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Adult (Age 6-99)

Historical 9-Day Black Sea Tour of North Turkey

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Duration: 9 days
Product code: 4847
Overview

From Istanbul to Trabzon travel across the North of Turkey also known as the Black Sea, a historic trading post of all the major trade routes that travelled from India, Arabia and the Orient into Europe.

Explore the magnificent city of Istanbul and take in some of the main sights, including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome.

Go the relatively unknown city of historical Safranbolu where you will visit the bazaar, Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Cici Hodja Bath House and Kaymakamlar.

Ankara, the capital of Turkey, holds all the secrets that founded this great country and you will do a city tour where you will get to visit the Ataturk Museum who was the great ruler of Turkey.

Explore Amasya, a pure beauty, a city fortified by mountains and castles laid out along the banks of the River Kizil Irmak before finishing in Trabzon to discover the secrets of the Byzantine Empire.

Highlights
  • Tour the magnificent Istanbul and explore the popular attractions
  • See the undiscovered Safranbolu and see the sights of the town
  • Go to Turkey's Capital Ankara and see Ataturk's Museum
  • Visit Amasya which is famous for its juicy apples as well as its amazing history
  • Explore the fascinating ruins of Hattusa and visit Yazılıkaya known for its Phrygian archaeological remains
  • Visit the main sights of Trabzon including the museum of St Sophia and the Ortahisar Mosque the major church of Trabzon
  • Travel along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains leading to the Karaca Cave
  • See the 4th century Sumela Monastery a Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary,
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian
  • Duration Duration: 9 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Istanbul Airport
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    You can cancel your tour 7 days prior to the travel date with a full refund except for the domestic flights which are non-refundable.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Domestic flight from Trabzon to Istanbul
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All accommodation
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional tour guides
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Meals that are not stated in the itinerary
Itinerary
Days

Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul where our driver will collect you and transfer from and check in to your hotel where the rest of the day will be at your leisure.

  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

Leave your hotel in the morning after breakfast for an Istanbul City Tour where you will visit Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Blue Mosque, Hippodrome; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

After a lunch break head to the Spice Bazaar and take a tour to the Bosphorus Cruise where Europe meets Asia.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

After breakfast depart for Abant Lake a beautiful freshwater lake in Turkey’s Bolu province.

After lunch depart for Safranbolu and on arrival walk through the historical Safranbolu Bazaar, continuing to Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Kaymakamlar House and Cici Hodja Bath House.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in safronbolu

After breakfast, depart Safranbolu and head to Ankara.

On arrival have time for lunch before taking the city tour of Ankara where you will get to visit Ataturk`s Museum and the Ataturk Mausoleum.

Kemal Atatürk, commonly referred to as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, was a Turkish field marshal, author, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first President from 1923 until his death in 1938.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Ankara

After breakfast travel to Hattusa, Yazilikaya and Alacahoyuk.

Hattusa was once the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. Its ruins are close to modern Boğazkale, Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızılırmak River and were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986.

Yazılıkaya, Phrygian Yazılıkaya, or Midas Kenti is a village in Eskişehir Province, Turkey and is known for its Phrygian archaeological remains and inscription mentioning Midas.

Alacahöyük or Alaca Höyük is the site of a Neolithic and Hittite settlement and is an important archaeological site. It is situated in Alaca, Çorum Province, Turkey, northeast of Boğazkale, where the ancient capital city Hattusa of the Hittite Empire was located.

After lunch drive to Amasya for Amasya Tour.

Situated in Northern Turkey, Amasya is the capital of the Amasya province in the Black Sea area. Nestled in the mountains that overlook the sea, Amasya is famous for its juicy apples as well as its history that goes back to antiquity.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Ankara

After breakfast, you will depart for Trabzon check in to your hotel and have the rest of your day at your leisure. 

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Trabzon

In the morning, depart for St. Sophia, a museum but was formerly a Greek Orthodox church that was transformed into a mosque in 1584. It dates back to the thirteenth century when Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond.

Then visit the Ortahisar Mosque known as the major church of Trabzon and is located in the Ortahisar quarter and is believed that the church was constructed over the ruins of an ancient Roman temple by Hanmibalianos, the nephew of Roman Emperor Constantin (A.D. 325 - 364).

Enjoy Lunch in Akcaabat one of the rare and charming coastal districts of the Black Sea of Trabzon.

In the afternoon, explore Trabzon and drive to Boztepe; tea from samovar with a panoramic view of the city.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Trabzon

Depart for the 4th century Sumela Monastery a Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary, better known as Sumela Monastery and is one of the Black Sea's highlights.

Relax beside the flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park that consists of water canals, library, kitchen, guest rooms, cisterns, and the pool in which holy water was collected.

After lunch, travel along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains (Pontic Alps) will lead us to Karaca Cave and is considered to be the most beautiful in Turkey for its colours and formations.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Trabzon

After breakfast depart from Trabzon Airport for a domestic flight to Istanbul and end of the tour. You could choose to extend your stay or connect to your international flight home.

  • Breakfast
  • Flight : Flight to Istanbul
Meeting Point
Pick up from Istanbul Airport. Times will be depending on your flight arrival time

Additional Info
  • Check to see if you need a visa to enter Turkey
  • Make sure you have adequate insurance
  • Apply suncream and a hat in the high season as it can get very hot
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear when on the tours
  • Names must match exactly as they appear on your passport
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Reviewed by Fatma Zehra TR   June 22, 2019
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Bu turu arkadaşimla birlike katildim ve tek diyebilcem sey HARIKA!. Bu tur çok iyi organiz edildi Kara deniz bölgesini en güzel yerleri gösteriyor. Rehberimiz çok çok iyidi baya bilgiliydi hersey için tesekur etmek istiyorum.
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Zeynep TR   June 23, 2019

Merhaba Fatma Hanim, Güzel yorumunuz icin tesekkuler. Memun kalidinizi sevindik. Saygilar Zeynep

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Reviewed by I Dinyar PK   May 01, 2019
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A completely unexpected view of Turkey.
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Brooke US   May 02, 2018

Thank you for your review.Kind regards, Brooke.

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Reviewed by Jane S US   April 14, 2019
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Fantastic trip to an area that's hard to travel to independently. Amazing Palaces, Churches and Mosques from the old Silk Road.
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Sandy US   April 15, 2019

Thank you Jane S for sharing your experience of this trip.Sandy.

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Reviewed by Jonalyn J CH   March 18, 2019
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The Turkey Black sea Tour was amazing! It was truly an experience getting off the beaten track and appreciating the stunning and picturesque landscape coupled with the historical backgrounds! Our guide was splendid in guiding us through the different cities and providing us with the stories that filled this land. Highly recommended route for sure!
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Louise GB   March 19, 2019

Hello, Jonalyn J.Thank you for your review and sharing that the guide did a splendid job. I will pass your feedback on to our team they will appreciate it. Kind regards, Louise.

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Reviewed by Gary H GB   March 16, 2019
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We were a group of 5 and the trip worked well. The season made a huge difference as for most of the journey in Eastern Turkey the mountains were covered in snow and indeed out of the towns the land was covered in snow so scenically it was very appealing. It was cold, however we covered a region best known to Turkish tourists and little known to others, until we got closer to Istanbul. All archaeological sites were interesting and everyday we experienced something new to be able to appreciate the flow of peoples through history. Meeting locals complimented the tourist aspects.
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Yazmine GB   March 16, 2019

Thank you Gary H for taking the time to write a review about your experience of this tour.Kind regards, Yazmine.

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