Taking a bursa tour, come here, due south of Istanbul across the Sea of Marmara, for its beautiful mosques and other early Ottoman architecture, for its silk-filled bazaars, its thermal spa baths and hotels. You can visit Bursa to see the top sights on a day-trip excursion from Istanbul, although an overnight in Bursa is more comfortable and rewarding. That way you can also see the ancient town of İznik (Nicaea) on the way to Bursa, and you may even have time to go to the top of Uludağ, the mountain behind the city.
Bursa was the first capital (late 1200s-early 1300s) of the Ottoman Empire. The two founding sultans, Orhan and Osman, are buried here, and this is where the empire’s great architectural style was first developed.
The city clings to the slopes of Uludağ, the Bithynian Mount Olympus, and thus got its nickname Green Bursa from the surrounding forests. Now a large, bustling city of 2 million people, much of the greenery has disappeared beneath the concrete and macadam urban sprawl. Bursa’s traditional industries of silk weaving and fruit processing have long since been supplemented by motor vehicle manufacturing (it’s “Turkey’s Detroit”) and other industry, large and small.
Best Bursa Tour
Bursa Tour for One Day Every day of the year, there is a guaranteed departure from Istanbul. Between 8 and 8:30 a.m., pick up from your hotel or port and proceed for the Daily Bursa Tour from Istanbul. The journey from Istanbul takes 3 hours total, 2 hours by bus and 1 hour by ferry. Visit the Green Mosque, the Green Tomb & Mausoleum, the Grand Mountain Cable Car, and the Silk Market. Transfer back to your hotel or the port in Istanbul at the end of the tour.
Bursa Tour: Day 1
At 8:00 a.m., you’ll be picked up from your hotel and driven to the harbour, where you’ll board the boat to Bursa. The boat will transport you across the Marmara Sea to Yalova, where you will dock. You will next board a bus to Bursa. You’ll have lunch at a local eatery noted for its Iskender Kebabs when you arrive. Your guide will take you on a tour of The Green Tomb Mausoleum and The Green Mosque after lunch.
You’ll also go to the Silk Market and the Covered Bazaar. You’ll then ride a cable car up Uludag Mountain for a breathtaking vista. After the excursion, you will return to Istanbul via ferry and then be transferred back to your accommodation. The cable car is not operational in the event of inclement weather. As a substitute, you will take the bus up the mountain.
What is Offered in Bursa Tour?
- All transfers from and to the hotel
- Entrance fees
- Guide- English / Arabic
- Vegetarian Meals Available