1ng&2days Cappadocia Tour by Overnight Bus
Starting From EUR 190

Tour Information

Tours with return flight or bus options from Istanbul. Daily tours with pick up from Cappadocia hotels. Small group tours, private tours, jeep safari or horse ride tours available.


Day 1: Departure from Istanbul: You will be picked up from your hotel and  then take the overnight bus to Cappadocia Urgup Bus Station departing at around 20:30. The journey takes around 11 hours.


Day 2: North Cappadocia Tour: Upon your arrival at Urgup Bus Station, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel to wait for the tour group and to have breakfast (with time allowing - subject to extra charge). You will be picked up at around 09:00, and start the day visiting Devrent Valley, also known as "Imagination Valley", this is the most surreal-looking landscape. Your next stop will be Pashabagi called also the Monks Valley because Christian hermits chose to locate hermit cells and churches in these three-headed pinnacles symbolic of the Holy Trinity, it's possible to see all the stages in the formation of fairy chimneys at this spot. Proceed to Avanos (Vanessa) the pottery center of Cappadocia, this village is set on the banks of the Kizilirmak/Red River. The river gets its name from the red clay it deposits. You can watch the potters at work using kick wheels, the technique which has remained unchanged for generations. After lunch continue to Goreme Open Air Museum. The world's most important Byzantine cave churches are found in these once remote valleys where monks and nuns pursued monastic life from the 3rd century on. Here you can see the best preserved Byzantine cave wall paintings and frescoes from the Iconoclastic period through to the end of Seljuk rule. Icons with scenes from the Old Testament and the New Testament above portraits of Church Fathers and saints depict the structure of the Byzantine universe. Panoramic view point Esentepe. With a spectacular view over Goreme from Esentepe see the complete view of Goreme valley and Goreme village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses. End your day with Uchisar Castle. This tall rock, the highest point of the Goreme region, is a 25-floor beehive of cave rooms forming an underground-type city reaching into the sky. It was used as a citadel during Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk times. The view of the Cappadocian countryside from here is just brilliant. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Accommodation in Cappadocia (lunch on the tour)


Day 3: South Cappadocia Tour: (check out from hotel in the morning) You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:30 and start the day with a hike along the Red & Rose Valley, the most breathtakingly and mysteriously beautiful valleys in the region. The valleys, with their fabulous volcanic rock formations, are in the heart of Cappadocia but well away from the mainstream tourist haunts. Our hike will end in Cavusin Cave Village, where we will see a rock castle and troglodyte dwellings where people lived until the 20th century. After lunch at a local restaurant we descent towards the center of the earth, with a trip to the Underground City of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. This city is approximately 40m deep and contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries etc.) We will end the day with a visit to the Pigeon Valley where we will have a spectacular view of dovecotes, old abandoned cave homes and old Greek houses of Uchisar. After the tour you will be transferred to the bus station to take an overnight bus departing at around 20:00 for Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)


Day 4: Arrival to Istanbul: You will arrive at Istanbul Esenler Bus station at around 07:00. Upon your arrival, you may use the public transportation to get to Ataturk Airport or Sultanahmet area.



200 EUR per person in double/twin room. If you are a single traveller, there will be a 25% single supplement surcharge.


Tour Price Includes

1 night's BB accommodation at  3* or equivalent hotel

2 full-day regular group tours w/ professional guidance in English (w/ a group of usually 15-20 people)

Istanbul-Cappadocia-Istanbul overnight bus tickets

Entrance fees to the sites visited

Lunch during the tours (except drinks)

Local transportation w/ A/C vehicles


Tour Price Excludes

Personal expenses


Tips (optional)