Trabzon and beyond in 4-day Tour from Istanbul

Taking you through the highlights of the Northeast region of Turkey, showcasing its breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and unique local gastronomy.

Including
* Accommodations in a 5-star in Trabzon
and Deluxe traditional hotel in Ayder
* All admissions, transfers, guiding and logistics, Domestic flight tickets included
* Option to customize and return to different city at the end is available.

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Tour Program

Day 1 – Traveling to Trabzon – (D)
AM Pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, transfer to the domestic airport
Flight to Trabzon,
Arrive in Trabzon, a port city on the Black Sea coast, and transfer to your hotel. After settling in, start your tour by visiting the Hagia Sophia Museum, an ancient Byzantine church that has been preserved as a mosque.

Next, explore the Atatürk Villa, a beautiful mansion where the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, stayed in 1930 during his inspection of Trabzon. Take in the stunning views of the city and the sea from its hilltop location.
Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel
Overnight in Trabzon.

Day 2 – Day Trip to Sumela Monastery and Karaca Cave – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your driver guide and continue on a scenic drive into the country side to visit to the Sumela Monastery, a 1,600-year-old Greek Orthodox monastery perched dramatically on a cliffside amidst the Kaçkar Mountains. Explore the ancient halls, chapels, and frescoes, and enjoy breathtaking views of the lush valley below.
Delicioius lunch in a local restaurant.
Next, head to the Karaca Cave, known as the “Crystal Palace” due to its stunning formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Take a guided tour of this magnificent natural wonder and learn about its geological history.
Return to the hotel & Overnight in Trabzon.

Day 3 – Traveling Rize and Ayder Plateau – (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your driver guide and continue on a scenic drive towards East to Rize, known for its stunning tea plantations and breathtaking landscapes.
Visit the Rize Castle, a 14th-century fortress that offers panoramic views of the city and the Black Sea.
Next, explore the Fırtına Valley, a picturesque valley that cuts through the Kaçkar Mountains. Take in the lush greenery, rushing streams, and charming wooden houses that dot the landscape.
In the afternoon, visit the Çayeli Copper Works, a historic copper mine that has been converted into a museum. Learn about the region’s mining history and discover the processes used to extract copper from the earth.
Check into your hotel, free time to rest and refreshing.
Dinner at the hotel & Overnigth in Ayder.

Day 4 – Traveling back to Istanbul – (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 am Meet up with your driver guide and start your day with a visit to the Ayder Plateau, a stunning high-altitude valley surrounded by meadows and forests.
Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Next, head to the Zilkale Castle, a 14th-century fortress that was built on a steep rock face overlooking the Fırtına River.
In the evening, board your return flight from Trabzon Airport to Istanbul.

 

Program ends

From $….. US Dollars per person
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Includes
* Hotel accommodation in Trabzon (Deluxe 5-star Sea-side hotel) 2 nights
* Hotel accommodation in Ayder (Deluxe traditional hotel) 1 night
* All land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meals mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner)
* Professional, English-speaking tour guides during the tours
* Admissions to sites
* Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Trabzon
* Domestic flight tickets from Trabzon to Istanbul
* All the fuel, toll roads, parking fees during all the transfers
* All taxes and service charges

Excludes
* Drinks with meals
* Travel Insurance
* Tips to the Guide, Driver and Hotel Bellboy Staff

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