General

Trabzon Express Tour

Places to visit: St. Sophia Museum, Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, Yeni Cuma Cami, Boztepe Hill
Duration: 5 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

When 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.

Our first stop is St. Sophia Museum which was built as a church by the Commenos family on the 13th century, however it was converted to a mosque on the 16th century and then become a museum in 1957.

Then we will head to Gulbahar Hatun Mosque, built by Selim I Yavuz for his mother and it is still on use as a mosque.

Then you will continue on to the Yeni Cuma Cami, the “New Friday Mosque”. This building, actually older than the Gulbahar Mosque, was originally the Christian Church of Eugenios, which burned down in 1340. A new cruciform church was built on the same spot and later converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest. The building is adorned with some of the world’s finest examples of Ottoman calligraphy art.

Our last stop is Boztepe Hill which is a 740 feet hill located on the south of the town. Where the temple of Mithiras once stood, there are four sacred fountains left now and has a spectacular view of the historic core of Trabzon.

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, Lunches
  • 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.