Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Bus

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$290.00 per person

Experience the enchanting wonders of Cappadocia on a budget-friendly bus tour departing from Istanbul by local bus. Embark on a remarkable journey through this captivating region, where you’ll encounter an array of extraordinary fairy chimney formations and delve into the rich heritage of ancient Cappadocia.

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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. You will arrive in Cappadocia at the Goreme bus station in the morning the next day.

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.

  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day

Day 2: North Cappadocia Tour

Upon your arrival at the Goreme bus station in Cappadocia, you will be met at the bus station and transferred to your Cappadocia hotel. At the hotel, you can have your breakfast and be ready to meet your tour guide around 9:30 am. Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Monk’s Valley to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the Zelve Open Air Museum in Cappadocia. The museum features a series of carved caves and ancient churches, providing a glimpse into the region’s monastic history.  Finally, towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will have around 15 minutes to take panoramic pictures of the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 4:00 pm. You will have the rest of the day free to relax and explore the city on your own.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: South Cappadocia Tour – Overnight Bus to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Güllüdere (Rose) Valley. Next, you will visit Çavusin village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley. In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour.

After the tour, you will travel overnight to Istanbul in a non-smoking, fully air-conditioned local bus departing the bus station at approximately 8:30 pm. The total duration of travel will be approximately 11 hours with arrival in Istanbul the next day. There will be three breaks on the way to Istanbul for your personal needs.

  • Overnight Bus to Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Arrival in Istanbul

The local bus will arrive at the main Istanbul bus station between 7:30 – 9:30 am depending on traffic conditions. Upon your arrival at the main bus station in Istanbul, it will be the end of our service. You will need to arrange your own transportation from the bus station. End of our service.

  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overnight intercity coach / local bus tickets (Istanbul to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Istanbul)
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: (B) breakfast, (L) lunch
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transfer from Bus Station to Hotel in Istanbul at the End of the Tour.
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • Travel insurance.

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • This is a regular group tour.
  • As this is a group tour, there will be shopping stops included in the tours. If you do not wish to make shopping stops please request a private tour of Cappadocia and we can provide the additional cost separately.

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2 reviews for Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Bus

  1. Adriana N

    This was an amazing experience, I recommend to everyone. Everything was so easy and professional.

  2. Sophie L

    I was nervous about travelling solo in Turkey, so I booked a couple of different tours with these guys – the 4-day bus-trip to Cappadocia from Istanbul, and the 3-day trip you Ephesus and Pamukkale from Istanbul. Both trip were awesome! Cam was organising me in Istanbul, picking me up to drop me at bus stations, explaining everything well and making sure I was on schedule. The tours through the different places all had awesome guides, comfy minivans, and good schedules! I really enjoyed my time in Turkey – so much that I want to go back for even longer!! It’s a beautiful place with beautiful people; and these guys made everything so easy and hassle-free. I was so grateful to them for helping make it such an amazing trip for me!!

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