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Goreme Open-Air Museum Tours

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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
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2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane with Optional Balloon Ride

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2 Days 1 Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane with Optional Balloon Ride

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Discovering Cappadocia’s eroded landscape is a top experience in Turkey, but reaching the remote region can be a challenge if time is limited. Combining round-trip flights, ground transport, and activities, this small-group tour is an easy way to maximize your sightseeing time. Included boutique accommodations are in a cave hotel, for a uniquely Cappadocian experience that ensures a memorable stay.
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  • 2 days
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Small Group: Cappadocia Red Full-Day Tour

Small Group: Cappadocia Red Full-Day Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Lunch, from Goreme

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Lunch, from Goreme

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum and Fairy Chimneys

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

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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2 Days Cappadocia Experience - Red Tour, Green Tour, Airport Transfers

2 Days Cappadocia Experience - Red Tour, Green Tour, Airport Transfers

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If you would like discover the Cappadocia's valleys, underground cities and fairy chimneys with local guides, this deal package is one of the best options for you. The package is covering Cappadocia Red tour - Cappadoca Green tour - arrival & departure transfers from Kayseri or Nevsehir airports.
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  • 2 days
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Cappadocia Tour with optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Cappadocia Tour with optional Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

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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.
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  • 12 hours
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All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia

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

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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.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 130.00
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Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon with Small Group City Tour

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon with Small Group City Tour

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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.
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  • 1 day
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US$ 225.91
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Private, All Inclusive Highlights of Cappadocia Day Tour

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Private, All Inclusive Highlights of Cappadocia Day Tour

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This customizable private tour is the best option for travelers who has just one full day in Cappadocia and want to explore destinations as many as possible. Explore highlights of Cappadocia on your private tour with your private professional licensed guide. This all inclusive tour also has fully customizable and flexible itinerary. During the tour you will feel like a local, eat like a local, wandering like a local and shopping like a local. You will have chance to taste local made Turkish foods in a boutique way. HIGHLIGHTS *Goreme Open Air Museum *Kaymakli Underground City *Uchisar Castle *Pasabag Fairy Chimneys *Devrent Valley *Pigeon Valley *Ortahisar Castle
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Cappadocia Full Day Private Tour

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Cappadocia Full Day Private Tour

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Discover the best of Cappadocia during this full-day private tour from Goreme. Visit key landmarks including the Derinkuyu underground city, the Goreme open-air museum, Love Valley, and the village of Pasabagi. Learn about the area’s rich history and handicraft culture from your guide and enjoy a delicious Turkish buffet lunch. End the tour with a visit to a local carpet factory where you can learn about this sacred tradition.
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  • 8 hours
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Best of Cappadocia Day Tour with Lunch

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Best of Cappadocia Day Tour with Lunch

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Discover the wild landscapes and ancient history of Cappadocia with a guide. Depart from your hotel and make your way to the Devrent Valley, Pasabag, the Goreme Open-Air Museum, Uchisar Castle, and the town of Avanos. Observe a live pottery demonstration and take a break midday for a local buffet lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-Day Sacred and Surreal Cappadocia Tour from Goreme

Full-Day Sacred and Surreal Cappadocia Tour from Goreme

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Cappadocia Express

Private Tour: Cappadocia Express

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Short on time? Take the hassle out of sightseeing with a private customisable full-day tour of Cappadocia, including hotel pick-up and drop-off, lunch and entrance fees. Prepare to be awed by Cappadocia’s otherworldly scenery as you visit Uçhisar Castle, Devrent valley and Paşabağ, then uncover the region’s fascinating history with a tour of the Kaymakli Underground City and the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open Air Museum. Finally, discover the pottery-making town of Avanos and stop off in Ürgüp to sample some Cappadocian wine.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting

Private Tour: Best of Cappadocia with Wine Tasting

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Explore Cappadocia for a full day with your own private guide. Visit top attractions including the underground city at Kaymakli, Uchisar Castle, and Goreme Open-Air Museum—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak in sight of the fantastical rock formations of Pigeon Valley, the fairy chimneys in Gorem, and stop for lunch, a wine tasting, and a visit to a pottery workshop.
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  • 8 hours
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Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

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Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale and Ephesus Tour

Cover four of Turkey’s most unbeatable sites during this action-packed, all-inclusive adventure, which makes stops at Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, and Ephesus. Skip the hassles of arranging your own transport and accommodations and settle back for an unforgettable journey across fairytale landscapes, ancient monuments, and traditional restaurants. Perfect for first-time visitors or anyone short on time, you’ll be guaranteed an in-depth look at the country’s unforgettable highlights.
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  • 7 days
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Private Day Tour of Cappadocia with Guide

Private Day Tour of Cappadocia with Guide

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Gain a deeper understanding of Cappadocia’s unique history on this full-day tour, including lunch, and enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore the UNESCO-listed Goreme open-air museum. Learn about the region’s early Christian settlers as you tour the rock-hewn churches and the impressive underground city of Kaymakli, then marvel over the fairy chimneys and rock formations as you drive through Ortahisar.
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  • 7 hours
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Highlights Of Cappadocia Private Tour

Highlights Of Cappadocia Private Tour

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Make your Cappadocia adventure totally unique with a day private sightseeing tour. See the whole of the natural beauthy of Cappadocia , plus the underground city. Discover this enchanting landscape with a professional guide on a fascinating day private Cappadocia tour. It will shed light on the life of the early Christians, their rock-carved churches and their art with magnificent frescoes. also walk between the fairy chimneys and wonder about the lives of people there. Please note your guide will be glad to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 73.67
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Cappadocia 3 days Package(included accommodation,tours,transfer)

Cappadocia 3 days Package(included accommodation,tours,transfer)

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Discover the best of Cappadocia during this 3-day private tour of the region. See the area’s key landmarks such as the Goreme open-air museum, the Ihlara and Pigeons valleys, the Kaymakli underground village, small, traditional towns, and much more. Learn about the area’s right history and culture from your guide as you drive around and admire the beautiful semi-arid landscapes.
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  • 3 days
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US$ 325.35
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Cappadocia Package Tour (2 days Cappadocia tours and 2 way Airport Transfer)

Cappadocia Package Tour (2 days Cappadocia tours and 2 way Airport Transfer)

Combine two full sightseeing days in UNESCO-listed Cappadocia with a round-trip airport transfer, and you won’t have to plan your itinerary. Relax on arrival at your choice of airport, and start your small-group tour the following morning with pickup from your hotel (accommodation not included). After the second day of touring around Goreme you’re dropped off at the airport. Lunch and minivan transport make it even more convenient.
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  • 2 days
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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.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 199.00
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Private Cappadocia Tour

Private Cappadocia Tour

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Customize Cappadocia Private Tour giving you option where to go or not with in the center of destination ( Goreme, Avanos, uchisar, Urgup) Tour includes Minibus and official guide parking fee. Tour does not include entrance fee. It is beacuse to give you flexibility to visit which place you like to go. Our guide will you information about places to go than you will design your itinerary. This tour recommended for free minded, families, handicap travelers. We will also stop at most important panoramic view points of Cappadocia.
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  • 8 hours
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North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

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North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Explore to Cappadocia : 2 Full-day Cappadocia Tours Including Airport Transfers

Explore to Cappadocia : 2 Full-day Cappadocia Tours Including Airport Transfers

If you would like discover the Cappadocia within 2 days, This deal package is one of the best options for individual tourists. The package is covering the visits to Cappadocia's valleys, underground cities and fairy chimneys, arrival & departure transfers from Kayseri or Nevsehir airports.
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  • 2 days
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