2 Days Istanbul – Cappadocia by Overnight Bus

HIGHLIGHTS Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, Urgup Wine Cellars, Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari, Avanos, Cavusin, The Church of St.John, Hospital Monastery, Kaymakli and Derinkuyu
DEPARTURE TIME All year round – Guaranteed Departure
TOUR STYLE Istanbul Cappadocia Tours
DURATION 1 Night 2 Days
INCLUDED
Professional English-speaking guide & vehicle
Admittance fees per the itinerary
2 Lunches
Round Trip bus tickets
1 night accommodation in boutique hotel, with buffet breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks
Tips to guide and driver
Personal expenses and optional tours
Highly Recommended in Cappadocia
  • Whirling Dervishes Show: 40 Euros per person
  • Turkish Night (traditional folk dances, belly dancers, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, 3-course meal, transfer to and from your hotel): 60 Euros per person
  • Turkish Baths (Hamam): 40 Euros per person
  • Horseriding: 30 Euros per person (1 hour)
  • ATV / Quad: 30 Euros  (1 hour)
  • Hot-Air Balloon Ride: 130 Euros per person

 

19:00 Transfer from Agency to the bus station
20:30 Departure from Istanbul

Day 1
Arrive Cappadocia
Transfer  from  bus station to connect the tour programme.
Visit North Cappadocia , Goreme Open Air Museum and enjoy the Panoramic View from Uchisar Castle, Lunch in Uchisar, proceed to Urgup-highlight of the region, stop at Urgup Wine Cellars to taste the local wine, next is Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari, Avanos.
Transfer to your Cave hotel  for overnight.

Day 2
After breakfast, transfer from Hotel to connect the tour , visiting: South Cappadocia,
KIZILCUKUR : 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.

CAVUSIN : 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.

HOSPITAL MONASTERY : One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.

KAYMAKLI : Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.

PIGEON HOUSES : Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.

Return to hotel to pick-up luggage and transfer to the bus terminal for your night bus to take you back to Istanbul.

Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey – Gifts and Souvenirs from Turkey:
Turkey has a rich history of authentic traditional handicrafts. Most famous Turkish items come from Cappadocia and goods were handmade here and transported along the Silk Road to Istanbul and the coastal areas.
Carpets and kilims: Carpets and kilims from Central Anatolia are world-famous. In Cappadocia, carpets are still handmade on authentic looms using natural dyes for the wool. You can see a free demonstration to see these age-old techniques still in use today.
Ceramic and pottery: Cappadocia has been famous since Hittite times for the beautiful and unique pottery and ceramics. Today, the best of the traditional ceramics and tiles on sale in Istanbul and other major cities are made in Avanos, Cappadocia.
Onyx and semi-precious stones: In Turkey, Cappadocia has the onyx mines where the highest quality onyx is found. Local artisans are experts at making items of jewellery  made with precious and semi-precious stones, silver, and 22 and 24 carat gold.
Leather goods: Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of leather goods. You can find a wide range of quality leather goods in Uchisar, Cappadocia.
Spices: Istanbul Spice Market, once the largest spice trading venue of the medieval world, with its abundant stalls still featuring piles of edible exotics is a definite highlight for anyone exploring Istanbul.

 Prices per person
Per Adult in Double or Twin Room 185 EUR
Per Adult in Triple Room 167 EUR
Per Adult in Single Room 208 EUR
Per child 7-11 years old (under 12)  118 EUR
Per child 3-6 years old 89 EUR
Per child 0-2 years old 60 EUR

 

 

 

1

Day 1 - Arrive Cappadocia

Transfer  from  bus station to connect the tour programme.
Visit North Cappadocia , Goreme Open Air Museum and enjoy the Panoramic View from Uchisar Castle, Lunch in Uchisar, proceed to Urgup-highlight of the region, stop at Urgup Wine Cellars to taste the local wine, next is Devrent Valley, Pasabaglari, Avanos.
Transfer to your Cave hotel  for overnight.

2

Day 2 - Arrive Cappadocia

After breakfast, transfer from Hotel to connect the tour , visiting: South Cappadocia,
KIZILCUKUR : 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.

CAVUSIN : 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.

HOSPITAL MONASTERY : One of the oldest monastries in Cappadocia.

KAYMAKLI : Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities are the two largest and deepest of the 40 others in Cappadocia. They both have eight floors, although not all are open to the public.

PIGEON HOUSES : Visit the pigeon houses and rock formations.

Return to hotel to pick-up luggage and transfer to the bus terminal for your night bus to take you back to Istanbul.