Private tour

Sumela Monastery and Trabzon City Private Tour

Activity provider:
Spend a great time at Sümela Monastery and Altındere National Park with a daily tour starting from Trabzon, and continue your trip with the Trabzon City Tour for the rest of the day.

About this activity

Duration 8 hours

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Free cancellation

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Mobile ticketing

Private group

Pickup included

Guiding service

Highlights

  • Explore natural beauties of Altındere National Park and take a tour to Sümela Monastery
  • Visit the 13th century Byzantine Church, see their original frescoes, visit the Ataturk Mansion and the pavilion garden, the best example of Trabzon civil architecture.
  • Take your lunch at a restaurant of your choice and Customize the tour program according to your needs and preferences.

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. We continue our tour by moving to the historical Zigana Pass. You can take your lunch break in Altındere National Park or Trabzon City Center.

We continue our tour by visiting Atatürk Mansion, one of the most beautiful examples of the city's civil architecture. After visiting the mansion with its original furniture and its magnificent garden, we move to 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 go 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 driver-guided new model air conditioned vehicle.
  • Pick-Up and drop-off service from your hotel
  • All trips mentioned on the program
  • National park shuttle service fee
  • Enterance fee for museums

Important information

  • Before departure we will contact you for the list of participants.  
  • After arriving to Altındere, due to the restriction for tour vehicles to go up the Monastery, our guests should take the Shuttle Services to the monastery.
  • Free pick-up and drop-off service from the hotel or address is provided from Trabzon Merkez, Akçaabat, Yomra, Pelitli, and Kaşüstü. Please contact us for your different location requests.