8 Days (7 Nights)
Land Only for Black Sea Tour of Turkey$1,950
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Black Sea Tour of Turkey

September 3-11, 2022 From Istanbul to Trabzon across the North of Turkey: History of Black Sea and the Secrets of the Byzantine Empire

The Black Sea tour package is a private program for 8 days and 7 nights. The tour includes Turkey’s famous 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Such as Historic areas of Istanbul – Old City, Safranbolu (City of Saffron), Sumela Monastery (Tentative List).  We will visit  Istanbul (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hagia Irene, Archaeology museum), Safranbolu, Kastamonu (Pompeiopolis, Kastamonu Archaeology Museum), Sinop (harbors, churches, city walls, museum), Samsun (Amisus, Baruthane, Kalkanca Tumuli, museum), Amasya (rock-cut tombs, mirror tomb, aqueducts, museum), Vezirköprü (Neoclaudiopolis), Trabzon (Sumela Monastery, Hagia Sophia mosque)

You will have the privilege of experiencing splendid natural landscapes on the Black Sea Coast. You will be guided by a professional licensed Turkish tour guide, experienced, knowledgeable and fluent in English.

Above all, you will visit spectacular sites and museums, all entrance fees are included. All breakfasts and dinners are part of the package. You will be guided by a private English speaking licensed tour guide. Latest-model comfortable touring vehicle. There is no extra or hidden cost in our packages.

The Black Sea  tour package. Firstly, you will visit Istanbul, which is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. Secondly, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Black Sea Coast. 

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Cenk Eronat
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Sep 03 Sat ISTANBUL Arrival
Upon arrival meet and greet at Istanbul Airport. Transfer to your selected hotel. Dinner and overnight (D)

Sep 04 Sun ISTANBUL
Our first day in the historic city of Istanbul begins at the Hagia Sophia. This great domed structure remains one of the most impressive sacred edifices ever constructed. We also see the Blue Mosque which was built during the years 1609-1616. Then proceed to Hagia Irene, the first church of the city. And we will finish the day at the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul which is the largest museum of Turkey. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight in Istanbul. (B,D)

Sep 05 Mon ISTANBUL – SAFRANBOLU
Drive to Safranbolu. Explore the Ottoman town of Safranbolu and see the beautiful 18-19th century Ottoman houses. More than 1000 of them registered as historical artifacts. Dinner and overnight in Safranbolu. (B,D)

Sep 06 Tue SAFRANBOLU – KASTAMONU – SINOP
Drive to Kastamonu, visit Pompeiopolis, a Roman city located in the ancientprovince of Paphlagonia. Then proceed to Kastamonu Archaeology Museum. Continue to Sinop for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Sep 07 Wed SINOP
Full day in Sinop, ancient Sinope. We will visit Sinop harbors, churches, and city walls. Then Sinop Museum. Free time at the city center and back to thehotel. Dinner and overnight in Sinop. (B,D)

Sep 08 Thu SINOP – SAMSUN – AMASYA
Morning drive to Samsun. Visit ancient Amisus. Then proceed to Baruthane, Kalkanca Tumuli. Afternoon visit Samsun Museum. Drive to Amasya. Dinner and overnight in Amasya. (B,D)

Sep 09 Fri AMASYA – ORDU
Morning visit Amasya Rock-cut tombs, acropolis, Mirror Tomb; Aqueducts, Amasya Museum. On the way, visit Vezirköprü (Neoclaudiopolis) then proceed to Ordu. Dinner and overnight in Ordu. (B,D)

Sep 10 Sat ORDU – TRABZON
Morning drive to Trabzon and proceed to amazing Sumela Monastery from 4th century, which is also known as the Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Proceed to Trabzon city center visit Hagia Sophia mosque, city tour dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Sep 11 Sun TRABZON Departure
Transfer to Trabzon airport. Fly back home via Istanbul.

Including
  • 8 nights Hotel accomodation as below
  • 2 nights in Istanbul Movenpick Istanbul Golden Horn Hotel or similar 
  • 1 night in Safranbolu Boutique Havuzlu Asmazlar Hotel or similar 
  • 2 nights in Sinop Alin Hotel or similar 
  • 1 night in Amasya Boutique Sarı Konak Hotel or similar 
  • 1 night in Ordu Anemon Ordu Hotel or similar
  • 1 night in Trabzon Grand Zorlu Hotel or similar
  • Domestic flight from Trabzon to Istanbul
  • Daily breakfasts (B)
  • 8 Dinners at the hotels (D)
  • Licensed English Speaking tour guide throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the program
  • All Transportation with AC vehicles, parking fees, tolls, gasoline
  • All entry fees to the sites & museums mentioned in the program
  • All local taxes & service charges
Excluding
  • Turkish Visa Fee (to be obtained online before arrival https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/)
  • International & domestic flights to arrive Istanbul / and depart Trabzon (Please contact us if you need assistance in air booking)
  • Lunches & Drinks (bottled water included at dinners)
  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Travel & Health insurance, all kind of insurances

 Locations on the map may include pre program or extension locations with main program.
Including
  • 8 nights Hotel accomodation as below
  • 2 nights in Istanbul Movenpick Istanbul Golden Horn Hotel or similar 
  • 1 night in Safranbolu Boutique Havuzlu Asmazlar Hotel or similar 
  • 2 nights in Sinop Alin Hotel or similar 
  • 1 night in Amasya Boutique Sarı Konak Hotel or similar 
  • 1 night in Ordu Anemon Ordu Hotel or similar
  • 1 night in Trabzon Grand Zorlu Hotel or similar
  • Domestic flight from Trabzon to Istanbul
  • Daily breakfasts (B)
  • 8 Dinners at the hotels (D)
  • Licensed English Speaking tour guide throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as specified in the program
  • All Transportation with AC vehicles, parking fees, tolls, gasoline
  • All entry fees to the sites & museums mentioned in the program
  • All local taxes & service charges
Excluding
  • Turkish Visa Fee (to be obtained online before arrival https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/)
  • International & domestic flights to arrive Istanbul / and depart Trabzon (Please contact us if you need assistance in air booking)
  • Lunches & Drinks (bottled water included at dinners)
  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Travel & Health insurance, all kind of insurances

Hosts
Cenk Eronat

He was born in Ankara in 1966. After primary school he moved to Izmir with his family where he finished High School and University. He graduated from the Tourism and Management Department. After much experience with well-known tourism companies and five star hotels, he received his tour guide license from the government and began guiding tour groups in 1989.

Since 1999, he has been working with TUTKU Educational Travel as vice president and tour guide.

He prepares customized tour programs and he personally guides some TUTKU groups. He also enjoys taking the pictures for TUTKU brochures & websites.

Cancellation Penalty:
– 120–90 days prior to departure: No Penalty
– 89–60 days prior to departure: 10%
– 59–45 days prior to departure: 25%
– 44–30 days prior to departure: 50%
– 29–15 days prior to departure: 75%
– 14 days & After No refund

For more info or registration please contact:

Cenk Eronat
Vice President, Director of Cross-Cultural Programs
Tutku Educational Travel
cenk@tutkutours.com 

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