Private Guided Tours of Cappadocia

Cappadocia Private Tours

The heartland of the country, this region is of a rugged, often startling beauty. It has witnessed several great cultures of the past, and its importance is no less today as the cultural and political center of modern Turkey.

Looking back over his country’s 10,000-year heritage, Ataturk said, “This nation is ready and resolved to advance unhalting and undaunted on the path of civilization.” This path of civilization stretches back a long way: to the Hittites, a proud and warlike people who ruled an empire from the Black Sea to Palestine in the 2nd millennium BC, and the Phrygians, a Thracian people who dominated the Anatolian plateau in the 1st millennium BC.

Violent eruptions of the volcanoes Erciyes Dagi and Hasan Dagi three million years ago covered the surrounding plateau with tuff. From this brittle rock, the wind and rain have eroded Göreme’s spectacular surrealist landscapes of rock cones, capped pinnacles and fretted ravines, in colors ranging from warm reds and golds to cool greens and grays.

During Byzantine times, chapels and monasteries were hollowed out of the rock, and their ochre-toned frescoes simply reflect the hues of the surrounding landscape. Even today, troglodyte dwellings in rock cones and village houses of volcanic tuff merge harmoniously into the scene.

During our Cappadocia Private Tours, while our guests enjoy the natural beauties in Goreme, there is also history and art in the valley. During the private tours in Goreme, our guests can visit the Church of St. Basileios with its amazing frescoes, the Elmali Church with the scenes from Torah and Gospels on its walls, Yilanli Church, Tokali Church with its lovely artwork and many more impressive caves and cave churches.

Our Cappadocia private tours cover the unique beauty of the area and also the deep history that made its contribution to civilization. During your stay in our Cappadocia, private tours would lead you through the beautiful valleys, underground cities (about 4000 years old), cave villages, cave monasteries, quaint villages, etc.

Tailor-Made Itineraries Fit for Cappadocia

Shaped by our tailor-made itineraries, besides the private tours in Cappadocia, we may also arrange fun and enjoyable daily activities in the area. Hot air balloon tours, horse riding tours, jeep safari tours, ATV tours, hiking tours through the beautiful valleys, traditional Turkish cooking classes in one of the villages with local people, conventional little marbling art courses, romantic picnic arrangements in one of the fantastic valleys, local winery and wine tasting tours, etc.

Our Private Guided Cappadocia Tours Include:

  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Private Transfer Services in an air conditioned Mercedes brand minivan
  • Experienced driver
  • Complimentary map of Turkey and Istanbul
  • Bottled drinking water
  • 18% VAT and other taxes

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The quality of the service of Eskinazi Tourism Ltd. and his guide Umit Yildirim reached the highest standards. This includes punctuality, security during the tours, professionalism of the driver, high knowledge of the guide, the permanent disposition to adjust to changes during the tour and language management. For all these reasons we highly recommend Eskinazi Tourism Ltd. as the best option for visiting Turkey.

Thank you for making our stay in Istanbul enjoyable!

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Goreme Open Air Museum

Goreme is 12 km from Nevsehir, covering a beautiful valley. With its ancient name Korama, it has been a religious center for centuries. It used to be a vital Bishopry. This area was a place for reflection and worship and a monastery center.

Goreme, known in Roman times as Cappadocia, is one of those rare regions in the world where the works of man blend unobtrusively into the landscape. Dwellings are known to have been hewn from the rock as far back as 4,000 BC. Goreme is one of the main sites of our Cappadocia Private Tours.

Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu – Covering 4 km2, this is the largest underground city of 36 underground cities in the Cappadocia and has eight floors. The history of this fantastic city reaches the Hittites and even before their era.

With its well-hidden entrances, the purpose of the city was to provide shelter, medical care, food, worship, etc. to thousands of people. Derinkuyu had its most compact inhabitance during the Byzantine era having stables, offices, cellars, sleeping and resting units, chapels, schools, etc. Derinkuyu had the earliest known mental hospital.

Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymakli is one of the most visited underground cities in Cappadocia. Its history goes back to 3000 BC.

During the Hittite era, it was a tiny underground shelter while it became a sizeable underground city by the additions during the Roman and Byzantine era.

Kaymakli has rooms and halls connected by narrow passages, cellars, cisterns, churches. The four floors are open to visitors. The visit to the underground cities allows visitors to experience this unique ancient way of life.

Uchisar Castle

Uchisar is a favorite stop in Cappadocia with its rock-carved houses, castle, boutique hotels, and restaurants. Uchisar, 5 km from the center of Nevşehir, is located around the hill where the most beautiful panoramic view of Cappadocia. Uchisar, built on the Persian King’s Road and the Seljuk Silk Road, is the most strategic point of the region.

Uchisar Castle, located at the highest settlement of Cappadocia, is considered the most beautiful panoramic viewpoint of the region. Stairs, tunnels, and corridors connect the rooms in the castle. Uchisar is one of the most visited sites of our Cappadocia Private Tours.

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara Valley, or its ancient name “Peristremma,” amazes its visitors not only with its natural beauty but also with its history and cave churches.

Ihlara Valley has historical importance, and it used to be an important center during the first years of Christianity. Important church fathers Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Saint Basileus were grown in this area.

Ihlara Valley is an essential route for hiking and experiencing the history together is part of our itinerary of Cappadocia Private Tours.

Private Guided Tours of Cappadocia

If you are interested in our private tours in Cappadocia with an experienced, knowledgeable private tour guide, please contact us! Our private tours are the best option to enjoy the wonderful and complex areas and sites of Cappadocia.

Let us make your time in Cappadocia a memorable one!

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