8 Days Istanbul & Black Sea Tour by Plane covers visiting Nature and Beauty of Istanbul, Trabzon,Sumela Monastery,Karaca Cave,Hamsikoy,Ayder,Zilkale,Uzungol,Rize,Ataturk’s Villa
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8 Days Istanbul & Black Sea Tour by Plane
İncluding visit: Istanbul, Sumela Monastery,Karaca Cave,Hamsikoy,Ayder,Zilkale,Uzungol,Rize,Ataturk’s Villa
Duration : 8 Days/ 7 Nights
ARRIVAL TO ISTANBUL
On your arrival in Istanbul;Our Driver will meet you at the airport pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at 4* hotel in istanbul.
ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR
included meals:Breakfast –Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am for the tour:we will visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. (St Sophia is closed on Monday) Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Hagia Sophia mosque , See the Grand Covered Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel,Overnight stay at 4* Hotel in Istanbul.
ISTANBUL TO TRABZON
Sumela Monastery - National Park.
included meals:Breakfast -Lunch-Dinner
04:30 You will be Picked up from your hotel early in the morning and transfer to Airport.
06:00 Fly from Istanbul to Trabzon
07:40 On your arrival to Trabzon airport,Our Driver will be waiting for you with your name holding on the board to pick you up and we start to see very greeny Black Sea without losing time. Firstly, we visit Sumela Monastery which was constructed on the step slopes of the Black Mount and is located in Golden River National Park.We will have our lunch at a restaurant located on the skirts of the Mount Zigana and among the mystical pines. After the meal, we visit the Cave Karaca that is located in Torul, Gümüşhane and presents us a visual resital with ıts stalactites and stalagmites. We give a break at the Mount Zigana which has two climates on its both sides passing the Zigana Pass and then we reach Hamsiköy which is the original land of rice puding following the old Iranian Road. We taste the rice puding, drink our tea a country tea house and do a nature walk diner and the overnight stay at İPEKYOLU PARK HOTEL in Maçka.
Lake Uzungol & Lake Sera
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am for the tour to visit Firstly we visit Hagia Sophia which had been used as a museum and was converted into a mosque. Then we visit Ataturk’s Villa in which the father of the Turk stayed during his visits to Trabzon. After that, we go up to the hillside Boztepe to see the panoramic view of the city. We sip our teas coming with traditional semouvers by watching the city from the hillside. Araund 12.00, we will have our lunch at the Lake Sera (the ones who wish can get on pedalo) After the lunch we depart for the Lake Uzungol at 2 p.m. On the way, we observe knife artisanship in Surmene and visit a tea factory in Of.Then we arrive at the the hotel in Uzungol. After the check-in, we are free until the dinner. We will have our dinner accompanied with live music. The overnight stay at HOTEL MERİÇ.
Ayder & Rize Botanical Garden
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am we depart fort he highland Ayder.On our way, we will give a tea break in Rize Botanical Garden, observe the workbenches weaving local fabrics, see the rafting area on the River Fırtına and experience the Lazic culture. We will arrive at our hotel in Ayder t 1.30 p.m passing by the rain forests and the waterfalls. After the check-in we are free fort he lunch and a nature walk. By the way our guests can go to the hot springs. We will have our dinner accompanied with local violin and pipes.The overnight stay at HOTEL HAŞİMOĞLU.
Lazic mansions & River Caglayan
After Breakfest and check out the hotel;You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am we depart fort he village Çağlayan located in Fındıklı at 9a.m. This village is famous for tea and kiwi plantations and traditional Lazic mansions. Recorded all these beauties to our cameras, we do one hour nature walk along the River Çağlayan. Then w ego to Çayeli in order to have our lunch with the famous beans all around Turkey. After the meal, we arrive in Trabzon following the Black Sea coastal road. By giving free time to our guests, they find a chance to see the historical bazaar area of Trabzon and to buy souveniers. After the tour transfer to Trabzon airport.
20:30 Fly from Trabzon to Istanbul
22:20 Arrive in Istanbul and pick up from Istanbul airport to your hotel. Overnight stay at 4* Hotel in Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE & DOLMABAHCE PALACE
included meals:Breakfast –Lunch
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am and depart for the tour. we will drive to Eminonu Port to board to get the regular city boat for
2 hour Bosphorous Cruise trip. 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 Dolmabahce Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill. After the tour transfer to your hotel,time at leisure for you , Overnight stay at 4* Hotel in Istanbul.
After breakfast check out the hotel (before 12:00), We will pick you up from your hotel two ours prior(regarding your flight time)and transfer to Istanbul international Airport . End of tour and services