Blue Tour - Hidden Treasures of Cappadocia

Blue Tour - Hidden Treasures of Cappadocia Special Offer

Itinerary

Day 1

This tour is the best choice for those who is looking for the authenticity and want to experience true Turkish village life. Begin a lovely day with a visit to a small town of Mustafapasa (formely known as Sinasos). It was one of the largest Greek towns in Cappadocia until the Greeks left Muratpasa during the exchange of populations in 1923. This small town is very famous for the splendid examples of Ottoman and Greek architecture: huge Ottoman mansions with carved doors and window frames, Ottoman-era Şakir Paşa Medrese (university college), the Old Greek House, the 19th century church of Constantine and Helen, etc.

Next place to visit is Sobessos. It is an ancient city discovered in the past 10 years just outside Sahinefendi village. The excavation work still goes on. For now it is possible to see ruins of the Roman baths, agora, bouleuterion and the 6th century church with a geometric mosaic floor. After Sobessos drive to the hidden treasure of Cappadocia, Keslik monastery. Explore the monastery inside and get an idea about the life of monks there. This monastery complex has interesting places to visit: the Church of the Archangel, the Chapel of Saint Stephen, rock-cut refectorya, dining area, living quarters and a pool of sacred water. The Church of the Archangel has rare iconoclastic examples of frescoes which are very beautiful and definitely worth seeing.

From the Keslik monstery continue driving to the Soganli valley. It remains far off the beaten Cappadocian track and it is not so much visited by tourists compared to other valleys. Soganli has numerous rock-cut churches and monasteries and it is a very beautiful hiking valley. Authentic handmade dolls produced in Soganli and its surroundings became a very popular souvenir from Cappadocia.

After hiking through this spectacular valley you will get a lunch and then go to visit the largest underground city of Cappadocia - Kaymakli underground city. It was opened to visitors in 1964 and consists of 8 levels (only 4 are open). Walk through the narrow corridors and discover numerous rooms and storages carved from the soft volcanic stone; have a chance to see rolling-stone doors, deep wells and ventilation shafts. This amazing trip to remote and fascinating places ends with a hotel drop-off. .

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Other Information

Price Includes

    • Pick up from the hotels

    • Fully guided tour with the services of an experienced and licensed English speaking guide

    • Luxury non smoking air conditioned transportation

    • Lunch (drinks not included)

    • All entrance fees

    • V.A.T.

Price Excludes

    • Drinks

    • Gratitudes 

    • Travel insurance

    • Note that items marked as ’optional’ are suggestions; not yet included in the price of the tour

    • Any expenses not noted in the above list of inclusions.

Extra Notes

Please make note of the following:

  • Tour is based on group tour with a maximum of 14 people.

  • Timing specified in the daily itinerary is only for reference, therefore may be subject to change.

  • Please note that the order in which sights are visited may vary.

  • It is advised to wear conservative clothing when visiting mosques and churches.

  • Please wear comfortable shoes which are also easy to take off since this tour is a walking tour and includes mosque visits.

  • You are kindly requested to present yourself at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to the advised pick up time

  • Smoking is not permitted in transportation vehicles nor in museums

Booking Conditions:

  • 100% fee of tour is required upon reservation together with photocopies of passports.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The following cancellation charges will apply: 

       - Until 7 days before departure – 50% of the package price

       - Less than 7 days before departure – 100% of the package price