You will be picked up from Istanbul Airport, your Istanbul hotel, Istanbul Marina, or your cruise ship port in Istanbul. Look for your Bursa tour guide holding a sign with your name for easy identification. This full-day Bursa tour will last approximately 8 hours, concluding with a comfortable drive back to your Istanbul hotel, Marina, airport, or harbor.
Departing from Istanbul in the morning, you'll enjoy a transfer across the Sea of Marmara by ferry. Nestled at the foot of Mount Uludag (Misios Olympos), Bursa is a vibrant town with a rich history. The mountain, known as Olympus Misios in ancient times, is mythologically linked to the gods watching the Trojan War.
Bursa, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, holds historical significance as the birthplace of Osman Bey, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The tour begins at Tophane, offering a panoramic view of Bursa. Explore the Clock Tower, a 1906 structure in Ontario Park, and visit Bursa Castle.
Before lunch, discover the Ulumay Museum of Ottoman Folk Costumes and Jewellery, housed in a beautiful 15th-century building. Enjoy an hour of free time to relax and try local specialties like Iskender Kebab or Chestnut Candy.
After lunch, explore the Ulu Mosque (Great Mosque), a classical and monumental example of a multi-domed mosques. Visit The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, featuring a rich collection of artifacts, fabrics, ceramics, manuscripts, and more.
Discover the early Ottoman architecture at the Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum, known for its turquoise tiles and intricate adornments. Climbing the marble stairs reveals an octagonal structure covered by a lead dome, showcasing Ottoman tomb architecture.
Bursa is not only rich in history but also a modern city with large shopping malls, cinemas, and cultural activities. The tour concludes as we head back to Istanbul by ferry, and you'll be transferred to your starting point.
No extra hidden cost..!
Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
(You can ask for other language options).
Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
Parking and Ferryboat or toll road fees of vehicle
Pick up From Istanbul Harbor, airport, Hotels
Drop off to Istanbul Harbor, airport, Hotels
What’s Not Included
Gratuities to the guide and driver (Optional).
Entrance fees to various sites.
No extra hidden cost..!