Safranbolu And Bartin Tour From Ankara

Duration: 2 Days 1 Night  (Everyday)
Tour Style: Private Tour
Pickup Point: Ankara-Turkey(from your hotel)
Pickup Time: 08:30 am
Drop-off Time: 5 pm
Highlights: Safranbolu, Hidirliktepe (Namazgah), Kaymakamlar Mansion, City Museum, Ironsmiths Bazaar, Coppersmiths Bazaar, Arasta, Sundial, Lutfiye Kacak Mosque, Clock Tower, Incekaya Aquadukt, Bulak Mencilis Cave and Yuruk Village,Bartın



Introduction to Safranbolu

Nestled in the foothills of the Western Black Sea region, Safranbolu is a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture. Stepping into the town is like stepping back in time, as its cobblestone streets, traditional houses, and historic landmarks transport visitors to a bygone era. Safranbolu’s unique charm lies in its ability to seamlessly blend the old with the new, creating an enchanting atmosphere that captivates all who visit.

Hidirliktepe (Namazgah) – A panoramic view of Safranbolu

For a breathtaking panoramic view of Safranbolu, a visit to Hidirliktepe, also known as Namazgah, is a must. Perched on a hilltop, this lookout point offers visitors a stunning vista of the town and surrounding countryside. As you gaze out over the sea of red-tiled roofs and minarets, you can’t help but be captivated by the beauty and tranquility of the landscape. Whether you visit during the day or at sunset, Hidirliktepe provides a serene and awe-inspiring experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Kaymakamlar Mansion – A glimpse into Ottoman architecture

One of the finest examples of Ottoman architecture in Safranbolu is the Kaymakamlar Mansion. Built in the 18th century, this magnificent mansion showcases the opulence and grandeur of the era. The intricately carved wooden facades, ornate ceilings, and exquisite interior decorations are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the Ottoman artisans. As you wander through the rooms and halls of the mansion, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the architectural marvel that surrounds you.

City Museum – Exploring the history and culture of Safranbolu

To delve deeper into the history and culture of Safranbolu, a visit to the City Museum is a must. Housed in a restored Ottoman mansion, the museum offers a comprehensive overview of the town’s rich heritage. From archaeological artifacts and traditional costumes to historical documents and photographs, the exhibits provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who have called Safranbolu home throughout the centuries. As you explore the museum, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the town’s cultural significance and the importance of preserving its unique heritage.

Ironsmiths Bazaar – A haven for metalwork enthusiasts

If you have a penchant for metalwork, a visit to the Ironsmiths Bazaar is a must. This bustling marketplace is a treasure trove of handcrafted metal goods, ranging from intricately designed jewelry to ornate household items. The skilled artisans who ply their trade here have honed their craft over generations, and their creations showcase the beauty and versatility of metal as an artistic medium. Whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir or simply want to admire the craftsmanship on display, the Ironsmiths Bazaar is sure to captivate and inspire.

Coppersmiths Bazaar – Discovering the art of copper craftsmanship

Just a stone’s throw away from the Ironsmiths Bazaar lies the Coppersmiths Bazaar, another hub of artistic excellence. Here, you will find a wide array of copperware, from intricately engraved plates and bowls to beautifully crafted tea sets and coffee pots. The copper artisans of Safranbolu are renowned for their skill and attention to detail, and a visit to the bazaar offers a glimpse into their world. As you wander through the narrow alleys and admire the gleaming copper creations, you can’t help but marvel at the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into each piece.

Arasta – A bustling market for traditional goods and souvenirs

For a taste of Safranbolu’s vibrant market scene, a visit to Arasta is a must. This bustling market is filled with stalls selling a wide range of traditional goods and souvenirs, from colorful textiles and handmade ceramics to aromatic spices and local delicacies. The sights, sounds, and smells of the market create a sensory feast that immerses you in the vibrant culture of Safranbolu. Whether you’re in search of a unique memento or simply want to soak up the lively atmosphere, a stroll through Arasta is an experience not to be missed.

Sundial – The fascinating ancient timekeeping device

One of Safranbolu’s most fascinating attractions is the Sundial, a majestic ancient timekeeping device that dates back to the 18th century. Located in the town center, this impressive structure stands as a testament to the ingenuity of the Ottoman engineers. As you marvel at the intricate design and precision of the sundial, you can’t help but be reminded of the importance of time and the timeless beauty of Safranbolu.

Lutfiye Kacak Mosque – A tranquil place of worship

For a moment of tranquility amidst the bustling streets of Safranbolu, a visit to the Lutfiye Kacak Mosque is recommended. This beautiful Ottoman mosque, with its elegant architecture and serene courtyard, offers a peaceful sanctuary for prayer and contemplation. As you step inside, the gentle sound of the call to prayer and the soft light filtering through the stained glass windows create a serene and spiritual ambiance that is both calming and uplifting.

Clock Tower – A symbol of Safranbolu’s rich history

Standing tall in the heart of Safranbolu is the Clock Tower, a symbol of the town’s rich history and architectural heritage. Built in the 19th century, this magnificent tower is a blend of Ottoman and Western influences, with its ornate clock face and intricate stone carvings. As you admire the tower from below or climb its steps for a panoramic view of the town, you can’t help but be awed by its beauty and significance.

Incekaya Aqueduct – A marvel of Ottoman engineering

A testament to the remarkable engineering prowess of the Ottoman Empire, the Incekaya Aqueduct is a sight to behold. Spanning the Gokdere Valley, this impressive stone structure stretches over 436 meters, carrying water from the mountains to the town below. As you walk along the aqueduct, you can’t help but marvel at the precision and craftsmanship that went into its construction. The views from the aqueduct are equally breathtaking, offering a glimpse of the stunning natural beauty that surrounds Safranbolu.

Bulak Mencilis Cave – Exploring the hidden depths of Safranbolu

For those seeking adventure and natural beauty, a visit to the Bulak Mencilis Cave is a must. Located just outside of Safranbolu, this underground cave system is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. As you descend into the depths of the cave, you will be greeted by a surreal world of stalactites, stalagmites, and underground rivers. The cool, damp air and the eerie silence create an otherworldly atmosphere that is both thrilling and awe-inspiring.

Yuruk Village – Immersing in the rural charm of the region

To experience the rural charm of the Safranbolu region, a visit to Yuruk Village is highly recommended. This traditional village, nestled in the verdant hills, offers a glimpse into the pastoral lifestyle of the local community. As you wander through the village, you will encounter traditional houses, grazing livestock, and friendly locals who are eager to share their stories and traditions. The simplicity and tranquility of Yuruk Village provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.Overnight in Safranbolu


Nestled along the picturesque coastline of the Black Sea, Bartın City is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by intrepid travelers. With its rich history, breathtaking natural beauty, and vibrant local culture, this enchanting city offers a unique and unforgettable experience for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Why visit Bartın City?

Bartın City is a destination that offers something for everyone. History enthusiasts will be captivated by the city’s ancient ruins, including the impressive Bartın Castle, which dates back to the Byzantine era. Nature lovers will be in awe of the city’s stunning landscapes, from the lush green forests of the Küre Mountains to the pristine beaches along the Black Sea coast. Foodies will delight in the local cuisine, which features an array of fresh seafood and traditional Turkish dishes. And for those looking to immerse themselves in the local culture, Bartın City offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with friendly locals eager to share their traditions and customs.

Exploring the historical sites of Bartın City

Once in Bartın City, history buffs will be spoiled for choice with the city’s plethora of historical sites. A must-visit attraction is Bartın Castle, a magnificent fortress that overlooks the city. Built during the Byzantine era, the castle offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and provides a glimpse into the city’s rich past. Another notable site is the Eski Amasra (Old Amasra) neighborhood, where visitors can wander through narrow cobblestone streets lined with charming Ottoman-era houses. The Archaeological Museum of Bartın is also worth a visit, showcasing a fascinating collection of artifacts dating back to ancient times.

Discovering the natural wonders of Bartın City

Bartın City is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, with its diverse landscapes and breathtaking natural wonders. One of the highlights is the Küre Mountains National Park, a vast expanse of pristine forests, cascading waterfalls, and serene lakes. Here, visitors can embark on scenic hikes, go birdwatching, or simply soak in the tranquility of nature. For those seeking adventure, a boat tour along the Bartın River is a must-do activity. As the river winds its way through lush greenery and dramatic rock formations, travelers can marvel at the beauty of the surrounding scenery.

Enjoying the local cuisine and culture in Bartın City

No trip to Bartın City is complete without indulging in the local cuisine and immersing oneself in the vibrant local culture. Seafood lovers will be in heaven, as the city is renowned for its fresh and delicious seafood dishes. From grilled fish to shrimp stew, there is a wide variety of culinary delights to satisfy every palate. To truly experience the local culture, visitors can participate in traditional Turkish tea ceremonies, where they can sample different types of tea and engage in lively conversations with locals. The city also hosts various cultural festivals throughout the year, showcasing traditional music, dance, and art.


  • 1 Day stay in Safranbolu
  • Private Transfers to and from Ankara
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tours
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Safranbolu And Bartin Tour From Ankara

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