DAY 01 : Istanbul (Meals:No)
Upon arrival in Istanbul (Ataturk Airport), our representative will meet you & transfer to the hotel.
(Check-In after 13:00pm) and check in to hotel. Rest of day is leisure and Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 02 : Istanbul city tour (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, visit to the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome where you will tour the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the elegant Blue Mosque famous with its heavenly six minarets and the Hagia Sophia Museum, built during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and burned down in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D. After lunch break at local restaurant, you will visit the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), residence and administrative center of the Ottoman Sultans. Day tour will finish with the visit of Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03 : Sumela Monastery, Zıgana, Karaca Cave (Meals: Dinner)
05:00 am Pick up from hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Trabzon at 07:00 am -08:45 am arriving at Trabzon Int'l Airport, we begin our trip with visiting the 4th century Sumela Monastery and Altindere National Park. Later on we drive you up to Zigana Mountain, crossing the mountain with spectacular views of villages on Pontic Mountains. We arrive at Gümüshane to visit Karaca Cave, considered the most beautiful in Turkey for its colours and formations. Drive back to our hotel located at the centre of Trabzon. Check-in to hotel, dinner and overnight at Hotel Usta
DAY 04 : Trabzon city tour, Uzungol (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
Today we will explore the highlights of Trabzon city; study the extraordinary collection of Byzantine frescoes in the 13th century church of Ayasofya, visit Ataturk's Mansion on Soguksu hill facing Black Sea, Trabzon Castle and Sera Lake on the way to Akçaabat, lunch at a seaside restaurant serving famous Akcaabat Meatball. In the afternoon we drive to Uzungol (long lake). It's a hidden paradise in the Pontic Alps. We hike around the lake and village surrounded by emerald green forests and check-in to our wooden hotel, dinner and overnight at Inan Kardesler Hotel.
DAY 05 : Rize, Camlihemsin, Ayder (Meals: Breakfast+Dinner)
Today we are leaving from Uzungöl. 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. Before arriving in Ayder we will see Camlihemsin and gentle trekking to Goksu Fall which is the highest and most beautiful in the region. we arrive in Ayder before sundown, check-in our wooden hotel, dinner and overnight at Kuşpuni Mountain House (S)
DAY 06 : Ayder, Fındıklı,Caglayan Valley, Trabzon (Meals: Breakfast)
We'll have time to explore that beautiful Alpine Plateau Ayder, traditionally dressed village ladies, thermal spring, waterfalls dropping down from hundreds metres and beautiful plateau houses are going to be interest of you. 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 back to Trabzon Airport for a homebound flight and say farewell & Arrive istanbul transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in istanbul.
DAY 07: Bosphorus Cruise (Meals: Breakfast+Lunch)
Breakfast, we drive Eminonu Port to board the regular city boat for a 2 hour Bosphorous Cruise. Enjoy this relaxing cruise along the shoreline while your guide explains to you the history of sights seen while onboard. We then continue on land to visit the magnificent Beylerbeyi Palace and then also visit Camlica Hill for panoramic views. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 08 : TOUR ENDS (Meals: Breakfast )
Breakfast, check out and transfer to airport as per your flight departure time.