Explore “Green Bursa” on this jam-packed guided tour from Turkey’s capital. See the most important mosques, city highlights, mountains, and more.
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:
Hihglights of Bursa
Ulu Camii (Grand Mosque of Bursa) – You will see exquisitely simple calligraphy and rich craftsmanship in this 600 year old Ulu Camii
Koza Han – Stop by this last caravanserai on the Silk Road and a meeting place for travelers over the centuries.
Tophane – Still traditional, historical district of Bursa located on the outskirts of Uludag Mountain. You can enjoy a magnificent view over Bursa’s parks and gardens.
The Tombs of Osman and Orhan Gazi – The present tombs of the original founders of the Ottoman state, Osman and Orhan, are structures erected in recent times. They were brought to a state beyond repair by the earthquake that leveled Bursa in 1855; following which time they were constructed in their present form after the complete removal of the original buildings. The original tomb buildings are known to have been, essentially, a centuries-old utilization of one or several very ancient Byzantine structures dating to the period prior to the conquest of Bursa.
Green Mosque and Toomb – Visit the complex named after its beautiful turquoise colored tiles and considered the gem of Bursa.
Private tour days : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday