Our driver suggested this tour on our way to our hotel from the airport and since we were satisfied with the service, we decided to give it try. It turned out to be a very relaxing trip to nature and fresh air.
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Istanbul at a convenient time.
Spreading over 4 thousand acres, this park does not only serve touristic purposes but also environmental ones, as it is the natural habitat of plants and animals
Lakeside village with famous for its waterfall, with nice restaurants and small shops.
Kartepe Ski Resort
Popular ski resort overlooking Sapanca lake, surrounded by hotels and offering a variety of activities.
Kartepe Ski Resort
About the ride
Take a short break from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and explore the Turkish countryside. Your local driver will pick you up from your accommodation at a desired time and you will set out for a pleasant trip in a comfortable, private vehicle.
- Hotel pickup and dropoff from a professional English Speaking driver / local guide
- 100% Customisable & Private
When on the road, your Welcomer will also serve as your local guide who will share the historical facts, the necessary information about the sights and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle. Add or remove stops from the suggested itinerary and customise the ride according to your preferences. Take pictures, ask your driver about hidden gems or recommendations about local delights and where to taste them.
This trip is all about getting in touch with nature so your driver will make sure that you experience the Turkish countryside at its fullest. If the weather permits it you will have the chance to visit 2Ormanya Park that offers a breath of fresh air to its visitors who can enjoy long walks, play with animals or even have a picnic. Don’t miss out on taking pictures of the cute Hobbit houses, named after the Lord of the Rings fantasy novel.
Your next stop will be at 3Maşukiye, a quaint, small village located at the side of Sapanca Lake. Have lunch at one of the local restaurants while you are listening to the gentle sound of running water, the rustling of leaves and the light breeze, making it an extremely relaxing experience.
Another popular attraction for both tourists and locals is 4Kartepe Ski Resort where there is a range of activities for the whole family. A cable car ride is a must in order to enjoy the snowy scenery. Should you visit the area during a warmer season, you may skip Mount Kartepe and go straight to 5Sapanca Lake. The landscape is captivating and rewards the traveler with an amazing view. Wander around the lake, drink a cup of tea at one of its docks and why no swim or try a water sport?
At the end of the tour, your friendly Welcomer will drop you off at your accommodation in Istanbul.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
It was very good, the driver was there even though we were early and had a smooth drive to Sapanca lake, he was friendly and made us feel welcome.
Included in the price
- Fuel and Tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Free wifi on board
- Personal English-Speaking Local Guide
- Hotel Pickup and Dropoff
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Tips and gratuities
- Beverages and meals
- Ferry tickets
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive a confirmation email. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding your booking.
What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancelation that is requested up to 24 hours prior to the operation time is entitled to a refund of 80%
In case of cancellation in less than 24 hours prior to the operation time or in case of no-show of the customer, you are not eligible for any form of refund.
Turkey's currency is the Turkish lira. We recommend you always keep local currency on you as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment. There are many exchange currency locations in the city, however, it is advisable to find the ones with the best rate.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with an umbrella if rain is expected. Please note that religious sites require modest attire - knees and shoulders must be covered.
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