Group Tour

Sumela Monastery and Trabzon City Tour

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Experience an unforgettable day in Trabzon, exploring the history and natural beauty with the Daily Sumela Monastery and Trabzon City Tour. Starting from Altındere National Park, you will have an unforgettable experience with Sumela Monastery, Atatürk Mansion, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and Boztepe.

About this activity

Duration 7 hours

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Free cancellation

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Live tour guide

English, Turkish

Instant Confirmation

Pick-up service

Mobile ticketing

Small group

Highlights

  • Visit the historic Sumela Monastery located in Altındere National Park by taking a pleasant journey, and explore the mon
  • Visit the 13th century Hagia Sophia with its original frescoes.
  • Experience an unforgettable journey while admiring the city’s beauty with a magnificent view at Boztepe.
  • Visit the Atatürk Mansion and its gorgeous garden.

Full description

We start Sumela Monastery and Trabzon City Private Tour from your hotel or an address at the meeting place and meeting time according to your booking preference.

For the first visit of the tour, we move to Sumela Monastery located in Altındere National Park. After about an hour's journey, we arrive at Altındere National Park. We continue our journey in the national park with shuttle vehicles. For the last 300 meters, we arrive at Sümela Monastery by using a path through the forest. If you wish, you can take a short break in the cafeteria right next to the monastery, or you can start visiting the Sumela Monastery immediately by using the tickets you bought from the national park toll booths.

After your visit to the Sumela Monastery, which consists of guard rooms, library, kitchen, guest and student rooms, holy spring and the main rock church, we return to our tour vehicle with the National Park services. You can take your lunch break in Altındere National Park or Trabzon City Center.

After visiting the Sümela Monastery, we explore the Hagia Sophia Mosque. On the way, we see Trabzon Castle, Gülbahar Hatun Mosque and Tomb, Zağnos Valley and Historical Zağnos Pasha Bridge and Ortahisar (Kaleiçi) District and arrive at Hagia Sophia. Built as a Byzantine church in the 13th century, the building has a unique value with its rare frescoes. After seeing the building used as a mosque today and the works exhibited in its garden we visit one of the finest examples of the city's civilian architecture, the Atatürk Mansion, where Atatürk stayed during his visits to Trabzon. Experiencing the mansion adorned with luxurious and unique furniture of the period, we then proceed to Boztepe, where the panoramic view of the city will be seen. After the Boztepe visit, our trip comes to an end and we say goodbye to our first tour.

Includes

  • Transportation by new model air conditioned vehicle
  • All trips specified in the program
  • Museum and Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available extra)
  • National Park shuttle service fee

Meeting point

Atatürk Square (Meydan)

After arriving at Atatürk Square (Meydan), wait for the tour vehicle in front of the Exchange Office which is next to Burger King, opposite of McDonald's. Please ensure that you arrive at the meeting point before the departure time of the tour.

Important information

  • Before departure we will contact you for the list of participants.
  • Guests at the meeting places and the hotel must be ready at the requested time. Otherwise the tour will move without you.
  • Depends on weather conditions our guide/agent can change the course of the program.

Know Before You Go:

  • Expenses (per person):
  • Sumela Monastery Entryfee: 20 Euro
  • Shuttle Service: 52 TL