Istanbul To Black Sea Private Tour

  • Istanbul To Black Sea Private Tour 4 Day Tour

Istanbul To Black Sea Private Tour 4 Day Tour

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Turkey's mountainous Black Sea coastline offers spectacular scenery with a pleasant temperate climate, combined with numerous historical sites from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Trabzon was an important stop on the Silk Road.

With Alaturka's 4 day private tour package beginning and ending in Istanbul or Izmir, you can explore the natural and cultural wonders of this beautiful and historical region with exclusive professional treatment, including the port city of Trabzon, spectacular Sumela Monastery, precariously perched on the side of a cliff, the Uzungol Lake surrounded by high, lush mountains, the traditional fabric weaving of Rize, and the beautiful highlands of Ayder.

Private Tour Option only. For more information on our regular istanbul to Black Sea tours, check out our 2 day and 3 day options.


Hotel pickup and flight to Trabzon
The private tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Istanbul or Izmir. Transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Trabzon.

Sumela Monastery Tour
Upon arrival in Trabzon airport, we head straight to Sumela Monastery, where you will have time to explore the complex and enjoy the views over Altindere Valley

Stop for lunch.

After lunch, we will visit
Karaca Cave, with its stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the unique plant life.

We will then take a drive along the old
Silk Road towards the village of Hamsikoy, where we will try their famous special rice pudding.

In the evening we head back to Trabzon where you will check into your hotel for the night.

Overnight Trabzon.


Pick up in the morning from your hotel in Trabzon. Today we will explore some of the highlights of this historically important city.

First stop is the Hagia Sofia Museum, a Byzantine church which was converted into a mosque in 1584. Now a museum, you can explore the beautiful frescoes and learn a little about the history of Trabzon. After this, we will visit Ataturk's Villa, where Kemal Ataturk stayed during his visits to Trabzon. We will then enjoy a panoramic view over the city and the Black Sea from the hillside at Boztepe.

Uzungol Lake Tour
After exploring Trabzon, we will then head towards Uzungol Lake. Along the way, we will stop for lunch, and also witness the artisans in Surmene who make ornate daggers in only half an hour. When we arrive in Uzungol, we will check in to the hotel, and then you will have free time to explore this stunning slice of the countryside, with the lake surrounded on all sides by high green mountains and hiking trails. You may wish to rent a pedal boat on the lake or explore the hiking trails for the opportunity to see some of Turkey's best wildlife, such as the Eurasian lynx, roe deer and various birds of prey.

Overnight Uzungol.


In the morning, we will leave Uzungol and head towards the Ayder Highlands.

On the way to Ayder, we will stop in Rize. We will watch the local craftsmen weaving cotton fabrics and have a tea break in the Botanical Garden.

Ayder Highlands Tour
On the way from Rize to Ayder, we will stop by the old Ottoman Stone Bridge in Storm Valley for a tea break. We will then continue to the waterfalls of the Ayder Highlands before checking in to the hotel in the village of Ayder.

After checking in, we will have lunch, and then you have free time to explore the local area with it's green rolling hills, rainforests and hot springs.

Overnight Ayder.


In the morning, we will head to the Caglayan village and explore the tea and kiwifruit plantations, as well as the ornate architecture of the Lazic mountains. Following this, we will do a one-hour nature walk along the River Caglayan.

The next stop is Cayeli, which is famous for having the best beans in Turkey, where we will have lunch.

Trabzon City Tour
After lunch, we head back to Trabzon following the spectacular coastal highway which will be one of the highlights of the tour. Upon arrival in Trabzon, you will have some time to wander around the bazaar, and then will be transported to the airport for your flight back to Istanbul or Izmir.

Flight back to Istanbul & drop off at Hotel
Two domestic flights, from and to Istanbul airport, as well as transfer to accommodations, are included in the price. If you have other plans and would like to change the returning flight to another airport in Turkey, just reach out to our customer service team who will be happy to help customize your itinerary. 

This is where the private tour ends. If you have any inquiries about further tours or travels in Turkey, please ask us and we'll be happy to help.

Tour Prices

Please contact us for rates and available hot deals.

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STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2 star equivalent.
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.

TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.

PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.

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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    4 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Istanbul, Izmir
  • Returning Options
    Istanbul, Izmir
  • Departure days
    Every day
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Tailormade Private Tour
  • Language(s)
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
  • Tour bus, Private transfer, Shuttle transfer, Domestic Flight
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