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Red Tour (Goreme Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimneys)

by Cappadocia Tours
per adult Price is £45
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Full-day exploration of many rock formations of Cappadocia

Mushroom shaped fairy chimneys & mediaeval dwellings

Animal shaped rocks in Devrent Imagination Valley

Goreme Open Air Museum showcases glorious Byzantine art

Authentic Turkish lunch in a traditional restaurant

Highlights

Full-day exploration of many rock formations of Cappadocia

Mushroom shaped fairy chimneys & mediaeval dwellings

Animal shaped rocks in Devrent Imagination Valley

Goreme Open Air Museum showcases glorious Byzantine art

Authentic Turkish lunch in a traditional restaurant

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9:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £44.18, taxes included

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Red Tour (Goreme Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimneys)

Activity Location

Cappadocia

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Ürgüp

  • Hotel Pickup

    Göreme 50180

  • Hotel Pickup

    Avanos

  • Hotel Pickup

    Çavuşin 50500

  • Hotel Pickup

    Uçhisar 50240

  • Hotel Pickup

    Nevşehir

  • Hotel Pickup

    Mustafapaşa 50400


Description

Experience the majestic towering rock formations of the Cappadocia region as you make your way through the Devrent Imagination Valley, check out the mystical Uchisar Rock Castle, walk past the iconic fairy castles, and visit the Goreme Open Air Museum.

After being picked up at your hotel, your full-day tour begins in the Devrent Imagination Valley, which is famous for its unusual rock formations that jut out from the ground in strange shapes. Many claim that these rocks look like animals, so see if you can spot the camel, snake, seal, and dolphin that are said to be found here.

Next, head to Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) to see mushroom shaped fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps, many of which are hoisting up teetering rocks on their tops that look as if they might fall at any instant. Drive to Avanos, a small town divided in 2 by the longest river in Turkey, the Kizilirmak. Here you can browse the many tile and pottery workshops.

After lunch in a local restaurant, make your way to the Goreme Open Air Museum where you witness well-preserved, rock-cut churches with frescoes dating back to the 10th century, and fine examples of beautiful Byzantine art.

Your day ends with a visit to Uchisar Rock Castle, the highest peak in the region which was once used as a fortress by the Roman and Byzantine armies. This giant rock that juts high into the sky has been cut into, allowing you to walk through caves and porticos that were carved into its enormous façade.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Devrent Imagination Valley, Pasabag (Monk's Valley), Avanos Town, Goreme Open Air Museum, Esentepe Wish Hill, and Uchisar Rock Castle

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from most Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos, Cavusin, Mustafapasa or Nevsehir hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children under 5 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is available for most Urgup, Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos, Cavusin, Mustafapasa or Nevsehir hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Red Tour (Goreme Open Air Museum & Fairy Chimneys) ratings based on 5 verified reviews

Expedia-verified reviews

4.2 out of 5

5/5 17 Jul 2018

Excellent tour with english speaking tour guide. A deffinate must in Goreme as tour covers major sites. Lunch provided is value for money.

3/5 4 Jul 2018

The sites were very interesting and the tour guide was nice and helpful. However, she gave us very little time to explore the sites. For example, the tour is supposed to include Uchisar Castle, but we only spent about 15 minutes and we couldn't even get close to it (just a far away picture). We had a similar situation with some other sites. The sites are really amazing and it would make a big difference if more time were allowed to visit each one of them (especially Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley and Uchisar Castle). This could really improve the quality of the tour since the sites are just wonderful places.

Patricia C

United States