While Istanbul is a fascinating city that is easy to get wrapped up in, there are also so many fantastic places to visit in the vicinity. Agva is just one of those places and is located along the coast of the Black Sea just a few hours’ drive away. The tranquillity of the area will make a stark contrast to the lights and sounds of the city. This is a great way to swap tram way for waterway and the sounds of marketers for the sounds of birds calling. This excursion will immerse you in nature and leave you wanting to explore more of the Black Sea Region.
Agva is a small fishing village that boasts flowing waterways and thick green forests as well as a 2.5 kilometre long beach. The village is fast becoming popular with city folk wishing to escape to a cooler and more peaceful environment and it’s not hard to see why they often choose Agva.
On this day out you will experience a river ride among the reeds, racing waterfowl as you meander along with the river. The wildlife is plentiful at the water’s edge and you should expect to see ducks, geese and much more. You will see how the local fishermen and women live and be welcomed by the famous Turkish hospitality as you wander the streets.
Agva is an important town historically as it sits near to the point where the Black Sea meets the Bosphorous and it has been occupied by Byzantines and Romans before modern day Greeks and ultimately the Turkish people.
This is a tour that will allow you to find peace and quiet and the journey alone is breathtaking with the coastal drive. All in all this is a day out that you are sure to thoroughly enjoy!
In 2022, price of Agva Day Trip from Istanbul is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children at and under 3 years old.
Everyday, all year round from 08:00 to 20:00.
Your coach, driver and guide will be waiting for you outside your hotel at approximately 08:00 ready to take you across the Black Sea Coast towards Agva. Your coach will have air conditioning and reclining seats for your comfort and comfort breaks will be made along the way.
Once you set off your guide will give you some details about the itinerary and leave you to sit back and enjoy the views as you cross over the Bosphorous to the Asian side, before leaving the city. After a relaxing drive with some breathtaking views you will arrive at Agva and transfer onto a small boat. You will then commence your river ride along the Yesilcay River. You will be able to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds that the river ride has to offer.
Your guide and driver will take you to visit some quaint villages populated with fishing families. Your guide will be there to explain the customs and traditions of the local villages and will be happy to answer any questions.
Lunch is included in the cost of the excursion and will be presented to you at a restaurant on the water’s edge. You should expect to be treated to a midday meal full of organic goodness, made with locally produced produce.
Once you have eaten your fill and had a chance to digest the traditional dishes you will board the coach to begin your return journey to Istanbul.
The coach should have you back at your hotel at around 20:00 leaving you feeling peaceful and content.
Cost of Istanbul Agva Day Trip is 25 € for adults, 15 € for children between age 4 and 7, free for children at and under 3 years old in 2022.
You will travel around 115 kilometres to Agva and the journey time is just under 2 hours long. There will be no time to worry about the journey as you have your head turned with the wondrous sights encountered along the way.
Due to the nature of the excursion, we do not recommend it for guests who have walking difficulties. Equally, very small children may not be suited to this excursion.
Your pick up from hotels in Sultanahmet or Taksim are included in the cost. If you are in a different location there may be a small extra charge. If in doubt please ask one of the booking team for further advice.
In the summer months you should remember to take sunscreen, hat, sunglasses etc… You may wish to have a small amount of spending money with you for any personal expenses.
Your midday meal consists of locally sourced, traditional dishes and so is subject to change according to availability. Rest assured that there will be something for everyone and vegetarian and vegan choices will be available. If you have any special dietary requirements please advise us upon booking so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
While your lunch is included in the cost any drinks that you consume will be charged locally.