Handicrafts Renaissance in Avanos
- 2.5 hours
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Sure, tacky souvenirs are cheap and funny (for about a minute), but buying something with a story is even better. This Cappadocia tour takes you to pottery heaven in the small town of Avanos. See pottery masters at work, have a go at this ancient art yourself, and snap up a fave piece at the gallery.
* Visit a traditional pottery workshop carved into a cave
* Watch expert potters transform terracotta into works of art
* Try your hand at making your own piece of pottery and take it home with you
* Chat to the local potters to learn about this ancient art
* Explore the workshop and attached gallery to pick up unique pieces
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Avanos pottery is famous the world over for its intricate design and bold colours, and on this unique Cappadocia tour you’ll get the chance to see where it’s made and even try your hand at making some yourself. After being collected from your hotel, we’ll drive to the small town of Avanos, known as the craft centre of Cappadocia.
Here, around 40 to 50 pottery workshops are in operation, varying in size from small family-run single room operations right through to massive ceramic factories. Some of these workshops date back over a century, and they continue to operate much like they always have, using the local caves as the base for their workshops. Yes, that’s right – caves! There couldn’t be a cooler setting in which to make pottery on a local Cappadocia tour. Pay a visit to one of these cave workshops, where you’ll enjoy a short demonstration by one of the potters, before getting a lesson from the master in how to make your own piece.
Try out your new skills to create a unique souvenir to take home, before taking time to further explore the workshop, snapping a few pictures, watching potters complete pieces, and visiting the attached gallery. If anything grabs your fancy, make the most of the special 30% off discount we offer with this Cappadocia tour. With a new appreciation for Avanos pottery, and a unique souvenir to take home, transfer back to your hotel where this Cappadocia city tour comes to an end.
To tour Cappadocia with locals is to experience an authentic way of life, and with this unique experience you’ll get up close and personal with an ancient tradition that makes Cappadocia culture what it is.