Göreme, Turkey

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Time8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 9 more

Overview

Explore Cappadocia’s rock-carved architecture on a full-day, private tour that can be tailored to your group. Tour the Derinkuyu Underground City, see the Byzantine churches of the Ihlara Valley, and visit the Greek village of Belisirma, while learning about local history and culture along the way. This full-day tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport from Cappadocia hotels, and offers the personal experience of a private guide.
  • 8-hour private Cappadocia tour
  • Visit a historic underground city
  • Hike through the Ihlara Valley
  • See Byzantine-era rock churches
  • Lunch included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cappadocia

Meet a driver/guide at your hotel in Cappadocia, then travel to Derinkuyu Underground City, a multi-level city carved into solid rock. Duck through the low entrance to explore tunnels with air and garbage shafts, wells, and chimneys, as well as living quarters with wine-making areas and chapels.

As you walk through the rooms, learn the history of this fascinating city, which could accommodate up to 20,000 people with their livestock, and has been a refuge for Muslim Arabs, Christians, and Cappadocian Greeks during tumultuous times.

Following your tour of the underground city, stop at a local restaurant for lunch, then continue to Ihlara Valley, where more than 60 Byzantine churches are carved into the rock walls. There are underground homes in the valley, too, built by Cappadocian Greeks that left during the population exchange in 1923. If desired, you can choose to take a 1.9-mile (3-km.) hike that passes many of the valley’s churches, some of which are decorated with brightly colored frescoes depicting biblical scenes.

This 7-hour tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.

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, Oct 2017

This was the best tour of our holiday our guild Dennis is amazing his English is spot on, he was very knowledgeable and shared lots with us. I loved that this was a private tour very much worth paying for as i gazed out the window in aw he asked if we would like to stopped and we saw another amazing rock church not on the itinerary. he looked after us ever step of the way and i loved his local knowledge.


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