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Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) Tours and Activities

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Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) is a rather large, 45-square-kilometer fresh water lake in Northwestern Turkey. Wedged between the Gulf of Izmit and the Adapazari Meadow, the lake is surrounded by forest-covered mountains on its northern side; because of its outstanding natural beauty, the area has become one of the top weekend getaways destinations for Istanbulites and even international visitors. There are several hotels and holiday villas on the lakeshore. A popular way to explore the Sapanca Lake region is by bike; many tour operators in the area offer pre-made itineraries and bike rentals for day-trippers. There are several buildings of interest in the region as well, including wonders of the Ottoman and Byzantine eras. Due to the proximity of the Black Sea, the Sapanca area benefits from an oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. Part of what makes Sapanca so special is the fact that it gets covered in snow in the wintertime, making it an ideal ski resort close to Istanbul.

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Daily Sapanca Lake Masukiye and Kartepe Mountain Tour

Daily Sapanca Lake Masukiye and Kartepe Mountain Tour

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Take a break from busy Istanbul with a full-day tour to Lake Sapanca and the village of Masukiye, located on the Gulf of Izmit. Go boating on Lake Sapanca, visit the Masukiye waterfalls, and have lunch in the village. In the summer, stop at the zoo before heading to the lake, and in the winter, check out the snowy slopes of Mount Kartepe. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98

Sapanca & Masukiye Tour

Sapanca & Masukiye Tour

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Take a break from the packed streets and noisy traffic of Istanbul on this day-long escape into the country. Start the day with some adventure in Masukiye: ride a quad bike through the forest, take a zipline through the canopy or just enjoy an easygoing nature walk. Later on, visit the scenic Sapanca Lake for a relaxed lakeside walk and take advantage of the climate with a seasonal activity: exploring the sprawling Darica Zoo in summer or skiing at Kartepe in winter.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.98
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$22.98

Day Tour Sapanca, Masukiye Tour from Istanbul

Day Tour Sapanca, Masukiye Tour from Istanbul

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Swap the bustle of the city for the tranquil waters and looming mountains of Lake Sapanca on this full-day tour from Istanbul, including lunch. Escape from it all with a picnic on the lakefront and a hike to the Masukiye waterfall, then ride the cable car (not included) to Mt Kartepe for impressive views over the surrounding countryside.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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$51.70

Istanbul Tourist Pass®: 50+ Top Attractions/ Services

Istanbul Tourist Pass®: 50+ Top Attractions/ Services

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Save time and money on Istanbul’s top attractions with an Istanbul Tourist Pass, with a choice of 3- or 7-day digital city pass. This comprehensive sightseeing pass grants you: skip-the-line admission to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museums; a hop-on hop-off city bus tour and Bosphorus Strait boat tour plus an evening performance of whirling dervishes, and Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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  • 2 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.13
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$132.13

Top Istanbul Attractions with the Istanbul E-pass

Top Istanbul Attractions with the Istanbul E-pass

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Istanbul E-pass is a fully digital sightseeing pass that covers over 30 top Istanbul Attractions. Choose your E-pass 2,3,5 or 7 days and enjoy the contactless entry with your mobile pass without paying at the gate of attractions. Istanbul E-pass offers attractions in 3 different ways; - Walk-in Attractions: Simply Show your pass and get in. - Guided Tours: Meet with guide at the meeting point and join the tour. - Reservation Required Tours: Make your reservation via the E-pass panel then get an email for pick-up time. Why Travelers Choose Istanbul E-pass? - A customer support line is available to assist via WhatsApp and chat lines during visits or planning visits. - Istanbul E-pass is available instantly to use after the purchase with access to 30+ Top Istanbul attractions. - Listen to the history of museums with professional tour guides. - Istanbul E-pass comes with a digital Istanbul guidebook of over 50 pages in 6 languages. - Enjoy the skip-the-line at most of the attractions.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.15
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$109.15

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

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Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.26
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Sapanca, Masukiye, and Kartepe Day Tour from Istanbul

Sapanca, Masukiye, and Kartepe Day Tour from Istanbul

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Discover Turkey’s stunning countryside and scenery on a full-day tour to Sapanca Lake, Masukiye and Kartepe from Istanbul, and experience the serenity of a beloved weekend retreat. Walk along the picture-perfect lake shore, visit the animals at the zoo then get a glimpse of local life in the village of Masukiye. Enjoy an outdoor lunch by a shady waterfall, and hike Kartepe mountain with the option to join a ski lift tour before returning to the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.32
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$33.32

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Tour

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Tour

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Escape the bustle of the capital on this full-day countryside tour from Istanbul. which includes stops at four different stunning locations. Visit over 200 animal species at a nature reserve, go for a stroll along scenic Sapanca Lake, enjoy a lakeside Turkish picnic near a waterfall, and admire panoramic views of the water from a hilltop ski resort. Upgrade to include a chair-lift ride to the summit.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.15
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$55.15

Daily Sapanca Lake + Maşukiye Tour by Private Minivan (Day Trip from Istanbul)

Daily Sapanca Lake + Maşukiye Tour by Private Minivan (Day Trip from Istanbul)

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Escape the bustle of the city during this full-day private tour to relaxing, scenic Sapanca, with door-to-door hotel transfers from Istanbul. You’ll enjoy free time to discover each location at your own pace. Highlights include a stroll down lakeside promenades, a trip to the skiing hub of Mount Kartepe, and free time in adventure lovers’ Maşukiye.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00
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Sapanca And Masukiye Tour With Lunch - Full Day

Sapanca And Masukiye Tour With Lunch - Full Day

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If nature makes your world brighter, then why not make your friends jealousy by visiting the Sapanca Lake which is as photogenic as it is exciting. Before enjoying the natural beauty of the Sapanca Lake, you’ll be stunned by the multiplicity of animals, birds, fish, and native plants at the Darica Zoo (Istanbul’s biggest Zoo). Fascinating activities such as mountain climbing are also on the table and they’ll make you enjoy a picturesque coastline view. In Masukiye Village, you will surely delight at the sight of the Masukiye Waterfall and be amused by activities such as quad biking. Masukiye Waterfall Sapanca Lake Darica Zoo Quad Biking (extra - additional payment required) Lunch on the River
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.28
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Sapanca Lake & Masukiye Zoo Tour with Lunch

Sapanca Lake & Masukiye Zoo Tour with Lunch

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Sapanca-Town and district in the Sakarya province, near lake Sapanca. You can have a walk near lake or pedalling on the lake. Masukiye-Small village located between lake Sapanca and Kartepe mountain. You will enjoy in the beauty of Masukiye’s forest, waterfall, delicious food in restaurants of wood. Lunch (Drinks are extra)-You can choose kebab, pide, desert such as baklava and other delicious Turkish traditional food. Mountain Kartepe is a town and district of Kocaeli province. It was founded in 1600. Kartepe ski centre has been constructed 1650 m altitude over mountain Kartepe. NOTE: • We visit Kartepe hill only in December, January, February • We visit zoo all the year except December, January, February • Buggies, zip-line and chair left on Kartepe hill are unpaid and our agency is not responsible for guest’s safety • This tour is available with only Arabic Speaking Guiding.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Private Day Trip From Istanbul to Lake Sapanca and Maşukiye Village

Private Day Trip From Istanbul to Lake Sapanca and Maşukiye Village

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 and you will set out for a pleasant trip in a private vehicle. 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 visit Ormanya Park. Your next stop will be at Maşukiye, a small village located on 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. A cable car ride to Kartepe Ski Resort is a must to enjoy the snowy scenery. Our drivers are not licensed tour guides but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the tour, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Istanbul.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$306.02
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$306.02
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Sapanca and Masukiye Tour with Pick Up

Full-Day Sapanca and Masukiye Tour with Pick Up

Discover Turkey’s stunning countryside and scenery on a full-day tour to Sapanca Lake, Masukiye, and Kartepe from Istanbul, and experience the serenity of a beloved weekend retreat. Walk along the picture-perfect lake shore, visit the Ormanya then get a glimpse of local life in the village of Masukiye. Enjoy an outdoor lunch by a shady waterfall, and hike Kartepe mountain with the option to join a ski lift tour before returning to the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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$51.70

Daily Private Sapanca Masukiye Kartepe Tour With Lunch - Full Day - VIP Vehicles

Daily Private Sapanca Masukiye Kartepe Tour With Lunch - Full Day - VIP Vehicles

If nature makes your world brighter, then why not make your friends jealousy by visiting the Sapanca Lake which is as photogenic as it is exciting. Before enjoying the natural beauty of the Sapanca Lake, you’ll be stunned by the multiplicity of animals, birds, fish, and native plants at the Darica Zoo (Istanbul’s biggest Zoo). Fascinating activities such as mountain climbing are also on the table and they’ll make you enjoy a picturesque coastline view. In Masukiye Village, you will surely delight at the sight of the Masukiye Waterfall. Masukiye Waterfall Sapanca Lake Darica Zoo Lunch on the River
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.82
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$206.82

Private Green Sapanca Day Tour From Istanbul

Private Green Sapanca Day Tour From Istanbul

After picked up from your hotel in Istanbul driving about 2 hours for visiting Green Sapanca Lake , Kartepe ski center, visiting Masukiye Waterfall and Lunch in Masukiye Village with consisting full organic stuff.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.62
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$143.62

Sapanca Lake with Masukiye and Mahmudiye Tour From Istanbul

Sapanca Lake with Masukiye and Mahmudiye Tour From Istanbul

Enjoy a wonderful day out in the natural beauty of Sapanca and Masukiye, Mahmudiye visit local visit one of the local Turkish delight and honey manufacturers.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Lake Sapanca Tour from Istanbul

Lake Sapanca Tour from Istanbul

Explore Sapanca Lake and its surrounds on this full-day tour from Istanbul. All transportation is included and you'll follow a carefully curated itinerary that includes multiple stops such as the Darica Zoo, the Masukiye village, Kartepe Mountain, and Lake Sapanca. Listen to guided commentary on the area's history and culture as you travel.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.83
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$75.83

Masukiye & Sapanca Lake Tour

Masukiye & Sapanca Lake Tour

Day trip to Masukiye, Sapanca and Darica Zoo from Istanbul for the travelers who is seeking for something different. You will be away from the trouble of modern life, feel the nature, sounds of birds walk in between the trees have your lunch in very specific place will make you smiling and more happy person. While you are enjoying the highlights of Istanbul escape to nature which is worth even for one day. -Driving 45 mins to Darıca Zoo for 1 hour free time. (Ticket is extra-75TL) you can pay there. -Drive to Mashukiye Village -Free Time for activities in Mashukiye (Safari, Zipline) -Lunch -Shopping stop for Turkish Delight and Organic Honey -Visit Sapanca Lake -Visit Mahmudiye Waterfalls
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.47
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$34.47

istanbul vip transfer

istanbul vip transfer

Time to discover famous Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahce Palace, Topkapi Place, Blue Mosque and more! Enjoy the great Bosphorus view and taste delicious Turkish and Ottoman traditional food at an elegant restaurant. Take a glance at the program and get ready to fill every moment with joy in Istanbul.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.82
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$48.82
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Sapanca Masukiye Tour

Sapanca Masukiye Tour

Professional driver team. Clean, well maintained and new vehicles. Experienced tour operators. Food and beverage breaks during the journey. Service with the understanding of guests. Photographing stops along the road.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.05
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$170.05
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Should I book Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) costs USD 22.98. Guided Sapanca Lake (Sapanca Gölü) tours start around USD 22.98 per person.
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