Cappadocia tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

Explore the stunning cave churches, fairy chimneys, and natural rock formations of Cappadocia on a 2 days bus tour from Istanbul, including a visit to the Zelve and Pasabag Open Air Museum with comfortable accommodation and meals included.

  • Witness the stunning natural rock formations of Cappadocia, including the famous fairy chimneys and cave churches.
  • Visit Zelve Open Air Museum, with its impressive frescoes and ancient Christian churches.
  • Experience Turkish culture and cuisine with included meals and local restaurant visits.
  • Enjoy comfortable transportation by bus, with stops along the way to break up the journey.
  • Learn about the fascinating history and geology of Cappadocia from knowledgeable guides.
Duration: 2 Days
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Starting Place: Istanbul
Ending Place: Istanbul
Transportation: Bus
Devrent Valley ➝ Pasabag Valley ➝ Goreme panoramic ➝ Avanos Pottery Workshop ➝ Uchisar Castle ➝ Zelve Open Air Museum ➝ Red Valley ➝ Gulludere Valley ➝ Cavusin Village ➝ Pigeon Valley ➝ Underground City


Day 1 - Overnight Bus Trip to Cappadocia from Istanbul

Meal: No Meal

20:30 ─ Your bus will depart from Main Istanbul Bus Station. The bus trip will take around 11 hours. Your bus journey has breaks for your personal needs. Bus departure time is changeable according to the season and availability.

Your Cappadocia tour will start from the next day.

Overnight bus trip to Cappadocia.

Day 2 - Cappadocia Tour 1

Meal: Lunch

07:00 am ─ Upon your arrival at bus station, our staff will welcome you and you will be transferred to the Cappadocia tour starting point. Then, 2 days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul by bus starts.
You will have the opportunity to study the different regions, valleys, and settlements of Cappadocia.

  1. Devrent Valley: Also known as Imagination Valley, Devrent Valley is famous for its unique rock formations that resemble various animals and objects, providing a surreal landscape that’s perfect for photography and exploration.
  2. Pasabag Valley: Also known as Monks Valley, Pasabag is famous for its fairy chimneys – tall, cone-shaped rock formations that look like giant mushrooms or fairy houses.
  3. Goreme: A UNESCO World Heritage site, Goreme is a town located in the Cappadocia region, renowned for its impressive rock-cut churches and houses, as well as its stunning landscape of fairy chimneys and valleys.
  4. Avanos Pottery Workshop: Located in the town of Avanos, this workshop is a great place to learn about the traditional art of Turkish pottery and see local artisans at work, creating beautiful handcrafted pieces.
  5. Uchisar Castle: A fortress carved into the natural rock formations of Cappadocia, Uchisar Castle offers panoramic views of the region and its unique landscape, as well as a glimpse into the history of the area.
  6. Zelve Open Air Museum: Once a bustling town, Zelve is now an open-air museum, with cave dwellings and churches carved into the rock formations that once housed the local community.
  7. Red Valley: Located in the heart of Cappadocia, Red Valley is known for its striking red rock formations and hiking trails, providing an unforgettable outdoor adventure with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

17:00Cappadocia day tour ends.
Transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Staying overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 - Cappadocia Tour 2 & Bus to Istanbul

Additional activity 1: Hot air balloon flight is strongly recommended. The price of the balloon flight is not included in this package.
Additional activity 2: If you want to take amazing photos with hot air balloons, you should join Cappadocia hot air balloon watching tour.

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

09:45 am ─ After breakfast and checkout, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Cappadocia tour area. You will see the north part on the last day of the 3 days Cappadocia tour from Istanbul.

  1. Gulludere Valley: Also known as Rose Valley, Gulludere is a picturesque valley with stunning views of the Cappadocian landscape, famous for its pink and rose-colored rock formations.
  2. Cavusin Village: This ancient village is home to many cave dwellings and rock-cut churches, including the impressive Church of St. John the Baptist, providing a glimpse into the rich history and architecture of Cappadocia.
  3. Pigeon Valley: Named after the thousands of pigeons that once inhabited the dovecotes carved into the rock formations, Pigeon Valley offers breathtaking views of the Cappadocian landscape, with hiking trails and photo opportunities.
  4. Ozkonak Underground City: One of the lesser-known underground cities of Cappadocia, Ozkonak offers a unique glimpse into the underground life of the ancient inhabitants of the region, with tunnels, rooms, and storage areas carved into the natural rock formations.

17:00 ─ Cappadocia tour ends.
Transfer to the bus station.
20:00 ─ You will have a bus trip to Istanbul. Bus departure time is changeable according to the season and availability.
You will arrive at Istanbul Main Bus station next day in the morning around 08:00 am.

2 days Cappadocia tour by bus ends. Thanks for choosing the best Cappadocia tour company in Turkey.


  • Round Trip Intercity Bus Tickets
  • 2 Cappadocia day tours
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation
  • Transfers in Cappadocia as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Breakfast & 2 Lunches
  • All mentioned transfers in the tours
  • English speaking local tour guide on the tours
  • All the entrance fees in the program
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at Lunches
  • Unmentioned meals
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (extra)


Hotel in Cappadocia

... Hotel Info Link
Heaven Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Zula Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
Tibet Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Peace Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Nature Park Hotel info tripadvisor
Tafana Cave Hotel info tripadvisor
ShoeString Stone Hotel info tripadvisor
Perissia Hotel info tripadvisor

The price of the tour covers hotel accommodations as mentioned above or similar quality hotels.

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel accommodation according to your request at an additional cost.

Option 2: If you would like to book your hotel, we can cut mentioned hotel price out. And, we can quote a new tour package price without the hotel.

You can book the tour directly online if the mentioned hotels are suitable for you. If not, please make a request.


Option 1: Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Flight
Cappadocia hot air balloon flight is the best activity to do in Cappadocia. Book a hot air balloon flight with the best price guarantee.
Option 2: Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Watching Tour
You should join the Cappadocia hot air balloon watching tour if you want to take amazing pictures and if you have acrophobia.
Option 3: Cappadocia Turkish Night Show and Dinner
Have fun with the traditional Turkish Night Show in Cappadocia. You will have a delicious dinner and unlimited local alcohol.
Option 4: Cappadocia ATV Quad Safari
If you want to explore Cappadocia region while riding ATV, this tour is the best option for you. Includes guiding, pick-up and drop-off.
Option 5: Cappadocia ATV Quad Safari (Sunrise)
One of the best activities to do in Cappadocia is watching hot air balloons from the ground. And also, you will do that while riding your ATVs.
Option 6: Cappadocia Horseback Riding Safari
Horseback safari is one of the best activities to do in Cappadocia. Firstly we teach you the basic rules, and then you can start exploring Cappadocia.


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  • Please be ready at Istanbul Main Bus station at least 30 minutes before your bus departure time.
  • Comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended as shade is limited in the summertime.
  • The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion.
  • The times in the itinerary are changeable according to the season and availability.
  • If your next destination is not returning to Istanbul, we can provide your bus ticket to your next destination instead of returning to Istanbul (Pamukkale, Konya, Antalya, Ephesus, Adana) or we can leave you at the hotel in Cappadocia.

Explore the stunning natural wonders and rich cultural heritage of Cappadocia on a 2-day bus tour from Istanbul, including visits to Zelve Open Air Museum, Devrent and Pasabag Valleys, Avanos Pottery Workshop, and more. With comfortable transportation, knowledgeable guides, and included meals and accommodation, this tour offers a seamless and unforgettable experience of one of Turkey’s most iconic destinations. Book your 2-day Cappadocia tour from Istanbul by bus now and discover the breathtaking beauty of this unique region


  1. Carolyn

    I recently had the opportunity to experience the Cappadocia tour package from Istanbul by overnight bus and I must say, it exceeded my expectations in every way. Firstly, the overnight bus was comfortable and clean, allowing me to have a restful journey to Cappadocia. The tour itself was well organized and our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of the region. We were able to visit all the major attractions including the Göreme Panoramic, Devrent Valley, Zelve Open Air Museum, Uchisar, the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, and the Underground City. The accommodation provided was also comfortable and clean, and the meals included in the package were delicious and authentic. I appreciated the fact that the tour was inclusive of all entrance fees, transportation, and meals, making it a hassle-free and seamless experience. We highly recommend the Cappadocia tour package from Istanbul by overnight bus to anyone looking for an immersive and unforgettable experience in Turkey with budget journey. The tour provides a great balance of culture, history, and adventure, making it suitable for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

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