Enjoy a relaxing, luxury-minded guided tour to 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. and then savor a lunch at a charming local eatery.
Entry/Admission - Cumalikizik Koyu – Koy Hamami
Entry/Admission - Green Mosque
Ferry ride and Cable car ride to Uludağ
Hotel pickup and drop-off - Air-conditioned vehicle
Local Tour Guide
What's Not Included
Activities at the top of the mountain are optional and extra
INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
CHILD: Age: 6 - 14
YOUTH: Age: 15 - 29
ADULT: Age: 30 - 44
SENIOR: Age: 45 - 70
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure 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.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Start your day with a pickup from your European-side Istanbul hotel, and travel to the port where your ferry awaits. Cruise south across the Sea of Marmara to Yalova, and then continue your journey by air-conditioned minivan. After just over two hours of traveling, arrive into Bursa, the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire. Make your way through the city, and hear how the ancient capital evolved into the flourishing modern metropolis that it is today. While contemporary sights are common, the city has retained its original opulence with an abundance of historical monuments strewn around its streets.
Duration: 4 hours
Admission Ticket Free
With your guide, visit the early 15th-century Green Mosque (Yesil Cami) and the Green Tomb (Yesil Turbe), where Sultan Mehmet I was buried in 1421. Both these sites are celebrated for their pristine architecture and beautiful interior embellishment, and you'll certainly see why!
Duration: 2 hours
Admission Ticket Included
Uludag National Park
Take a break for lunch at a Restaurant and savor a Turkish kebap or try other traditional fare. Afterwards, head to Bursa’s cable car and hop aboard for a climb to the peak of Mt Olympos. Stretch your eyes over expansive views of the city and enjoy some free time to capture photos.
Admission Ticket Free
Cumalikizik Koyu – Koy Hamami
Cumalıkızık, with its 700 year history is nearly as old as the Ottoman state. The narrow alleys where no motor vehicles could enter and the old houses, which are among the best examples of Ottoman civil architecture. Finally, step back into your minivan and return to Istanbul by combination of coach and ferry. Just before dinner your tour ends with short transfer from the port to your hotel.
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