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Sapanca Tour

Sapanca Mahsukiye Tour

What You’ll Do

  • Admire the freshwater Sapanca Lake between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow
  • Drive up Kartepe Mountain, a popular picnic area in summer and ski resort in winter
  • Enjoy lunch under a canopy of trees next to a waterfall
  • Go for a walk around Sapanca Lake
  • Escape the bustle of Istanbul and discover a popular weekend retreat from the city
  • Experience the picturesque village of Masukiye

What to Expect

Enjoy a full-day scenic tour to discover the picturesque landscape outside Istanbul, departing from Bakirkoy at 07:00 or the Kabatas ferry port at 07:30.

Relax on the 2-hour drive to Sapanca Lake, where you will stop for breakfast and some free at leisure. Go for a walk around the lake, located between the Gulf of İzmit and the Adapazarı Meadow. Surrounded by mountains, the area is a popular weekend and day retreat for stressed out city dwellers, offering peace and quiet in natural beauty.

Depart Sapanca at 11:00 and drive to the village of Masukiye for lunch under a canopy of trees next to a waterfall. After lunch, continue your drive up Kartepe Mountain to enjoy a couple of hours to take country walks, a cup of tea, and the chance to capture Masukiye and Sapanca Lake on your camera from an altitude of 1,500 meters.

Transfer back to Istanbul, stopping for a tea at a picturesque spot by the tectonic hole of Sapanca Lake. The estimated arrival time in Istanbul is between 16:30 and 17:00, leaving plenty of time to freshen up for a night on the town.

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Breakfast and lunch

What’s Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses