Bursa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Istanbul

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Bursa Full Day Sightseeing Tour from Istanbul

From $108.17 per person

Visit Bursa, the 1st capital of the Ottoman Empire and the 4th largest city in Turkey on a day trip from Istanbul. Often referred to as “Green Bursa” for its many parks and surrounding forest, you will visit mosques, bazaars and the famous Silk Market.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
Free pick-up service from central Istanbul hotels. Please provide your hotel name. • After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability. • Free shuttle pick-up is offered between 08:00 and 09:00 (depending on the location of your hotel), and takes 45 to 60 minutes.

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the city of "Green" Bursa, known for its many parks
  • Ascend Mount Olympos by cable car
  • Visit the Great Mosque and Green Mosque
  • Try bargaining for souvenirs at the old Silk Market
  • Cross the Sea of Marmara by ferry
Full description
Your 12-hour tour to the 1st capital of the Ottoman Empire starts with a hotel pick-up in central Istanbul before crossing the Sea of Marmara by ferryboat to Yalova. You will then drive across country for approximately 1-hour, arriving at Bursa to climb its most famous site, Mount Uludağ. The ascent of the legendary mountain, also referred to as Mount Olympos, is by Teleferik. On the rare occasions when the cable car isn’t working due to the weather, or if there are long queues, we will drive to a 600 year old Inkaya Plane Tree and stop for a coffee break on the way to Uludağ. Touring the city of Bursa, you will visit the Great Mosque of Ulu Camii, a landmark of early Ottoman architecture, with monumental Islamic calligraphy. Move on to the decorative Green Mosque, officially known as Yeşil Mosque, and the Green Mausoleum, which can be viewed from the outside only. You will pause during the day to try an "Alexander the Great" kebab, and to wonder through the old Silk Market of the Covered Bazaar. Bursa was the largest center for the silk trade during the Byzantine Empire and a major point along the legendary Silk Road trade route. Still boasting a large textile industry, you can try out your bargaining skills, before boarding the bus back to Istanbul. You will travel through a lovely landscape of lush forests, which help give Bursa its nickname of “Green Bursa”
Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Guide in chosen language
  • Donations
  • Teleferic fee
  • Lunch
  • VAT (18%)
  • Free pick-up/drop-off service from/to central Istanbul hotels.
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 6 guests must book for the tour to take place
  • After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn exact time and free shuttle availability.
  • Pick-up is only available for centrally located Istanbul hotels. When verifying your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible.
  • Free shuttle pick-up is offered between 08:00 and 09:00 (depending on the location of your hotel), and takes 45 to 60 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0/5
  • Transportation
    3.0/5
  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    4/5
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It was not what I expected

When we acquired the tour via internet we did not know how all the activities would be, we had a disappointment. In addition the weather did not accompany us

October 23, 2018

We found out that people on the same tour paid 33$ for it and we paid 100$ per person. Such a rip off The tour was nice nothing was wrong but for the price its a no no

January 4, 2020

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