Price: 28 euros (as of January 2019) (privative 60 euros)
Time: 9:30 am – 6 pm (available every day, year round)
Attractions: Göreme Open Air Museum ,Çavuşin Old Cave Village & Paşabağ
Photo Opps: Uchisar Castle , Devrent Valley
Shopping: Avanos Pottery Shop ( Includes demostration ), Many tourist stalls at each stop (no obligation to buy anything anywhere)
Price includes: Transportation, Tour Guide, Lunch, Entry Fees
Price does not include: Souvenirs, Snacks, Drinks at lunch
Hidden costs: None
If you are looking for a good value tour that captures much of the key sites of Cappadocia, then the Red Tour (aka North Cappadocia Tour) is a good option.
Actually seeing all of Cappadocia in one day is almost impossible so the local companies have divided the region into 2 main tours (other options exist but these 2 are the most popular).
These two are the Green Tour and the Red Tour. We wrote about the Green Tour (aka South Cappadocia Tour) in another post. Today we will cover the Cappadocia Red Tour.
I did the tour in the spring, and we began at 9:30 after picking the rest of the group up at their hotels. The tour starting times are dependent on everyone returning from their hot air balloon flights. This means that Cappadocia tours will generally start between 9 and 9:30.
Our first stop was below the Uchisar Castle. On the way our guide, introduced the tour and gave us key information to know in case we got lost or separated from the group. After a brief introduction of the history surrounding the rock tower, we had 10-15 minutes to explore and take pictures. Those who wanted to do some shopping had no lack of opportunities at the many shops lining the street. After the allotted time we met back at our van and headed to the…
- Professional Guide
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up/Drop-off
- Tips and Gratuities