Extended Black Sea Tour Turkey - 9 Days

Discover during your 9 days the Natural Jewels of the Balck Sea.

Overview

Extended Black Sea Tour Turkey Package – 9 days

  • Discover more demands in your limited time
  • Flexibility with and without a tour guide
  • Regular tours, with no hidden costs

Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.

  • Hammam
  • Turkish Night

TRIP TYPE:  Private Tour / Regular Tour

STARTS: Istanbul

ENDS:  Istanbul

DEPARTS: Daily Full Year

GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 30

HOTEL RATING: 4- star

TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English

MEALS: Breakfast: 8 / Lunch: None / Dinner: 7

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable winter clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
  • Please do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for the visit to religious places.
  • If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
  • Please take always a passport

Highlights

  • Istanbul Old City, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Abant Lake, Hattusa, Mausoleum of Ataturk, Sumela Monastery, Zigana Pass, Tea plantations.

Itinerary

Day 1
Istanbul - Arrival Day

Meeting with a member of our team at Istanbul Airport and getting the transfer to the hotel. You can relax or explore the region by yourself for the rest of the day.

Day 2
Istanbul City Tour

The Istanbul city tour package will start at the Old City after a delicious breakfast. Hippodrome is the main rota that was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 1985 and the living heritage of both Byzantines and Ottomans can be seen. Around Sultanahmet, The German Fountain -which was gifted by German Emperor Wilhelm II in 1898-, the Obelisk of Theodosius – nearly 3,500 years old, was brought to the Hippodrome by Theodosius from the Temple of Karnak about in 390- can be seen. Serpent Column -considered that it was at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi before- and the Column of Constantine that was brought from Apollon temple in Rome are other highlighted sites of the tour.

The next stop is the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Its breathtaking design is the synthesis of 200-year-old of Ottoman mosque architecture with Byzantine church architecture. The mosque is reflecting majesty and grandeur concepts through its architectural features and its green, white Iznik tiles are fascinating with the blue ornaments of the dome.

Hagia Sophia Mosque which is referred to as the “8th Wonder of the World” is another amazing site that is more than 1,500 years old. The light creates a fascinating atmosphere while flowing inside from the dome windows, combining a colorful, mystic view when it reaches the mosaics on the wall. The lunch break will be around 13:00 before shopping in Asil Efendi where all kinds of authentic gifts can be found such as Turkish tastes, Turkish coffee, exotic spices, herbs, and handicrafts. The tour ends with a hotel transfer.

Day 3
Istanbul - Abant Lake - Safranbolu

After breakfast, we depart for Abant Lake. Abant is most probably the most famous lake in Turkey. The lake is at the end of a 22 km drive. The seven-kilometer walk around the lake offers a great opportunity to enjoy the area. Those who don’t wish to walk can ride horseback or complete the tour on a horse cart. Abant lake is surrounded by pine trees. The manner in which the lake was formed is a topic of discussion. Its deepest point is 45 meters. The countryside is pleasantly different in each season. Water lilies embellish the surface in summer. It is also famous for its trout. Lunch break at a beautiful alfresco restaurant under the trees with BBQ and fresh bread. After lunch, we depart for Safranbolu (from the 13th century to the advent of the railway in the early 20th century, Safranbolu was an important caravan station on the main East-West trade route. The old mosque, the old bath house, and Suleyman Pasha Medrese were built in 1322. During its apogee in the 17th century, Safranbolu’s architecture influenced urban development throughout much of the Ottoman Empire). On arrival, we will walk through the historical Safranbolu Bazaar continuing on to Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Cici Hodja Bath House, Kaymakamlar House

Day 4
Safranbolu - Ankara Tours

After breakfast, we depart the direction of Safranbolu for Ankara (3 to 4 hours’ drive) On arrival, we will have time for lunch before taking the city tour of Ankara which is the 2nd biggest city, and the capital of Turkey. On the tour, you will visit Ataturk`s (founder of modern Turkey) Museum and the Ataturk Mausoleum.

Day 5
Ankara - Hattusa - Amasya Tours

After breakfast, we depart for Hattusa, which was the capital of the Hittites. Hititians were Indo-German Semi European people, they arrived via the Black Sea to north Anatolia at the beginning of the 18th century BC. They used horse carts as their war vehicles which they used during their attack on Ramses the 2nd and they had a big war with the Egyptians they then made a peace treaty where they wrote on the clay and had 2 women sign it. That was the first peace treaty where women ever participated. Visit Yazilikaya which is the ruin of an open-air temple of the Hittites where there are rock carvings of the Hittite’s god and Goddess. We then go to Hattusa, a big temple, and the city ruins including the gates of the lion and king. Visited the summer palace of Hittites and drove to Alacahoyuk which was the first capital of the Hittites and Hatti civilization. After lunch, we drive to Amasya for our Amasya Tour. Amasya is one of the provinces which is distinct both with its natural setup and the historical values it holds. It was the homeland of the famous geographer Strabo. Located in a narrow cleft of the Yesilirmak (Iris) river, it has a history of 3000 years during which many civilizations left priceless remains of their times. The ruins of the citadel on the rock face of the cleft shelter 2000-year-old water channels, 1000-year-old bridges, an ancient mental hospital, an Ottoman Palace, and a secret underground passageway.

Day 6
Amasya - Trabzon Tours

After breakfast at 09.00, we depart for Trabzon. When the Roman Empire was divided into two at the end of the 4th century, Trabzon remained under the sovereignty of the Eastern Roman Empire which later on was called as Byzantine Empire. When relations and wars between the Byzantines and the Arabs started, the Arabs called the people under Roman Sovereignty as Rum and the areas under Roman sovereignty Diyar-i Rum or Memleket-ul Rum.

Day 7
Trabzon Tour

After breakfast, we depart for St. Sophia (Ayasofya), a 13th-century church, and study its extraordinary collection of Byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Castle, and Ataturk’s Mansion (a picturesque hillside retreat), visit Ortahisar Mosque (a Comneni cathedral in the old town). Lunch at a seaside restaurant in Akcaabat. Afternoon, we explore the cobbled stone streets of Trabzon. Drive to Boztepe; enjoy our tea from samovar with the panoramic view of the city.

Day 8
Sumela Monastery - Zigana - Karaca Cave

After breakfast, we depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4th-century Sumela Monastery which clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch, travel along the Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains (Pontic Alps) will take us to Karaca Cave that is considered to be the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors and formations

Day 9
Trabzon – Istanbul End of Tour

After breakfast, we depart for Trabzon Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back home.

Included Services

  • • Accommodations
  • • National Flights
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
  • • Transfer service during tours
  • • Airport transfers
  • • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Accommodation included dinner

Excluded Services

  • • Beverage during the tour
  • • Tips to the guide and driver
  • • Personal expenses
  • • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
How Can I Book This Tour ?

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Reservations and payments?

For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.

For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.

Cancellation Policy

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.

Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
No Show
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.

Methodes of Payment

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Refunds

The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
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Extended Black Sea Tour Turkey