Eastern Turkey Tour

Trip to the scenic Black Sea region of isolated monasteries, lush mountain sites, typical villages and waterfalls with your own private guide.

Black Sea Region

4 days/3 nights
2014 prices on request

Black Sea Tour map


An exotic tour to Turkey's less known tourism region through the eastern Black Sea part of the country. During our 4 day tour you will visit the 4th century Sumela Monastery and Altindere National Park, the 13th century church of St. Sophia, Ataturk's Mansion, we will visit kiwi and tea plantations in the region and countless villages through the Pontic Mountains. We will stay in a wooden bungalows high in the mountains in Uzungol and driving along the valley we will see Camlihemsin, Konaklar, Senyuva Bridge, Zil Kale, and takea glance over Georgia near the Georgian border on the Eastern Black Sea coast, after Sarpi Gate. A short but truly interesting trip at the Eastern Black Sea Region.

Daily departures                                      pontus black sea

TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1 SUMELA MONASTERY, ZIGANA, KARACA CAVE   
After arriving at Trabzon Int'l Airport, we begin our trip with visiting the 4th century Sumela Monastery and Altindere National Park. Later on we drive you up to Zigana Mountain, crossing the mountain with spectacular views of  villages on Pontic Mountains. We arrive at Gümüshane to visit Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colours and formations. Drive back to our hotel located at the centre of Trabzon. Check-in to hotel, dinner and overnight at Hotel Usta or similar**** (D)    

Day 2 TRABZON CITY TOUR, UZUNGOL 
Today we will explore the highlights of Trabzon city; study the extraordinary collection of Byzantine frescoes in the 13th century church of St. Sophia, visit Ataturk's Mansion on Soguksu hill facing Black Sea,  Girls' Monastery on Boztepe Hill, Sera Lakeon the way to Akçaabat, lunch at a seaside restaurant serving famous Akcaabat Meatball. In the afternoon we drive to Uzungöl (long lake). It's a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. We hike around the lake and village and check-in to our wooden hotel, dinner and overnight at Inan Kardesler Hotel & Bungalows (S) (B,D)

Day 3 RIZE, CAMLIHEMSIN, ZILKALE, AYDER 
Today we are leaving from Uzungöl. Short break at Rize for panoramic view of the city from the Botany Garden, we visit kiwi and  tea plantations here, then we arrive to Firtina (Storm) Valley which takes us to Ayder Plateau. Before arriving in Ayder we will see Camlihemsin, Konaklar, Senyuva Bridge, Zil Kale. Gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest and most beautiful in the region. we arrive in Ayder before sundown, check-in our wooden hotel, dinner and overnight at Hasimoglu Hotel (S) (B, D)    

Day 4 AYDER, TRABZON
Today we have time to explore that beautiful Alpine Plateau is Ayder until noon. Traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal spring, waterfalls dropping down from hundreds metres and beautiful plateau houses are going to be interest of you.  In the afternoon we drive to Turkish - Georgian border on Eastern Black Sea coast, after viewing Georgia from Sarpi Gate, we drive along the Black Sea coast back to Trabzon Airport for a homebound flight and say farewell. (B)

Tour Price Includes :

Retue
3 Nights Half Board accommodation

  • Modern, spacious, air-conditioned, vehicle for land transportation.
  • Return airport transfer in Trabzon
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Admission fees to sights and museums
  • 6 meals : 3 Breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D).
  • Parking, portage, tipping (except guide, driver), tolls
  • V.A.T.

Tour Price Excludes :
Airfare of int'l and domestic flights to and fromTrabzon,
Air and departure taxes,
Bottled beverages or alcohol,
Travel insurance,
Visas, laundry, and personal items.

Accommodation:
1 Night - Trabzon - Hotel Usta ****
1 Night - Trabzon / UzungOl -  Inan Kardesler Hotel & Bungalows (S)
1 Night - Rize / Ayder -  Hasimoglu Hotel (S)

Tour Price per person - 2013 Euros
Double occupancy 539
Single  659
Prices in 2014 on request

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