We meet you our valuable guests at Trabzon Airport with our crew and we start to see very green Black Sea without losing time. Firstly, we visit Sumela Monastery which was constructed on the step slopes of the Black Mount and is located in Golden River National Park. We will have our lunch at a restaurant located on the skirts of the Mount Zigana and among the mystical pines. After the meal, we visit the Cave Karaca that is located in Torul, Gumushane and presents us a visual resital with ıts stalactites and stalagmites. We give a break at the Mount Zigana which has two climates on its both sides passing the Zigana Pass and then we reach Hamsikoy which is the original land of rice pudding following the old Iranian Road. We taste the rice pudding, drink our tea a country tea house and do a nature walk dinner.
We begin our day after the breakfast taken at our hotel. Firstly we visit Hagia Sophia which had been used as a museum and was converted into a mosque. Then we visit Ataturk’s Villa in which the father of the Turk stayed during his visits to Trabzon. After that, we go up to the hillside Boztepe to see the panoramic view of the city. We sip our teas coming with traditional semouvers by watching the city from the hillside. Araund 12.00, we will have our lunch at the Lake Sera (the ones who wish can get on pedalo) After the lunch we depart for the Lake Uzungol at 2 p.m. On the way, we observe knife artisanship in Surmene and visit a tea factory in Of. Then we arrive at the the hotel in Uzungol. After the check-in, we are free until the dinner. We will have our dinner
accompanied with live music.
After the breakfast, we depart fort he highland Ayder. On our way, we will give a tea break in Rize Botanical Garden, observe the workbenches weaving local fabrics, see the rafting area on the River Fırtına and experience the Lazic culture. We will arrive at our hotel in Ayder 1.30 p.m passing by the rain forests and the waterfalls. After the check-in we are free fort he lunch and a nature walk. By the way our guests can go to the hot springs. We will have our dinner accompanied with local violin and pipes.
After the breakfast taken at our hotel, we depart fort he village Caglayan located in Fındıklı at 9a.m. This village is famous for tea and kiwi plantations and traditional Lazic mansions. Recorded all these beauties to our cameras, we do one hour nature walk along the River Caglayan. Then we go to Cayeli in order to have our lunch with the famous beans all around Turkey. After the meal, we arrive in Trabzon following the
Black Sea coastal road. By giving free time to our guests, they find a chance to see the historical bazaar area of Trabzon and to buy souveniers. And we finalize the tour transfering you our valuable guests to the airport according to your flight times.
B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
You can customize this trip with additional days! Slow the pace with rest days in locations of your choice, or add additional sightseeing days along the route.
We invite you to a 4 day journey that will be imprinted on your minds. Sumela Monastery that hosts thousands of people every year with its unique architecture and nature, Karaca Cave that presents the visitors a visual resital with its stalagtites and stalagmites and Hamsikoy that is famous for its rice puding will be seen; and you will experience a natural wonder Lake Uzungol, Ayder which is on the skirts of the Mount Kackar, Hagia Sophia with its historical aura, Ataturk’s Villa and Lake Sera. You will taste Muhlama-Kuymak, Akcaabat meatballs, rolled cabbage, cabbage soup, corn soup and Lazic pie. You will dance horon and kolbastı, and you will enjoy the sound of the local violin and pipes.
You have option to add an extra day at the end of this itinerary and visit Batumi in Georgia. Please contact us for further details. This is a fully private tour.
- Transfers with the luxury vehicles
- Guiding in English
- Overnight stays at the authentic hotels of the region
- Breakfast and dinners taken at the hotels
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
- Compulsory insurance by Turkish tourism ministry. This insurance covers you for all of the services bought from us, in case of bankruptcy, insolvency or the liquidation of our agency
- International airfares
- Visas and passports
- Drinks with meals
- Travel Insurance
- Tips & Personal Expenses
|Ayder||Hasimoglu Hotel or similar||3 Star Hotel||
Hasimoglu Hotel or similar
Surrounded by majestic mountains and valleys, Ayder Hasimoglu Hotel offers charming rooms and bungalows with a private balcony or patio. The Kaçkar Mountains National Park is only 2.5 km away.
All accommodation of Hotel Ayder Hasimoglu is equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Some accommodation features a living area with a stone fireplace.
Hotel Ayder Hasimoglu provides many sporting opportunities, such as fishing, cycling, hiking, and Heliskiing. The hotel also offers a gym, a sauna, and a hot tub.
Guests can enjoy local and international buffet meals in Hotel Ayder Hasimoglu’s indoor and outdoor restaurants.
Ayder Hasimoglu Hotel is located 88 km from the city centre of Rize, and the Trabzon Airport is 163 km away.
|Trabzon||Ipekyolu Park Hotel or similar||4 Stars||
Ipekyolu Park Hotel or similar
Located 16 km from the Sumela Monastery, this modern hotel features a Turkish bath, indoor pool and a sauna. Free private parking on site and free Wi-Fi throughout the venue are offered.
All the rooms at Ipekyolu have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a minibar. There is a balcony, safety deposit box and a private bathroom with slippers, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can enjoy local and international dishes at the hotel’s a la carte restaurant with forest views. Breakfast is offered in buffet style every morning. Refreshing drinks can be ordered from the bar.
A 24-hour front desk, laundry service and a tour desk are available. Vazelon Monastery is 6 km away.
|Uzungol||Hotel Meric or similar||3 Star Hotel||
Hotel Meric or similar
Located in a tranquil setting, Meric Hotel has a restaurant serving regional delicacies. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi in its rooms. All rooms have a balcony with mountain and land views.
The cosy rooms of Meric feature wood wall panels and wooden floors. Each room includes a private bathroom with hot water. There is also a TV in the rooms.
Daily breakfast is served as an open buffet at the hotel. The restaurant serves Turkish cuisine and regional dishes.
Uzungol Mosque is 500 metres away. The hotel is 25 km from Balikli Lake and 35 km from Sultanmurat Plateau. Trabzon Airport is within 100 km.
Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip! All the people, guides, hotel staff, drivers and travelers were outstanding. Turkey is an amazing country and felt like we were fortunate to see as much of the country as we did. Loved your concept of traveling and wished we could travel like that everywhere. Our next trip is going to France and am wondering if you know of a travel company like yours, that organizes tours the way you do. If so, would appreciate your information. Thanks again for a wonderful trip!
We have arrived home after a wonderful trip overseas. I would like to thank you for the outstanding time we had in Turkey.
All the tours were fantastic and the efficiency of the staff and tour guides was amazing. We had experiences we had never had before and I (Susanne) particularly loved Goreme. The quality of the hotels was exceptional. The people of Turkey are the warmest and friendliest we have ever met.
Mehmet, who did our private Byzantine and Ottoman tour and the Black Sea tour was particularly engaging - I would love to do his gastronomical tour some day. All the guides had outstanding knowledge and took great pride in their work. The drivers were very experienced and I felt safe in their hands and knew that all would go well.
Once again, thank you very much. We will recommend your company to all our friends.
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The tourism season on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts run from May to October but tourist sites like Ephesus are open all year round. Gulet cruises are more enjoyable when refined to the months of June to September.
Cappadocia is also a region operating all year round, although in the wintertime, snowfall is usual. The snow does provide a pretty landscape view and the hot air balloons rides will still operate as long as weather conditions are advisable.
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On the Northeast, coast of Turkey sits the city of Trabzon. Well known for its football team, I was lured to the region because of the many attractions that entice thousands of visitors every year. As a stopping point on the historical silk route, various cultures and traditions have also made their way into the history of the bustling metropolis.
Due to its close proximately to the Georgia border, it was also for many years in the 80s enjoying the boom of suitcase tourism, when people flooded over the border to buy goods in Trabzon because they were cheaper. A connection with the Ottoman ruler of Sulimen the magnificent has also earned it the nickname as the city of Sultans.Read More
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