You shall be picked up from Istanbul central hotels in Istanbul. Your Bursa guide or one of our staff will meet you at the lobby of the your hotel. Bursa tour will take approximately 14 hours and after will drive you back to your Istanbul hotel.
Departure from Istanbul in the morning, transfer across the Sea of Marmara by ferry or via Osman Gazi bridge. At the foot Mount of Uludag (Misios Olympos) that had once been called the Mysian Olympus is located in the amazingly green town of Bursa. Mount of Uludag was previously known as Olympus Misios in ancient times, and is known in mythology as the place where the gods watched the Trojan war. The most important peak in the province is Uludag, which is a ski resort and national park. Bursa is The First Capital of Ottoman Empire is where Osman Bey was born in the town of Bursa and went on to conquer the towns around Bursa in 1299 and this is the year regarded as the founding of the Ottoman Empire, which was to survive for over six hundred years. (The word Ottoman is derived from his name, Osman) Bursa is located in the northwest of the Anatolian peninsula and southeast of the Marmara Sea. The shores of the Marmara Sea are 135 km away. First we will go Ulu Mosque (Great Mosque) : It was constructed between 1396 and 1400 by Sultan Bayezit, fully made up of cut stone, with very thick and high walls, 12 heavy four edged grade, with pendantives as of 20 domes. It is the most classical and monumental sample of the multi – domed mosques. It has the biggest size (318 square meters) among all of the Turkish mosques with its rich and roomy space, all being the grand noteworthy constructions in Bursa. Then you will visit the early Ottoman architecture monuments such as the Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum : Constructed between 1419 and 1420, It is called Green Mosque due to the green turquoise tiles used on adornments. It is one of the most important Ottoman period structure in Bursa, and the mosque is famous with its adornments much more than its architecture. So called for abundance of green and turquoise in the finish. Structure, which is the symbol of Bursa, is one of the most beautiful samples of Ottoman tomb architecture. Octagonal structure, to which you can climb via a marble stair, is covered by a lead dome perched on a high hoop. It is a unique structure with its tile adornments. Its fully tile covered balcony is a master piece of art. One of the most beautiful samples of the Ottoman wooden work, the door was built by transition technique of walnut tree, adorned with geometrical motifs and has inscription on it. Next to the historic identity, Bursa is also a very modern city with in many large modern shopping malls, cinemas and cultural activities. We will also visit other places such as Koza Han, Silk Market (The Covered Bazaar). At the end of the tour we will head back to Istanbul by ferry and then from here you will then be transferred back to your starting points.
***Please noted that this is a large group tour operated by another local supplier. You shall not have high expectations.
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Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
(You can ask for other language options for groups).
Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
Parking Fees of vehicle
Pick up From Istanbul central Hotels
Drop off to Istanbul central Hotels
What’s Not Included
Gratuities to the guide and driver (Optional)
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