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Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

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Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul
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From US$ 29.22 US$ 26.29 per person

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 10 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
  • 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 pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by modern, non smoking air-conditioned coach from European side city central hotels
  • Lunch (drinks not included)
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Zoo entry Fees (guest must pay self)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please bring a coat and hat in the winter months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

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The tour guide Muhammat was awesome. but the trip program activities should be revised. Like we should go to the lake afternoon as a last thing in the trip not in the morning as it was the first thing . Overall I had fun and enjoy my trip.

July 28, 2021

I booked with them 2 tours unfortunately , to sapanca and bursa both of them was awful , don't fool you with the headlines , we just be in the bus most of the time and moving between their friends shops , we waist more than an hour on a cheap baglawa shop that we can find dozen of it in Istanbul , when i told the guide why we wasting our time stopping here and no one want to buy any thing , she told me that we will wait maybe someone change his mind! , i had very limited time in Istanbul and waist it in a bus and cheap shops stay at the hotel and do nothing ,its much better than going with them

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September 20, 2021

The trip was good but totally not was written on offer. we didnt expected shopping places and safari. Guide tried to make the trip for all travelers, thanks him for this. Our great bus driver Murat was simply the best of all.

August 7, 2021

Product ID: 58002