8 Days Istanbul & Blacksea Tours Turkey
1. Day: Arrival to Istanbul / TURKEY
Welcome to Turkey! We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Unpack and go out for an evening walk and dinner on your own around Sultanahmet Square.
Overnight in Istanbul.
2. Day: Istanbul City Tour
In the morning we will great you at your hotel and take you on a guided tour of the historical old part of Istanbul.
Today’s main sites are:
* Blue Mosque/Sultanahmet Mosque (Camii)
* Hagia Sophia/Aya Sofya
* Hippodrome of Constantinople
* Topkapı Palace
* Grand Bazaar
Overnight in Istanbul
3. Day: Flight from Istanbul to Trabzon
Sumela Monastery, Zigana, Karaca Cave (Meals: Dinner)
05:00 am Pick up from hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Trabzon at 07:00 am
08:45 am arriving at Trabzon Int’l Airport, we begin our trip with visiting the 4th century Sumela Monastery, We meet our valuable guests at Trabzon airport. We set out to explore green Blacksea without losing time. We visit Sumela Monastery, which was built centuries ago in the foothills of Karadag and located on the boundaries of Altindere National Park. After the visit of Monastery,we begin to the journey of Zigana Mountain and we have our lunch at the restaurant among pine trees. We visit Karaca Cave after lunch, which is in the province of Torul belonging to Gumushane offering a visualresital to its visitors with its stalactites and stalagmites. Then we give time to shop in Kral Pestil-Kome to taste pulp. We reach to the hometown of rice-puding Hamsikoy passing through Zigana Pass,which has two different climates on both sides and following historical Iran Transit Road. We tastethe rice-puding at our village, drinking tea at rural coffeehouse and trekking. We end our tour at 19:00 and arrive to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
4. Day: Trabzon City Tour & Uzungol
We start our tour after breakfast. Our first point of journey continued along Blacksea coast is historicknife artisans in Surmene. Then we visit tea factory in Of. We listen to masters adventure of tea collected from tea gardens and coming to our tables. Later we visit horse farm in Caykara. After visit we go on our journey and reach to Uzungol. Firstly we see waterfalls and then give free time including 2 hours lunch time. We go to Karastel Plateu to photo Uzungol from the top after lunch and free time. We return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel
5. Day: Rize, Camlihemsin, Ayder
After breakfast we move to the hometown of tea, Ayder Plateu. On the way we visit Rize fabric weaving artisanship which introduces Lazie Culture. We arrive to Firtina Stream following tea gardens along BlackseaCoast and watching rafting activities there. You can experience excitement of zip-line.
We have lunch at Firtina Valley and then we visit Palovit Waterfall, Camlihemsin-Senyuvam Village, in which ‘Sevdaluk’ series were shooted, and Zil Castle. We arrive to Ayder Plateu at the end and make a small trip by our vehicles at the last point of plateu. Our guests do trekking or take bath in worldwide-known Ayder thermal. We have dinner together with kemancha and bagpipes. Overnight in ayder
6. Day: Ayder to Trabzon then Istanbul
We move to the center of Trabzon at 09:00 after the breakfast at hotel. We visit Tar and Agaran Waterfalls and Kuspa Hill. We arrive to Trabzon after the trip which lasts along Blacksea coast. Firstly we visit Ataturk Pavilion and then Tugana Jewellery, which one is unique to the area and famous with Telkari and Kazaziye. After visits we arrive to Sera Lake and have lunch near the lake. We visit Ayasophia Mosque and Museum which was used as church for years, but last years by goverment decision converted into mosque. Then we visit Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Trabzon Museum and go Boztepe for panoramic view of Trabzon. We drink tea with samovar by the view of city. According tothe flight time we transfer our guests to the airport and end our tour Trabzon Airport for a homebound flight and say farewell & Arrive istanbul transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in istanbul.Overnight istanbul
7. Day: Bosphorus Cruise
Breakfast at hotel after which we drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Beylerbeyi Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill for panoramic views over the city. Overnight in Istanbul
8. Day: TOUR ENDS
It is time to head for home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking that you keep Turkey in your heart.
We truly hope that our paths will cross again.
*** Program ends ***
Cancellation and Refund Policy
In case the tour does not reach a sufficient number; the right to cancel is reserved by our agency until 20 days before the tour departure date.
You can find detailed information in our tour purchase agreement.