You will start discovering the city with the overwhelming scene of Sumela Monastery standing in great authority as if commanding to the valley from the steep cliff embracing it.
You will enjoy the gorgeous view of the surrounding misty forest and the winding streams below, which will make you realize not only the religious significance of the site but also its natural beauty.
After enjoying your lunch break at a local restaurant, you will continue with the country residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the great leader of the Turkish Nation during the World War I and the founder of Turkish Republic. The mansion maintains its original decor and truly reflects the atmosphere of how an early 20th century Turkish mansion would look.
Your next stop in Trabzon is St. Sophia Museum, a former church that is also a good example of late Byzantine architecture with its history dating back to the 13th century. The museum displays a combined taste of Byzantine and Ottoman art.
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.
At the end of your shore excursion, your guide will escort you back to your cruise ship.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 08:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - We suggest that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Some sites are best accessed on foot.
- Entrance fees are included in the price of the tour.
- The cost of lunch and drinks is not included in the tour price.