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From Istanbul: Private Bursa City Day Trip

1. From Istanbul: Private Bursa City Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in the early morning, you'll drive from Istanbul to Eskihisar port. Here, hop on the ferry to Topcular and enjoy views of the country and seaside. After the 45-minute ferry ride, drive to Bursa, the former Ottoman capital. From there, Bursa is your oyster. Choose to go to the beautiful parks and gardens located across the city and enjoy nature. Or, drive to the mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period. See the city's main landmarks and listen to expert commentary from your guide.  The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which towers behind the city core and which is also a famous ski resort. Travel here and sit on a cable car to get great views of the vast forests and thermal baths that surround the region.   You can let your driver know if you have any particular sites within Bursa that you would like to see, including: • Visit Cumalıkızık and eat a village breakfast • Uludag mountain for a ride on a cable car • Bursa city center • Ulu Camii (Grand Mosque) • Yesil Camii (Green Mosque) • Yesil Turbe (Green Mausoleum) • 600-year-old pine tree • Koza Han • The Covered Bazaar (Silk Market)

Istanbul: Private Bursa, Inkaya Tree & Uludag Mountain Tour

2. Istanbul: Private Bursa, Inkaya Tree & 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, admiring the breath-taking panoramic views on the way.

From Istanbul: Private Full-Day Bursa Tour

3. 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.

From Istanbul: Private Guided Tour to Bursa

4. From Istanbul: Private Guided Tour to Bursa

Enjoy a full-day private tour to the most famous sights of Bursa from Istanbul. Explore the former capital of the Ottoman State and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country with a professional guide. After getting picked up from your hotel, experience a scenic drive to the harbor to board a ferry. Enjoy a beautiful ferry trip across the Marmara Sea and dock in Yalova. From there, travel comfortably by bus to the final destination of Bursa. Once you arrive, stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Savor delicious Iskender kebabs and other local dishes to fill up your stomach. After lunch, take a tour of the famous Green Tomb Mausoleum and the Green Mosque. Admire the beauty of the stunning architecture of the Ottoman Empire.  Visit the famous covered bazaar to browse the countless possible souvenirs on display and the Silk Market. See the main landmarks of the city and listen to expert commentary from your guide.  The city of Bursa is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which is also a famous ski resort. Climb up the Uludag Mountain by a cable car or a bus, depending upon the weather conditions. Soak in the mesmerizing views of the vast forests and thermal baths surrounding the region. Finally, after the whole day trip take the return ferry to return to Istanbul.

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What people are saying about Bursa

The tour was great we really enjoyed it. The car was clean, sanitizor was available at all times, in addition to different type of refreshment drinks and water. Our driver was Sinan. He was well oriented about the locations we visited. We could easily communicated due to his good English language. He was punctual and good in planning . In general he was very pleasant, kind person and helpful. We would definitely go back with Adore tours again.