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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.00
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$56.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.00
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$20.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Best of Cappadocia Day Tour with Lunch

Best of Cappadocia Day Tour with Lunch

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.55
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$43.55
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2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$245.00
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$245.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.83
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$112.83
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of Cappadocia Tour

Royal Balloon Flight include Private Heart of 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$545.00
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$545.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.36
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$174.36
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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

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.37
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Private Tour: Best Of Cappadocia Highlights

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Private Tour: Best Of Cappadocia Highlights

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This tour will give the best idea of Cappadocia and fairy chimneys. Your tour guide will give you all the information about the history
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.32
$101.54
$14.22 savings
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$87.32
$101.54
$14.22 savings
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Red Cappadocia Tour - Private Basis

Red Cappadocia Tour - Private Basis

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.27
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$52.27
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4 Days 3 Nights Cappadocia Tour Package (Balloon Optional)

4 Days 3 Nights Cappadocia Tour Package (Balloon Optional)

We are aware of how your holiday is sensitive and important to you. Therefore, we inspect all the hotels, tour, activite vehicles and other services regularly and make sure everything is perfect. As Cappadocia Elysion Travel family, we never recommend any service to our guests that we haven’t experienced. The comfort, happiness and satisfaction are our fundamental service understanding and considering every single detail, we are here to tailor your perfect holiday…
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$363.97
per group
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$363.97
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Private Red Tour

Private Red Tour

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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

5 Days Istanbul - Cappadocia

5 Days Istanbul - Cappadocia

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Visit the classical highlights of Istanbul in short and efficient time Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Cappadocia with naturel beauties.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,409.00
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$1,409.00
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Full-Day Heritage Red Tour from Göreme

Full-Day Heritage Red Tour from Göreme

This tour is perfect for the traveller who has a short time in Cappadocia, as they will see the most popular and interesting sites in one day including an underground city and an open air museum. You will have a chance to visit the Ozkonak underground city, which offers an alternative to the busy sites in other areas. We also visit the famous ghost town of Zelve Open Air Museum, which is not covered on the standard Red Tour. As with all our tours we have maximum 12 people per group, deluxe lunches in unique locations and professional English speaking guides.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.53
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$48.53
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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 12 people in the group. Well educated, smiley and friendly guides.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.66
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$60.66

Red Cappadocia Highlights

Red Cappadocia Highlights

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.26
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$24.26
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Red Cappadocia Tour - Private Basis

Red Cappadocia Tour - Private Basis

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.03
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$51.03
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Red Cappadocia Tour

Red Cappadocia Tour

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We have been serving the whole world since 2006. We are native to this land. We like our land, we take care of it, we value it, we feed it. We want to show the best we have. So far we have not received complaints from our passengers because of our services. This encourages us to focus more because we like what we do. We learned from our passengers. Their kindness delights us. The joy we see in them stimulates and triggers us to continue doing this activity. The main reason is that we speak the language of our passengers, evolve with the language, show our culture and tradition and delight in this activity. We try to make the stops in the best places where you have easy access to the most interesting points and where you have the most beautiful views to take the pictures. We take care of the elderly, and we try to provide the infrastructure so that they can easily skip any visit. Lunch is good.
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  • 1 day 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.27
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$49.27

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 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.41
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$22.41
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Exploring Red Cappadocia - Private Basis

Exploring Red Cappadocia - Private Basis

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.65
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$23.65
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.36
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What are Zelve Open-Air Museum hours of operation?
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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.
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Should I book Zelve Open-Air Museum tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Zelve Open-Air Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 38 Zelve Open-Air Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Zelve Open-Air Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Zelve Open-Air Museum costs USD 19.92. Guided Zelve Open-Air Museum tours start around USD 19.92 per person. See all 38 Zelve Open-Air Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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