Black Sea Tour Packages
Beyond The Pontic Alps to Kars (7 Days)
Day 1 - Trabzon (D)
Full Day Trabzon Tour:
Meet at Trabzon Int’l Airport, depart for Sumela Monastery, visit the 4 th century Sumela Monastery, clings to a sheer cliff face in a deep forest, relax beside a fast flowing stream at Altındere Valley National Park, return to city centre and visit Ayasofya, a 13 th century church and study extraordinary collection of byzantine frescoes, depart for Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Ataturk's Mansion (a picturesque hilside retreat) visit Ortahisar Mosque (a Comneni cathedral in the old town) drive to Boztepe, enjoy your tea with the panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay at Hotel Usta Park ****
Day 2 - Trabzon / Uzungol (B, D)
Full Day Trabzon & Uzungol Tour:
Depart for Uzungol, one of the most photogenic locations in the region, lunch at a fish restaurant, a fullday excursion to Demirkapi on the foothills of Soganli Mountains, sightseeing around Balikli & Aygır glacier lakes, enjoy the panorama with beautifull landscapes, return to Uzungol. Overnight stay at Uzungol Inan Kardesler Hotel (S).
Day 3 - Uzungol / Ayder (B, D)
Full Day Uzungol & Ayder Tour:
Sightseeing at Uzungol. It's a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. We hike around the lake and village surrounded by emerald green forests and depart for Ayder, short break at Rize for panoramic view of the city from the Botany Garden, we visit kiwi and tea plantations here, then we arrive to Firtina Valley which takes us to Ayder Plateau, gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest and most beautiful in the region. We arrive in Ayder before sundown. Overnight stay at Koru Otel (S).
Day 4 - Ayder / Macahel (B, D)
Full Day Ayder & Macahel Tour:
Sightseeing at Ayder, enjoy the panorama with many of waterfalls, traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal baths and lush green forests on the foothills of the magnificient Kaçkar Mauntains. We drive to Ortan villiage and have great view of Hemsins' mountain villiages on the side of firtina river And leaving for Caglayan Valley in Findikli town to see typical laz houses and panoramic tea plantations then we drive to Borçka visit sightseeing around Karagol (Black Lake) and pass Mt. Karchal to get to Macahel (Camili), famous for its untouched nature, local life and Caucasus bee honey. Overnight stay at Tema Konukevi (S).
Day 5 - Macahel (B, D)
Full Day Macahel Tour:
Discover Macahel, and visit nicely decorated wooden mosques of Macahel and Maral villiages, hiking to Maral fall and sightseeings in Efeler Valley and Kayalar villiage. Overnight stay at Tema Konukevi (S).
Day 6 - Macahel / Kars (B)
Full Day Kars Tour:
Drive to Kars, following the fastest flowing River Coruh valley reach Artvin, visit Hell's Gorge at Ardanuç and have a panoramic drive to Kars via Savsat Sahara National Park, arrival in Kars. Overnight stay at Grand Ani Otel 4****
Day 7 - Kars / Departure (B)
Drive to Ani, visit medievel armenian capital from 10’th C, Ani Ruins at the turkish-armenian border and return Kars, the city is very well planned especially during Russian invasion before World War I. And have a great castle with many chuches before 12.th centry, visit Kars Castle and The Holly Apostles Church, transfer to Kars or Erzurum airport and say farewell....
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Included services for this Black Sea Turkey tour itinerary:
* Accommodation in tourist class (3*/4*) hotels.
* Noted sightseeing tours on group guided basis.
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* Main entrance fees to sights mentioned by the itinerary.
* Meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegetarian meals available.
* Land transport & airport transfers with A/C luxury tour vehicles throughout the trip.
* Parking fees, ferry, tolls and petrol.
* Local taxes & handling services.