From Istanbul: Green Bursa Full-Day Excursion
- Pickup available
- Duration: 12 hours
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It was an exciting activity. Bursa is green and beautiful a total contrast to Istanbul and snow covered mountain and trees were a treat to the eyes. Our driver Murad was superb. My concern is the time management. The activity could have easily finished in ten hours and it took more than 16 hours. It would have taken longer if the participants have not pooled the money for transfer over the bridge and have gone via ferry. Our guide was a female, very pleasant and very knowledgeable however had the worst time management skills. She was unable to gather participants in time and made unnecessarily long stops at shops. We reached for lunch at 3.00 pm and to the mountain at around 4.30pm which was the high light of the trip. Long delays even at that stage in gathering participants. Overall a nice day was spoiled by bad time keeping.
The trip was quite good but too long. We spent most of the time picking up people from the hotel and wasted quite a amount of time. The guide Muhammed from Syria was super friendly he explained about the trip as much as possible. The places visited was good we covered the 600 years old tree in bursa and we visited the uludag mountain but sadly the cable car was closed because of strong wind. The food offered by them was not as appealing but was eatable. Over all the trip was a long trip and the guide was super friendly and the travel was enjoyable.
The only opportunity to visit the highest mountains in Turkey, around 2600m and the fantastic views. Mountain complicated and dangerous roads, mountain lift, ferry rides, northern Istanbul views and the best dining out of all tours. The ineffective last shopping center is expensive and there is no assortment of choice. terribly poorly prepared guides, very bad information in bad English. The final decision - to get to the mountains as high as possible this tour program can be recommended.
This is a very nice tour to take with one only exception, it is very oriented towards the commercial part. It seems that the main objective is to get customers to visit spaces with only one purpose: to get them to buy something. If they want to keep like this, i would suggest that you stop only one time in a big mall or store for shopping and do the rest for visiting places.
I enjoyed this trip throughly. Guide was good as well as the driver. However, while booking this trip it was mentioned that the cable car is inclusive but when we arrived the guide said it is not. We even paid for it but we didnt get the ride.