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TR-SMEER - The Black Sea - undiscovered pearl of Turkey
1. Day: Flights to Istanbul

Upon arrival you are greeted by your local guide and accompanied to the hotel. (Overnight stay)

2. Day: Full day City break in Istanbul and Boats trips on Bosporus

After breakfast, you will learn the different neighborhoods of Istanbul know. First you will visit the most famous mosque of Turkey, the Blue Mosque. Then look at the Hippodrome and visit the most important monument of the Byzantine Empire: the Hagia Sophia. Since the Turkish occupation it was the main mosque of Istanbul and is now a museum. After lunch individual to learn the palace of the former Ottoman sultans, the Topkapi Seraglio know. At the end of the day you take part in a one-hour boat trip between Europe and Asia on the Bosporus. Marvel at the stunning sights of the city, such as the Dolmabahce Palace, from the water and enjoy the view on the Galata Bridge! There is a possibility in the ancient port district Kumkapi, a former fishing village of Istanbul, to eat dinner (extra cost: 32 € per person) for you. (Breakfast / night)

3. Day: Visit on Asian Istanbul - Bolu

In the morning you will explore the Asian part of the city. First you visit the Area Üsküdar with its bazaar and Çamlica, which is the namesake for two of the highest hills of the city. The Büyük Çamlica (Great Camlica) and Küçük Çamlica (Small Camlica) offer the most beautiful panoramic views of Istanbul. Then visit Anadolu Kavagi, the last station at the mouth of the Bosporus into the Black Sea. The area on the Bosphorus, that strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, was a "landscape of power and distance," enthused Gustave Flaubert (French writer), who once rode along the shore. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Genoese fortress high above Andadolu the estuary. You leave Istanbul and reach your hotel in the evening Bolu. (Breakfast / Dinner / bed)

4. Day: Gerede – Devrek – Amasra – Bartin – Safranbolu

Enjoy today the ride through the magnificent Anatolian region with valleys, springs, thick forests - pure nature! Old wooden houses from the time of the Ottomans along the way. Look at small town tours the cities and talk Devrek. The latter is known for its wood-carved walking sticks and Simit, a Turkish sesame yeast pastries. Then visit the most beautiful town undoubtedly the Black Sea coast - Amasra! Nestled between two bays, especially the massive city walls of Byzantine are - Genoese Seekastells on just 200 meter wide headland worth seeing! After the individual lunch in Amasra continue to Bartin. The city turned eleven kilometers southeast of the place established where the same river reaches the Black Sea. Ships with a cargo of up to 500 tons can reach the city. Thus Bartın is the only river port in Turkey. In the late afternoon you reach your overnight stop for today: Safranbolu. Safran, the precious flower and the spice of love, which is under UNESCO World Heritage since 1194 the city was once the name. Almost 700 years Safranbolu was the hub for the trade caravans on the Silk Road. Its inhabitants, Turks, Greeks and Jews were renowned for their craftsmanship. Blacksmith, potters and tanners certain centuries the everyday image. The blessings of modernity, wide arterial roads, large commercial buildings and industrial complexes, the little town never reached. It was simply forgotten. More than half a century later we realized that this is a unique jewel original Anatolian city culture was preserved. (Breakfast / Dinner / bed)

5. DAy: Inebolu – Abana – Ayancik – Sinop

After breakfast you travel on a serpentine road through pine forests to Inebolu. The town is known mainly for the construction of wood and sail boats. In a city tour you will see the old town close to the beautiful Pontic houses. Here you can enjoy lunch, a specialty meal with fish from the Black Sea. They travel to Ayancik, a small picturesque town on the Black Sea. Then you travel to Sinop, the Center for Wooden handicrafts and the birthplace of the philosopher Diogenes. The town lies on the northernmost tip of Turkey and has one of the finest natural harbors in the whole Black Sea coast. You will stay in Sinop. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / bed)

6. Day: Hamsilos - Fjord – Gerze – Samsun

In the morning you explore Sinop in a small city tour. Worth seeing is the. From the 3rd century. BC. Temple of native born in Sinop goddess Serapis, of which the foundation and building fragments can still be seen. Serapis stood in a row with the Egyptian goddess Isis and Anubis, and is usually shown along with the hellhound Cerberus. You will also see the well-preserved castle, the Alaeddin Mosque and the Alaiye Madrasah from the 13th century and the harbor. Continue your journey to Hamsilos Fjord, the only in Turkey! This, once fully frozen glaciers, formed during the last ice age on the Black Sea. About Gerze take you to your overnight stop Samsun. In the history of the Turkish liberation war Samsun occupies a special position. Here on 19 May 1919 Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) went ashore to proclaim the Turkish War of Independence. Visit the Atatürk Museum, which houses objects and documents from this period and the Bandirma-ship, with which Atatürk landed in Samsun in 1919. (Breakfast / Dinner / bed)

7. Day: Ordu: Visit a hazelnut plantation – Giresun – Picknick – Trabzon

Today you drive along the impressive Black Sea coast, past the harbor town of Fatsa and Ünye, Ordu to where you visit a hazelnut plantation. In your next stop Giresun one lives on the hazelnut harvest. A dream place surrounded by the sea, forest and pastures, located on a promontory, offers its visitors a breathtaking view over the city and the sea. At a picnic to enjoy the view and taste the regional delicacies such as Görele - a taste sticking stone oven pide and kofte (meatballs). On the subsequent way to go to Trabzon partly still traditional farming past tea plantations. Overnight in Trabzon, the most important city of the eastern Black Sea coast. (Breakfast / picnic / dinner / Night)

8. Day: Sümela monastery – Hagia Sophia – Camlıhemsin - Zilkale - Ayder/plateau

In the morning you will visit the most important city in the eastern Black Sea coast, Trabzon and see the Hagia Sophia (1250 built), the Büyük Fatih Mosque and the Ataturk House. Not far from Trabzon rises the 250 m high steep rocks Karadag. The monastery Sümela nestles like an eagle's nest on the cliff that looms over the meadows. On a narrow and high stairs you climb up to the monastery (250 m). The monastery from the 15th century consists of a cut in the rock church, several chapels, the kitchen, several monks' cells, the inn, the library and a fountain, whose water was to be miraculous. The main attraction of the monastery is the cave church Sümela which is covered all over with colorful frescoes. A small hike takes you on a different route back down in the valley (walking shoes advised!). They travel to Uzungöl which Alpenromantik Pure Black Sea holds for you. The picturesque lake with the village of the same name is one of the most beautiful photo opportunities of the region. On its banks are preppy wooden houses against a backdrop of towering mountains and steep rustling forests. Walk together with your local guide through this botanical paradise for birds. Lodging in Uzungöl. (Breakfast / Dinner / bed)

9. Day: Easy Treking in Nationalpark (8 km) Ayder-plateau

After breakfast we go again in the national park in Ayder Plateau and businesses an easy walk (about 5 kilometers). Enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful countryside! Along the way you can enjoy a picnic. Dinner and overnight at Ayder Plateau. (Breakfast / Picnic / Dinner / bed).

10. Tag: Rize: Visit a tea plantation – Hopa

Along the stunning coastline of the Black Sea they're going to Rize, at the foot of the Kaçkar Mountains. Here in the center of the Turkish tea and Kiwianbaus where over 60 percent of Turkish tea crop to be harvested, visit a tea plantation and a factory (weather permitting). About denCankurtaran Pass (690 meters) you will reach Artvin - the smallest provincial capital of Turkey. You then travel to Hopa, where you move into your hotel and dinner. (Breakfast / Dinner / Night)

11. Day :National Park Kaçkar Mountains - Kiwi plantation - Trabzon

Through the "Lesser Caucasus" drive back to Trabzon. On your way you will encounter pastures, dickbohligen wooden huts, dense forests, white flowering meadows and with a little luck you get a look at the always snowcapped peak Kackar Dagli (3,932 meters). During your journey you make a stop and visit a kiwi plantation and a walk through the mountain village of Ayden. In the evening check into the hotel in Trabzon. (Breakfast / Dinner / Night)

12. Day: Back fight to Home.

Per transfer from the airport of Trabzon and fly back to Home. (Breakfast)

RATESPrices for per person
  • SEASONS
  • 2015-09-01
    2016-11-30
  • Per Person
    Double/Twin Room

    4650 $
  • Per Person
    In a Single Room

    5790 $
NOTES
TOUR DETAILS

Tour Highlights

  • INCLUDING
    • Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport
    • Drive on the Trip with modern A/C Bus.
    • 11 Accommadation in 3 - 4 stars Hotel
    • 11 x Breakfast on Buffet
    • 1 Lunch mit Fish-Special in Inebolu
    • 9 Diner on Buffet
    • 1 Picknick in Giresun
    • 1 Picknick in Giresun -Burg
    • English spreaking Guide
    • 2 Citybreak in Istanbul
    • City visit in Gerede, Devrek, Amasra, Bartin, Safranbolu, Inebolu, Ayancik, Sinop, Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Artvin, Hopa
    • Entrance in  Topkapi Palast and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
    • Entrance in  Atatürk-Museum in Samsun
    • Visiting Bandirma-Sips in Samsun
    • Entrance in Sümela-monastery
    • monastery in Hagia Sophia in Trabzon
    • Boat trip on Bosporus
    • Walking tour in Ayder - plateau
    • Visit Hamsilos-Fjords
    • Visit one Haselnutz- Plantage in Ordu
    • Visit einer Tea-Plantage and Tear fabric in Rize
    • Visit Nationalpark Kaçkar
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