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From Istanbul: Sheila and Agva Guided Day Trip with Lunch

1. From Istanbul: Sheila and Agva Guided Day Trip with Lunch

Join a guided day trip to visit Sheila and Agva, two of Turkey's most beautiful attractions. Visit beaches on the Black Sea Coast and discover a beautiful man-made lake in Karamandere. Start your sightseeing adventure with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Istanbul. Join your guide as you travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, heading north towards Sheila. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking natural landscapes in Sheila. Enjoy some refreshments at a local café or restaurant. While in Sheila, visit the beach. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and soft golden sand between your toes. Visit one of the popular markets and do some shopping before heading to your next destination, Agva. Take in the natural beauty of this small town situated between two rivers and located on the Black Sea Coastline. Visit the Hidden Lake in Karamandere and relax in this lush green setting. Explore the area with optional add-ons for your tour, such as renting a boat to explore the archeological sites on the rocky islands. Your guide will be happy to accommodate your wishes where possible.

Black Sea Sile and Agva Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

2. Black Sea Sile and Agva Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Discover small fishing towns and the landscapes of the Black Sea coast on a full-day excursion from Istanbul. Head north-east of Istanbul on the Anatolian side to Sile, a small Black Sea fishing town known for its sandy beaches and open-weave cotton fabric, and its past role as a port of call for ships sailing east from the Bosphorus. Take a stroll along the fishing harbor or relax with a cup tea at the hilltop café overlooking the lighthouse. On the way to Agva you’ll come across picturesque Turkish villages such as Kabakoz and Suaybli, where time seems to stand still. Continue along the coastal route to Agva, situated between the Yesilcay and Goksu rivers that flow into the Black Sea. You’ll take a leisurely boat ride down the Goksu River, enjoying the rich green landscapes and views of Agva. Take a break for lunch to enjoy the local fish. Next you’ll have a chance to unwind, either relaxing along the Goksu River or on one of Agva's sandy beaches. Surrounded by forest and cliffs, you’ll find the fresh, blue green waters of the sea calling you. Take the forest route on the return trip. The region is heavily forested due to its mild, damp climate. Stop for a cup of tea at a forest café and take time to relax in a hammock. Guaranteed departures Monday-Wednesday and Friday.

From Istanbul: Büyükada Walking Full-Day Tour

3. From Istanbul: Büyükada Walking Full-Day Tour

Your tour starts with a ferry cruise across the Bosphorus to the Princes' Islands. You will stop at Büyükad, 'Big Island' in Turkish, and explore the the island's rich history. View the Ottoman mansions and experience the quiet, tree-lined streets before stopping for a traditional Turkish lunch. The Büyükada Island Walking and Carriage Tour continues with stops at ancient ruins and churches for you to explore. Your English-speaking guide will ensure you learn all about Büyükada's splendid past and notable residents.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

2.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We were picked up at the hotel, walked around the Spice Market before getting on the ferry to the smaller island. We walked around, drank some tea and then took the ferry to the large island. We rode an electric golf cart on a tour of the island, and ate fish by the seaside. There was nice shopping and we enjoyed some delicious ice cream and coffee before getting on the ferry back to the city. A van drove us back to the hotel. Sulaiman was an excellent tour guide and companion for the trip.

Volkan was a fantastic guide! Day 10 in Turkey, been to Capaddocia, Bursa and Uludag as well but he was the best. Experienced, knowledgeable and thoughtful, will highly recommend any trip with him!

Guide Suleyman was super nice and calm. He showed us the best of the islands and we were so surprised with the big island. Definitely come back to the island.

It was a beautiful day with a nice group of people. I'd recommend it a one-day trip from Istanbul!

They picked me up as promised. Organized and enlightening.