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From the European border with Bulgaria to the Georgian border, dense pine forests cover the mountaintops while lush vegetation & bountiful crops grow in the lower elevations & valleys. Along the coastline, mile after mile of beautiful un-crowded beaches offer sun, swimming & relaxation. In the springtime, delicate wild-flower blossoms carpet the rolling meadows of the eastern hills. The wooden houses in fishing villages & mountain hamlets alike preserve indigenous & traditional architectural styles. The magic of such a diverse landscape proves irresistible to any friend of nature, whether hiker or mountain climber or canoe enthusiast; whether you go in by mountain bike or by jeep safari...


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The Black Sea coast Turkey tours & travel itineraries. Trabzon, Sumela Monastery, Artvin, Ayder with small groups & professional guides. Black Sea tour Turkey.

The Black Sea Tour Turkey

The Black Sea region is home to the legend of Jason & the Argonauts & their search for the Golden Fleece. Today, this ancient sea means many things to the people who live on its shores...

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Day 01 : Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport, you will be met by our staff & accompanied during the transfer to your hotel. You have the afternoon & evening free to relax &/or check out the city. At a convenient time, your travel consultant will visit you at your hotel lobby to answer any questions you may have & to go through the itinerary in person.

Day 02 : Istanbul
Today, on your own you can criss-cross the centre of the city, taking in its modern & ancient history on foot. First visiting the spectacular Blue Mosque decorated with beautiful 17th century Iznik tiles. Then stroll around the historical Hippodrome where chariot races were once held. Continue with the Hagia Sophia which is considered as the jewel of Byzantine architecture. Enjoy lunch in the Topkapi Palace - Konyali Restaurant which offers spectacular views of the Bosphorus. Continue on visiting Topkapi Palace & Museum, the residence of the legendary Ottoman Sultans.

Day 03 : Istanbul
Breakfast at hotel, then meet your guide at hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul. Driving back to Europe, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 04 : Istanbul / Trabzon
Transfer to Istanbul Airport for Trabzon flight. On arrival to Trabzon Airport, you will be met & transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Trabzon.

Day 05 : Trabzon (Sumela Monastery)
After breakfast we depart for Sumela Monastery, built in the 14th century. It is the most important Byzantine monument of the region & is situated on a cliff 1000 feet above the valley floor & is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altindere Valley National Park, lunch, traveling along the old Silk Road through the Zigana Mountains will take us to Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colors & formations. Return to Trabzon for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Trabzon / Uzungol
After breakfast, depart for St. Sophia (Ayasofya), a 13th century church with extraordinary collection of Byzantine frescoes, from here we head to Gulbahar Hatun Mosque & Castle. Another highlight of the city is Ataturk's Mansion, a picturesque hilside retreat. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Boztepe. Depart for Uzungol, one of the most photogenic locations in the region, lunch at a fish restaurant. Overnight in Uzungol.

Day 07 : Rize / Ayder
Today we leave from Uzungol & make a short stop in Rize for panoramic views of the city from the Botanic Garden. Then we arrive to Firtina (Storm) Valley which takes us to Ayder Plateau. Before arriving in Ayder we will see Camlihemsin, Konaklar, Senyuva Bridge, Zil Kale. Gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest & most beautiful in the region, enjoy the panorama with many of waterfalls, stone bridges & lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificent Kackar Mt. Overnight in Ayder.

Day 08 : Ayder / Artvin / Istanbul
Drive to Artvin, visit Borcka Karagol & ancient Georgian Churches Dolishane, Yeni Rabat (Shetberdi) Church in Ardanuc, you'll be driven beside River Coruh the fastest flowing & best rafting river of Turkey. We have time to explore the beautiful Alpine Plateau in Ayder until noon. Traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal spring, waterfalls dropping down from hundreds metres & beautiful plateau houses are going to be of much interest. In the afternoon we drive back to Trabzon with transfer onto the airport for Istanbul flight. Check in to hotel upon arrival. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 09 : Istanbul
Free day at leisure. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 10 : Istanbul Departure

Depending on your flight time, check-out (12:00) from hotel & remainder of day will be at leisure till your transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your homebound flight.
9 nights / 10 days
Flight & coach
Istanbul, Trabzon, Rize, Uzungol,
Sumela Monastery, Ayder, Artvin
Small group &/or private option
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All year-round
Please tell us your dates & choice of hotels & special requirements if any. 'The Black Sea' travel itinerary can be customized to suit your interests, budget, time frame & comfort zone

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