A-Day-Excursion to Glorious Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a great location to spend a private day to discover its magic. Zelve Valley and the Goreme Open-air Museum with its churches carved out of rock, pottery art centre Avanos as well as the Kaymakli underground city where early Christians found refuge are all waiting for you to discover with the narration of your local guide.

per adult from

$127

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Professional Tour Guide in your preffered language with live commentary.
    • Transportation from/to your base-location in Cappadocia.
    What's excluded :
    • Meals & Drinks.
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Zelve Open Air Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Fairy Chimneys
    • Entry/Admission - Avanos Oren Yeri
    • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Zelve Open Air Museum, Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir Turkey

    The Zelve Open-Air Museum, which once housed one of the largest communities in the region is an amazing cave town, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers. Zelve is situated about 10 km out from Goreme on the Avanos road. Here, the Christians and Muslims lived together in perfect harmony, until 1924. Then Christians had to leave the Valley because of the exchange of minorities between Greece and Turkey, and the Muslims were forced to evacuate the Valley in the 50's when life became dangerous due to risk of erosion. They left the site to set up a modern village, a little further on, to which they gave the name Yeni Zelve (New Zelve).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fairy Chimneys, Goreme Turkey

    Pasabag in Cappadocia is located on the road to Zelve, coming from Goreme or Avanos. Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Pacha means "General", the military rank, in Turkish and it is a very common nick name. This site is also called Monks Valley. The name was derived from some cones carved in tuff stones which stand apart. Currently, there is a vineyard and a number of tuff cones standing right next to the road.

    Some of these cones split into smaller cones in their upper sections, in which stylites and hermits once hid. The hermitage of Simeon monks was also here. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon (Simon), and a hermit's shelter is built into one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. The entrance of the cell is decorated with antithetical crosses. Saint Simeon was living in seclusion near Aleppo in the 5th century, when rumours that he made miracles started to spread.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Avanos Oren Yeri, Kapadokya Cd., Avanos 50500 Turkey

    The old city of Avanos, whose name in ancient times was Venessa, overlooks the longest river of Turkey, the Kızılırmak (Red River), which also separates Avanos from the rest of Cappadocia.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey

    aymakli underground city is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to visitors in 1964. The people of Kaymakli (Enegup in Greek) village have constructed their houses around nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. The inhabitants of the region still use the most convenient places in the tunnels as cellars, storage areas and stables, which they access through their courtyards. The Kaymakli Underground City has low, narrow and sloping passages. While the underground city consists of 8 floors below ground, only 4 of them are open to the public today, in which the spaces are organized around ventilation shafts.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please be informed kindly that you are required to contact your agency, Travelium, at least 48 hours in advance in order to confirm excursion.The tour you have purchased, includes round transportation and please get in touch with your agency, Travelium, to confirm the time schedule of your flight in order to arrange the transportation accordingly.If you have book this activity less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled time, please contact us immediately after booking to confirm your excursion. Please bear in mind, you will be asked to present your printed voucher and photo ID when you meet with your guide.Airports
    • Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Ahmet Yasevi Mahallesi, Merkez, Mustafa Kemal Paşa Blv., 38090 Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey
    • Nevsehir Airport, Nevsehir Turkey
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by TRAVELIUM

Activity ID: V-18794P17

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