Turkish Black Sea Coast
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Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

1. 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

2. 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.

Firtina Valley, Ayder Highland & More: The Heart of Trabzon

3. Firtina Valley, Ayder Highland & More: The Heart of Trabzon

Stop first at Firtina valley, given its name because water runs out from under the bridges in a wonderful scene that captures minds. Enjoy the sights and charming green nature in one of the most beautiful areas of the Black Sea, also filled with adventure activities. Explore the most famous waterfall in the town, and later have a Turkish tea in one of the recommended cafes nearby the Old Ottoman Stone Bridge on the Storm Stream set amidst the Storm Valley. Head to the most beautiful waterfalls situated at the summit of the Ayer highland. Eat delicious Turkish lunch, then move on to discover the Ayder highland, lead by the tour guide to a number of special spots.

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.

Trabzon: Ayder Highland Mountains Day Trip with Lunch

5. Trabzon: Ayder Highland Mountains Day Trip with Lunch

You will begin by visiting a clothing factory that creates items for all of Turkey. Whilst there you will become familiar with the clothing culture of Turkey, and can also purchase different types of items which can be used throughout daily life. Firtina Valley, known as Storm Valley, is the next destination of the tour. This river is fantastically beautiful, and contains elegant old bridges. Whilst there you can discover the many stunning vantage points from which you can admire this amazing river, and can choose to river raft if so desired too. After arriving at Ayder, you will be able to enjoy lunch surrounded by stunning mountains whilst you eat. After enjoying your meal you will have free time to explore some of the hiking trails that wind their way through the hills and mountains around you. After relaxing or exploring you will begin to make your way back to Trabzon, making stops along the way to enjoy the stunning natural waterfalls the region has to offer.

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What people are saying about Turkish Black Sea Coast

the tour was very good. However, its much more expensive compared to other private tours.

Enjoyed it and our tour leader was very fluent in English