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Private Tour: Cappadocia Sightseeing Tour
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Private Tour: Cappadocia Sightseeing Tour

By Goreme Open-Air Museum
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Duration: 24h
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional art historian local guide
  • Luxury vehicle with driver (Mercedes Vito)
  • Lunch
  • Kaymakli or Ozkonak Underground City
  • Discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed region of rock formations and cave villages
  • Visit the Goreme Open-Air Museum and try making your own pottery in Avanos
  • National Park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Optional: Sunrise hot-air balloon
What's not included
  • Drinks


Start:
  • Goreme, Goreme, Cappadocia
Pickup details
  • Location Name: Hotels in Cappadocia Area.  Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Uchisar, Ortahisar, Nevsehir, Cavusin, Mustafapasa and other nearby towns Return Location: Returns to original departure point
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
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    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • Most travelers can participate
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    • Goreme Open-Air Museum
      7,028
      Goreme, Türkiye
      Joined in February 2018
    • stmichel25
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Skip it
      I thought it was a waste of time and money to see defaced paintings. Most of them were damaged so badly you could see maybe 30 to 40% of the paining and most of the faces were scrapped out. So if you’ve seen monk valley and the underground city and the other rock formations elsewhere you can skip this.
      Written April 15, 2024
    • Joeys_Newt
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not quite the Wow expected
      A little shocked at the entrance fee - 50% up from when we planned the visit a month ago: set cost of €20 for non-residents, only payable in TRY... on the plus side, the exchange rate they used was fair. Perhaps we picked a bad day and got there a bit late, but rowdy crowds kind of spoiled the atmosphere of a religious site, and the max 3 minute whirl through each church didn't allow for really feeling the place - which is quite significant in Christian history. An extra €6 for the Dark Church and the queue put us off that part. On the whole a bit disappointing compared to expectations.
      Written April 11, 2024
    • ReviewerII
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must see sight, shame about the extra charge for the Dark Church
      This is a great site to see the ancient churches and homes of a lost time, I don't think you can come here without seeing it and it is the best place to see the dwellings as they were, especially if you don't have time to see the underground city. The entry fee was fine but I did feel ripped off having to pay and extra e6 each to access the Dark Church which is the best part of the museum. We enjoyed it very much but we were barely here 1.5hours. It is crowded, even arriving first thing (which I would recommend) and it is not easy to visit if you have physical issues, you need to be a bit fit. Overall a great place to visit.
      Written April 11, 2024
    • boymomdfw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible architecture
      This was amazing!! Unfortunately, you can't take pictures inside the churches. But they are really elaborate and amazing. I was shocked at how some are very elaborate.
      Written January 14, 2024
    • kennethsa2024
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful but cold
      it is very beautiful place. it really worth visiting the open air museum. the only thing i didn't like is, it was too much cold. 😂😂. it is just for me. but i strongly recommend visiting
      Written January 11, 2024
    • PPPTripTravel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must do !!
      Any trip to a new place is made exceptional on account of the people one interacts with....and our trip to Goreme, Cappadocia gave us lovely memories to bring back home. Goreme is a big contrast to the hustle and hustling of Istanbul. "Quiet efficiency' & "gentle hospitality" are what come to mind. We stayed at the Volare Stone Hotel and big thanks to Ibu for organising our hot air balloon ride and giving us tips to make our stay comfortable and peaceful. Also a big thank you to our wonderful guide Ali G for taking us around on the day trip. His humour & knowledge were a fun mix. Would highly recommend. We did the Hereke Green Tour. Traveller Tips : 1. There is more than one airport in Goreme (and Istanbul)... be careful when booking cabs and tickets. 2. Comfortable shoes with good grip are VERY important. (even Istanbul has steep, cobbled streets esp. the old city. Some places are slippery when the frost sets in). 3. Warm clothing if travelling in winter (holds true for Istanbul as well...it is a seaside city but weather is not tropical/warm).
      Written January 4, 2024
    • atisb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Marvelous place of human habitation
      It’s quite strange how so many people live in this village upto the twentieth century. The most problem they ( inhabitants) faced according to my thinking is water. Somehow the villagers curved everything out of rock they needed , from church to granaries to stable to daily needs beside their home.
      Written December 29, 2023
    • Wood77
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excavation of soft rocks over centuries
      You will have to do a lot of hiking uphill to view the rock formations up close in the Goreme Open Air Museum. Some paths are boardwalks and others are dirt trails. These structures were remnants of early Christian dwellings. One of the first structure encountered will be the nunnery. First floor was dining, kitchen, rooms. Second floor was chapel. Third floor was church. Another rock structure housed a church where over time outside walls have collapsed. There were additional structures to explore. The museum cafeteria was by the entrance. Limited food choices and way overpriced. Several other eateries were located just outside the entrance. However they don’t allow retry once you go outside for better and less expensive foods. So plan accordingly if you are hungry.
      Written December 18, 2023
    • K1293NQwendyj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      it was really an amazing tour and this pleace is amazing. our tour guide was amazing too. everyone should visit this place
      Written December 11, 2023
    • 769wassilab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Amazing landscape and historical place. You get to see how people used to live. The views are just worth the visit.
      Written December 3, 2023
    • 727sibylp
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful!!!
      Goreme Open Air Museum captivated us with its unique rock-cut churches and captivating history. The ethereal landscapes painted a romantic backdrop. Though crowded, the experience was enriching. A must-visit for couples seeking cultural and scenic bliss.
      Written December 1, 2023
    • angelmusicmaven
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing history
      This park is a must see when you're in town. You can explore caves with churches dating back many centuries. You should be mobile enough for a little climbing and balance, etc. Due to some instabilities, some of the churches may be closed off- the Apple church was one highly rated church we were unable to go inside. Some cordoned off areas for the guard to sit were set with cardboard, which throws the vibe a little bit. There are markets by the entrance if you need a drink or snack or have limited souvenir time.
      Written November 24, 2023
    • Lisaandjohn123
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Travel Through Time
      The open air museum was a fantastic experience and a must see! To visit where early Christianity was practiced was amazing whether you are religious or not!
      Written November 19, 2023
    • 857geoffh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Should be on the "to do" list of anyone visiting Cappadocia
      It takes some time to get it into your head that this is an early monastic complex with churches dating from the 10th century. The paths round the complex are well maintained and easy to follow. Access to some of the churches is up fairly steep metal staircases. My wife and I are both in our mid-70s but we were able to manage them. Information boards dotted round the site provide the history of what you are looking at in English. There is one church, the Dark church, for which there is an extra charge but it is well worth it to see how they wall paintings are being restored and preserved. I think that the Goreme Open Air Museum should be on the "to do" list of anyone visiting Cappadocia.
      Written November 6, 2023
    • Rajamora
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Can’t Cap Cappadocia
      The Goreme Open Air Museum is a fairly small visitor park appreciable mostly to those who marvel at the works of nature and man. The expansive, wondrous tufa formations within and outside the official confines of the park form both backbone and backdrop to the worshipful frescoes laid on the walls of cave warrens carved out as living quarters by early Christian refugees. First worlders used to highly organized attractions should be mindful that this site is pretty much “au naturel” with little guidance, railings, secured walkways or signage. You gird your loins and walk, stagger and even crawl up to your cave goal, and attain your objective oftimes only by grace of the courtesy and helpful assistance of strangers. Definitely a dangerous venture if you’re targeting the Dark Cave and aren’t in youthful top shape. The frescoes are worth both the fee and the effort, especially if you luck into tolerant or invisible guards whereupon you can take as many photos sans flash that you can sneak in.
      Written October 31, 2023
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    Brandylady
    Aberdeen, UK1,293 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited here with our tour group . Found the market at the base very good price wise.
    To get to the open air museum it’s all uphill and hard going on very uneven terrain .
    Some bits of museum ok but some just empty rooms and not worth bothering about .
    Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit here.
    Written April 20, 2024
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    doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines8,194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must visit in Cappadocia. History shows the struggle of Christians to hide their place of worship. How their faith has brought them. Many church remnants can be found, but is an uphill climb going there. Besides , cameras videos and photo ops are not allowed. Some dark church needs extra payment i dont know what that is. This is a heritage protected site,
    Written February 15, 2023
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    Tina M
    Sohar, Oman179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating location to visit along with the history of the Pagans and Christians. The small churches chiseled into these rock formations so many years ago is unbelievable. We were blown away bu the beauty inside the dark church, where every inch and dome is painted. A must , even though a slight charge to see this one. At 40 TL each - totally worth it. A must see while in Goreme.
    Written May 3, 2022
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    davidromana
    Miami, FL157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    🇹🇷 Is a country full of amazing historical events, places, and civilization landmarks. The Goreme Open Air Museum is one of them. It's a must-see
    Written June 11, 2023
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    malbik
    Bognor Regis, UK110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I highly recommend visiting this place
    You can walk around with your own rythym. Approximatley no more than two hours. I think IT is a good idea to visit as early as possible
    Written February 26, 2023
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    Eliza
    Samos, Greece39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022 • Friends
    Beautiful views and landscapes! Our guide Denis was very nice and explained everything educating us on the history of Cappadocia. It would be best to do this in Summer as it was a bit cold in winter
    Written November 28, 2022
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    L A
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Just a short ride out of Goreme is this museum, lot of history inside these rock dwellings & churches. Well preserved frescoes. Lot of walking involved but easy
    Written May 30, 2022
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    Gigi R
    2 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Couples
    Unfortunately very disappointed by this museum,
    very expensive two churches were closed and obviously the most beautiful!!!
    and another had to be paid for in addition to the entrance ticket..... Favor hiking around Goreme where some very beautiful churches are accessible for free.
    I don't recommend it at all.
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    Written April 2, 2024
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