Tour Code : EN-094

Black Sea Turkey Tour - 5 Days/4 Nights

Upon arrival to Samsun Airport with an early morning flight, you’ll be greeted by our guide, board our busses, and head for a selected restaurant to have breakfast. Afterward, we will start exploring Samsun from Tütün İskelesi (Tobacco Pier), the site of Bandırma Ferry, which is the symbol of the Turkish War of Independence used by the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Atatürk, on his trip from Istanbul to Samsun in 1919. Afterward, we will see the model village of the Amazon women of the Cimmerian tribe and have a city tour. Then, we will set off for Ordu. On the way, in the town of Perşembe, we will visit Cape Jason and the historical Church of Jason.
Upon our arrival in Ordu, we will take the cable car to Boztepe, the highest hill of the city, and have a relaxing cup of coffee here while enjoying the views. Afterward, we will go back to the city and have lunch at a local restaurant and continue on our way towards the city of Giresun. We will see the Giresun Island and Giresun Castle built during the reign of Pontus Ruler Farnakes. Giresun is also famous for hazelnuts which are known to be the world’s most oily and quality hazelnuts. 
Next, we will pass through Tirebolu and its renowned river, cross the Zigana Pass, which still preserves its importance as a gateway on trade routes since ancient times, and reach Hamsiköy, a typical Black Sea village surrounded by nature. Located at an altitude of 1300 meters over the Kaçkar Mountains, Hamsiköy is famous for its trekking and mountain biking activities and delicious rice pudding. We will reach Altındere Valley bypassing through Coşandere and Maçka, known for its stony roads. 
Next, we will visit the Sumela Monastery (Panagia Soumela Monastery), a Greek Orthodox monastery and church complex built on the side of a mountain slope at 1150 m above sea level by carving inside the rocks in 360-395 AD. The complex consists of priest chambers, kitchen, chapels and aqueducts, adorned with frescoes. The monastery was closed since 2015 due to restoration work but was reopened to visitors recently. 
Arrival in Trabzon, dinner, and overnight in Trabzon or Maçka.   ( Breakfast – Dinner )

We will start our Trabzon tour after having breakfast early in the morning.
When the Roman Empire was divided into two at the end of the 4th century, Trabzon remained under the rule of the Eastern Roman Empire, known as the Byzantine Empire. After years of fighting and trade between the Byzantines and the Arabs, the Arabs started calling the people of the region under Roman rule as Rums (Greeks). 
Today, we will first visit Hagia Sophia Church in Trabzon, which was built between 1238 and 1265 during the Komnenos Kingdom and is known for its frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible and Torah. Next, we will visit the Atatürk Pavilion, which was built by a Greek businessman in 1890 and gifted to Atatürk. 
In Trabzon, you can shop at precious handmade jewelry shops and learn about the Kazaziye and Silver Filigree artworks, which are unique to Trabzon. Next, we will go to Uzungöl, via the towns of Çaykara and Of, to enjoy its world-famous scenery. We will have lunch at a local restaurant and have free time in Uzungöl. 
Afterward, we will visit Rize fabric (Feretiko) workshop, which is one of the most important traditional handicrafts of Rize. After some shopping here, we will head for the tea gardens of Çayeli and Çeçeva villages. Then, we will drive to Ayder Yaylası (Ayder Plateau) via Çamlıhemşin. We will have a relaxing walk to enjoy this lovely plateau and have a cup of tea while chatting with the local people in the open air over the magnificent views of Ayder.
Dinner and accommodation in Ayder Yaylası.   ( Breakfast – Dinner )

** You can join a special entertainment program with regional Black Sea dances and music in the evening.

Today, we will have a delicious breakfast on the oxygen-rich Ayder plateau and head for the Fırtına (Storm) Valley. We will get on minibusses from Çamlıhemşin and visit Zilkale and Çinçiva (Şenyuva) villages 750 meters above sea level. We’ll see hundreds of years old historical stone bridges over the Fırtına Deresi (Storm River) flowing down the valley between the green forests, and the Palovit Waterfall. Here, you can join the Rafting, Zipline, or Huge Swing activities in the area (not included). 
Next, we’ll go to Badara and Gito plateaus. Here, you can enjoy the swings and the views in the most beautiful plateaus of the Black Sea. 
After having lunch at a local restaurant in Çamlıhemşin, we will drive to the city of Artvin. We will visit Borçka Karagöl Nature Park and Georgian medieval Orthodox monastery Dolishane (Doliskana), and Yeni Rabat (Shetberdi) Church in Ardanuç which offers views of rare beauty. Later, we will continue on our way to Artvin driving by the Çoruh River, Turkey's fastest flowing and best rafting river.  
Dinner and overnight in Artvin.   ( Breakfast – Dinner )

We will head for the Georgian border after an early breakfast. After customs, we will drive to Batumi passing by the Gonio Bridge and the Asparos Castle (Gonia), which is believed to be the tomb of St. Matthew the Evangelist, one of the 12 Apostles, said to write the Gospel. In Batumi, we’ll see Europe Square, Clock Tower, Batumi Boulevard on the seaside, Statue of Poseidon, Medea Statue, Church of the Mother of God, Orthodox Church, Armenian Church, Batumi Piazza, and Batumi Sea Port. After getting to know the city with our guide, you’ll have free time, during which you enjoy cafes, shops, night and day casinos which are popular among foreign and domestic tourists, try local dishes and regional Georgian wines. Afterward, we will return to Turkey at the specified gathering time. 
We will drive back to Trabzon through the Black Sea coastal road with magnificent views where the blue of the sea and the green of the forests meet.
Dinner and accommodation in Trabzon or a nearby town. ( Breakfast – Dinner ) 

Note: If you are taking prescribed medication, you are allowed to take only one day of pills through Georgian customs.

After breakfast, you will have free time until your transfer hour. Our tour will end with your transfer to Trabzon Airport.  ( Breakfast )
Trabzon Airport Transfer will be private.

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Price includes

Private Transfers / Samsun Airport – Hotel – Trabzon Airport

4-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast

4 dinners

All tours and entrance fees as per the itinerary

Experienced and professional tour guide

Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle with experienced driver

VAT and taxes

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Beverages during lunch and dinners

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Domestic flight ticket

Tips and Gratuities for the guide and drivers

Cancellation Policy

- For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. ( Except for the % 15 Service Charge, Flight ticket, mandatory expenses, and Bank Commission,)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission, and mandatory expenses )
- For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund.
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied.

- Travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise,
  similar hotels are booked.  
- In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program. 
- The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed.  
- During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and
   cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. 
- You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter.  
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.  
- You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights.
- Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg.

Gold Package Hotels

Trabzon (2)          - Radisson Blue Trabzon 5*
Artvin  (1)            - Villa Da Butik Hotel
Ayder Yaylası (1)  - Ayder Doga Resort

Silver Package Hotels 
Trabzon (2)          - Yoliş Hotel 4*
Artvin  (1)            - Dergiz Hotel 4*
Ayder Yaylası (1)  - Keleş Hotel

Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, similar hotels are booked.

Sumela Monastery
Fırtına Valley
Çinçiva Village
Batum Georgia

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  • Tour Code : EN-094
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Start : Samsun
  • End : Trabzon
  • Tour Season : 1 April - 15 November
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 1280 Km
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