Starts from Trabzon: 4 Nights 5 Days Eastern Black Sea Tour

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Start and end in Trabzon. Visit the unique natural beauties and highlands of the Eastern Black Sea during the day, and stay at your comfortable and modern hotel within walking distance of the city's activities at the end of the day.
About this activity
Duration 5 days 4 nights hotel accommodation
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the Zenofon Tours.
Pick-up service
Meet and greet service
Accommodation 4 stars hotel / city center
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Easy cancellation Cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
Highlights
  • check_circle_outlineStart your Eastern Black Sea Tour from Trabzon and enjoy accommodation in comfortable hotels in the city center.
  • check_circle_outlineSpend wonderful time with nature in the highlands of the Eastern Black Sea for five days, renew yourself and refresh your energy.
  • check_circle_outlineStay at the city center at the end of the day, and benefit from all the city's activities within walking distance.
Full description

Day 1 - Trabzon City Tour and Sera Lake
After your arrival in Trabzon and joining our group at your preferred meeting place, we start our Eastern Black Sea Tour.

Meeting     : 09.00 - 11.00
Tour start  : 11.00

On the first day of the tour, you will have the chance to get to know more about the modern city Trabzon and the historical heritage inherited by Byzantine, Ottoman, and Roman Empires. We will also get to know Trabzon, the modern city of today.

The tour starts trip by visiting Atatürk Mansion, one of the most beautiful examples of the city's civil architecture, most of its original furniture and magnificent garden, and then moving to the Hagia Sophia Mosque / Museum. On the way to Ayasofya, we walk in Trabzon Botanical Garden and see the fascinating castle of Trabzon, Gülbahar Hatun Mosque and Tomb, the Valley and Bridge of Zağnos Paşa, and the old district of Ortahisar (Kaleiçi). The building, which was built as a Byzantine church in the 13th century, has a unique value with its rare frescoes. After seeing the structure used as a mosque today and the works exhibited in its garden, we visit the Natural Park Sera Lake.  At the end of day, drive up to Boztepe where you will see the city in bird’s eye view. Arriving at the hotel, check-in and free time until tomorrow departure time.

Day 2 - Trip to Uzungöl and Haldizen Valley
After breakfast at hotel, we move to Uzungöl and start our trip with a visit to the Tea Factory on the way. After learning the secrets of brewing tea and brewing the best tea by factory officials, our guests can buy gift teas from the factory outlet for themselves and your loved ones. While we are ready to shop, we also give a short shopping break at Sürmene Knife Factory Outlet on the road.

We continue our journey, which continues along the coast, to the OF along the Solaklı Valley. We arrive in Uzungöl accompanied by the traditional village houses on the steep slopes of the valley and the beauties of tea and hazelnut gardens. Uzungöl, which is 1090 meters above sea level, is one of the most important tourism centers of Trabzon with its steep slopes and magnificent forest cover. We offer free time after the visit to the Uzungöl's Viewing Terrace, where you can see the lake from the floods in the past and the Artificial Waterfall that you will have a good time today. You can take part in many activities around Uzungöl and the lake in the free time that you will use in Uzungöl until 17:00, and have a pleasant time in decent restaurants and cafes with a view of the lake and nature. We arrive at our hotel at the end of a happy day. Free time until tomorrow's departure time.

Day 3 - Ayder Highland and Storm (Fırtına) Valley
After breakfast, we move to Ayder Highland. Following the Storm Valley, which is one of the 200 ecological regions to be protected in the world, we arrive at Ayder Highland after the zippline and tea break we will give in the Storm Valley. We offer free time after visiting Gelintülü Waterfall, which is located at the foot of Kaçkar Mountain, at the altitude of 1400 m. You can take a pleasant stroll during your time at Ayder Highland and sip your tea or coffee with the view of Gelintülü Waterfall. Accompanied by the sound of bagpipes coming from all around, you can watch people playing horon and you can join if you wish. Among all these, you shouldn't forget about the hot spring.  

After the trips around and free time, we meet in our vehicle and leave Ayder Highland. On the way, we take a break in Rize Cloth Factory Outlets and visit the traditional weaving workshop and sales departments. We arrive at Trabzon and our hotel at the end of the day and give free time until the departure time of tomorrow.

Day 4 - Sumela Monastery, Karaca Cave and Zigana
After breakfast, we leave our hotel and move to Sumela Monastery, which is located in Altındere National Park.
(The restoration process that has been going on since 2015 has come to an end and the monastery was opened to partial visits in 2019.)The Sumela Monastery, which is located on the steep slope of Karadağ Mount rising from the valley, can be reached by the local minibuses in the National Park. After the free time given for the visit to Sumela Monastery, we meet in our vehicle and move again for the Historical Zigana Pass. We have a lunch break at a local restaurant on the road.

Zigana Pass, which was one of the most important passages of the historical Silk Road, has connected the East Anatolia and Iran to the West throughout the history. We visit the Zigana Tunnel, and then we arrive at Karaca Cave located within the provincial borders of Gümüşhane. After the visit to Karaca Cave, which is an art gallery with its stalactites, stalagmites and travertines, we take a break at the factory outlet store that sells the famous Pestil (dried layers of fruit pulp) and coals of the Black Sea.

Our next stop is Torul SkyWalk Terrace. We move to Hamsiköy after the Torul Skywalk Terrace, where you will feel the adrenaline intensely. After having a nice feast with the famous rice pudding of Hamsiköy, we return to our hotel and end the day.

Day 5 - Hıdırnebi Plateau, Çal Cave
After breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel and start our trip by moving to Çal Cave, which is considered to be the second longest cave in the world. The cave, which is reached at a distance of 50 km and with an hour travel, is located at a height of 1050m above sea level and within the boundaries of Çal Village. After touring the cave and a short break in the cafes next to it, we turn our route to Hıdırnebi Plateau.

We arrive at Hıdırnebi Plateau with a magnificent view and nature, located at an altitude of 1600m above sea level, with a journey of about an hour and 40km. In the free time we will give you on the plateau, you can take great photos in the open air with a view of the sea, and explore the natural beauty of Hıdırnebi Plateau with walking routes. Hıdırnebi Plateau, which is an oasis to shelter near the city to cool off in the hot summer months, has many activities that you will have a good time with its traditional highland life, mosque, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.

After free time, we meet in our vehicle and leave Hıdırnebi Plateau and our tour ends at about 19.00. For your return from Trabzon, we make your transfer according to your transportation preference and say goodbye with the hope to meet on another tours.

End of tour    : 19.00
Transfer        : 19.00 - 20.00

Includes
  • check_circle_outline4 nights accommodation including breakfast at centrum hotel.
  • check_circle_outlineAll the transportation and excursions specified in the program with the new model comfortable vehicle.
  • check_circle_outlineFree pickup and transfer from Trabzon Airport and intercity bus terminal.
  • check_circle_outlinePark and National Park entrance fees
  • check_circle_outlineVAT and othertaxes
  • highlight_offHotel Extras
  • highlight_offLunch and dinners
  • highlight_offMuseum and historical sites entrance fees.
Meeting point
Intercity Bus Terminal

Public bus station next by Intercity bus terminal at Değirmendere distric.

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Important informations
  • Before departure we will contact you for the list of participants.
  • Pick-up and pick-up service is available from Trabzon Airport and intercity bus terminal and city center hotels between 09.30-11.00. Please contact us for your different requests.
  • Zenofon Holidays has the rights to change the timeline of itinerary regarding places for example in tour package Uzungol first and Hidirnebi is second sometimes we can replacing to be mention.
  • Zenofon Holidays transfer guides will inform the customer about tour departures and transfer times. All our customers should be ready in the lobby approximately 15 minutes before the transfer/tour bus coming. If the bus gets late they should wait the bus without leaving elsewhere.

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COVID-19 safety measures
done Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
done Face masks provided for travelers.
done Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
done Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
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