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“One of the best city tours we have experienced and well organized with a great value as advertised. Our tour guide – Raci – was amazing! Informative and efficient with our time and the lunch was a delightful surprise. All the key places we visited was given more then enough time to learn and look around. Would recommend 100%!” K Myles
Sapanca Lake & Masukiye Tour – Escape the bustle of Istanbul and discover a popular weekend retreat from the city. Admire the freshwater Sapanca Lake between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow. Enjoy lunch under a canopy of trees next to a waterfall. Go for a walk around Sapanca Lake. Experience the picturesque village of Masukiye. Drive up Kartepe Mountain, a popular picnic area in summer and ski resort in winter
Our driver will meet you at your hotel lobby between 07:00 – 08:00 and drive you to the meeting point where you will meet the other participants of the Masukiye, Sapanca and Kartepe tour. Following sites will be visited with an experienced and professional tour guide licensed by the ministry of tourism.
When we reach to Sapanca we will directly go to lake whose acreage is 42km2. Sapanca Tour enables the people to enjoy a full day scenic tour to the landscape that is picturesque. The lake is located between the Adapazarai Meadow and Gulf of Izmit. It is an area that is surrounded by mountains. It is a very much popular day as well as a weekend retreat of the busy city dwellers. It offers quiet and peace in the natural beauty settings. It is a freshwater lake in Turkey. This water is used for industrial as well as domestic needs. You can enjoy the Pedal boating here but you will have to pay for it as it is not included in the tour. You are free to enjoy a walk along the lakeside and pedaling water cycle in the fresh and clear waters of the lake.
Our next stop in Istanbul tours towards Sapanca Lake will be the village of Masukiye and we will allow you to entertain your taste buds with local cuisine. This lunch will be included in the package and hence once again you will not have to pay separately for the lunch. You will be happy to find all the organic stuff lunch here. You will be in a position to enjoy having lunch under the waterfalls.
(in Winter Time 15.11 – 19.04)
Kartepe is located about 1700m high above the sea-level with a fantastic view looking over Sapanca Lake on one sight and Izmit Bay on the other.
(in Summer Time 20.04 – 14.11)
Darica Zoo which is the biggest Zoo in Turkey. It has 170.000m2 acreage, and more than 2.600 kinds of animals.
On the way back to Istanbul we will stop in Viaport Outlet Center or Akasya Shopping Mall for shopping.
End Of Tour
You will be drop off back to hotel at the end of tour.
– Hotel pick-up & drop-off by non-smoking A/C tour coach.
– Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
– Lunch at local restaurant (one soft drink included).
– Professional English speaking guide licensed by the ministry of tourism.
– Services charges & local taxes.
– Items of a personal nature.
– Gratuities (optional) to guide and driver.
– All kinds of beverages.
– Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
– The tour includes free pick-up service from hotels in Sultanahmet or Taksim area. There will be an extra charge for other locations. Please contact us!
– Child aged 0-2 free of charge, 30% discount for child aged under 7 years old.
– Owing to traffic difficulties, pickups may delay beyond our control.
– This is a regular group guided tour. Please contact us for private tour options.