Begin with pickup at your hotel or cruise port between 8am and 10am—this 12-hour private tour accommodates your schedule and needs for maximum convenience. Plan the perfect itinerary for the day with a driver/guide, then leave the city behind for a forested landscape dotted with old fashioned villages and quiet lakes.
Masukiye, Kartepe, and Sapanca Lake are east of Istanbul, and offer an entirely different taste of Turkish life, landscape, and culture. Start by strolling around the village of Masukiye, then hike to the town’s captivating waterfall, which is surrounded by lush forest. Drive to the top of Kartepe Mountain, where a seasonal ski resort is transformed into a green picnic area during the summer months, and offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to Sapanca Lake, which you can explore on the water, or by walking quiet trails through the forest.
Throughout the day, the guide can offer suggestions of places to visit, or where to eat and drink. In the early evening, begin the return trip to Istanbul, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel or cruise port. Please note: pricing is per vehicle, and each vehicle accommodates up to 8 passengers.