Private tour

Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Alaturka Turkey
Private tour

Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Alaturka Turkey

From US$ 338.07 per person

Discover the wonders of Sumela, an ancient monastery built into the side of a cliff on the Black Sea coastline. Climb up to an observation point, soak up epic views of the region, and wander through fascinating caves to learn about the area's geology.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup is available from: • Trabzon Airport - please inform the local partner of your flight details • Central hotels - please inform the local partner of your hotel details. Please wait in your hotel lobby for pickup
Private group


  • Listen to the tranquil sound of waterfalls in Altindere National Park
  • Admire the impressive architectural wonder of Sumela Monastery
  • Enjoy lunch surrounded by pine trees in Zigana Pass
  • Wander through the magnificent Karaca Caves
  • Taste a traditional pudding in the peaceful region of Hamsikoy
Full description
Begin your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Altindere National Park. Soak up the tranquility of the park as you listen to the sound of the waterfalls and snap photos. Follow your guide on a 15-minute walk to the Sumela Monastery observation point and marvel at the impressive architecture of the monastery, carved into the cliff face. After admiring the views, continue to Cosandere Valley and spend some free time exploring. Stop among the pine trees to enjoy a delcious lunch at Zigana Pass. After lunch, visit the ancient Tortul Castle and put your bravery to the test with a walk along a 240-meter-high glass observation platform. Later, enter the magnificent Karaca Caves. This natural wonder is filled with easy-to-navigate walkways and plenty of lighting to showcase its beauty. The final stop is in Hamsikoy, a peaceful region of 5 farming villages, where you’ll taste a local pudding known as sutlac before beginning the return journey to Trabzon.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Travel insurance

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with heart problems, respiratory issues, or reduced mobility

Product ID: 306568