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Day Tour to Green Bursa from Istanbul

1. Day Tour to Green Bursa from Istanbul

If you are visiting Istanbul in Turkey and would like to see some other historical locations that are not too far away, then a trip to Bursa is the perfect solution. Be sure not to miss out on this fascinating city. The tour begins in the morning when our representative guide conveniently picks up visitors by bus from their hotels. A short but beautiful ferry trip is then necessary to take passengers from the port of Yenikapi to the town of Yalova. From this point, visitors travel comfortably by bus to the final destination of Bursa. The name of “Bursa” originates from Purissias, the king of antique Bithynia. It is a large city center located North-East of Uludag. This dynamic city, which is often renowned for its many soothing hot water spas, is at the same time a significant center of winter sports in the Marmara region. When visitors arrive in Bursa they will first visit the famous covered bazaar to browse the countless possible souvenirs on display and afterwards they will experience the impressive architecture of the sacred Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque). The city of Bursa itself is absolutely full of historical works of art. Following a well-deserved break for lunch, visitors will then take a fascinating trip to the captivating Green Mausoleum and richly decorated Green Mosque, which takes its name from the green-blue tiles of the interior. At this point in the day and then we will return to Istanbul. BOOKING TOURS TURKEY looks forward to hearing from you!

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From Istanbul: Söğüt, İnegöl and Bursa Day Trip with Lunch

2. From Istanbul: Söğüt, İnegöl and Bursa Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey of Ottoman history with a bright and early pickup from your hotel in Istanbul, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Söğüt, the Ottoman Empire’s birthplace, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Walk in the footsteps of Turkey’s great hero Ertuğrul Gazi and visit his tomb where he was laid to rest in 1288. Feel like an Ottoman hero and hire traditional Alp or Hatun clothes, for men and women, respectively, and snap Instagram-worthy pictures. Next, head to the tomb of Sheikh Edebali, Ertuğrul Gazi’s mentor who was considered the spiritual founder of the Ottoman Empire. Visit the impressive Orhan Gazi Mosque, built in 1332 and the first Ottoman Mosque with a lead dome. Then, make your way to İnegöl where you will visit the tomb of Turgut Alp, known as one of the greatest warriors of the Ottoman Empire, and a very close confidant of Ertuğrul Gazi and later his successor, Osman I. Continue your tour with a visit of the first capital city of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa. Visit the Tophane area of the city, where the founders of the Ottoman Empire are buried in two ancient Byzantine structures. End your tour with a visit of the Grand Mosque of Bursa, built between 1396 and 1399, and marvel at its structure that withstood the test of time. Best of all, choose from either a group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Enjoy lunch along the way, and take your time to walk through the ancient Bazaar and pick up some souvenirs to bring home.

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Bursa: Private Romantic Tour

3. Bursa: Private Romantic Tour

Explore the romantic side of the charismatic city of Bursa with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.  Hear many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Discover what is special about Bursa Teleferik while taking a stroll around the city. Find the best place in the city for a date and where you can take the most beautiful photos. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular city of Bursa on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take around Saint Valentine Period.

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From Istanbul: Private Full-Day Bursa Tour

4. From Istanbul: Private Full-Day Bursa Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour from Istanbul to Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman State and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. After departing your hotel at 7:00, take the ferry from Yenikapi to Yalova, after which you will be escorted by bus to Bursa. When you arrive in Bursa you will visit the historical covered bazaar and Ulu Cami, the Grand Mosque. Bursa is full of historical works of art and you will also have the chance to see the magical beauty of Bursa by cable car, an optional excursion that depends upon the weather conditions. After a lunch break, you will visit Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum before beginning the return journey back. You will arrive in Istanbul around 23:00.

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From Istanbul: Private Guided Tour to Bursa

5. From Istanbul: Private Guided Tour to Bursa

Enjoy a full-day private tour to the most famous sights of Bursa from Istanbul. Explore the former capital of the Ottoman State and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country with a professional guide. After getting picked up from your hotel, experience a scenic drive to the harbor to board a ferry. Enjoy a beautiful ferry trip across the Marmara Sea and dock in Yalova. From there, travel comfortably by bus to the final destination of Bursa. Once you arrive, stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Savor delicious Iskender kebabs and other local dishes to fill up your stomach. After lunch, take a tour of the famous Green Tomb Mausoleum and the Green Mosque. Admire the beauty of the stunning architecture of the Ottoman Empire.  Visit the famous covered bazaar to browse the countless possible souvenirs on display and the Silk Market. See the main landmarks of the city and listen to expert commentary from your guide.  The city of Bursa is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which is also a famous ski resort. Climb up the Uludag Mountain by a cable car or a bus, depending upon the weather conditions. Soak in the mesmerizing views of the vast forests and thermal baths surrounding the region. Finally, after the whole day trip take the return ferry to return to Istanbul.

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