SAFRANBOLU & AMASRA
Day - 1 - Istanbul to Safranbolu
11:00 a.m. Departure from office or your hotel, we will transfer you to the main bus terminal of Istanbul
12:00 Departure from Istanbul on 5 hours bus ride to Safranbolu, once you arrive, the hotel manager will be at the bus terminal waiting, holding a sing that tell your names and he will transfer you to Hotel ( the hotel is an old ottoman house that's restored recently and turned into a guest room style hotel, all of the old styles, ornaments has been keeped in the building. After you check in , you can go and enjoy your time in this unique town. Overnight stay in Safranbolu.
Little about Safranbolu
Safranbolu is a cute little Black Sea town with the narrow streets and merchant shops,has many restored Ottoman dwellings because of it is important heritage, Safranbolu has been declared World Heritage Site.
In Ottoman times, the town lay on a major trade route. Its many handsome three-storey stone-and-timber konaks (mansions) were erected by wealthy merchants and craftsmen. In summer they lived in cool baglar district, and in the winter they moved down to the more sheltered Carsi (bazaar) quarter around the kazdagi mosque.
Day - 2 - Safranbolu - (B/L) - (Day trip to Amasra)
After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel for a day trip to Amasra, A beautiful 1 hour scenic drive through the mountains and little villages, once you get there you will have free time to discover Amasra, according to the weather condition, you can hire boat for 15 Euros, and get a 40 minutes ride on the boat looking over the old city and castles,
Little about Amasra
In the 6 th century BC Amasra was called Sesamus, and it is inhabitants were known as megara. The town has a cute small harbor with its Roman bridge and watch tower, it is one of the cutest town of the black sea region. Interesting places to see in the town include the Fatih Mosque a former Byzantine church and 19 th century iskele mosque, Some portions of the Byzantine city walls are still standing, as is a Roman bridge in the Harbour.
Late in the afternoon driver will take you from Amasra to Safranbolu, After arrival you will still have time to look around more of this unique town. Overnight in Safranbolu.
Day - 3 - Safranbolu to Istanbul - (B)
After the breakfast we will put you on the bus from Safranbolu to Istanbul , Arriving in istanbul will be the end of this program
Total cost: 565 Euro per person in a double room & 675 Euro in a single room.
* All of the hotels ( Each of them individually chosen )
* All of the land transfers with comfortable vehicles
* All of the meal mentioned in the itinerary ( B-breakfast, L-lunch & D-dinner )
* Day trip to Amasra (private transfers)
* All of the TAX and service charges
( This is a customize program and it is available all year around, if you are interested in getting more information about early booking and cash paying discounts,, hotel names, their web sites and daily departure times, simply send us an e-mail inquiry and let us know the dates you like to travel, then we will get back to you with full on information. We can also extend your stay by adding more sights like Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, and make it suitable for your time and interest.