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  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration:  15 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Really great way to see Cappadocia for people without much time. Highlights of the trip were walks through Monks Valley and Rose Valley.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

We had just one day to see this absolutely fantastic part of Turkey and this tour did it all for us. We left our Istanbul hotel at 4:40 AM and returned at 10:30 PM so you must be prepared for that long day. We were lucky and had a sunny day and even in November is was warm enough to be able to enjoy everything.

The sights are even more stunning than one sees in the pictures and photographs of other people. Our guide took us to everything promised and we had a wonderful lunch at a very nice restaurant. The shuttle ride from the airport in Keysari to the landscape we wanted to see was 30 to 45 minutes and we made a couple stops along the route to drop off other travelers on the shuttle. Our shuttle driver spoke very little English so we were not exactly sure of "the plan" for our tour, but once he dropped us off at the meeting point with our guide for the day everything ran smoothly. There were only 4 of us plus guide and driver in a very comfortable mini van.

We loved the tour and very highly recommend it. Even if you have only one day and no chance to take the highly touted balloon ride over the area, what you will see will amaze you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Very comprehensive tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

All of the connections were all met from the hotel pick up to getting to the flight and the return from the tour back to the airport and hotel. It was nice not to have to worry about all of those connections. The tour guide was very informative and well versed in the area.
The main thing you might examine is after we got off the plane a young man picked us up in a van, didn't say a word, no greeting, no comment about what was to happen next. Here were were traveling for an hour and a half through this very magical, mysticall, and fantastic scenery for an hour and a half and the driver had absolutely nothing to say. The tour with some explanation about where we were and how the day was to unfold would have been not only courteous but helpful for the travelers. The young man seemed to be very unhappy and not enjoying his job very much. The tour could have been very improved by some commentary for that first hour and a half instead of just riding with an angry driver!!! Once we met the tour guide she was great. Thanks for asking for our opinion. Eugene Bartell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fabulous trip. The one-day tour fit into our schedule and budget. It is hard to imagine that we could have seen and experienced more in the immediate area on a longer trip. Would have liked to stay in a cave hotel but an overnight didn't fit into our schedule. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone in a similar circumstance.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This is amazing n wonderful tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This tour was fabulous. Cappadoccia is really worth a visit. If you don't have a lot of time, one day is really enough for getting a feel for the area. Even though we had to catch the bus at 5:00 am and didn't get back to our hotel until 9:00 pm the tour was not exhausting. There was a good mix of bus travel and walking around that we never felt tired. The tour included a very good lunch, not your typical crummy tour meal. Our guide was excellent. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Well organized enough time to see all the sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

It was wonderful. Logistics were smooth, guide fantastic, unique sites and overall very enjoyable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Expensive and a long day, but totally worth it. Our tour guide Unluer was fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

It was a wonderful experience. There was so much to see but we covered the highlights with our excellent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

THE TOUR WAS GREAT, THE GUILD DID A VERY GO JOB. NO PROPLEM WITH ANYTHING.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Our trip to Cappadocia was outstanding.... I took this survey to tell the world! We had a wonderful time.
Our Viator experience was a well oiled machine.... the connections were smooth and professional....
If you go to Cappadocia and use Viator ask for Serdar. He is a guide extraordinaire!

To you folks at Viator you are welcome to use my name..... Thanks for great day!

Tucker Spolter San Francisco San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Well worth the early start! Truly amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Everything went very smoothly...the hotel pickup, transfers, etc. Cappadocia is beautiful and definitely worth visiting. This tour is great if you are short on time. Ideally, I'd recommend spending 2 days in Cappadocia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great!

Garth W
South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

This was the Whow of our holiday and should be on everyone's bucket list! The arrangements were seamless and stress free. We didn't know that we were going to hike through the mountains, but this was such a bonus, and what an experience. Thank you so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Very well organized tour, nice guide, interesting program. Amazing sites. You must see Cappadocia!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This was a great trip and so pleased I did it. I thought i would miss Cappadocia but then found this trip and it was very good. I thought it was great value for money.
It is a long day but if you are aware it is OK.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This is one of the most spectacular tours I've ever taken to one of the most exotic places I've ever been to! Absolutely a must-do! Get ready for a loooonnngggg and exhausting day. You'll start your day very early and take a fligt to Kaysiri, followed by a drive to Urgup. There you'll meet your guide and head out for a day filled with wonderful places. Lunch was delicious. Our guide was wonderful. Would do it again despite it being a very long day. This is a once-in-a-lifetime place. If you have more than 1 day, then stay overnight, enjoy a rock hotel and some local cuisine...Maybe a flight in a hot air-balloon. But if all you have is one day, then go for it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Great package, value for money. Surprise package was the lunch at an unusual restaurant (veg food was good too!)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This was such a fun tour. Siebel was great. She took us all over Cappadocia and was very informative. It was such a unique city with beautiful views. The underground cave city was a little claustrophobic but so cool to see. Lunch was a great buffet restaurant with a great view. The only downside was we left our hotel at 530am and didn't get back until 930pm but it was totally worth it

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