Turkey has so much to offer it can be difficult knowing where to start. From the magical landscapes of Cappadocia, to the legendary cities of Troy and Ephesus, to the haunting battlefields of Gallipoli and the stunning Aegean Coast. Turkey really does have it all.
We can help. We offer a range of private and group tours to all the major tourist destinations in Turkey, as well as to many of the lesser known ones. Travel in comfort in luxury vehicles and enjoy the history and culture of this great country with the help of professional tour guides. We also offer a full range of exclusive sailing holidays around the fabled “Blue Coast” of Turkey in a traditional Turkish Gulet (wooden sailing boat). With blue seas, fine cuisine, relaxation, nature and culture it is the perfect break for couples, friends and families, or for groups who may wish to charter a whole boat.
Arrive in İstanbul, only city on the world that is founded on two continents. Meet with your guide and transfer to the hotel. This evening welcome dinner will be served at hotel.
After breakfast, visit Hagia Sophia, which was built in AD 537 by Emperor Justinian. It remains one of the greatest architectural marvels of the world. Explore the Hippodrome, which was once the scene of horse and chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civic life, and which contains the famous Egyptian Obelisk, the Obelisk of Constantine, the Serpentine Column and the German Fountain. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and unique blue Iznik tiles. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of the Sultan and his court, and the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire. See the priceless jewellery collection in the imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy and more. Finish up at the Grand Bazaar, and explore the largest covered market in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, handicrafts, carpets, leatherwear, souvenirs and almost anything else.
ISTANBUL – TRABZON (B-L)
Pick up from our hotel and visit Spice Bazaar, also known as the Eyptian Market, where we will smell the different aromas of various species. Proceed to Golden Horn, the natural harbour of the historic peninsula where we will see the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 km. long Byzantine City Walls which are the strongest fortification of the middle age. We then embark on our boat for our Bosphorus cruise where we will see spectular marble palaces, ancient wooden villas, Rumeli Fortress, and many more. We disembark and have lunch at a seafood restaurant before driving to the airport for our flight to Trabzon. Pick up from the airport and transfer to our hotel. Overnight.
After breakfast, visit Sumela Monastery, a Greek Orthodox monastery nestled in a steep cliff at an altitude of 1200 metres. Drive to Zigana Mountain which offers magnificent views. Continue to Gumushane to visit Karaca Cave and return to Trabzon for overnight.
TRABZON – UZUNGOL (B-D)
Before driving to Uzungol, we first discover Trabzon city and visit Ayasofya Church and Trabzon Castle. After lunch, drive to Uzungol and take a walk around this beautiful lake. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
RIZE – CAMLIHEMSIN – AYDER (B-D)
After breakfast, drive to Rize city and visit Botanical Tea Garden. Then we will continue to Firtina Valley, and arrive to Ayder Plateau. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
TRABZON – ISTANBUL (B)
Free leisure time to walk around this beautiful green area until our transfer to Trabzon airport for our flight back to Istanbul and stay overnight.
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Istanbul until our transfer to Ataturk airport for your flight home.
This sleek contemporary hotel is a 2-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, 10 minutes on foot from the Grand Bazaar and 1.8 km from Hagia Sophia, a renowned museum in a former mosque.
Located within 11 miles of Hagia Sophia Museum and 11 miles of Ataturk’s Mansion, Mell Hotel has rooms in Trabzon. Located around 13 miles from Senol Gunes Stadium, the hotel with free WiFi is also 3.6 miles away from Cevahir Outlet Shopping Centre. The property is 7 miles from Forum Trabzon AVM.
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