The two day tour, by coach, from Istanbul, is a long but rewarding two days, with so much to see and do. The coach travels through the night is built for comfort and endurance, air conditioned, and certainly equipped for onboard sleeping. Thus you and your guide, will arrive as if you have just had a good night’s sleep.
Cappadocia is home to the ancient underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli, along with the fairy chimneys that grace these hidden valleys. With its almost lunar landscape and hidden beauty Cappadocia has long been a place sought by the discerning tourist. With its ancient Christian villages and strange volcanic structures, there can be no place like it on earth.
It may be hard to believe that an ancient civilisation sought refuge in the subterranean cities, taking livestock with them, for up to five floors below ground level, yet they did. Whatever caused them to seek refuge is no longer a threat, and the beauty of the Goreme Valley and its various canyons is now only home to the invading tourist. Thankfully.
In 2024, price of Cappadocia Bus Tour from Istanbul is 75 € for adults, 40 € for children between age 0 and 7 years old.
There will be an evening pickup from your Istanbul hotel and an onboard introduction from your guide, who will be with you throughout the duration of your tour. Once all guests are on board, you will commence your overnight journey to Cappadocia.
There is an early morning arrival in Cappadocia and you will be able to see such sights as the fairy chimneys, ancient christian villages and modern Turkish villages.
You will visit the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli, with your guide giving you an extensive talk about the wonders of the ancient underground dwellings.
Day one ends with your arrival at a local hotel, where you can relax with free time and/or book a balloon ride for the following morning at sunrise.
After breakfast, you will check out of hotel and continue with a sight seeing tour of the Goreme valley with many photo stops along the way, a visit to the abandoned village of Cavusin and a stop at Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Capadoccia.
When your sightseeing tour has ended, you will begin the 8 hour journey back to Istanbul, again on board your comfortable coach, with appropriate comfort stops along the way.
Once back in the city, you will be returned to your hotel.
Cost of Bus Tour to Cappadocia from Istanbul is 75 € for adults, 40 € for children between 0 – 7 years old.
For anyone with mobility difficuties this is not recommended. Likewise very young children may find it a little too long.
For anyone who ever wanted to see Cappadocia this is an ideal opportunity to familiarise yourself with this Unesco World Heritage Site and/or take the fabled balloon ride at sunrise over the fairy chimneys. This is bookable extra when you arrive at Cappadocia.
The hot air balloon ride is an optional extra, payable on site in Cappadocia.
If you do not wish to return to Istanbul, this tour can be booked as a one way option, and you can arrange your onward journey independently.
Firstly do wear comfortable, appropriate footwear there is a fair amount of walking involved so good footwear is essential.
Loose or comfortable clothing for the journey and the sightseeing. A sunhat is also a good option along with sunglasses and sun creams. Do bring your overnight bag for your refreshment, toiletries and any change of clothing which may be necessary.
Bring some money with you, for extra snacks and drinks you may need, not to mention those books or memorabilia from your tour.
Whilst you will be staying in the borders of Turkey, you will not need your passport for customs, however, it is a national requirement that everyone carries an official form of identificaion within Turkey and you will need to have your passport with you at all times.