Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Daily Trip

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10 Hours
Min Age : 3
Max People : 30

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and explore a well-loved  getaway not far from the city. Take in the beauty of the serene Sapanca Lake nestled between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow. Delight in a leisurely lunch beneath a lush canopy of trees near a cascading waterfall. Stroll around the tranquil Sapanca Lake, and immerse yourself in the charm of the idyllic village of Masukiye. If you visit during the summer, don’t miss the chance to drive up to Kartepe Mountain, a favored spot for picnics, or in the winter, it transforms into a popular ski resort

Tour Details

Discover the hidden gems surrounding Istanbul on our exclusive Masukiye, Sapanca, and Kartepe day tour. This curated experience offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, culinary delights, and seasonal attractions, all wrapped up in one fulfilling day.

From the tranquility of Sapanca Lake to the culinary charm of Masukiye Village, each stop is a unique experience. Depending on the season, take in the sweeping views from Kartepe or marvel at the diversity of animal life in Darica Zoo. Top off your journey with some retail indulgence before a hassle-free ride back to your hotel.

This isn’t just a day out; it’s a day that dives deep into the essence of Turkey’s regional marvels, providing you with an unforgettable experience. Join us and explore what lies beyond the cityscape!

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel & AirBnb in Istanbul

Departure Time


Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off (on the European side of Istanbul only).
  • English speaking professional licensed tour guide.
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach.
  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch at local restaurant (one soft drink included).
  • Service charges and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities (optional) to the guide and driver.
  • All kinds of beverages.
What to Expect

Personalized Service
Your day begins with a convenient hotel pickup between 07:00 and 08:00 AM, transporting you to a central meetup location.

Expert Guidance
An accredited guide from the Ministry of Tourism will accompany you, providing insightful commentary and ensuring a safe and enriching experience.

Natural Serenity
Step into the calming environs of Sapanca Lake. This 42 km² natural haven offers a peaceful respite from city life. You’re free to take lakeside strolls or dip your toes in the crystal-clear water.

Culinary Delights
Lunch is a highlight when visiting the quaint Masukiye Village. The meal is included in your package, so all you need to do is savor the local, organic cuisine amid the backdrop of calming waterfalls.

  • DESTINATION: Istanbul, Turkey
  • DURATION: Full Day
  • Including: Lunch
  • DEPARTURE DATES: Daily | Year Round
  • THEME: Nature | Adventure
  • TRAVEL STYLE: Regular Group
  • Tour PICK-UP FROM: Sultanahmet | Taksim | Aksaray | Karakoy

Full-day tour itineraryMasukiye, Sapanca, and Kartepe Adventure

Morning Pickup
Your ride awaits at your hotel lobby from 07:00-08:00 AM. We’ll shuttle you to a central gathering spot to meet up with your fellow adventurers. An accredited guide from the Ministry of Tourism will be your trusted companion for the day.

Sapanca Lake Exploration
Your first destination is the captivating Sapanca Lake, a 42 km² natural wonder surrounded by hills and nestled between Adapazarai Meadow and the Gulf of Izmit. Although pedal boats are an option, they are not part of the package. Take this chance to stroll beside the lake or float on its crystal-clear water.

Lunch at Masukiye Village
We proceed to Masukiye, a quaint village where you can indulge in an organic meal, all included in your tour fee. Enjoy lunch by tranquil waterfalls that create the perfect backdrop.

Seasonal Choices

  • Winter (Nov 15 – Apr 19):
    Scale the heights of Kartepe, approximately 1700 meters above sea level. Enjoy unparalleled vistas overlooking Sapanca Lake and Izmit Bay.

  • Summer (Apr 20 – Nov 14):
    Visit Darica Zoo, Turkey’s most extensive zoo with over 2,600 different animal species across its 170,000 m² grounds.

Shopping Detour
Before heading back, choose between a stop at Viaport Outlet Center or Akasya Shopping Mall for a quick retail therapy session.

Tour Conclusion
We return you to the comfort of your hotel, rounding off an adventurous day.


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