Istanbul to Cappadocia Tour by Overnight Bus for 1 Night – 2 Days

Last Updated on April 9, 2022

Are in Istanbul and wanna have a day trip to Cappadocia? You can easily take a day trip from Istanbul to Cappadocia and explore this amazing place with this Istanbul to Cappadocia Tour by overnight bus for 1 night and 2 days.

Typical Tour Itinerary

You will be transferred to Istanbul Bus Terminal for about 8-9 hours overnight bus trip to Cappadocia. Upon your arrival to Cappadocia, you will be picked up with meet and greet at the airport service (plate with your name on) and then transferred to your hotel.

Day 1

Upon dropping your luggage to your Cave hotel, you’ll start your Cappadocia tour with your guide by driving to the world famous Goreme Open Air Museum.

Here you can marvel the rock-cut churches with frescoes dating from the 10th century carved by early Christian monks and fine examples of Byzantine art at the museum.

Goreme Open Air Museum

After the open air museum visit, you’ll continue your tour with the last stop at Uchisar Castle.

Uchisar Castle is the highest point of the region and also the biggest and the most beautiful fairy chimney of the region where you may enjoy a unique panoramic views over Cappadocia.

Uchisar Castle

Afterwards you’ll have a lunch break at Uchisar, and than continue your tour through Urgup.

Urgup is established on a region where the famous fairy chimneys are extremely situated. And that makes the town that settled under the skirts of the fairy chimneys has a really fascinating look.


You’ll also stop by the famous wine cellars in Urgup, have a fantastic wine tasting ceremony there.

Afterwards you’ll drive to Devrent Imagination Valley, Pasabag Monks Valley to enjoy the world famous fairy chimneys, and finally Avanos to visit the pottery artisans, experience and enjoy the traditional pottery workshops.

Pasabag Monks Valley

After those visits, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Cave hotel

You can ask and learn tips and details for where to go for dinner and night-time activities.

Day 2

Your last days begins with a great breakfast at your hotel.

Upon breakfast you will check-out from your hotel and start your second Cappadocia day with your guide by driving through the Esentepe viewpoint. Here you’ll find the best shots of Cappadocia and enjoy the panoramic views.

Esentepe viewpoint

Afterwards, you’ll head to the Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the deepest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia and also can be considered as an engineering wonder.

Derinkuyu Underground City

After the underground city visit, you’ll drive to the famous Ihlara Valley. The valley is a fantastic canyon with a depth of about 100 meters and about 10 km. length that was formed by the volcanic activity from Mount Hasan and erosion by the Melendiz River hundred thousands of years ago.

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara Valley is not only a natural beauty, but also a rocky settlement area that hosted an extreme monastery life between 4th to 13th centuries D.C. and housed more than four thousand dwellings and a hundred hidden cave churches decorated with frescoes and houses lining the gorge.

You will have about 3 km. hike here and stop for lunch at the Belisirma village.

After lunch, you’ll head to the ancient Selime Monastery and Agzikarahan Caravanserai. The Monastery was carved into the rock by monks in the 13th century.

Selime Monastery

After your final day in Cappadocia, your guide will drive you to bus terminal back for an overnight bus trip back to Istanbul.

Upon arrival to Istanbul, the travel agency staff will be there for you with plate with your name on, and then will drop you back to your hotel in Istanbul.

How to Book this Tour?

You can find several local tour agents organizing Istanbul to Cappadocia tours. As insiders, we only suggest the proven ways and top rated ones with travelers’ comments.

We recommend our best collaborators registered with the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB) since many many years, and providing in-depth guided tours in Cappadocia.

You can book this tour by filling the booking form below. You’ll be contacted and informed within an hour.

However, partial or full payment may be requested during the season with high demand. And if you book in advance, you can take the best price and guarantee your seat.

You will receive a professional and friendly service from start to finish.

Tour Price

Istanbul to Cappadocia tour prices varies depending on the season, service quality and demand density.

You can be sure that you’ll take the best service. And as we cut out the middle-men, you always pay the lowest price with a great value for money.

Payment: 30% of the total amount will be charged just after the confirmation. The rest could be paid on the tour day.

What’s Included in the tour

  • All hotel/bus terminal transfers as specified
  • Round Trip night bus tickets
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transportation provided on an air-conditioned, nonsmoking vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunches & breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation in a cave hotel

Istanbul to Cappadocia 2 Days by Bus Tour Booking Form

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