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From Istanbul: Bursa and Mt. Uludağ Full-Day Tour

3.8 / 5

52 reviews

From Istanbul: Bursa and Mt. Uludağ Full-Day Tour

From US$ 45.25 per person

Enjoy a full-day trip to Bursa, an Ottoman capital city filled with fascinating relics of the past. Enjoy its many green spaces, visit the ancient Yeşil Mosque and Yeşil Tombs, snack on roasted chestnuts and Turkish sweets, and wander the silk market.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels in the Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul only.

Experience

Highlights
  • Soak in the incredible view as you take the cable car up Mt. Uludağ and enjoy a BBQ lunch
  • Taste some of the traditional local products, like roasted chestnuts or Turkish sweets
  • Pay a visit to the ancient Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)
Full description
Departing from your hotel in Istanbul at 08:00, head directly for the port and board a ferry-boat that will take you to the city of Bursa. The streets of Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, are filled with relics of the past, including historical buildings and artifacts that tell the story of Turkish history, culture and civilization. Often called "Green Bursa," the city is also filled with lush parks and gardens, vast forests, and orchards. Take the cable car to the Mt. Uludağ, where you will enjoy a BBQ lunch before visiting Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque). The mosque, built between 1399 and 1400, is still the largest mosque in Bursa. There, you can admire its exquisite calligraphy and the great craftsmanship. Afterwards, you may enjoy some famous local Turkish products, including roasted chestnuts and Turkish sweets. Before the day is done, pay a visit to Bursa's silk market and then begin your journey back to Istanbul.
Includes
  • BBQ lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul only)
  • Live guide
  • Cable car
  • ATV safari
  • Skiing transportation and equipment
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The cable car (teleferik) can not be operated due to the weather conditions. If you want to ski, you will take a minibus from the restaurant to the ski lopes.
  • Please note that the hotel pickup & drop-off service is only available in the Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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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.

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February 6, 2020

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.

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December 4, 2019

The only way to visit the highest mountains in Turkey

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.

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June 1, 2019

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