Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Goreme Open-Air Museum Tours

star-4.5
139 Reviews
Goreme Open-Air Museum
Perhaps one of the most recognizable attractions in Cappadocia, Turkey, the unusual edifices at the Göreme Open-Air Museum (Göreme Açık Hava Müzesi) are an important part of monastic history. A popular Byzantine settlement in the fourth century, the cave churches found at Göreme were carved out of soft volcanic cliffs.

The Basics
Known as the Land of the Three Saints—in reference to theologians St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory of Nyssa, and St. Gregory of Nazianzus—the Göreme area gained attention in the Middle Ages when various religious groups formed monasteries, churches, and chapels out of rock. At the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, you’ll find a multitude of sacred spaces, many of which have exquisite paintings and frescoes inside. Just outside the museum’s gates, the oldest church, Buckle Church (Tokalı Kilise), is covered from floor to ceiling with religious stories and symbols. The museum’s most famous structure, however, is the Dark Church (Karanlık Kilise), whose frescoes have remained vividly preserved because the church lacks light.

To benefit from the insight of a guide—and to optimize your time—consider joining a tour of the museum.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Allow at least two hours to explore the Göreme Open-Air Museum.
  • A good amount of walking is required to see the entire site, and there are some inclines and stairs.

How to Get There
The Göreme Open-Air Museum is roughly a 15-minute walk from the town of Göreme, or a short drive from Ürgüp.

When to Get There
For the most pleasant weather, visit Cappadocia in April, May, September, or October. If you’re there in summer (peak season), get to the Göreme Open-Air Museum early in the morning or in the late afternoon to avoid the midday heat and crowds. Hours vary depending on the season.

Pigeon Valley
A short car ride south from Göreme lies Pigeon Valley, a wind-sculpted series of valleys and rock formations that make a dramatic backdrop for photo ops. The geological site is known for the pigeon houses that were carved out of some of the tall fairy chimneys (hoodoos). 
Address: Cappadocia, Turkey
Admission: Varies
Read More

199 Tours and Activities to Experience Goreme Open-Air Museum

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys

star-5
View fantastical fairy chimney rock formations and other Cappadocia highlights during a full-day tour with an informative guide. Visit Devrent and Pigeon valleys, go inside the cave churches of the Goreme Open Air Museum, and snap photos of the fairy chimneys in Goreme. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$56.88
From
US$56.88
Taking safety measures

All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

star-5
On this full-day guided tour, see all the highlights of Cappadocia in just one day. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open-Air Museum, cave churches, Uchisar Castle, and Kaymakli Underground City, and stop for lunch and wine tasting. A customizable itinerary and hotel pickup make for a convenient, flexible experience.
More
  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$112.58
Price varies by group size
From
US$112.58
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

SPECIAL OFFER

North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

star-4.5
Cover more distance in less time on this comprehensive 8-hour tour of north Cappadocia from Goreme. Over the course of only one day, you’ll visit seven Cappadocia highlights, including the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, and learn about the region’s rich culture. Marvel at the lunar landscapes of Devrent Valley, absorb panoramic vistas from Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia’s highest point, and explore the 5th-century settlement of Çavusin. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Goreme hotel is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$43.75
US$54.70
US$10.95 savings
From
US$43.75
US$54.70
US$10.95 savings
Taking safety measures

Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

SPECIAL OFFER

Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

star-4.5
It’s impossible to see all of Cappadocia’s attractions in just one day, but this private full-day tour comes close, with a jam-packed itinerary perfect for the time-conscious traveler. You’ll see Cappadocia’s most distinctive fairy chimneys in Love Valley, then discover the region’s unique history with tours of the Kaymakli Underground city and the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum. Also on the agenda are Uchisar Castle, Avanos, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) and Devrent (Imagination) valley, before ending the day sipping wine and watching the sunset over the Red & Rose Valleys.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$104.00
US$130.00
US$26.00 savings
Price varies by group size
From
US$104.00
US$130.00
US$26.00 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Tour Of Cappadocia amazing.

Tour Of Cappadocia amazing.

we are also visiting places worth seeing in Cappadocia. we see the church,the open air museum, the underground city and the natural houses. it is highly recommended that you see these places.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$82.96
Price varies by group size
From
US$82.96
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Customize Cappadocia Private Tour

Customize Cappadocia Private Tour

Benefit from a customized full-day tour of Cappadocia designed especially for your private group with a selection of activities available around the region. You can visit historical sites, an underground city, ancient churches, and valleys dotted with fairy chimneys depending on your interests. Simply plan your itinerary in consultation with your private guide to enjoy the many treasures of Cappadocia with ease.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$199.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$199.00
Price varies by group size

Small Group: Cappadocia Red Full-Day Tour

SPECIAL OFFER

Small Group: Cappadocia Red Full-Day Tour

star-4.5
Experience the magic of Turkey’s famed Cappadocia region on this full-day small-group city sightseeing tour. After picking you up at your hotel, your friendly local guide will take you to the spectacular sites of the Blue Tour including the Fairy Chimneys, Avanos, the Zelve and Goreme open air museums, Pasabaglari, Uchisar Rock-Castle, Esentepe and the Devrent Imagination Valley. Savor a traditional Turkish lunch while dining with your small group.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$52.14
US$56.88
US$4.74 savings
From
US$52.14
US$56.88
US$4.74 savings
Taking safety measures

Goreme Open Air Museum and All Highlights of North Cappadocia

Goreme Open Air Museum and All Highlights of North Cappadocia

star-5
Spend the day exploring northern Cappadocia with a small group and a guide. See the unusual landscape of Devrent Imagination Valley as you walk through the moon-like surface of the valley. Then visit the Fairy Chimneys at Pasabaglari, and stop at the village of Avanos where you see the ancient Hittite techniques of pottery-making. The tour includes lunch at a local restaurant and visits to Uchisar Rock Castle, and the Goreme Open Air Museum.
More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$50.00
From
US$50.00

Cappadocia Red Tour Goreme Open Air Museum

SPECIAL OFFER

Cappadocia Red Tour Goreme Open Air Museum

We provide our own tours in Cappadocia. There is no other agencies, you directly book and go tour with our Company.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$37.88
US$40.29
US$2.41 savings
From
US$37.88
US$40.29
US$2.41 savings
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Full Day Tour incl Goreme Open Air Museum

Cappadocia Full Day Tour incl Goreme Open Air Museum

Enjoy an action-packed itinerary featuring some of Cappadocia’s most visited sights on this small-group full-day tour, including lunch and entrance fees. Learn the secrets of Cappadocia’s distinctive fairy chimneys on a walk through the Devrent Valley and see the hermit monk dwellings in Pasabag valley. Uncover centuries of history at the Zelve and Goreme open-air museums, home to some of the region’s most significant rock-cut churches and monasteries, then pay a visit to the pottery town of Avanos and Uchisar Castle, the highest viewpoint in Cappadocia.
More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$55.00
From
US$55.00

Full Day Highlights of Cappadocia: Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabagi and Uchisar

Full Day Highlights of Cappadocia: Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabagi and Uchisar

Discover the beauty of the Turkish countryside during this full-day small-group tour of Cappadocia. You’ll begin your visit at the famous Open Air Museum in Goreme and see the ancient Christian churches that depict biblical scenes. Next it’s on to Pigeon Valley to see the houses made for the beloved birds, along with stops at Monk’s Valley and the Uchisar Castle. Your tour will end in the traditional village of Avanos, where you can shop for local pottery. 
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$50.00
From
US$50.00
Taking safety measures

Small-Group Cappadocia in One Day Tour Including Goreme Open Air Museum

Small-Group Cappadocia in One Day Tour Including Goreme Open Air Museum

star-5
We love living in Cappadocia and serving you with the true Cappadocian RED tour. Our tours take place seven days a week and 365 days of the year. Along with a professional tour guide and driver, you will visit historic sites in Cappadocia such as Devrent Valley, Pasabagi Valley, Avanos, Goreme Open Air Museum, Esentepe and more.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$77.03
From
US$77.03
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Lunch, from Goreme

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Lunch, from Goreme

star-4.5
Discover the best of Cappadocia on a full-day tour that takes in highlights including the Devrent Valley, Pasabag, Avanos, and Goreme Open Air Museum — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See otherworldly fairy chimneys and the rock-cut churches of Goreme as you delve into the treasures of one of Turkey's more famous regions. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$46.22
From
US$46.22
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Highlights Full Day Tour From Goreme

SPECIAL OFFER

Cappadocia Highlights Full Day Tour From Goreme

star-5
Discover the fascinating history and geography of Turkey on this excursion to Cappadocia from Goreme. By spending a day with a guide and traveling in a comfortable coach, you’ll have the chance to see some of the country’s most important sites including the Goreme Open Air Museum, the Love Valley, and the Uchisar Castle. Learn about traditional Turkish crafts and stop for photos in picturesque Pasabag, famous for it’s fairy chimneys. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see a different side of Turkey.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$43.75
US$48.62
US$4.87 savings
From
US$43.75
US$48.62
US$4.87 savings
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Sacred and Surreal Cappadocia Tour from Goreme

Full-Day Sacred and Surreal Cappadocia Tour from Goreme

star-5
With just one day to explore Cappadocia, this full-day small-group tour checks off all the highlights. Marvel at natural and man-made wonders such as Uchisar Castle and the fairy chimneys of Monks Valley, Imagination Valley, and Urgup; discover the ancient treasures of the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site; and visit the pottery town of Avanos. A traditional Turkish lunch and wine tasting at a cave winery is also included.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$42.54
From
US$42.54

Cappadocia Tour with optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Cappadocia Tour with optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

star-4.5
With its beehive homes and chimney-shaped rocks, the fairytale region of Cappadocia is one of Turkey’s most picturesque settings. During this one-of-a-kind hot air balloon ride and day tour combo trip, you’ll enjoy stunning panoramas, getting a rare, bird’s eye view of the UNESCO-listed terrain. Top off your sunset launch with a full-day sightseeing tour of the region.
More
  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$91.17
From
US$91.17
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Red Tour : Goreme, Devrent Valley, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Pasabag

Cappadocia Red Tour : Goreme, Devrent Valley, Uchisar, Pigeon Valley, Pasabag

The Red tour is most popular daily tour in Cappadocia. You will be exploring the top sites of Cappadocia on your Cappadocia Red Tour. The tour will be full of art, history, religion and beyond the expactation. Cappadocia will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church.
More
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$55.70
From
US$55.70
Taking safety measures

Hot Air Balloon and Best of Cappadocia City Tour

Hot Air Balloon and Best of Cappadocia City Tour

Early pick up from your hotel for Hot Air Balloon Tour and Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Cappodocia from above in a spacious balloon ride. Transfer back to your Hotel. Pick up from your Hotel and continue for a Full Day tour of Cappadocia including Goreme Open Air Musem, Devrent Valley, Pasabag Valley, Uchisar, Avanos. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$299.00
From
US$299.00
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon with Small Group City Tour

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon with Small Group City Tour

star-4
Soar over the arresting landmarks and spectacular scenery of Cappadocia in a hot air balloon during an exhilarating full-day excursion that includes a city tour. After experiencing an enchanting hot-air balloon ride, toast your flight with sparkling champagne before embarking on an enriching tour of the region; Alongside an accomplished guide, discover the beauty of the Devrent Valley and gain insight into Turkish culture at the Goreme Open Air Museum.
More
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$218.06
From
US$218.06
Taking safety measures

Most Popular Experiences of Cappadocia : Hot Air Balloon Ride, Full-day Red Tour

Most Popular Experiences of Cappadocia : Hot Air Balloon Ride, Full-day Red Tour

Flying over this unreal landscape will make you feel like you are on moon or another planet. The combination of the colors, first lights of the day and the beauty of the nature completes with the excellent and professional service of the company. From the time we pick you from your hotel till the time we leave you back, you will have amazing time flying over Cappadocia. This tour will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church. This tour will be full of art, history , religion and beyond the expactation. Also you will have the chance to hike in ageorgeus canyon and enjoy the nature.
More
  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$206.21
From
US$206.21
Taking safety measures

Money Back Guarantee - Best Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia

Money Back Guarantee - Best Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia

Early pick up from your hotel for Hot Air Balloon Tour and Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Cappodocia from above in a spacious balloon ride, ends with Champagne service and special Certificate under your Name. Transfer back to your Hotel at around 08:30AM.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$239.00
From
US$239.00
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Deal Package : Hot Air Balloon Ride & Full-day Cappadocia Red Tour

Cappadocia Deal Package : Hot Air Balloon Ride & Full-day Cappadocia Red Tour

Flying over this unreal landscape will make you feel like you are on moon or another planet. The combination of the colors, first lights of the day and the beauty of the nature completes with the excellent and professional service of the company. From the time we pick you from your hotel till the time we leave you back, you will have amazing time flying over Cappadocia. This tour will take you to another planet which is full of magical lunar landscape with all surprises. No one will be expecting to see the best frescoes of the world in the middle of nowhere in a 1500 years old cave church. This tour will be full of art, history , religion and beyond the expactation. Also you will have the chance to hike in ageorgeus canyon and enjoy the nature.
More
  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$200.28
From
US$200.28
Taking safety measures

3 in 1 Advantage Package : 2 Days Cappadocia Tour Including Hot Air Balloon Ride

3 in 1 Advantage Package : 2 Days Cappadocia Tour Including Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you would like have experience with the most popular tours of Cappadocia and save up your cost for them, this Advantage Package with 2 days full of tours is best option for you. The package is including best seller and most popular tours of Cappadocia, which are known in Cappadocia as Green Tour and Red Tour. Join us on this tour with hotel pick-up and drop-off, acknowledged guide and the magic hot air balloon flight. Also there are options for English Tour & Spanish Tour.
More
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$259.53
From
US$259.53
Taking safety measures

Cappadocia Red/North Tour, Hot Air Balloon Ride & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Cappadocia Red/North Tour, Hot Air Balloon Ride & Kaymakli Underground City Tour

Kaymakli Underground city is one of the best underground cities in Cappadocia. Also hot air balloon tours are most popular attractions in Cappadocia. If you would like save up your cost for those most popular tours of Cappadocia, this package is best option for you.
More
  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$272.57
From
US$272.57
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Goreme Open-Air Museum?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785