• 6 Hours
  • Small Group Tour
  • Daily Departure
  • Min Age : 10+

Tour Overview

Introduction:

Immerse yourself in a day-long excursion to Green Bursa, a city teeming with remnants of its illustrious past as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. As Turkey’s fourth largest city, Bursa offers an intriguing day trip from Istanbul. We ensure daily departures for our Bursa and Uludag tour, making it a guaranteed part of your itinerary when visiting Istanbul.

Content:

To Bursa 

Early in the morning, our representative will meet you in your hotel lobby and accompany you to Yenikapi for the ferry ride to Bursa. The journey to this former Ottoman Capital takes about 90 minutes. Bursa is famously associated with Uludag Mountain, which looms over the city and is also a popular ski resort. The following attractions will be part of your tour, all guided by a professional and experienced tour guide licensed by the ministry of tourism.

Journey to Uludag 

Mountain Recognized as a hub of mountain and winter tourism, Uludag Mountain is the largest winter and nature sports center in Bursa, Turkey. Referred to as Olimpos Mountain and Kesis (Mosk) Mountain, Uludag stands at a height of 2543 meters and is about 40 km long and 15-20 km wide. Upon reaching Uludag Mountain, you will have free time to relish the environment and partake in activities like ATV safari, snowmobiles, or skiing. A tele-siege ride also provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the stunning view of Mt. Uludag.

Exploration of Bursa City Center 

After descending from Uludag Mountain to the city center, we will pause to explore notable landmarks such as Ulu Camii (Grand Mosque), Yesil Camii (Green Mosque), Yesil Turbe (Green Mausoleum), Koza Han & The Covered Bazaar (Silk Market).

Shopping 

Along our route, we will make a stop at one of Bursa’s most renowned delight factories for a taste of its delectable treats and visit an outlet center.

Conclusion of the Tour 

At the end of the tour, we will arrange your transfer back to your hotel.

Detailed Itinerary

This built Basilica, ancient by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century is one of the architectural marvels of all time. It was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453.

One of the best examples of classical Turkish art, built between 1609 and 1616 by the Architect Mehmet Aga the mosque takes its name the blue Iznik (Nicea’s) tiles which decorate splendidly its walls.

The ancient Hippodrome, where chariot races took place was the center of Byzantine political life, standing in the open space in front of the Blue Mosque, the area is now called as Sultanahmet.

Of the monuments which once decorated it, only three remain, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.

In this labyrinth of streets and passages, there are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area; selling mostly gold and silver jewelry, copper and brass items, leather, coats, carpets, and many other beautiful Turkish art and handicrafts such as handpainted ceramic plates, etc.

The great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and china porcelain, caftans are worn by the Sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle enshrining relics of Prophet Mohammed.

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off by non-smoking A/C tour coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Ferry tickets to/from Bursa
  • Tele-siege tickets at Uludag Mountain
  • Fast-track entries to the museums and natural parks
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Service charges and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities (optional) to the guide and driver
  • All kinds of beverages

Additional Info

  • Includes free pick-up service from hotels in Sultanahmet or Taksim areas. There will be an extra charge for other locations.
  • Children aged 0-2 are free of charge, 30% discount is applied for children aged under 7 years old.
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited.
  • This tour is regular. Please contact us for private tour options.

Meeting and Pickup

  • Hotel pick up is at 08:15-08:45
  • Hotel drop off is at 17:00-17:30

Cancelation Policy

  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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