Full-day city escape from Istanbul to Sapanca and Masukiye, including lunch and a mountain ride.
The Sapanca and Masukiye Tour is one of our favourite day excursions from Istanbul, especially for environment enthusiasts.
On a 14-hour day journey to Lake Sapanca and the town of Masukiye on the Gulf of Izmit, you can escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and explore a popular weekend hideaway from the city.
Climb Kartepe Mountain after a leisurely lunch beneath a canopy of trees.
A full-day journey away from Istanbul’s hustle and bustle to the Gulf of Izmit and the freshwater lake of Lake Sapanca.
Transfer to Lake Sapanca for a nature walk after being picked up from your accommodation in the city center.
Lake Sapanca is recognised for its picturesque splendour and is located on a tectonic hole between Izmit Bay and the Adapazari Meadow. Proceed to the lovely town of Masukiye for lunch beneath a tree canopy.
Then, before climbing Kartepe Mountain, drive to a waterfall.
Walk in the mountains or, if you want, ride the ski lift.
Explore a favourite spot for summer picnics and winter ski trips.
Return to your accommodation in Istanbul at the end of the excursion.
Please bring a coat and cap during the cold months.