Day trip

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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37 reviews

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul
Day trip

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul
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Escape the bustle of Istanbul, and discover a popular weekend retreat from the city on a 14-hour day trip to Lake Sapanca and the village of Masukiye in the Gulf of Izmit. Enjoy a relaxed lunch under a canopy of trees, and climb Kartepe Mountain.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Free transfer service from the European side and from city center hotels only. Hotels location must be; Sultanahmet-Laleli-Topkapı-Aksaray-Taksim-Sirkeci and Şişli Area


  • Discover a popular weekend retreat from Istanbul at Lake Sapanca
  • Hike up Kartepe Mountain during winter or take the ski lift to reach the top
  • Enjoy lunch under the shade of trees in Masukiye
  • Marvel at the landscapes of the Adapazari Meadow and Gulf of Izmit
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in the city center (European side)
  • Transportation by bus
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Zoo entry fee, Atv safari & zip-line (to be paid on site)
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The schedule slightly varies due to different seasons
  • Between March and November, the tour makes a stop at Natural Habitat Park and Zoo
  • Between December and February, the tour makes a stop at the Kartepe Snow Resort if there is snow
  • You will get free time to rent ATV Safari, Zip-line, and trekking
Customer reviews

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3.5 /5

based on 37 reviews

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The get your guide passport tickets were great. We came with our 2 teens under 18 & they let them in at the doors since kids are free under 18. When you go to the garden then we had to get them €10 tickets. I recommend getting a cart to be able to see the Trianon which is very far away unless you like walking. My kids loved the cart! It was the highlight of the visit. There is even boats to rent after you walk all the way to the canal. Go early to avoid crowds. We got there at 10 & there was no line. We did not do a tour but there is an app you can listen to in your phone. Amazing experience!

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February 25, 2023

this trip was one of the best decisions we made while in Istanbul. We had the best tour guide we could ask for. We got to do so much in one day and everyone was just so happy and full of excitement. Everything was amazing, you have to experience it for yourself. I think this is best suitable for friends, families and couples who are into road trips adventure and activities but also nature.

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July 27, 2022

Beautiful sunset

December 7, 2022

Product ID: 58002