Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village Tour from Istanbul


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Sapanca and Masukiye daily tour From Istanbul. Full Day City Escape - Lunch and Mountain Ride. Sapanca Lake, 138 km from Istanbul, is a place where you can enjoy every season of the year. Sapanca, one of the most popular holiday spots in the Marmara Region, is a paradise surrounded by natural beauties.

About this activity

  • Tour Duration: 8 Hours
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: FREE Cancellation
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
  • Things to do in Istanbul Daily tours and Excursions in Istanbul
  • Skip the ticket line: Yes
  • Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
  • Tour ID: 310
  • Departure Location: Istanbul

Select participants and the tour date:



  • Visiting the Zoo
  • Sapanca Lake
  • Masukiye village
  • Masukiye Waterfall

Full Description

Sapanca and Masukiye daily tour from Istanbul

Sapanca and Masukiye excursion is one of the nice trips out of Istanbul especially for nature lovers. Escape the bustle of Istanbul city, and discover a popular weekend retreat from the city with a 14-hour day trip to Lake Sapanca and the village of Masukiye in the Gulf of Izmit near Istanbul.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch (included) under a canopy of trees, and hiking thru Kartepe Mountain.

Sapanca Lake
You can make a discovery by walking, cycling around Sapanca Lake, which provides a cruise that does not satisfy the taste of summer and winter, and you can add the places around the lake to your sightseeing route.

The lake has a different legend. After listening to this legend from the locals, maybe if you are lucky, if the water is pulled a little, you can see the minaret in the middle of the lake. There are too many reeds on the lake.

The Legend of Lake Sapanca
According to a legend, there was once a town in the area where the lake is now. There were rich people living in this town, but these people were very fond of the world property. One day a poor but very good man came to visit this town from one of the nearby mountains. The man wanted to be a guest in the locals' houses, but no one accepted, then asked for water, but nobody wanted to give him water.

When Derviş was leaving the town hungry and thirsty, he came across a hut on the way. This was a slinger's shop, making money by selling slingshots to the townspeople.

The man opened the door with a smiling face to the dervish and invited him in. He offered her dinner. The dervish was pleased to be the guest of the good-hearted sling. When they woke up in the morning, the slinger accompanied the dervish to the mountains. When the slinger came back to town, he saw that there was no town. There was only one lake. There was a disaster and it swallowed the whole town. Today you can still see a minaret rising in the middle of the lake when you go to there. Indeed, the lake has left a town under water and there are still structures under water.

  • Pick-up from hotels
  • Zoo visit (not in winter)
  • Sapanca Lake
  • Masukiye village
  • Masukiye Waterfall
  • Lunch
  • Kartepe (not in summer)
  • Return to Istanbul and hotels

Price included

  • Pick-up from hotel - back to hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service fees and local taxes
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Know before you go

Pick Up Place

Centrally located Istanbul hotels. Pick-up and drop-off from hotels and airports far from the center are subject to an extra charge.

Pick up Point

Hotels lobby

Important information

We do not visit Kartepe Mountain in the summer, we do not visit the zoo in winter.

There may not be enough water in Maşukiye waterfall during the hot summer season or for other reasons beyond our control.

We make warnings when necessary, but the quality of living conditions of the animals in the zoo is beyond our control.


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Price list

Başlangıç: 01/01/2020 Bitiş: 31/12/2020

Location Adult 12+ Child 00-02 Child 03-07 Child 08-11
Istanbul € 55 € 0 € 39 € 59

Başlangıç: 01/01/2021 Bitiş: 31/12/2021

Location Adult 12+ Child 00-02 Child 03-07 Child 08-11
Istanbul € 55 € 0 € 39 € 59

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