Get away from the busy and crowded setting of Istanbul and spend a day in a relaxing, yet quiet backdrop while being surrounded by the beauty of nature. The Agva Day Trip from Istanbul invites you to set yourself free, unfold your senses, admire nature at its finest and create some new memories with your loved ones. This full day excursion is ideal for people of all ages as it combines relaxation with breath taking sceneries.
During the morning of your tour, a comfortable and modern vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Istanbul. A tour guide will accompany you during the day in order to make your trip comfortable, smooth and pleasurable. In fact, you will still be in Istanbul but in a different district! The bus will drive you to the district of Sile where the town Agva is. This town is the spot where Marmara Region meets the Black Sea.
In order to reach this town, the bus will drive you towards the Asian side of Istanbul by passing through the Bosporus Bridge. Thus, get ready for some imposing views over Bosporus and over some interesting mansions and sites. Agva has a long history as many important civilizations passed from there, such as the Romans and the Ottomans.
A key highlight of the tour is the boat trip in Yesilcay River. As the boat takes you along the town, you will be able to observe the serenity of the location, people fishing or feeding the ducks. The river is home to many varieties of fishes as well as birds. Do not forget to snap some photos and to admire the beauty of the natural environment.
By the end of the river boat trip, the tour continues with an exploration of the nearby villages. You will be visiting the old fishing town in Agva. There you can interact with the locals and learn some insights about fishing and the variety of fishes that the area has. Moreover, you will be visiting other charming villages in order to observe the locals’ lifestyle and learn some interesting information.
The last stop of the tour will be at a riverside restaurant where you can enjoy a tasty lunch. The meal consists of typical recipes of the area with local vegetables, meat and fish. Energized and relaxed you will then continue on your way back to Istanbul. The tour finishes during the late afternoon hours when you arrive back to your place of accommodation.
If you are planning to spend more days in Istanbul please check our Excursions in Istanbul page for more excursions.
Take a break from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Istanbul’s city centre and get the chance to explore a part of the region which is less crowded and unspoiled. Agva is a charming town that has a flawless authentic character and is characterized by the unparalleled beauty of nature. Visit villages, interact with the locals, join a river boat trip and revitalize your senses with this full day excursion.
Pick up: The tour begins during the morning. A comfortable and modern bus will collect you from your hotel in Istanbul and start driving you towards the first stop of this excursion.
Guiding services An experienced English speaking tour guide will be with you during the day. The guide will make sure that you enjoy a pleasurable and smooth experience, while letting you know interesting facts about the town, the culture and the beautiful natural setting.
Agva Town: Agva is located in the district of Sile, so you are basically still in Istanbul. In fact, the town is at a point where the Marmara Region meets the Black Sea. The town used to be an important place since the ancient times, as many civilizations such as the Romans and the Ottomans were there.
Bosporus Bridge: In order to reach the town, the bus will drive you towards the Asian side of the city. In other words, you will pass from the imposing bridge of Bosporus and get the chance to admire the Ottoman mansions, some important sites, as well as the views over the bridge.
When you arrive at Agva, you will visit the Yesilcay River and embark on a fascinating, yet relaxing boat trip. As the boat sails along the town, you will be able to observe the laid back lifestyle of the locals who are fishing or feeding the river’s ducks. Do not forget to snap some photos and set yourself free to relax with the sounds of nature.
Picturesque villages: Accompanied by the tour guide, you will also visit some picturesque fishermen villages. Get ready to learn the tricks of fishing, receive some interesting information about the varieties of fishes that the area has, and interact with them to understand their culture.
Lunch: The last stop of the schedule is set to take place at a riverside restaurant. There, you will enjoy a delicious meal made with local ingredients. Take your time to relax and explore the local cuisine.
Return: By the end of the lunch, the bus will start driving you back to Istanbul. This full day excursion finishes during the afternoon when you arrive back to your hotel.
Agva is an incredible place with long tradition and some really interesting places to visit. The surroundings are exceptional and incredibly relaxing to visit. The town is authentic, and you don’t get the feeling of a crowded big city. We even met locals and they were friendly. Went to the river and to some nice villages around, and realised that this country has a lot to show!!!! The guide took us for lunch to a quiet place, and the food was great. I have very good memories from this tour and I think it’s something completely different from the others
Calm atmosphere, beautiful landscapes! This was a lovely day, away from the crowds and away from everything. I never heard of this place before, so it was great that I had the chance to discover it by myself. Nature is so peaceful there, and it appears that the town has a long history. It was good we had a guide with us, so everything was easier. I really enjoyed my time during the river boat trip. I took many photos and admired the beautiful setting. The town and the surrounding area are amazing and have a special charm. If you have the time, visit this area.