Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

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Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch
from £56.83
Enjoy a small group Cappadocia tour with free lunch in amazing landscape. You will experience the Goreme Open Air Museum, Love Valley, Pasabag, Kaymakli and others. Lunch and entrance fees included.
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In Brief

Goreme, Turkey
6 to 8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Goreme National Park, Goreme 50180 Turkey

Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the best-protected churches in Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia Region.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Love Valley, Goreme 50180 Turkey

Visit the most interesting-shaped fairy chimneys in Cappadocia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pasabag, Urgup Turkey

Visit the best-protected fairy chimneys of the area, called as "mushroom-fairy-chimneys" or "The Monks Valley".

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sultans Ceramic, Alaaddin Mah. Cavusoglu Sok. No: 1, Avanos 50500 Turkey

Enjoy the demonstration of kick-wheel pottery which is an art almost 4000 years in Avanos

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Devrent Valley, Devrent Mevkii No:1 Urgup Yolu, 50500 Turkey

Enjoy the camel-shaped fairy chimney and other pink-colored formations

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley, Uchisar KasabasI Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240 Turkey

Enjoy the breath-taking view of Pigeon Valley and Uchisar Castle from a nice point.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Turkey

Visit the largest underground city in Cappadocia and learn about the life in underground.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Goreme National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Pasabag
  • Entry/Admission - Kaymakli Underground City


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: 09:15 from Urgup and Uchisar Hotels
09:20 from Cavusin Hotels
09:30 from Goreme Hotels
Dates: Daily
Return point: Hotel drop-off

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for pregnant women for over 6 months
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.87 out of 5 based on the last 23 recent reviews

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Cappadocia. Our guide Ranna was EXCELLENT! She was super accommodating and very knowledgeable. Ranna was also very fun and made our tour unforgettable with her humor and willingness to act silly with us and our dinosaur. We miss Ranna and wished we could bring her with us!
• Submitted 11 Sep 2019
This was a wonderful experience. Our guide Rana was very knowledgeable and looked after us very well. The driver was also excellent. Our appreciation for Cappadocia region was enhanced by this full day tour.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Every thing went well and according to the plan... the underground city is amazing!!! Our tour guide Rana was very cool Too
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
We saw alot of things and loved every part of it. The best was the trip to underground city. Our guide was very nice and courteous.
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
This amazing historic city is rich in geological and human history. The toure guy Ali was very knowledgeable, we enjoyed evey moment of this tour.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2018
Great Tour!
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
We were the only ones on the tour so it does more like a private tour. Farah was our guide and she was delightful. She gave us good information and sufficient time to take pictures.. she was very cooperative. We chose this as included sites both from red and green tours..
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
We got a private tour from Ali since there wasn't anyone else. Ali is a great tourist guide and he is really knowledgeable. The trip was nice since it covered interesting places in a day from green, red and blue lines. It saved our day rather than booking different line on different day.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
We only had one day in Cappadocia so time is of the essence and we are so glad that we were able to go to both the Goreme Open Air Museum AND the Underground City on one day with this tour, along with other iconic spots of course like the Monks Valley etc. Before booking this, I have done comparison with other tours at length and I believe the only site we have missed from the usual Red tour was the Imagination Valley. But personally I'd prefer to see the Underground City than a few odd shaped rocks so I was really pleased with my choice. The guide was very informative and friendly. Lunch was good. Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
Ali is such a great guide, and this tour is specifically designed for small groups. If you haven't researched much yet, Cappadocia has two main tour routes covered universally by almost every company - the Blue and the Red. These contain specific sites and monuments. Ali has managed to take the best of both and create an absolutely marvelous overall tour, covering so much in just one day, and still being done in time to explore on your own! There are a few tourist traps involved in a pottery 'museum' and optionally a Tukish rug co-op, but overall a very great experience!
• Submitted 14 Jun 2017
Ali is an amazing tour guide. If you are short of time this is the express tour to take. It covers almost everything there is to see in Cappadocia. Ali is knowledgeable, efficient and accommodating. He is also a great travel agent and can give you tips and ideas. He had me picked up from the airport for 10 Euros which is much cheaper then other companies. The lunch buffet he took us has a wide selection of choices. He also uses good transport and arranged the tour very well. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2017
We had an absolutely lovely day with our tour guide Ali. He was clearly very knowledgeable about Turkey, and could go into specifics about every little thing that we asked. Ali was also very smart about navigating through the crowds, and made sure that we could get through the express routes. The tour itself was incredible. The views from the look out points are incomparable to anything else on earth. The evidence of Turkey's ancient civilizations is captivating and would be an anthropologists dream. I highly recommend the visit, and the tour!
• Submitted 25 May 2017
I booked this tour because I wanted to get a quick overview of Cappadocia early during my trip. Lots of websites and local travel bureaus offer Red Tours and Green Tours and even Blue Tours, but this tour promised the highlights - and it delivered. My guide was Ali. He drove me and a young couple around Cappadocia in a modern car - no bus or minibus on this tour! In terms of the itinerary, it turns out the tour combines all of the Red Tour with the biggest highlight of the Green Tour, so Ali has really cherry-picked the best of the best things to see. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and he made sure we always had lots of time at each stop to explore, take photos, and enjoy the scenery. He answered any question thrown at him in detail. In terms of the sights - the Goreme Open Air Museum is the first stop. It's fascinating, but I must admit I found the scenery and the atmosphere much more important than the details of the churches and the saints. I'm an avowed non-believer. Lots of things to learn, including about the difference between frescoes and seccoes, local history and customs, and more. Afterwards, the Greek cave village was similarly stunning, with a more recent history of significant interest. The fairy chimneys were everything I'd hoped for and more a lovely half hour walking around in a landscape that looks unique and magical and perhaps a bit phallic, while the imagination valley was a brief but pleasant diversion. Lunch took place at a huge buffet restaurant, evidently popular with locals and tour groups alike. The all-you-can-eat food was first class, service was professional, and it was clear that this place was no tourist trap. The pottery museum and shop was surprisingly interesting. Lots of craftsmanship on display, but it's the way the museum halls have been dug into the landscape that stunned me most of all - if archeologists dig up this place in a thousand years, they will conclude it is an underground temple for the worship of pottery. Ali handed us over to a museum guide, who did a fair job of highlighting modern pottery, craftsmanship, and whetting appetites for buying things, without ever straying from delivering a sales pitch into hard selling. I felt no pressure to buy, but nonetheless did buy some pieces in the end. For Western tourists like me, it's a relief that everything had prices marked and there was no expectation or possibility of haggling - and the prices were nothing if not fair. Finally, the underground city. This is where the tour didn't quite go to plan: despite having visited caves and tombs and underground places in various countries, the underground cities of Cappadocia turned out to be a bit too claustrophobic for me. I can duck, but one tunnel could only be completed on hands and knees I'm a large fellow, which was not comfortable and quite alarming. Ali picked up on my difficulty and asked whether I wanted to continue. In the end, I felt that any more such tunnels would be one step too far out of my comfort zone, and I really did not want to risk panicking further inside. The route through the underground city is linear and one-way and takes you deeper and deeper. Ali was an absolute star at helping me return to the surface against the flow - he'd dash through all the bottlenecks, and tell me when it was clear for me to come through. So, yeah. Underground city: beautiful, atmospheric, mysterious, fascinating, and not really ideal for big, tall and claustrophobic people. Significantly more challenging than catacombs in Malta, volcanic lava tunnels on various islands, former mines in Austria... that said, I loved the bits I did get to see, and I would absolutely recommend visiting the city with a guide especially if you are a solo traveller like myself. If you're visiting Cappadocia, this tour will be a fantastic way to see the highlights, in a small group, with fantastic and helpful guides. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2017
Great tour, really lovely guide, knows his stuff. We were the only two on the tour, meaning we were able to travel at our own pace and finished a couple hours early which we prefer. Lunch was fantastic! Buffet lunch with plenty to choose from including desserts. Drinks were over-priced. Overall, great value for money.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2016
Wonderful!!! Guide was knowledgeable and very efficient and pleasant to be with.
• Submitted 08 Sep 2016
As its a quite time they still gave us a personal tour and she knew everything there is to know, her english was great and the places were very interesting, I would use them again
• Submitted 15 Aug 2016
Loved the tour! It was a private tour due to no one else signing up and the tour guide was fantastic! The only downfall was the underground city we visited was a bit of a disappointment compared to the one I visited the next day. We were hoping that because this tour included the underground city, fairy chimney's and the open air museum we could get it all in one tour. This wasn't the case. So, highly recommended, but if you're really interested in the underground city, this one is not as impressive as the other ones.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2016
Ali is personable and quite knowledgeable. He even gave us two hours' more time than we were originally allocated. He even tailored the tour to our needs and took us to a smaller underground city. The tunnels are quite low and require you to bend while walking, which was hard for me. I was glad he took us to a smaller, less traveled venue.
• Submitted 14 Jul 2016
I liked the tour a lot. It was a small group tour, but it happened to be a private tour luckily! The guide was professional with abundant knowledge and very friendly. This tour covers not only seeing rock formation, but also Avanos and undergroud city, which are very interesting to see. The lunch restaurant choice is also very good!
• Submitted 01 Dec 2015
a Must try too SGD90 for a 1 day tour.. inclusive of Buffet lunch!!! covers most of the important attractions going around Goreme on your own is not advisable.. join the day tour.. instead.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2015
The tour covered the main attractions we wanted to see. The pick-up was punctual and the transit vehicle was nice. Our guide was very polite and knowledgable. We never felt rushed and sufficient time was given at the attractions.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Our guide was fantastic and we loved the day
• Submitted 30 Nov 2015
Highly informative , tour guide was awesome . My husband and i were in cappadocia for only 2 nights and i am so glad that this was one of the activities we choose. This gave us a great overview of cappadocia in the little time we had.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2015

In Brief

Goreme, Turkey
6 to 8 hours