Highlights of Istanbul, Trabzon, and Rize Tour - 6 Days

Discover the highlights of the Black Sea in 6 days.

Overview

Highlights of Istanbul, Trabzon, and Rize- 6 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
  • Bosphorus Dinner cruise

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: 5  / Lunch: 2 / Dinner: 5

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Please wear comfortable 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

  • St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, SultanAhmet Imperial Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Covered Bazaar , Spice Bazaar , Bosphorus Cruise Tour , Camlica Hill ,Ayder mountain , Uzungöl , Sümela Monastery ,Kanuni House and old city at Trabzon

Itinerary

Day 1
Istanbul - Arrival Day

Welcome to Istanbul. Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, our professional tour guide will meet with you, greeting you by a board with your name on it. We will provide luxury transportation, taking you to your hotel with comfort and in style. Arrive at your hotel and you will be assisted during your check-in. l. Today, you can enjoy Istanbul as you wish.

Day 2
Istanbul City tour

The Istanbul city tour 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.

Day 3
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and shopping.

After breakfast, we will visit the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice.
Bosphorus cruise is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade facing the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque, and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Rumeli Fortress Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
Beylerbeyi Palace was the summer residence of Ottoman sultans and exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
The Bosphorus bridge enjoys a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) Camilica hill is the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.
SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewelry, a handcrafts center, and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti’s Tour’s local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul

Day 4
Istanbul -Trabzon

After checkout the hotel transfer to the airport to fly Trabzon. On arrival to Trabzon directly drive to Ayder to see the mountain of Kaçkar. The tourism hub of the Kaçkars, this formerly bucolic yayla(mountain pasture) village has become a highly popular tour stop, Ayder has a gorgeous setting at around 1300m altitude in a verdant, waterfall-ribboned valley, and the broadest range of accommodation in the Kaçkars. The village straggles more than 2km from west to east up the valley, and the Kaçkar Dağları Milli Parkı (Kaçkar Mountains National Park) is nearby. On this trip, we will visit Eskitıglu Waterfall, Rize Castle, and Rize city center. Then drive to Trabzon where we will overnight.

Day 5
Trabzon Uzungol Tour

After breakfast drive to Uzungöl Every corner of the Black Sea offers visitors different delightful qualities. this applies to Uzungol as well. The lake is surrounded completely by forests. when you see the lake’s view you’ll know why it is the subject of postcards. . We visit Tiled Bridge and Tea Factory which is on our way and we will see the technics of tea production step by step with an expert engineer, and after having our tea, we will go on our way to Uzungöl. After taking photos, we will have free time at the restaurant which is located near the lake coastal. Now it is time to visit the unique nature of Uzungöl With fresh air, and green, between the forests you will feel younger. then drive to Sumela Monastery Sumela Monastery having a height of 1150m is situated in Altındere Village of Maçka subordinate of Trabzon. The cloister which was established on the precarious surface of the mount having the perspective of Altındere Valley is called ‘Mother Mary’ by the nearby individuals. This structure which is 300m high from the base of the valley has supported the custom of the religious communities to be established outside the downtown area, in the woods, inside the holes, and on stream banks. And drive back to Trabzon

Day 6
Trabzon-Istanbul departure day

After breakfast, we depart for Trabzon Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul which is where as well our tour ends.

Included Services

  • • Accommodations
  • • 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 ?

Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you. The tour will be confirmed by the Excursions Finder sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.

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

Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905323959925 along with the following information:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
Residence address
Telephone number
E-mail

After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.

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.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.

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Highlights of Istanbul, Trabzon, and Rize Tour