Trabzon Excursions & Tours - 4 Days / 3 Nights Eastern Black Sea Trabzon Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: A short but truly mesmerising trip though the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. Over the course of 4 days you will drive through the Pontic Mountains, stay in wooden bungalows in Uzungol and visit many local places of interest, including kiwi and tea plantations.
Day 1 - Sumela Monastery, Zigana, Karaca cave:
After arriving at Trabzon Int'l Airport, we begin our trip by visiting the 4th century Sumela Monastery and Altindere National Park. Later on we drive to Zigana and the Pontic Mountains enjoying spectacular views of villages on the way. We arrive at Gümüshane to visit Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colours and formations before driving to our hotel located in the centre of Trabzon. Overnight in Trabzon.
Day 2 - Trabzon City Tour, Uzungol (Breakfast included):
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, the Girls' Monastery on Boztepe Hill and Sera Lake on the way to Akçaabat. A lunchstop is given at a seaside restaurant serving famous Akcaabat meatballs. In the afternoon we drive to Uzungöl (Long Lake) and hike around the lake and village before checking in to our wooden hotel. Overnight in Uzungol.
Day 3 - Rize, Camlihemsin, Zilkale, Ayder (Breakfast included)
Today we leave Uzungöl making a short break at Rize for a panoramic view of the city from the Botany Garden. We then visit a kiwi and tea plantation for a short tour before driving to Firtina (Storm) Valley and the Ayder Plateau. Here there is some gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest and most beautiful in the region before arriving in Ayder late afternoon and check-in to our wooden hotel. Overnight in Ayder.
Day 4 - Ayder, Trabzon (Breakfast included)
Today we have time to explore the beautiful Alpine Ayder Plateau until noon seeing traditionally dressed village ladies, a thermal spring, waterfalls dropping down from hundreds of metres and plateau houses. In the afternoon we drive to the Turkish - Georgian border at Sarpi Gate, then along the Black Sea coast on our way back to Trabzon Airport and the end of the tour.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: According to client’s flight time.
End/closing time: According to client’s flight time.
Languages: English. Private tour: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese.
Not included: International flights, personal expenses: lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals, insurance of all types.
Others: Included: 1 night hotel in Trabzon including breakfast and dinner, 1 night hotel in Uzungol including breakfast and dinner, 1 night hotel in Ayder including.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - 7 Days / 6 Nights Eastern Black Sea Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: A fantastic journey through the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey, visiting the 4th Century Sumela Monastery and Altindere National Park, Borcka Karagol, ancient Georgian Churches and Erzurum Castle. We will also visit kiwi and tea plantations in this very agricultural region and pass by countless villages in the Pontic Mountains, staying in wooden bungalows high in the mountains in Uzungol.
Day 1: Trabzon (dinner included).
Arriving at Trabzon International Airport, transfer to hotel, dinner and brief information about the trip, and overnight.
Day 2: Trabzon, Sumela Monastery, Zigana, and Karaca Cave (breakfast and dinner included).
Depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4th century Sumela Monastery which clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, and relax beside a fast-flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park followed by a lunch stop. Travelling along the old Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains will then take us to Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colours and formations. We then return to Trabzon and have dinner in the hotel & overnight.
Day 3: Trabzon, Uzungol (breakfast and dinner included).
Depart for a tour of Trabzon visiting St. Sophia (Ayasofya), a 13'th century church and see an extraordinary collection of Byzantine frescoes, Gulbahar Hatun Mosque and Atatürk's Mansion. We then drive to Boztepe for a panoramic view of the city before moving on to Uzungöl, one of the most photogenic locations in the region. A lunch stop is given at a fish restaurant. Continue sight-seeing before checking into the hotel at Uzungol. Dinner and overnight. Day 4: Rize, Firtina Valley, Ayder (breakfast and dinner included).
Depart for Ayder, visit a botanical garden and have a panoramic view of Rize before driving to Camlihemsin through the beautiful Firtina Valley, passing spectacular scenery with many waterfalls, stone bridges and lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificent Kackar Mountains. Lunch stop in Ayder and sightseeing before checking in the hotel in Ayder. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Ayder, Borcka-Karagol, Artvin (breakfast and dinner included).
Drive to Artvin and visit Borcka Karagol and the ancient Georgian Churches Dolishane and Yeni Rabat (Shetberdi) Church in Ardanuc. We’ll drive beside the River Coruh, the fastest flowing and best rafting river of Turkey. Dinner and overnight in Artvin.
Day 6 - Yusufeli, Erzurum (breakfast and dinner included).
Driving through the River Coruh Valley will take us to other Georgian Churches, Ishan, Oshk-Vank and we also visit the Tortum Waterfalls on the way and stop for a lunch break before continuing to Erzurum. Dinner and overnight in Erzurum.
Day 7: Erzurum (breakfast included).
In the morning we visit Selchuk and Mongolian monuments in Erzurum, these include the Cifte Minareli Medrese, a theological school named after its’ towering twin minarets and Yakutiye Medrese, built by the Mongolian Prince Olcayto in 1308 and topped with a richly tiled minaret. We also see Ulu Mosque and Erzurum Castle before the transfer to Erzurum Airport and the client’s onward flight. The tour ends at Erzurum Airport.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at at Trabzon International Airport.
Duration: 7 days.
Pick-up time: According to client’s flight time.
Drop-off time: According to client’s flight time.
Start/opening time: Daily tours start approximately at 9am and finish approximately at 5pm.
Languages: Private tour: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. Shared tour: English.
Others: Included: return airport transfers, 4 star and Boutique Hotels in each area, 2 nights hotel in Trabzon including breakfast and dinner, 1 night hotel in Uzungol including breakfast and dinner, 1 night hotel in Ayder including breakfast and dinner, 1 night hotel in Artvin including breakfast and dinner, 1 night hotel in Erzurum including breakfast and dinner, all entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary, transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach.
Not included: international flights, personal expenses (lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals), tips for guides and drivers, all types of insurance.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Balikli Gol & Uzungol Private Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Tour begins with a visit to see some knife artisans. These knives are handmade and still used in the black sea area.
Followed by an opportunity to see tea growing on a tea plantation which has been running since 1917. The black sea area is well known for its' tea production which benefits from an ideal climate for its' cultivation. We will see green tea and how it grows. . . for those interested, this is followed by an hour's horse-riding (optional and extra cost).
The tour then moves on to Uzungöl, with scenery rivalling the Alps with its' steep slopes and glorious forest cover. The lake which is located at the middle of the valley at an altitude of 1090m was formed by a landslide which blocked the stream bed. The houses in this area blend into the scenery and complete the beauty of the area. Here guests can enjoy pure, clean air with free time to relax and a visit to a waterfall. Afterwards, the tour moves on to Balikli Gol situated on the top of a mountain wth superb views and magnificent scenery. After lunch we begin the journey back to the hotels.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours.
Pick-up time: At 10am.
Start/opening time: At 10:15am.
Not included: Lunch.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Discover Ayder
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Our first stop will be Sürmene which is famous with hand – made knifes, we have thirty minutes rest time. Our next stop will be famous Rize Tekpa Cloth Sales Store which sells pure – handmade – cotton, after visiting special knife store. After Tekpa Cloth Sales Store we are going on our way to Ayder and our next stop will be Da Raft Rafting School , we will go on our trip to unique water falls which are at the summit of Ayder – highland . Then our bus will wait for our visitors for having their free time and lunch. Now, our visitors are ready to discover Ayder –highland. After having our lunch and free time, after free time our bus will return from the same point to Trabzon. We are going to have tea break near the Old Ottoman Bridge and on the Frtna Stream which is on the way to Trabzon.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.
Others: In shared tour lunch is included.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Hidirnebi & Cal Cave Private Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: The tour begins with a 30 min. journey to the coastal town of Akçabat to the west of Trabzon and famous for its' meatballs and unique folk dance… Following on from here, we drive to Hidirnebi plateau, a 45 minute journey through beautiful, green scenery until we reach the plateau at 1600mt above sea level. Here we have free time to relax and enjoy the scenery and there are small cafes where the guests can sit and take refreshment.
After free time we will drive to Çal cave, here it is possible to walk for 1500m inside the cave and marvel at the formations which include a river in the cave - admission included.
Afterwards we begin the journey back to the hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours approx.
Pick-up time: At 9am.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End/closing time: At 5:30pm.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Hidirnebi Plateau and Cal Cave Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Our first stop is Çal Cave, known as the second longest cave in the world and a popular attraction in the Trabzon area. After our visit to Çal Cave we move on to the Hidirnebi Plateau, which is 1600m above sea level and a beautiful green vista. After enjoying the clean air of Hidirnebi Plateau we have our lunch at a nearby restaurant followed by some free time to explore the area before beginning our journey back to Trabzon.
Meeting/pick-up point: At client’s hotel.
Start/opening time: 10am.
-End/closing time: 6pm.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Karaca Cave & Limni Lake Private Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Exploring some of the magnificent green scenery of the Eastern Black Sea region. After 45 min. journey we are arriving to Maçka city, one of the most beautiful locations of this region and situated in the Altndere Valley and where we will see waterfalls in Altindere village.
After free time we will have tea on top of the hill then panoramic Hamsikoy tour via old silk road. This is a famous mountain village with stunning scenery and natural beauty.
Lunch (not included) is at Zigana plateau, a restful place surrounded by tall pine trees and energetic fresh air. After lunch the tour moves on to Karaca Cave, considered one of the most beautiful in Turkey for its' colours and natural formations, featuring stalactites, stalagmites, patterns on walls and cave flowers. It is situated 1550m above sea level.
The day is completed with a visit to Limni Lake before heading back to the hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours approx.
Pick-up time: At 9am.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End/closing time: At 5:30pm.
Not included: Lunch.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Kumbet Plateau and Giresun City Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: The tour begins with a visit to Tirebolu Castle followed by a short break so that we can taste the delicacies of dried fruit roll-up and 'churchkela' unique to the Black Sea region and enjoy a glass of local tea. Next, we will discover the centre of Giresun city, visiting Topal Osman Aga Monument Tomb and Giresun Castle where we will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of Giresun and Giresun Island.
We then continue to Kuzalan Waterfall and Mavi Göl (Blue Lake) before arriving at Kumbet Plateau where we can enjoy the unique natural beauty of the Black Sea region. After having lunch in the plateau area, we take a break for photographs in the Aymac locality and Kümbet village where there are several flat pastures covered with beautiful wild species of flowers and herbs.
After visiting Cifteoluk Women's Market on our way back and tasting rice pudding with gum mastic which is unique to this region, we visit Gorele Kemancha Museum (an exhibit of an ancient musical instrument) and complete our tour by returning back to Trabzon.
Meeting/pick-up point: At the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 7pm.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Ordu and Giresun tour - private
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: After we depart from the hotel, first we will see Tirebolu Castle, then we have our tea and breakfast at the best corner of Tirebolu. We start to discovery Giresun first, with Topal Osman Aga Monument Tomb who was the commander of guard division at independence war of Turkey, and with Giresun Castle where you can see all Giresun from the summit. After our visit, we will travel to Ordu. We will climb to Boztepe where is 450 m high from the sea-level by the cable –car with a magnificent landscape. We can find the way to take panoramic photographs of Ordu here. Our guests can have their lunch at Boztepe. Then we are going to have free time about an hour for our visitors at Ordu City – Center. After free time we will arrive to Trabzon. On our way back to Trabzon, we will have tea and coffee offer from Fiskobirlik cooperative after having a shopping – break.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 4pm.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Smartphone with Unlimited 4G Internet Included
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: A smartphone with 4G connection, ideal for expats, frequent visitors, or tourists so that you do not need to worry about getting your phone registered locally, or being blocked. Connect to fast and secure 4G internet AND enjoy the city with our digital companion!
• Find your way around with GPS and maps. Avoid the hassle!
• Stay connected, check tips and reviews for local restaurants, cafes, city highlights and attractions. Stay up-to-date with what’s going on in town. Enjoy the city like a local!
• Share what’s going on as it happens! Connect to your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) accounts and share your experience and memorable holiday photos on the go!
• Unlimited 4G internet included! Includes: Carry case, wall adaptor and charging cable.
Others: Confirmation will be received at time of booking.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Sultanmurat & Uzungol Private Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Tour begins with a visit to see some knife artisans. These knives are handmade and still used in the Black Sea area…
Followed by an opportunity to see tea growing on a tea plantation which has been running since 1917. . . The Black Sea area is well known for its' tea production which benefits from an ideal climate for its' cultivation. We will see green tea and how it grows. . . For those interested, this is followed by an hour's horse-riding (optional and extra cost).
The tour then moves on to Uzungöl, with scenery rivalling the Alps with its' steep slopes and glorious forest cover. The lake which is located at the middle of the valley at an altitude of 1090m was formed by a landslide which blocked the stream bed. The houses in this area blend into the scenery and complete the beauty of the area. Here guests can enjoy pure, clean air with free time to relax and a visit to a waterfall. Afterwards, the tour moves on to Sultanmurat, a central highland plateau offering magnificent scenery. After lunch we begin the journey back to the hotels.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours.
Pick-up time: At 10am.
Start/opening time: At 10:15am.
Not included: Lunch.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Tablet with unlimited Internet access
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Try an innovative approach to exploring Turkey and discover the wonders of the Turkey with a digital guide that’s available during your rental.
The digital guide is loaded with guides, maps, audio tours on a 7-inch tablet that’s been specifically designed for travellers visiting Turkey. The GPS navigation lets you go around the country without needing other devices, and printed maps.
The tablet comes with unlimited 3G internet access and a sharing option with other devices via Wi-Fi. You’ll easily find your way around and can check your tablet for recommended places and stay connected with your loved ones.
You’ll also find useful apps, with maps, quick information about the Turkey, and social tools. The operator’s staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have via a Viber account that’s been installed on the device, delivery will be done before one day of service date to hotel receptions, and guests will leave the tablets to reception end of the service.
Highlights:
Visit Turkey's most popular spots on your own schedule.
Enjoy on the go with digital guides and audio tours.
GPS Navigation with upto date LOI and traffic maps.
Stay connected with unlimited 3G speed internet and connect up to devices anywhere in Turkey.
Make use of all the useful applications and information at your fingertips.
Delivery and pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Turkey.
Meeting/pick-up point: Delivery one day prior to date of service and collection from customer’s hotels.
Languages: English.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Tour of Ayder Plateau
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: The first stop of our tour is Sürmene Knife sales store where the world famous Sürmene knives are sold. After a break, we visit a production and sales store of Rize cloths, the second stop of the tour. After seeing how these cloths are produced, we head towards the Ayder highland. On the way there is a stop at a rafting centre for approximately one hour. (Rafting tour is optional and with extra charge. ) Following this we continue our tour with a visit to some waterfalls located in Ayder and free time is given here for lunch and sightseeing. On the return journey, there is a a break at an old Ottoman stone bridge before arriving back at Trabzon.
Meeting/pick-up point: At client’s hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 6pm.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Tour of Zigana Mountain and Karaca Cave
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: After pick-up from your hotel we travel for about an hour to reach the spectacular Sümela Monastery. This amazing construction began with the foundation being laid in the 4th century BC by two monks from Athens. It was built in the side of steep rocks on the outskirts of the Black Mountain range at a height of 1300m above sea level. After this, we move on to Zigana which is located on the historical Silk Road and visited by the famous traveller, Marco Polo.
Later on we visit Karaca Cave, which is about 1 hour away, travelling through the Zigana Tunnel which is situated in the Pontic Mountains on the way. The Karaca Cave consists of numerous stalactites and stalagmites. The area is famous for the many pretty, wooden built houses dotted along the hill and mountain sides. The delicious local dishes of Trabzon can be tasted along the way. We visit a display shop on the road where dried fruit roll-ups and 'churchkhela' unique to Gümühane are produced and sold. After visiting Hamsiköy, we make our journey back to Trabzon.
Meeting/pick-up point: At client’s hotel.
Start/opening time: 9:30am.
-End/closing time: 6:30pm.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Trabzon city tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Trabzon is one of the most important city which you must visit because of its geography and historical artifacts. We will be at the historical Ayasofya (St. Sophia) Museum which was an Orthodox Church that got was built in 13th century and at the same time was a province (sphere of interest) for rich people who visited Trabzon , which may take around up to 10-15 minutes of travel.
After going around with the guidance of our professional travel guides to the Ayasofya which has a meaning as ‘’holy wisdom’’ museum ; we will visit Ataturk House which had been built in the beginning of 20th century around on pine grove where Ataturk lived for a while. And we will offer famous Trabzon Silver Telkari Crafts to our visitors after our Ataturk House trip which will make us feel Ataturk’s spirituality. We will go to Akcaabat for lunch. We will taste the famous Akcaabat meatballs and as well as the regional flavors such as kaygana, kuymak, tursu kavurmasi and sarma. Then we will move on to Sera Lake which is an important touristic place that visitors can ride lake-bicycles around the lake upon request. At about nearly 16:00 o’clock we will move on to Boztepe area.
We will have our special Black Sea tea with regional samovar and watch the panoramic view of the city. In case it is requested then we can go around to the Trabzon’s biggest shopping center which is called as ‘Trabzon Forum’. We will go back to our hotels and finish our tour program right after our free time at around 6pm.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
End/closing time: At 6:45pm.
Others: In shared tour lunch is included

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Unlimited Internet Access
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Why search for hotspot when you can take one with you? With our mobile hotspot devices you can easily connect your tablet, laptop, smartphone or other devices to the internet while on the go.
There’s an unlimited internet access (fair usage applies) and you do not need to worry about roaming charges. You can freely surf the internet, use favorite chat applications, stay connected with friends via social networks.
You can travel like a local, stay connected, and have more fun when you use a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot.
The hotspot comes with unlimited 3G internet access and a sharing option with 10 other devices via Wi-Fi. Sharing with 10 devices lets you and your group all connected during the trip without worrying about getting lost or losing connection.
The operator’s staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have via a Whats-App, Viber, Telegram, or e-mail during your rental.
Highlights
Get all the benefits of fast internet access anywhere without any roaming charges.
Surf at speeds of up to 21 Mbps, download or upload as much as you like*.
Connect up to ten devices at the same time.
Use free powerbank for re-charging any device during the day.
Re-charge by USB or mobile charger.
Delivery and pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Turkey.
Meeting/pick-up point: Delivery to the customer’s hotel day before service.
Others: Customers are to leave the equipment at the hotel reception at the end of the service.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Uzungol Waterfall Tour
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: The tour begins with a visit to the famous Sürmene Knife Store. These handmade knives are world famous and exported globally. After visiting Sürmene, we take a short break to taste the unique herbal teas of the Black Sea region.
Following this we move on to the Uzungöl waterfall area after - a great photo opportunity. We give free time for lunch at our facility next to the lake and to explore the area before setting off for our return to Trabzon. On the way back we take a break on a picturesque wooden bridge.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 10am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.
Languages: English and Arabic.
Others: Included: Entrance fees.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Visit to Sumela monastery
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: After having breakfast at the hotel we arrive at Sumela monastery in the Altindere village border in Macka district after leaving 40-45 minutes from Trabzon. Once we have arrived at Sumela monastery we will have a break in the waterfall area and at the special balcony where you can see the all monastery from the best position. Then we are going to visit the monastery. We will have our lunch at the Zigana highland holiday village which is located in a unique environment, after travelling nearly half an hour from the monastery.
We pass through Zigana tunnel after lunch and we will have a short break at fruit-paste store on the way. Then we will arrive at Karaca cave, which has the richest droop-columnar-stalagmite variation and scenic walls and lime-waterfall. We go around the cave where it is known that people who suffer from asthma can be relieved. On the return to Trabzon we rotate our way through historical road and we will visit Hamsikoy village where the people organize a festival of rice pudding during summer. After tasting Hamsikoy’s famous rice-pudding we return to Trabzon.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.
Others: Private tour lunch is not included. Regular tour lunch is included.

Trabzon Excursions & Tours - Visit to Uzungol lake
Trabzon Excursions & Tours: Being a natural dam formed by the closure of the river bad as a result of landslides . Uzungöl lake is almost charming people wth its beauty and unique scenery . Uzungöl is one of the most important tourism centers of both the region and Turkey, whose star has shined recently, and it is a special sanctuary for those fleeing from the stress and chaos of the city. Accommodation, food and drink facilities are located in center of Uzungol . There are plateaus and a few crater lakes between 1500-3000 metres in the South mountains of the region. Resting facilities, hiking, plant inspection, angling and bicycle tours are also available.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 6pm.
Others: Just for regular tour is included lunch.

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