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Duration

12 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

Arabic, English, Francais, German, Italian

About this tour

Explore “Green Bursa” on this guided tour, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. See the most important mosques, city highlights, and more.

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.

Relish an opportunity to learn about the Ottoman Empire’s first capital, Bursa, during a small-group full-day tour from Istanbul. Over centuries of rule, the Ottoman Empire influenced so much of Turkey’s culture and during this tour, you will experience some of Bursa’s most historic landmarks. See the Green Mausoleum (Yesil Turbe) and the Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) famous for their tile decor. Visit the 14th-century Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) and then savor a lunch at a charming local eatery. Finally, venture to Koza Han to discover the ancient heart of the silk trade. This tour is limited to 10 people to ensure a quality experience.

Highlights 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 a 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 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.

Highlights

  • Discover Ottoman Empire's earliest capital by cross of the Marmara Sea on a full day trip.
  • Be astounded by the massive domes and pillars of the 14th-century Great Mosque, where local Muslims worship
  • Visit Koza Han, a vast market that was the center of silk trade for many centuries.
  • Sample locally grown foods, explore community markets and tour a 14th century, Seljuk style mosque (Green Mosquie).

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guidance
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Cable car ride
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities (optional)

Durations

Longday (13 - 15 hours)

Language

Arabic
English
Francais
German
Italian

Frequently asked questions

The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!

Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.

In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.

  • Tour available period: all year round.
  • Tour available days : every day
  • Tour category: Offered as a private tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • Pick-up is around 8 am.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Remember to wear modest clothing at the mosques (arms and legs covered). Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your scarf, you can buy one at the entrance at some mosques but not all.
  • Even if we use fast track at the museum entrances, please do not forget that waiting times at security points can take time
  • 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.
  • Group tours can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft production centers.
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