Sumela Monastery, Zigana Pass and Hamsiköy Daily Private Tour

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Visit Altındere National Park and Sumela Monastery with a daily private tour starting from Trabzon, then travel on the Historical Silk Road, and explore the natural beauty of Zigana Pass and Hamsiköy.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Pick-up service
Experienced tour driver Experienced driver who knows the region well and can manage the tour route
Easy cancellation Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
  • check_circle_outlineEnjoy the driverguided air-conditioned car and experienced service with your own chauffeured service and adjust the stopping places and times.
  • check_circle_outlineExplore the century Sumela Monastery and discover the natural beauties of Altındere National Park.
  • check_circle_outlineGaze at the Virgin Mary (Altındere) Creek and sip your tea or coffee at a café.
  • check_circle_outlineAscend to the summit of Mount Zigana (2050m), travel on the Historical Silk Road and take a break at Hamsiköy.
Full description

We start our trip from your hotel or an address at the meeting place and meeting time you have chosen according to your reservation preference.

We are moving for the Sumela Monastery located in Altındere National Park. After about an hour's journey, we arrive at Altındere National Park. To reach the monastery, we first use shuttle service in the national park. For the last 300 meters, we arrive at Sumela Monastery by using a path through the forest. If you wish, you can take a short break in the cafeteria right next to the monastery, or you can start visiting the Sumela Monastery immediately by using the tickets you buy from the national park toll booths.

[Due to the restoration, Sumela Monastery will be closed between 03 November 2020 and 31 January 2021. For this reason, monastery can only be seen from the outside.]

After your visit to Sumela Monastery from the guard area, library, kitchen, guest and student area, holy spring and main rock church, we return to our tour vehicle with National Park services. We continue our tour by moving to the historical Zigana Pass. Get a local recipe for your meal at Zigana.

Traveling by many famous travelers such as Maco Polo, Zigana is one of the important five on the Historical Silk Road. After seeing the Zigana Pass at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level, we are moving to Hamsiköy. After visiting Hamsiköy, famous for its natural beauty and rice pudding, our tour ends in Trabzon and we bid farewell to meet on another tour.

  • check_circle_outlineTransportation by driver-guide
  • check_circle_outlineAll trips mentioned on the program
  • check_circle_outlinePick-Up and drop-off service from your hotel
  • highlight_offSumela Monastery enterance fee
  • highlight_offNational park shuttle service fee
Important informations

Before departure we will contact you for the list of participants.

  • After arriving to Altındere, due to the restriction for tour vehicles to go up the Monastery, our guests should take the Shuttle Services to the monastery.
  • Free pick-up and drop-off service from the hotel or address is provided from Trabzon Merkez, Akçaabat, Yomra, Pelitli, and Kaşüstü. Please contact us for your different location requests.
131.11 US$ 102.79 Per group up to 5
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event Earliest availability: 18 Jan 2021
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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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