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Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

1. Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Enjoy a full-day tour away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul on a day trip to the Gulf of Izmit and the freshwater lake of Lake Sapanca. Following a pick-up from your hotels in the city center, transfer to Lake Sapanca for a walk in nature. Located on a tectonic hole, between Izmit Bay and the Adapazari Meadow, Lake Sapanca is known for its scenic beauty. Continue to the picturesque village of Masukiye to enjoy lunch under a canopy of trees. Then, drive to a waterfall before climbing Kartepe Mountain. Hike in the mountains, or take the ski lift if you prefer. Discover a popular area for picnics in summer and ski breaks in the winter. Transfer back to your hotel in Istanbul for the end of tour services.

Istanbul: Full-Day Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Tour with Lunch

2. Istanbul: Full-Day Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Tour with Lunch

Following a pickup from your hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet area, transfer to the picturesque village of Masukiye, located 120 kilometers east of Istanbul. Marvel at Masukiye's beautiful natural landscapes and green forests. If you're interested, join the various optional activities at the park such as ziplining or ATV ride.  Make a stop to taste the locally produced honey and Turkish delight in Sapanca. Following the tasting, enjoy your lunch break. Then, head to your next destination. This tour takes you to Ormania Natural Habitat Park during the summer season and to Kartepe Snow Resort to enjoy the snow games during the winter season.  The last stop takes you to Sapanca Lake where you'll get to spend some free time on the beautiful coast. Here, take in the fascinating views of the surrounding green mountains before heading back to your hotel where you will arrive between 9 and 10 PM.

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What people are saying about Sapanca

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

It was more than perfect Trip! And there is someone calls Mustafa works there he is very friendly, helpful and makes sure that everyone having fun. He even borrowed us some cash, as we left our cash in the hotel. The pickup took a bit longer, but it is totally acceptable for istanbul, quicker couldn't be. A BIG Thank You !!!

The tour guide Muhammat was awesome. but the trip program activities should be revised. Like we should go to the lake afternoon as a last thing in the trip not in the morning as it was the first thing . Overall I had fun and enjoy my trip.

We really liked the excursion and the activities. Everything was great . The only negative is the time that is lost in picking up people and the bazaars that take you in the middle of the excursion to do business. It does not seem right .

The trip was good but totally not was written on offer. we didnt expected shopping places and safari. Guide tried to make the trip for all travelers, thanks him for this. Our great bus driver Murat was simply the best of all.

Excellent! Really enjoyed great service!

What a beautiful place great service food wasn’t that great but the tour was wonderful! Guide was good too! Thank you!