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Black Sea Sile and Agva Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

3.4 / 5

15 reviews

Black Sea Sile and Agva Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

From $46.75 per person

Join this excursion from Istanbul that’s a perfect family day out. Discover the beauty of the Black Sea coast as you visit Sile, a small fishing town, and picturesque Agva. Take a boat ride on the Goksu River, and enjoy some relaxing time at the beach.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
You'll be met in the lobby of your hotel in the city center or at the cruise ship port. Please be on time for the pick-up.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the small fishing town of Sile, known for its beaches and open-weave cotton cloth
  • Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the Goksu River
  • Admire the natural setting of Agva, and dine on the local fish at lunch
Full description
Discover small fishing towns and the landscapes of the Black Sea coast on a full-day excursion from Istanbul. Head north-east of Istanbul on the Anatolian side to Sile, a small Black Sea fishing town known for its sandy beaches and open-weave cotton fabric, and its past role as a port of call for ships sailing east from the Bosphorus. Take a stroll along the fishing harbor or relax with a cup tea at the hilltop café overlooking the lighthouse. On the way to Agva you’ll come across picturesque Turkish villages such as Kabakoz and Suaybli, where time seems to stand still. Continue along the coastal route to Agva, situated between the Yesilcay and Goksu rivers that flow into the Black Sea. You’ll take a leisurely boat ride down the Goksu River, enjoying the rich green landscapes and views of Agva. Take a break for lunch to enjoy the local fish. Next you’ll have a chance to unwind, either relaxing along the Goksu River or on one of Agva's sandy beaches. Surrounded by forest and cliffs, you’ll find the fresh, blue green waters of the sea calling you. Take the forest route on the return trip. The region is heavily forested due to its mild, damp climate. Stop for a cup of tea at a forest café and take time to relax in a hammock. Guaranteed departures Monday-Wednesday and Friday.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels by air-conditioned, non-smoking tour coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Services charges and local taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and don't forget your sunglasses.
  • Please note that pick-up and drop off is only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci and Şişli areas).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.2/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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Amazing trip, not to be missed.

If you completed the sightseeing experience in Istanbul and you are interested in exploring nature, then this is the tour for you! The stay on the bus is not long, and the Lake in Şile, the river in Ağva and the Black Sea are real diamonds. Spend some extra money and rent a bike while in Ağva

August 27, 2018

Poor organisation

Booked a tour in English. Not one word spoken in English. Picked up 45min earlier than arranged. 10 hrs turned into 13hrs. Food very average and never went to Sile. Spent time in Agva.. We should of driven ourselves, only 2.5 hours from Istanbul. Never again.

September 26, 2019

Beautiful but ...

I would have expected more time per village on the black sea and more ... I hadn't read about the safari

September 23, 2019

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