Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon 4 Day Tour

  • Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon 4 Day Tour
  • Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon 4 Day Tour
  • Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon 4 Day Tour
  • Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon 4 Day Tour

Istanbul To Blacksea & Trabzon 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 tour package beginning and ending in Istanbul or Izmir, you can explore the natural and cultural wonders of this beautiful and historical region, 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.

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

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. (N.B. Sumela Monastery is closed for renovations until 2018. However, we can still visit the site and see it from the outside until it reopens.)

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.

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

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 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.


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

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

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.

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In the morning, we will head to the Caglayan village and explore the tea and kiwifruit plantations, as well as the ornate architechture 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.

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.

This is where the tour ends. If you have any enquiries 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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  • Domestic Flights
  • Accommodations
  • Hotel transfers
  • Entrance tickets
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  • Tips
  • City transfers
  • Guided tours
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MEALS INCLUDED
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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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 Package Tour
  • Language(s)
    English
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
Transport
  • Tour bus, Private transfer, Shuttle transfer, Domestic Flight
Overnight Stays