Bursa: The First Ottoman Capital (Full Day with Lunch)

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Take a special journey from Istanbul to Bursa, the famous city that was once the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Admire the stunning greenery, soak in the rich history of the city and dine in a local restaurant.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
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Your guide will meet you at your hotel, where they will be holding a brochure with 'Istanbul Walks' printed on it.
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  • Take a magical trip to Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire
  • Soak in the rich history of a city that played an important part in history
  • See the beautiful parks and gardens that Bursa is famous for
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off to and from Istanbul
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If you’re a history buff, then no trip to Turkey would be complete without seeing Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire.

The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest empires in history, making Bursa a place of great significance. Situated 3 hours from Istanbul, the 4th biggest city in Turkey can be found on the slopes of Mount Uludağ. It is known as Yeşil Bursa, or Green Bursa, thanks to the beautiful parks and gardens that are scattered around the city.

Your journey to Bursa will begin with 07:00 with a morning pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul. Following the drive to Bursa, you will spend some time sightseeing on foot and learning interesting facts about this interesting city, such as why it is famous for its peaches, chestnuts and silk industry.

After stopping in a local restaurant for lunch (included), the tour continues around the city untul dusk. Along the way you’ll see historic monuments such as Muradiye, the Mausoleums of Osman and Orhan Bey, the Grand Mosque, the Green Mosque, Koza Han, the Covered Bazaar and more.

With a full-day of sightseeing under your belt, we’ll take you back to your hotel in Istanbul.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrances fees
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages during lunch

When you get there

Know before you go
Please note that this tour only operates with a minimum of 6 people.