Day trip

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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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
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