Bursa
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  • Bursa Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    1. Bursa Full-Day Tour from Istanbul

    Explore the first capital of the Ottoman Empire; Enjoy a full-day excursion from Istanbul to explore this city situated on the slopes of Mount Uludag. Following a pick-up from your hotel on Istanbul’s European side, transfer to the port to catch a ferry. Cross the Sea of Marmara.  Then, relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2-hour drive to Bursa, the former Ottoman capital. Upon arrival, Visiting the Green Mausoleum and Grand Mosque (Ulu Cami).  See historic bazaars, sample some of the local produce of the region, such as chestnuts, honey, olives, Turkish Delight and more.  Next, climb a mountain for a barbecue lunch.  Enjoy some free time to enjoy an ATV safari, or take a minibus to the ski slopes for a spot of ski-ing (own expense). You will see gorgeous old three which is more than 600 years old. Return to Istanbul in the evening, for a drop off at your hotel and the end of the...

    This was the highlight of my trip to turkey, very organized, very enjoyable, the tour guide mohammad was very friendly and kept checking on us, very beautiful schedule,

  • Istanbul: Bursa, Inkaya Tree and Uludag Mountain Tour

    2. Istanbul: Bursa, Inkaya Tree and Uludag Mountain Tour

    Drive to Bursa, which was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, from 1335 to 1363. The city’s nickname is Yesil Bursa (“Green Bursa”), in reference to the many parks and gardens dotted throughout the city, and the rich forests of the surrounding region. First stop in the city is the Green Mosque, built at the request of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet Celebi and completed in 1419. Visit the mosque’s mausoleum, madrasah (Islamic school) and Turkish baths, before learning how candy is made at a local factory. Then head to the village of Inkaya, famous for an enormous tree that has stood for over 600 years. Stop for lunch where you can enjoy a traditional Turkish kebab and a desert such as baklava. After lunch, head to Uludag Mountain, a popular center for winter sports. Enjoy free time to go walking or join a jeep safari. You’ll then take the cable car from Uludag Mountain back to Bursa, ad...

  • Day Tour to Green Bursa from Istanbul

    3. Day Tour to Green Bursa from Istanbul

    If you are visiting Istanbul in Turkey and would like to see some other historical locations that are not too far away, then a trip to Bursa is the perfect solution. Be sure not to miss out on this fascinating city. The tour begins in the morning when our representative guide conveniently picks up visitors by bus from their hotels. A short but beautiful ferry trip is then necessary to take passengers from the port of Yenikapi to the town of Yalova. From this point, visitors travel comfortably by bus to the final destination of Bursa. The name of “Bursa” originates from Purissias, the king of antique Bithynia. It is a large city center located North-East of Uludag. This dynamic city, which is often renowned for its many soothing hot water spas, is at the same time a significant center of winter sports in the Marmara region. When visitors arrive in Bursa they will first visit the famous...

  • From Istanbul: Söğüt, İnegöl and Bursa Day Trip with Lunch

    4. From Istanbul: Söğüt, İnegöl and Bursa Day Trip with Lunch

    Begin your journey of Ottoman history with a bright and early pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Söğüt, the Ottoman Empire’s birthplace, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Walk in the footsteps of Turkey’s great hero Ertuğrul Gazi and visit his tomb where he was laid to rest in 1288. Feel like an Ottoman hero and hire traditional Alp or Hatun clothes, for men and women, respectively, and snap Instagram-worthy pictures. Next, head to the tomb of Sheikh Edebali, Ertuğrul Gazi’s mentor who was considered the spiritual founder of the Ottoman Empire. Visit the impressive Orhan Gazi Mosque, built in 1332 and the first Ottoman Mosque with a lead dome. Then, make your way to İnegöl where you will visit the tomb of Turgut Alp, known as one of the greatest warriors...

  • From Istanbul: Private Full-Day Bursa Tour

    5. From Istanbul: Private Full-Day Bursa Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour from Istanbul to Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman State and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. After departing your hotel at 7:00, take the ferry from Yenikapi to Yalova, after which you will be escorted by bus to Bursa. When you arrive in Bursa you will visit the historical covered bazaar and Ulu Cami, the Grand Mosque. Bursa is full of historical works of art and you will also have the chance to see the magical beauty of Bursa by cable car, an optional excursion that depends upon the weather conditions. After a lunch break, you will visit Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum before beginning the return journey back. You will arrive in Istanbul around 23:00.

  • Bursa: Private Romantic Tour

    6. Bursa: Private Romantic Tour

    Explore the romantic side of the charismatic city of Bursa with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.

     

     Hear many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Discover what is special about Bursa Teleferik while taking a stroll around the city.

     

    Find the best place in the city for a date and where you can take the most beautiful photos. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular city of Bursa on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take around Saint Valentine Period.

  • Bursa: Private Walking Tour

    7. Bursa: Private Walking Tour

    Visit the big tourist attractions of Bursa and treat your eyes to a few hidden gems of the city on this walking tour. Explore the city while hearing fascinating facts from your expert guide.

     

    Find out about the legend of the city and why sometimes the city is called Green Bursa.  Next, enjoy a short walk through the town and discover the Yildirim Beyazit Mosque, the first one built in the new Ottoman style. Listen to many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Bursa.

     

    Wander through beautiful areas of Bursa and get indulged in the charming atmosphere. Your guide will tell you about the town's unique way of life. Enjoy a scenic tour of the picturesque city of Bursa. 

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What people are saying about Bursa

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2.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

This was the highlight of my trip to turkey, very organized, very enjoyable, the tour guide mohammad was very friendly and kept checking on us, very beautiful schedule,

It was great for a first discovery of snow. wonderful guide. Thanks to Ahmed from Graphic Travel.