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Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Full-Day Trip with Turkish Tea Tasting

4.3 / 5

11 reviews


Trabzon: Uzungol Lake Full-Day Trip with Turkish Tea Tasting


From US$ 34.73 per person

Explore Uzungol Lake and the surrounding Black Sea Coast on a full-day guided bus tour from Trabzon. Sample Turkish tea, learn about Surmene knife making, and a discover historic Ottoman Bridge.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Wait in the lobby of your hotel 10 minutes before the given pickup time. Please note that the driver cannot wait for longer than 5 minutes.


  • Savor fresh, simmering Turkish tea from a local tea factory
  • Visit an organic store and discover unique, local bioproducts
  • Learn about traditional Surmene knife making and its long history
  • Feast your eyes on the picturesque Uzungol Lake and towering, nearby Alps
  • Learn about the historical significance of a local Ottoman bridge
Full description

Escape Trabzon and immerse yourself in the cultural vibrancy of the surrounding Black Sea Coast region with a full-day bus trip. Taste test fresh Turkish tea, visit a traditional Surmene knife shop, discover Uzungol Lake, and marvel at the architectural wonders of a historic Ottoman bridge.

Begin your tour by boarding an air-conditioned bus and traveling to a traditional tea factory to taste-test different types of simmering Turkish tea. Explore nearby shops, including a natural store full of organic bioproducts and a knife shop known for its exquisitely crafted Surmene knives.

Then it's time to visit picturesque Uzungol Lake. Feast your eyes on the steep slopes of the Alps, lush forest landscapes, and nearby artificial waterfalls. Take a lunch break and wander the area before boarding the bus to visit a historic Ottoman Bridge and then returning to your hotel.

  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Uzungöl visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, Arabic

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Tea

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

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Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 11 reviews

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I was impressed by the whole trip which led me to book again with them. Even when I left Trabzon I kept dealing with them. Mainly the best guide ever BURAK. He is so cooperating and made me holiday. I recommend anybody to have this lovely experience!

August 13, 2022

I did not enjoy this tour. The company did not communicate a pickup time, so I was just waiting. I finally got a response to my message and call and they said pickup would happen at 1025am, when the excursion was scheduled to start at 930am. The description said we would see a knife making demonstration, but all we got was 10 minutes to walk around a sad little knife and souvenir shop. We stopped quickly at a small tea factory another shop called Ali Baba, and a small honey store. The highlight of the trip was visiting the lookout point in Uzungol Village. The restaurant the tour stopped at for lunch had a basic and expensive menu and waiters didn't seem friendly, so I left and went to a nearby place with better service and food options. I don't recommend this tour. It'd be better to rent or car or take a bus to the village and just take your time enjoying. The constant stops at little souvenir places was really annoying. And the "guide" gave no interesting information as I expected.

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November 6, 2022

the place was magnificent however we only got to spend an hour there due to traffic jam. the tea experience was very underwhelming they just took us to a tea factory where they gave us a cup of black and a cup of green tea

November 5, 2022

Product ID: 425519