Pearls of Black Sea (4D)
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Highlights: Trabzon, House Of Ataturk, St Sophia Museum, Trabzon Castle, House Of Sultan Suleyman, Altindere National Park, Sumela Monastery, Ayder, Rize, Botanic Gardens, Camlihemsin, Firtina Valley, Uzungol
Operates: / Maximum of 14 guests.
Price: Please ask the price!
Day 1: Arrival
Upon your arrival at the aırport you will be greeted by you guide and driven to the 4thC Monastery of Sumela in the Altindere National Park. Perched high above the valley the monks retreat appears to have been stuck on the cliff face. From here we drive through the Zigana Mountains to the village of Gumushane and the Karaca Caves. The stalagtite and stalagmite formations are considered to be the finest in Asia Minor. Overnight stay in Trabzon.
Day 2: TRABZON CITY, UZUNGOL
After breakfast we explore the city of Trabzon. The 13thC church of St Sophia, Ayasofia, which has an amazing collection of Byzantine frescoes. We visit the Atatürk Kiosku, the mansion which the city bestowed upon Atatürk. En-route to Akcaabat we stop for lunch at a shore side restaurant to sample the reknowned Akcaabat Meatballs. After lunch ww trek through the verdant forests of pine trees before we reach our hotel for our dinner and overnight stay
Day 3: RIZE, CAMLIHEMSIN, AYDER.
The drive through the scenic countryside brings us to the non-descript town of Rize. What this town lacks in history is made up for in its reputation as the tea capital of Turkiye. In the gardens of the Tea Instıtute one can sample varıous “brews” whilst gazing across the beautiful panorama and in the Botanical Gardens we can walk among the exotic plants and trees. After leaving Rize we drive to Camlihemsin and then take a gentle trek to Goksu Falls, the highest and most spectacular in the region. Overnight stay in Ayder
Day 4 AYDER, FINDIKLI-CAGLAYAN VALLEY, TRABZON
After breakfast we drive to the village of Ortan, with its fabulous panoramic views of the Hemsins Mountains. In the Caglayan Valley we drive through the Laz villages, surrounded by tea plantations,
We return to Trabzon in the early evening and you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight