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Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

1. Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a luxurious cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, while dining from a 3-course menu of Turkish meze and local drinks. Sail past some of Istanbul's greatest monuments, while watching traditional entertainment along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the yacht for the start of your journey. Get a welcome cocktail on deck as you begin to sail as far as the Black Sea. Cruise between Europe and Asia, passing under the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Admire the grand Ottoman fortifications of Rumeli Castle and Anatolian Castle. Soak up some of Istanbul’s legendary nightlife as you pass famous nightclubs, such as Reina and Sortie. Marvel at the waterside mansions and villas that line the European and Asian coasts. As you feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains, watch live folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Be seduced by the sensual moves of a belly dancer, and relax to international music by the on-board DJ. Back on dry land, enjoy a free shuttle transfer back to your hotel.

Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

2. Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

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.

Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Day Tour with Lunch

3. Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Day Tour with Lunch

Your tour will begin with pickup from your hotel in Trabzon. From there you will travel to Uzungol, which takes approximately one hour. As you travel from Trabzon you will visit a tea factory, which will provide you with a look at the way fresh tea is grown and harvested. You will also be able to buy fresh tea to take with you.  Once you are done learning about the hectic life of tea makers, you will visit the Surmene knives and gift shop. There you will see the hard work of master craftsman of the Surmene region, as well as their handcrafted blades. These blades have been forged, folded, twisted, and hammered, until a unique blade is finished. After a lunch break you will be free to discover the Uzungol area by yourself. You may like to rent a pedal boat on the lake, or can instead opt to follow one of the hiking trails for a chance to see some of the impressive local wildlife. In the evening you will return to Trabzon, where you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Trabzon: Private City Tour

4. Trabzon: Private City Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Trabzon. Enter the Hagia Sophia, a 12th-century church which was later converted into a mosque, then an ammunition depot, then a hospital, and now finally, a museum. Admire the Georgian and Seljuk-influenced architecture. Marvel at the stunning stone frieze depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, as well as the churches frescoes. Visit the Atatürk Mansion, the stately mansion that was once owned by the founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Explore the mansion’s gardens and enjoy its fine views. See the map of the WWI Dardanelles campaign which has been scratched into the table in the study. Next, see authentic silver Telkari, a craft style used in ancient Greece and Rome which employs wirework. Admire fine works of Telkari and learn about this crafts cultural history. Afterward stop at Akcaabat for meatballs and other regional dishes such as kaygana, kuymak, tursu kavurmasi and sarma. Take a leisurely bicycle ride around Sera Lake, the gorgeous sapphire lake nestled in the hills of Trabzon. Sip a special Black Sea Tea prepared with a regional samovar (traditional container used to heat water), as you take in the scenic views. If you’d like, your tour guide will be happy to take you to the Trabzon Forum, the city’s largest shopping center. Afterward you’ll return to your hotel at around 6 pm.

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What people are saying about Turkish Black Sea Coast

Very nice evening spent on this boat with my 5 year old son who was not bored from start to finish. The food is excellent, the show too good, we had a lot of fun I recommend!!!

A fantastic evening- good food, great service, an entertaining show and lovely views outside. Would thoroughly recommend.

It was a very nice tour, great food, nice show, everything was great, I can only recommend it.

Very great experience! Delicious food and very nice waiters. Highly recommended!!

The show was excellent and the food was delicious I enjoyed my time too much.