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Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide

Trabzon, Turkey
Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide

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Overview

Marvel at the historic highlights of Turkey’s Black Sea coast on this private half-day tour of Trabzon. It’s the ideal shore excursion for first-time visitors or those short on time, including a visit to the magnificent Sumela Monastery, Ataturk’s mansion, the St. Sophia Museum, and the Ortahisar Buyuk Fatih mosque.
  • Private shore excursion of Trabzon, including Sumela Monastery
  • Explore the cliff-top Sumela Monastery and tour St. Sophia Museum
  • Follow in the footsteps of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, at his 20th-century home
  • Admire the Byzantine architecture of the Ortahisar Buyuk Fatih mosque
  • Great-value tour includes pick-up from Trabzon Cruise Port
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Trabzon Port
9:00 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Meet your private guide on arrival at Canakkale Cruise Port and soak up the scenery on the 30-minute journey to Sumela Monastery. As you climb the mountain road, stop to admire the dramatically situated monastery, perched high on the cliff-side, then take a closer peek as you explore the ruins on a guided tour. Learn how the Greek Orthodox monastery was founded in 386AD during the reign of the Emperor Theodosius I, and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and step inside to admire the beautifully restored chapels, adorned with colorful frescos.

Return to Trabzon center where you’ll have chance to visit the 13th-century St Sophia Museum, then learn more about Turkish history with a visit to Ataturk’s house, the 20th-century mansion that once belonged to the founder of Turkish Republic.

There’s just time for a visit to the magnificent Ortahisar Buyuk Fatih Mosque, one of Trabzon’s most striking Ottoman-era monuments, before being dropped back at your cruise port.
Itinerary
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Sumela Monastery
Once you arrive to the Port of Trabzon, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Sumela Monastery. Sumela Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary which was built between 75AD and 95AD and founded in 386AD during reign of the Emperor Theodosius I, Legend has it that two priests undertook its creation after discovering a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave on the mountain. During its long history, the monastery fell into ruin several times and was restored by various emperors. During the 6th century, it was restored and enlarged by General Belisarius at the behest of Justinian. After the visit of Sumela Monastery we will head to St Sophia Museum which is a Chalcedonian (Greek Orthodox) church located in the city of Trabzon in the north-eastern part of Turkey. It dates back to the thirteenth century when Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond. Our next stop on this shore excursion is residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic. The manor maintains its original decor and truly reflects the atmosphere of an early 20th century Turkish mansion. Before returning to your cruise ship, you will visit Ortahisar Buyuk Fatih Mosque, also known as The Golden-Headed Mary Church which was converted into a mosque by the Ottomans upon conquering the city in 1461. Interestingly, the church is identified mainly with the Ottomans even though its architecture is distinctly Byzantine and likely hosted several crowning ceremonies for Byzantine Emperors before the city was invaded. After all the visits, you will turn back to port of Trabzon.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Fez Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Highlights of Trabzon Tour with Private Guide?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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