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TRABZON BLACK SEA

9 Days Trabzone Black Sea

Enjoy a few Days at the beautiful Black Sea , the region there is great and the people there as well. Explore the area and see the historical places

Itinerary
9 Day tour of Safranbolu, Amasya, Trabzon, Uzungol, Parhal
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 sign that tell your name and he will transfer you to Hotel ( the hotel is an old ottoman house thats 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 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 whealthy 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)

After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel for a day trip to Amasra, A beautifull 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 wheather condition, you can hire boat for 15 Euros, and get a 40 minutes ride on the boat looking over the old city and castles, Late in the afternoon driver will take you from Amasra to Safranbolu, Overnight in Safranbolu.

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 harbour 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.

Day - 3 - Safranbolu - Ankara - Amasya - (B)

After the breakfast we will put you on the bus from Safranbolu to Ankara , 3 hours bus ride, once you arrive you will have few hours free time, for those who want to stay in Ankara, ( we can extend the tour and add couple more night accomadation in Ankara. After a break, you will depart from Ankara bus terminal to Amasya ( 5 hours bus ride , once you arrive, you will be picked up at the Amasya bus terminal and transfered to hotel, Overnight in Amasya

Day - 4 - Amasya - (B)

Today is the free day for you to discover Amasya on your own. Little about Amasya
In Amasya, one can see the remnants of the Hellenistic, the Roman, the Byzantine, the Seljuk, the Ilhanli, and the Ottoman civilizations, as well as many important remains belonging to the first years of the Republic of Turkey. The museums of this historical city contain cultural treasures, remained from many civilizations. Amasya is endowed with historical and cultural opulence, and the city is also very rich of natural beauties; thermal springs around Amasya are very famous. Amasya Yaliboyu Houses are the best instances of Ottoman architecture. These buildings usually have two storeys and they are now being restored by a foundation called AKTAV. (The Foundation of Protecting Cultural and Natural wealth).
Amasya is also famous for its apples, cherries, peaches and okra. If you would like to enjoy the beautiful nature with the city's deeply rooted cultural tradition, then Amasya is one of the most exciting places for you. Here, our friendly people will welcome you.

Day - 5 - Amasya to Trabzon - (B)

After breakfast, you will depart from Amasya to Trabzon, A beautifull bus ride cutting through the Black sea mountain ranges, ( Arrival in Trabzon & Check into you hotel, Overnight in Trabzon

Day 6 - Trabzon

After breakfast around 08:30 Departure from your hotel, and drive east to Sumela Monastery,
Sumela Monastery :    Monastery stands on the foot of a steep cliff facing the Altindere valley in Maçka - a province of the city of Trabzon. The building is about 300 high from the valley
After Sumela Monastery you will have a lunch break, and after lunch you will be on your way to Uzungol :
Uzungöl (Long lake in Turkish) is a village and lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon in Turkey.
The area is most famous for its natural beauty. Located in a valley between high rising mountains, the lake and village appear inaccessible at first. and you will be amazed by the time you get there. ( after arrival you will check into your hotel, and in the afternoon you will explore the area Overnight stay in Trabzon

Day 7 - Trabzon to Hopa

After breakfast, Departure from Uzungol to Hopa ( On the way you will visit traditional Black Sea Villages,  and this areas famous tea gardens, Arrival in Hopa, check in the hotel, Overnight stay

Day 8 - Hopa to Parhal Yufueli - (B)

After breakfast, early departure from Hopa to Parhal ( Yusuf Eli ) Parhal Yusufeli is side valley that lye up north to the mountains. As well as with a fantastic land scape, and beautiful scenic valleys, the are also 10th century churches, small black sea villages, Overnight stay in Parhal

Day 9 - Parhal ( Yusufeli ) to Trabzon - (B)

After breakfast, departure from Parhal, drive straight to Trabzon airport, and get on a flight back to Istanbul

Hotel

3 Star Hotel

Price per Person

Total cost: 1785 Euro per person in a double room & 1945 Euro in a single room
This Tour can be arranged as a private Tour as well , please ask for the details.

  What is included

 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 )
Professional English speaking tour guides
Domestic flight tickets from Trabzon to Istanbul
All of the TAX and service charges

What is excluded

International and Domesticflights
Personal expenses
Tips for Guide or Driver
Drinks during Lunch and Dinner