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.


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

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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.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by modern, non smoking air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch (drinks not included)
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide

What’s not  included

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips and personal expenses