Explore the former capital of the Ottoman Empire on a 14-hour sightseeing tour of Bursa from Istanbul, and wander the markets and mosques of the historic city. Enjoy optional activities such as ATV safaris and skiing at Turkey’s premier ski resort.
What to Expect
Discover the old city of Bursa on a full-day sightseeing tour from Istanbul and explore the former capital of the Ottomans.
Located south of the Sea of Marmara, Bursa is Turkey’s 4th largest city and was the Ottoman capital from 1326 through 1365. Sometimes referred to as “Green Bursa” ("Yeşil Bursa"), it is settled on the leafy slopes of Mount Uludağ, while the Mediterranean climate makes for lush agrarian fields in the spring.
Following a pick-up from your Istanbul hotel, take the ferry across the Marmara Sea at Eskihisar and drive on to Bursa in the southern Marmara region.
During the day, you can visit the Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque) to admire the landmark of Ottoman architecture, and explore the old silk market in the covered bazaar. Shop for local produce, such as chestnuts, honey, olive oil, and soft Turkish Delight.
Climb Uludağ mountain for a barbecue lunch with panoramic vistas. Then, your time is free to enjoy optional adventure activities, such as a thrilling ATV safari along the mountain trails, skiing at one of Turkey’s most popular ski resorts, and more.
- Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
- Ferry boat crossing
- Cable car (if operating)
- English-speaking guide
- Lunch and 1 soft drink
- Entrance fees as mentioned
What's Not Included
- ATV safari
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Please note that the cable car (teleferik) does not operate in bad weather
• If you want to participate in skiing activities, take the minibus from the restaurant to the ski lopes. Transportation and ski equipment are not included