Despite its smaller size, many of Bursa’s Ottoman landmarks rival those of Istanbul. Best of all, this lush city, known as “Green Bursa”, rests at the base of Mt. Uludag, a forested peak once thought to be the mythical Mt. Olympus. Enjoy a magical day of incomparable architectural wonders and natural beauty.
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays – Itinerary:
Full day Tour
We travel by ferry to Yalova, then by luxury coach to the city of Bursa*, which dates back to the 2nd century B.C. The first capital of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa is one of the greatest treasure houses of Islamic architecture. We will first visit the Green Mosque and the neighbouring Green Mausoleum, both world-renowned for their superb tile decorations, as well as the late 14th century Great Mosque and the Koza Han, which for centuries was the center of Bursa’s flourishing silk trade. As the capital of Turkey’s silk production and importation, Bursa was also the home of the skilled artisans who produced kaftans, pillows, embroidery and other silk products for the Ottoman palaces until the th century. Afterwards, enjoy a leisurely cable car ride up the slopes of Mount Olympus, in Turkish, Uludağ, or if the cable car is not running, take in the panoramic views from beneath the more than 1,000 year-old plane tree that gives Ç›naralt› its name.Lunch is at one of Bursa’s most highly-regarded traditional Turkish restaurants, the Darüzziyafe, where we will enjoy the finest authentic Ottoman cuisine in a historic setting, where Sultan Murat the Second once dined. (This tour is available on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays. In the event the cable car is closed due to weather conditions, Ç›naralt› is substituted for Uludağ.)
*A minimum of eight (8) participants are required for this tour.
Tour Info : Full Day
Duration : 12 hours
Price : 90 Euro ( Per Person)
Operated : Minimum 8 participants required. Operated on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays
What is Included?
Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Lunch (Excluding beverages)
Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
Cable car & Ferry boat fees
V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)