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Visit Avanos, the town made famous by its intricate pottery, on this unique half-day Cappadocia tour. Watch a pottery demonstration in a cave-based workshop before trying your hand at making your own piece to take home. With the chance to explore the workshop, visit the onsite gallery and to get to know the craftspeople who make these beautiful pieces, this is one adventure no art lover should miss.
- 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
- Take your pottery home as a unique souvenir
- Chat to the local potters to learn about this ancient art
- Explore the workshop and attached gallery to pick up unique pieces of pottery
Tour style:Local Life & Culture, History & Heritage
Hotel pick up, pottery & ceramic making demonstration, 20 to 25 minutes pottery training by a master, self pottery making for about 20-25 minutes, a glass of wine or tea/coffee.
Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your local guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Pickup location:
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Cappadocia
- Pickup Time: 3.00 PM
- Drop off location:
Drop off at centrally located hotels in Cappadocia
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Cappadocia Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
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 to try your hand at making some yourself. After being collected from your hotel, 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. 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 throw 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 for any of the wares. With a new appreciation for Avanos pottery, and a unique souvenir to take home, transfer back to your hotel where this Cappadocia tour comes to an end.
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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