Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village Tour from Istanbul

Price: € 25
( $ 27 / € 25 / ₺ 900 / £ 21)

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.

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About this activity

  • Departure Location: Istanbul
  • Event days:
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  • Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 10 Hours
  • Guiding & Support: English , Turkish
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
  • Skip the ticket line: Available
  • Tour ID: 310

Highlights | Overview

  • Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village tour offers a serene escape into Turkey's countryside
  • Journey from Istanbul to Sapanca showcases picturesque landscapes
  • Verdant forests and tranquil waters of Sapanca Lake provide a peaceful setting
  • Masukiye Village offers a charming ambiance and opportunities for nature activities
  • Excursion provides a refreshing break from city life and a glimpse into rural charm of Sapanca and Masukiye

Full Description

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village Tour from Istanbul - istanbul to Sapanca

(Kartepe ski center is visited in the winter)

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.

Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village Tour from Istanbul - istanbul to Sapanca: Embark on a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes and tranquility with the Sapanca Lake and Masukiye Village Tour from Istanbul. This excursion from Istanbul to Sapanca promises a harmonious blend of nature and culture, allowing you to escape the bustling city life and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the region. Indulge in the picturesque views of Sapanca Lake, explore the charming Masukiye Village, and let the professional guidance ensure a seamless and enriching experience throughout the trip.

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.

Price included

  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels of Istanbul
  • Lunch
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Ski fees in Kartepe
  • Drinks
  • ATV Safari , Zipline and Swing   
  • Personal expenses during the Tour                
  • Cable Car  
  • Zoo Entrance Fee, Lion And Aquarium

Pick Up Place

For Sapanca and Masukiye full day tour from Istanbul we pick up from all the centrally located hotels in Istanbul. From Hotels that are too far from centrum, or pick up from airports are subject to extra charge. Pick up from hotels in anatolian side of Istanbu is not available.

Pick up Point

Hotels lobby

Details to know

Sapanca Day Trip from Istanbul: Green Lake & Masukiye Waterfall

This tour is mainly done with middle eastern tourists and mixed nationalities.

Some changes are subject to change in the main tour program without prior notice.

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.

Additional information

Sapanca Tour from Istanbul: A Day Trip to the Countryside

Sapanca and Masukiye tour from Istanbul is one of our nice excursions out of Istanbul especially for nature lovers. Escape the bustle and noisy boring traffic of Istanbul, and explore a popular weekend retreat from Istanbul on a 14-hour day trip to beautiful freshwater lake Lake Sapanca and the picturesque village of Masukiye in the Gulf of Izmit, not too fr from Istanbul. Enjoy a relaxed lunch under a canopy of trees resting the soul, and climb Kartepe Mountain. Some changes can be made in the tour program without prior notice.

There may be some minor changes in this tour program and itinerary.

  • Tour starts with picking up guests from centrally located istanbul hotels
  • First destination: Sapanca Lake, 1.5 hour bus ride away
  • Option to visit DARICA ZOO (only in summer) or LION PARK AND AQUARIUM
  • Sapanca Lake is the second largest lake in the Marmara region.
  • Free time to explore and enjoy the area after visiting the lake
  • Second destination: Mahmudiye
  • Stop in Mahmudiye village for ziplining and water activities
  • Enjoy lunch in a picturesque setting with mountain water
  • Visit Masukiye for activities like ATV Safari, Ziplining, and Gigantic Swing
  • Take a round trip on the cable car for views of Sapanca and Kartepe Mountains
  • Visit a local place for Turkish Delight, soaps, honey, jam, nuts, and more
  • End of the tour and Return to Istanbul and hotels
  • There might be some changes in the schedule of the tour program

Period & Price

01 January 2024 / 31 December 2024 - Price

Location Person
11 >
07 > 10
03 > 06
00 > 02
Istanbul € 25.0 € 20.0 € 15.0 € 0
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