with our services. Once again we would like to thank you on behalf of Neon Team and looking forward to be able at your service on your next trip to Turkey, with traditional Turkish hospitality and famous Neon Tours' high quality services
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