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Our most recommended Turkish Black Sea Coast Cruises & Boat Tours

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

1. Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

Climb aboard a pleasure boat for a luxurious cruise along the Bosphorus Strait, while dining from a 3-course menu of Turkish meze and local drinks. Sail past some of Istanbul's greatest monuments, while watching traditional entertainment along the way. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the yacht for the start of your journey. Get a welcome cocktail on deck as you begin to sail as far as the Black Sea. Cruise between Europe and Asia, passing under the Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge. See the summer palaces of the Ottoman sultans, such as Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Admire the grand Ottoman fortifications of Rumeli Castle and Anatolian Castle. Soak up some of Istanbul’s legendary nightlife as you pass famous nightclubs, such as Reina and Sortie. Marvel at the waterside mansions and villas that line the European and Asian coasts. As you feast on a meal of typical meze dishes and mains, watch live folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Be seduced by the sensual moves of a belly dancer, and relax to international music by the on-board DJ. Back on dry land, enjoy a free shuttle transfer back to your hotel.

Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Full-Day Trip with Turkish Tea Tasting

2. Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Full-Day Trip with Turkish Tea Tasting

Escape Trabzon and immerse yourself in the cultural vibrancy of the surrounding Black Sea Coast region with a full-day bus trip. Taste test fresh Turkish tea, visit a traditional Surmene knife shop, discover Uzungol Lake, and marvel at the architectural wonders of a historic Ottoman bridge. Begin your tour by boarding an air-conditioned bus and traveling to a traditional tea factory to taste-test different types of simmering Turkish tea. Explore nearby shops, including a natural store full of organic bioproducts and a knife shop known for its exquisitely crafted Surmene knives. Then it's time to visit picturesque Uzungol Lake. Feast your eyes on the steep slopes of the Alps, lush forest landscapes, and nearby artificial waterfalls. Take a lunch break and wander the area before boarding the bus to visit a historic Ottoman Bridge and then returning to your hotel.

Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

3. Trabzon: Sumela Monastery Day Tour with Lunch

Begin your day with a visit to the mesmerizing Altindere National Park. Soak up the tranquility of the park as you listen to the sound of the waterfalls and snap photos. Follow your guide on a 15-minute walk to the Sumela Monastery observation point and marvel at the impressive architecture of the monastery, carved into the cliff face. After admiring the views, continue to Cosandere Valley and spend some free time exploring. Stop among the pine trees to enjoy a delcious lunch at Zigana Pass. After lunch, visit the ancient Tortul Castle and put your bravery to the test with a walk along a 240-meter-high glass observation platform. Later, enter the magnificent Karaca Caves. This natural wonder is filled with easy-to-navigate walkways and plenty of lighting to showcase its beauty. The final stop is in Hamsikoy, a peaceful region of 5 farming villages, where you’ll taste a local pudding known as sutlac before beginning the return journey to Trabzon.

Trabzon: Ayder Highland Mountains Day Trip with Lunch

4. Trabzon: Ayder Highland Mountains Day Trip with Lunch

You will begin by visiting a clothing factory that creates items for all of Turkey. Whilst there you will become familiar with the clothing culture of Turkey, and can also purchase different types of items which can be used throughout daily life. Firtina Valley, known as Storm Valley, is the next destination of the tour. This river is fantastically beautiful, and contains elegant old bridges. Whilst there you can discover the many stunning vantage points from which you can admire this amazing river, and can choose to river raft if so desired too. After arriving at Ayder, you will be able to enjoy lunch surrounded by stunning mountains whilst you eat. After enjoying your meal you will have free time to explore some of the hiking trails that wind their way through the hills and mountains around you. After relaxing or exploring you will begin to make your way back to Trabzon, making stops along the way to enjoy the stunning natural waterfalls the region has to offer.

Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Day Tour with Lunch

5. Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Day Tour with Lunch

Your tour will begin with pickup from your hotel in Trabzon. From there you will travel to Uzungol, which takes approximately one hour. As you travel from Trabzon you will visit a tea factory, which will provide you with a look at the way fresh tea is grown and harvested. You will also be able to buy fresh tea to take with you.  Once you are done learning about the hectic life of tea makers, you will visit the Surmene knives and gift shop. There you will see the hard work of master craftsman of the Surmene region, as well as their handcrafted blades. These blades have been forged, folded, twisted, and hammered, until a unique blade is finished. After a lunch break you will be free to discover the Uzungol area by yourself. You may like to rent a pedal boat on the lake, or can instead opt to follow one of the hiking trails for a chance to see some of the impressive local wildlife. In the evening you will return to Trabzon, where you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Trabzon: Guided City Highlights Tour

6. Trabzon: Guided City Highlights Tour

The tour will begin in the morning as you are picked up from your hotel in Trabzon. Your city tour will take place in the beautiful city of Trabzon, nestled in green forested mountains and sitting on the Black Sea. A highlight of your city exploration will be when you visit the Aya Sofya Mosque. The sister monument to the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, it offers a fantastic tour displaying artifacts from the history of the Black Sea region. As you travel through the city you will visit some of the best heritage sites, which include Ataturk’s Villa. This home was the favored place to stop when the founder of modern Turkey visited the region. Following your time in the city, you will head to Boztepe Hill. Standing above the city is a park on the top of the hill where you can take a guided tour of the hilltop. As you walk, you will view the bright colors of the city contrasting against the backdrop of the Black Sea. This location will provide the perfect opportunity for you to take photos of the breathtaking views. Following this wonderful park you will head to Sera Lake, where you will enjoy an unusual body of water which was created artificially through the rocks which naturally found their way to the water's edge. Before you return to your hotel, you will have one last chance to do some shopping in Trabzon's famous shopping centers.

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What people are saying about Turkish Black Sea Coast

Welcoming and very kind staff, excellent dinner and top entertainment! Very good dancers and a lot of fun after dinner thanks to the dances on the deck of the ship! Straconsigliato ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We have enjoyed everything very much, the dinner, the crossing and the show. Very complete and enjoyable. And very good treatment of the waiters and staff. Thank you very much

Everything about this activity was amazing. The transportation, the boat, the views, and especially the food and the service. Would recommend this to anyone.

The cruise was amazing! The whole staff was very nice and accommodating. The entertainment was very good too.

Excellent program specially the operator and people are so good and friendly . A must do program at Istanbul