Eastern Black Sea Tour, 6 Days Starts from Trabzon
- Start your Eastern Black Sea Tour from Trabzon and enjoy accommodation in comfortable hotels in the city center.
- Spend wonderful time with nature in the highlands of the Eastern Black Sea for five days, renew yourself and refresh your energy.
- Stay at the city center at the end of the day, and benefit from all the city's activities within walking distance.
Day 1 - Arrival in Trabzon and accommodation in the hotel
Hello, welcome to Trabzon! When you arrive at Trabzon Airport, you will be welcomed by our team and transferred to your hotel in the city center. Hotel check-in is at 14:00 and after. After checking in to the hotel, you can spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel or spend a pleasant time in the city center (Meydan), which is full of restaurants, cafes, and shopping opportunities. If you want to extend your stay in Trabzon, you can contact us before or during the tour.
Day 2 - Trabzon City Tour and Sera Lake
With the Trabzon City Tour, you will witness the historical heritage from Rome, Byzantium, and the Ottoman Empire, and you will get to know the modern city of Trabzon closely. We start our Trabzon City Tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden.
Trabzon Botanic Park, established on 103 decares of land, is the first and only botanical garden of the Black Sea Region. After the joyful time we spent in the park with its rich plant variety and social areas, we move to Trabzon Aquarium. The project, which has the distinction of being the first aquarium in a tunnel in the world, was planned to connect the Zağnos and Tabakhane Valleys. Along the way, you can see the panoramic view of Trabzon Castle, Gülbahar Hatun Mosque and Tomb, Zağnos Valley, Historical Zağnos Paşa Bridge and Ortahisar (Kaleiçi) District. After the aquarium visit, we are moving to Trabzon City Museum.
After visiting the Trabzon City Museum, which presents the history, folklore, and trade of the city from ancient times to the present in chronological order, we move to the Hagia Sophia Mosque.
Hagia Sophia, which is used as a mosque today, was built as a Byzantine church in the 13th century and has a unique value with its early Renaissance frescoes. After seeing the Hagia Sophia Mosque, historical frescoes, and many historical artifacts in its garden, we move to Sera Lake Nature Park for lunch. After a lunch break at a local restaurant in Sera Lake, we move to Boztepe Observation Terrace for a bird's-eye view of the city. You can have a great time on the Boztepe Observation Terrace with its 1200m walking path and 3 glass viewing terraces and watch the city's exquisite sunset view.
At the end of a happy day, Trabzon City Tour ends at your hotel and we give free time until tomorrow's departure.
3.Day- Uzungol and Haldizen Valley
After breakfast at our hotel, we move to Uzungöl and make our first visit to a tea factory on the way. We learn the story of tea making and the secrets of brewing the best tea, and then we take a shopping break at the factory outlet. While we are ready to start shopping, we take a short shopping break at Sürmene Knife factory outlet on the road. We set off for Uzungöl again along the Solaklı Valley and arrive in Uzungöl, accompanied by the beauties of traditional village houses, tea, and hazelnut gardens.
We start our visit in Uzungöl with the Observation Terrace, then visit the Artificial Waterfalls built to protect the lake from floods. We give you free time to participate in many activities in Uzungöl and its surroundings, and to spend pleasant time in decent restaurants and cafes with lake and nature views. We depart from Uzungöl at 16.00, arrive at your hotel at the end of a happy day, and give free time until tomorrow's departure.
Day 4- Ayder Plateau and Storm Valley
After breakfast at our hotel, we move to Ayder Plateau, and after a pleasant journey along the coast, we arrive in Fırtına Valley. After the break in Fırtına Valley, where we can participate in many activities such as rafting, zipline and swing, we move to Ayder Plateau.
Storm Valley, which is one of the 200 ecological regions in the world that needs to be protected, follows the stormy Stream, and after the Çamlıhemşin road, we arrive at Ayder Plateau. We visit the natural wonder Gelintülü Waterfall, located at the foot of Kaçkar Mountain, at an altitude of 1400m above sea level, and then we have free time on the plateau. In your free time, you can take a pleasant walk in Ayder Plateau and sip your tea or coffee in front of Gelintülü Waterfall.
After sightseeing and free time, we meet in our tour vehicle at 16.00 and leave Ayder Plateau. After a necessary break on the road and at the end of the day, our Ayder Plateau Tour ends in Trabzon. We arrive at your hotel at the end of a happy day and give free time until tomorrow's departure.
Day 5- Sumela Monastery, Zigana, Hamsiköy and Karaca Cave
After breakfast at our hotel, we set out for the Sumela Monastery tour and after a pleasant 1-hour journey, we arrive at Altındere National Park. We continue our journey by using the National Park minibus and then the 300m forest road to reach the Sumela Monastery. At the end of the path, historical aqueducts, stone stairs, and visitor social areas welcome you. Before visiting the Sumela Monastery, which has a grandeur and inaccessibility like the medieval castles, we take a short rest break in the social area and enjoy the nature and the scenery.
We visit Sumela Monastery with its main rock church, chapels, student rooms, library, guesthouse, holy spring and many more. After visiting Sumela, we arrive at our tour vehicle and set off again for Zigana Pass. We take our lunch break at a local restaurant on the way.
Zigana Pass, one of the most important passages of the Silk Road, has been the gateway of Eastern Anatolia and Iran to the West throughout history. The New Zigana Tunnel, which was put into service in April 2023 on the Zigana Pass, which still maintains its importance today, is the longest road tunnel in Europe. We arrive at Karaca Cave via the 14.5 km long New Zigana Tunnel. After visiting Karaca Cave, which is almost an art gallery with its stalactites, stalagmites, and travertines, we take a break at the factory outlet that sells the famous Black Sea fruit pulp and köme.
Our next stop is Torul Glass Terrace. After the Glass Terrace experience, we move to Hamsiköy. Hamsiköy Road, which is also the Historical (Old) Zigana Road, will fascinate you with its view. We do not neglect to arrive in Hamsiköy and eat the famous rice pudding.
At the end of the day, our Sumela Monastery, Hamsiköy and Karaca Cave Tour ends in Trabzon. We arrive at your hotel at the end of a happy day and give free time until tomorrow's departure.
Day 6- Hıdırnebi Plateau and Çal Cave
Today is the last day of our tour; After breakfast, we complete our check-out process from our hotel. Then we start our tour today. We are moving to Çal Cave, which is considered to be the second longest cave in the world. The cave, which can be reached by a journey of approximately one hour, is located at an altitude of 1050 m above sea level and within the borders of Çal Village. After visiting the cave and taking a short break at the cafes next to it, we turn our route to Hıdırnebi Plateau.
In an hour's journey, we reach the Hıdırnebi Plateau with its magnificent view and nature, located at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. Hıdırnebi Plateau, which is like an oasis close to the city to cool off in the hot summer months, has many activities to enjoy with its traditional highland life, mosque, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues. We give you free time in Hıdırnebi for you to discover its natural beauties and take wonderful photos.
After sightseeing and free time, we meet in our tour vehicle at 16.00 and leave Hıdırnebi Plateau. At the end of the day, our tour ends, we transfer you to the airport (or your hotel). We bid farewell with the hope of meeting in another trip.
Our tour will end at Trabzon Airport and Trabzon City Center between 18.00-19.00. Airport transfers will be made between 19:00 and 23:00. We recommend that you book your flight tickets for the return flight for 20.30 and after.
You will be staying at one of the following hotels or similar, subject to availability. Our hotels are in the city center. After a day of adventure and fun alone with nature, you will have the opportunity to benefit from all activities within walking distance of your hotel in the city center.
- Usta Park Hotel (video)
- Horon Hotel (video)
- 5 nights accommodation including breakfast at centrum hotel.
- All the transportation and excursions specified in the program with the new model comfortable vehicle.
- Free pickup and transfer from Trabzon Airport and intercity bus terminal.
- Park and National Park entrance fees
- VAT and othertaxes
- Hotel Extras
- Lunch and dinners
- Museum and historical sites entrance fees.
We arrive 10 minutes before the tour departure time, across McDonald's in Atatürk Area (Square). The tour vehicle will meet you shortly after its departure.Open in Google Maps
Public bus station next by Intercity bus terminal at Değirmendere distric.Open in Google Maps
- 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. 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.