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Zelve Open-Air Museum

Zelve Open-Air Museum Tours and Tickets

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The Zelve Open-­Air Museum sits on site of the remains of a Byzantine monastery that was carved into the rock face in ancient times. Zelve was a monastic retreat from the 9th to the 13th century, and in fact the area was inhabited right up until 1952. 15 years after locals abandoned the site, Zelve was turned into the open-­air museum that can be seen and explored today.

The site features various remnants of local life, including houses, a tunnel joining two of the valleys, a mill, and a small mosque. Beyond the mill, the Balıklı Kilise (Fish Church) can be found, while the impressive Üzümlü Kilise (Grape Church) adjoins it.

The three valleys of Zelve are a great spot for trekking around and exploring in peace, as it isn’t as popular with tourists as the Göreme Open­-Air Museum nearby. The site also has a good walking trail looping around the valleys, giving access to various caves and chambers and featuring dramatic crags and pinnacles along the way.

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Merkez, Nevşehir, Cappadocia, Turkey
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North Cappadocia Red Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.75
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$41.75

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

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Explore the surreal landscape of Cappadocia during a private full-day tour that features Turkey’s history, religions, and art. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Goreme Open-Air Museum, and destinations including Devrent Valley, Pigeon Valley, the village of Avanos, and Uchisar Castle. View stunning fairy chimneys and ancient Christian churches that were carved into rock cliffs. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter with live commentary shared by your guide.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Best of Cappadocia Small Group Guided Tour

Best of Cappadocia Small Group Guided Tour

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.18
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$48.18

Full Day Red Tour with Lunch

Full Day Red Tour with Lunch

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Red Tour takes you to Göreme open air museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the amazing rock formations made by nature itself.Winding through the spectacular valleys, historic sites and rock formations of northern Cappadocia, the Red Tour is not to be missed. An expert local guide will accompany you as you explore the magnificent landscapes and ancient frescoes of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage destination. The best of Cappadocia can be covered with this tour in combination with the South/Green Cappadocia tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.24
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Private Tour : Best of Cappadocia

Private Tour : Best of Cappadocia

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THIS PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA DAY TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. Completely customizable private Cappadocia tour with luxury minivan, you can craft your private tour just as you wish. You will have a luxury minivan with driver, also a private local guide. Either draw your own itinerary before arrival to Cappadocia or decide when you meet with our guide. Here below are some places you can add as your visiting places, don't worry if the place you want to visit is not in this list, you can add or remove any place. Underground Cities, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag (Monks Valley), Devrent Valley, Pottery And Ceramics Shop In Avanos, Ürgüp, Valleys: Love, Rose/Red Imagination, Pigeon, Çavuşin Churches, Fortress: Ortahisar and Uçhisar, Ihlara Valley, Paşabag & Zelve Open-Air Museum, Soganli Valley, Mustafapasa. There are many places to discover in Cappadocia, dont limit yourself by not booking this private cappadocia tour!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.83
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$112.83
Price varies by group size

Cappadocia Daily Red Tour

Cappadocia Daily Red Tour

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You should definitely join this one-day Cappadocia Red Tour to discover the history and culture of this region.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

Private Full-Day Cappadocia Tour

Private Full-Day Cappadocia Tour

This tour is private and departs from Nevşehir. We will enjoy the day by taking a look at the Goreme Valley from next to the Uchisar Rock-Castle, a stunning landmark in the interesting town Uchisar. hen we keep going on with Pasabaglari “fairy chimneys”, where you can feel the mystic of Fairy Chimneys. We will break at Avanos center of terracotta art. Ceramic dated back to the 3000 BC in the area and survived from to generations A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch, we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Icons in Cappadocia. Guest satisfaction comes first. Our guides and captains are friendly people and our guides are certified and experienced. We will make sure you enjoy this tour to the fullest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.56
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Full day Mix Tour& Hiking Tour in Cappadocia

Full day Mix Tour& Hiking Tour in Cappadocia

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To visit Cappadocia, its the most amazing tour, which you can join and explore all the famous and best places of Cappadocia.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group Full Day Tour

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group Full Day Tour

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more... Walk around in Goreme Open Air Museum and visit most incredible churches of Cappadocia. Witness the unevitable natural effects of Volcanoes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.75
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$41.75

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

Private Cappadocia Red Tour

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Benefit from a private full-day tour of Cappadocia that showcases UNESCO World Heritage sites, fairy chimneys, cave dwellings, and more. Visit ancient rock-cut churches and abandoned residences at the Goreme Open-Air Museum and Zelve Open-Air Museum, see fantastical fairy chimneys in the Devrent Valley and Pasabag, and get photo ops of Uchisar Castle and Pigeon Valley. Includes lunch, private guide, and round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri
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2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

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Venture into Turkey’s geologic paradise during a 2-day trip to Cappadocia from Kayseri. During this tour uncover the ancient frescoes at the Open Air Museum in Goreme and see surreal landscape at Goreme National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Pasabagi and Pigeon Valley near Uchisar, Kaymakli and stop at the pottery village of Avanos. Plus, enjoy an optional hot-air balloon ride which soars above Cappadocia's surreal volcanic rock formations for an experience of a lifetime.  
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  • 2 days
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$245.00
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Price varies by group size

Small Group-Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

Small Group-Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

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Visit > Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabagi, Devrent Valley, Goreme Panorama, Avanos SKIP-THE-LINE Tickets, Guiding, Lunch in a local restaurant, Transportation provided. Enjoy a full-day tour of Cappadocia on a compact itinerary. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley, and Pasabag. Walk around the fairy chimneys and see the first cave houses of early Christians. Enjoy a panoramic view of Göreme from one of the best panorama points, Learn the history of the region from your expert local guide, experience make pottery from local experts, tasty typical Turkish food in local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Cappadocia Private Day Tour

Cappadocia Private Day Tour

THIS PRIVATE CAPPADOCIA DAY TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE. If you don't prefer joining group tours, you can choose our private Cappadocia tour option. Here are reasons; Completely customizable, so you can craft your private tour just as you wish. Get a luxury minivan with driver, also a private guide. Either draw your own itinerary before arrival or decide when you meet with our guide. Here below are some places you can add as your visiting places, don't worry if the place you want to visit is not in this list, you can add or remove any place. Underground Cities, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag (Monks Valley), Devrent Valley, Pottery And Ceramics Shop In Avanos, Ürgüp, Valleys: Love, Rose/Red Imagination, Pigeon, Çavuşin Churches, Fortress: Ortahisar and Uçhisar, Ihlara Valley, Paşabag & Zelve Open-Air Museum, Soganli Valley, Mustafapasa. There are many places to discover in Cappadocia, dont limit yourself by not booking this private cappadocia tour!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.36
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$174.36
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Royal Balloon Flight include Private Cappadocia Tour
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Royal Balloon Flight include Private Cappadocia Tour

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One of the best experience of a lifetime. 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. We 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. Hot Air Balloon Tour Could be the day of booking or the next day.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$575.00
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$575.00

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.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Get Your Guide & Explore Cappadocia

Get Your Guide & Explore Cappadocia

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Take a load off and avoid the stress of planning your visit With transport included you can focus on the landscape, not the road Ask your guide to point out the best photo spots for lasting memories Sleep in or start early: choose the start time that suits you
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.11
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$138.11
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Small Group Red Tour

Small Group Red Tour

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We provide deluxe tours with air conditioned new model vehicles. Maximum 10 people in the group. Well educated, smiley and friendly guides.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.53
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$53.53

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group

Red Cappadocia Highlights - Small Group

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.39
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$51.39

2-Hour Sunset Quad Bike Tour in Cappadocia with Transfer (1 ATV for 2 persons)

2-Hour Sunset Quad Bike Tour in Cappadocia with Transfer (1 ATV for 2 persons)

We are making a happy and informative trip with peribacalar Atv (quad bike) in Cappadocia (Goreme) region. We provide your equipment and professional guidance for you. We get it for free at your hotel. We go to the nearest of the fairy chimneys, walking along the valleys and slopes. We watch the sunset together. We take photos and videos together. Our tour is ending. After returning to the starting area again. We are leaving your hotel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.12
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$32.12
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Exploring Cappadocia For Two Days - Small Group

Exploring Cappadocia For Two Days - Small Group

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.79
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$87.79

Red tour Cappadocia, small group, including everything, lunch, etc

Red tour Cappadocia, small group, including everything, lunch, etc

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1. Small, Economy tour of less than 15 people! 2. Our licensed, knowledgable tour guide will show you must-sees of Cappadocia! 3. Professional driver who is polite and care about our guests' comfort. There are two must-see attractions in Cappadocia: Underground city and Cave church. This tour allows you to see both during your valuable limited time in Cappadocia. We will pick up from your hotel, and drop you off. You don't need to worry about how to get to the meeting points. Just wait at the hotel lobby at the pick up time given. We will have lunch with traditional Turkish food which is included in the tour price.
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  • 7 hours
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$53.53
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2 Days Private Cappadocia Tours

2 Days Private Cappadocia Tours

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• Highlights: Visiting out of track in real Cappadocia. Meeting the locals. Two UNESCO sites in 2 days. Descending into the undergound city of Kaymakli and witnessing the most beuatiful frescoes of the 12 AD in Goreme Open Air Museum. Walking around the fairy chimneys will be like following the footsteps of the Hobbits or Smurfs. Hiking in a canyon which is the oasis in Cappadocia.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.41
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$312.41

Red Cappadocia Tour - Small Group

Red Cappadocia Tour - Small Group

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.81
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$57.81

Private Red Cappadocia

Private Red Cappadocia

Starting the days at 09:30 a.m. and describing the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Rock formations, fairy chimneys and more...
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.17
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Zelve Open-Air Museum hours of operation: 8am-­7pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.