General

Highlights of Trabzon Tour

Places to visit: St. Sophia Museum, Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Country Residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Ortahisar Buyuk Fatih Mosque.
Duration: 8 hours
Departure from: Trabzon Port

  • This is a private tour and includes a driver and a separate English-speaking guide who will accompany you into all attractions to provide commentary.

Itinerary

Once you arrive to the Port of Trabzon, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to city of Trabzon.

First stop is the St. Sophia Museum, a smaller-scale version of the Hagia Sophia church built by the Commenos family in the 13th century that was converted into a mosque in the 16th century and later a museum in 1957.

Next you will explore the oldest continuously functioning mosque in the region, the Gulbahar Hatun Mosque. Built by the orders of Selim Yavuz and dedicated to his mother whose tomb also lies here, the mosque is considered a holy site and the most exquisite mosque in the region.

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, your tour continues with a visit to the Country Residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the great leader of the Turkish Nation during World War I and the founder of the modern 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.

Tour Prices:

 

Inclusions:

  • Transportation by A/C vehicle,
  • English speaking professional guiding services,
  • Entrance fees to sites and museums,
  • 2 small bottled water per person,
  • Parking fees for the vehicle.

Exclusions:

  • Other alcoholic and non alcaholic beverages,
  • Lunches,
  • Personel expenses,
  • Gratiuties to tour guides and drivers.

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Remarks

  • If it is demand, other languages are available for private group or individual requirement. (It is charged extra $ 50 for the other languages guided.)
  • 0-6 ages are free , 6-11 ages are 50% discount.

Advantages of Private Shore Excursions
There are a number of advantages for booking a private shore excursion over a group/bus tour. Firstly, you can create and book one of our tailor-made tour or you can select from our list of high quality excursions options list on this website.

Some Great Reasons for Booking one of our Shore Excursions ;

  • You will have undivided attention of your private Tour Guide – questions answered instantly!
  • No waiting in lines for tickets – your private guide will arrange everything for you.
  • Decide when YOU want to start and conclude your tour.
  • More Time to spend interacting with local people and immersing your in the culture
  • No large groups of 30 – 40 people who have different interest – it’s your own private tour.

FAQ

How do I meet my private guide & driver?
You will be met by your private guide & driver at the exit terminal of the port at your chosen time. The guide will be holding a sign-board with your NAME & SURNAME written clearly for you to see.

Can I state the time I wish to meet my guide ?
Absolutely ! It’s your private tour so you can decide your meeting time.

Does Fez Travel share our tour services (guiding, transporting etc.) with other Cruisers or travellers ?
No. It is your private tour.

Can I change my itinerary after I have booked my private tour?
If you decide to change your itinerary prior to departure, then, yes you can change your itinerary. However, if you decide to change your itinerary on your tour date, then it will be at the discretion of our Operations Department.

Can I add another place on my itinerary on the day of the tour?
Fez Travel and your private guide will do their best to include all sites you wish to visit on the day of the tour, however this will be subject to time permitting. Your private guide will inform our Operations Department about this request and should there be an extra fee, then we will advise you of this.