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Black Sea

Tour Code : CCT-DK01
Exploring of wonder of Black Sea Region and its rich culture 8 Days 7 Nights

Day 1 Izmit - Adapazari - Bolu - Mengen Meeting early in the morning and depart for our journey. Continue to Izmit via Devrek destination. Visiting Kus Kayasi monument, photo break at Bakacak Hill which is at the enter of Amasra that was very popular place in the Ottoman period. Continue to visit Amasra Castle, Kemer bridge, Old City centre, Kilise mosque, Harbour, Carpenters bazaar, Cekiciler Bazaar. We have lunch at a nice fish restaurant. Continue to Safranbolu via Yoruk village for over night stay. (L,D)

Day 2 Safranbolu - Sinop After breakfast, We have a walk for historical Safranbolu Bazaar. Then visiting Cinci Hodja Caravanserai, Cici Hodja Bath, Kaymakamlar House (Museum), Izzet Mehmet Pashamosque and more.. Continue to Kastamonu, we visit government house, Kaya tomb, Seyh Saban-i Veli Mausoleum, Nasrullah Seyh Mosque and more. Depart for Sinop via Kure Mountains. Over night stay in Sinop. (B,L,D).

Day 3 Sinop - Samsun - Fatsa (Ordu) Today, first visit is city walls of Sinop. Then, visiting a shipyard, and historical Sinop prison. Continue to Samsun which is one of the biggest city of Northern Black Sea. We have a sightseeing in Samsun and drive to Fatsa for overnight stay. (We can continue to Ordu for over night stay.) (B,L,D).

Day 4 Ordu - Trabzon After breakfast, we will watch  the city Ordu bird's-eye view from Boztepe (485m).  After visiting Ordu Pasha House, drive to Giresun. We will have  a nice break at summer camping ground of Giresun called Kumbet (as additionally we will visit Aymac and Koc plateau). After this nice experience we visit Ordu Castle, then visiting the church which is built by King of the Pontus Farnakes I. The Amazons has been used the church, as well. ( As an optional alternative we can visit the tomb of The Lame Osman who was the one of the famous person of the City Ordu during World War I). Drive to Trabzon which is the Center of Black Sea. Over night stay in Trabzon. (B,L,D).

Day 5 Trabzon After breakfast, We visit Ayasofya Church, Zagnos Pasha Bridge. Continue to Cosan River and Altin River National Park.  Visit Sumela Monastery which built on the rocky place.  Drive to Rize for over night stay. (B,L,D).

Day 6 Rize After visiting Rize castle we drive to Caykara to visit Uzun Lake.  After lunch we have a trekking in the plateau Uzun lake, Karaster, Lustra, Yayla Onu. Over night stay in Rize. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Sarp Border - Ayder Plateu - Ordu After breakfast we drive to Sarp boreder via Ardesen, Arhavi, Hopa. We take a photo near the border as a memory.  Continue to Ayder Plateau, visit small and big waterfalls. Drive to Tirebolu, visit St John Church which built 18. century and a castle ruin which was belong to Greek and Turkish nationality. Over night stay in Fatsa. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Amasya - Istanbul Early in the morning we depart for Amasya via Unye, Samsun. Visiting Hazeranlar Mansion, Amasya Castle, Rock Tombs, Cilanbolu well and nature along the Yesil River. We see the water walls which is belong to a legend of Ferhat and Sirin's love story. Visit Beyazit II mosque, Twisted minaret, Sky Dome ( which is belong to Seljuk period) and museum.

Depart to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul around next morning. (B,L,D).

What is included

* 7 nights Half Board accommodation in 3*,4* and 5* category hotels.

* Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D) as indiceted in itinerary.

* English speaking official guide.

* Transportation with non smoking coach.

Not included

* Personal expenses.

* Entrance fees to various sites.

* Optional tour