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From Istanbul: Green Bursa Full-Day Excursion

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77 reviews

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul
Day trip

From Istanbul: Green Bursa Full-Day Excursion

Activity provider: All Tours Istanbul
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From US$ 53.25 US$ 45.26 per person

Take a day away from your sightseeing in Istanbul and head to Green Bursa, once the capital of the Ottoman Empire. The city is known for its gardens and parks, the mountain rising behind the center.

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Duration 14 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Arabic
Pickup included
You'll be met in the lobby of your city center hotel or at the cruise ship port. Please be on time for the pick-up. The activity provider will send you an email to confirm your pickup time.


  • Take in the views of Green Bursa on the cable car to Uludag
  • Get lost in the city's breathtaking gardens and parks
  • Visit the historic Grand Mosque and the Green Mausoleum
  • Discover the ancient silk market in the company of your guide
  • Take a break from exploring to enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch
Full description

Bursa was at one time the capital of the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest empires in the history of the world. Enjoy a full-day excursion from Istanbul to explore this city situated on the north-western slopes of Mount Uludag, including 45 minutes in Bursa City for your personal needs.  The city is known as Yesil or Green Bursa owing to its many lovely gardens and parks. The 4th-largest city in Turkey, it is also known for its peaches, chestnuts, and its silk industry. Next, visit the Grand Mosques, the Green Mausoleum, and the old silk market.

  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • 1 soft drink
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Services charges and local taxes
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels outside of the city center
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Transportation
  • Ski equipment

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • Please note that pickup and drop-off are only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci, and Şişli areas)
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces
  • If the cable car (teleferik) cannot be operated due to the weather conditions, and you want to ski, you should take the minibus from the restaurant to the ski slopes
  • In the winter season, more time is spent in Uludağ in line with general customer demand
  • This activity has a shopping visit during the tour
  • The Bursa tour takes place in another city other than Istanbul and therefore, the tour hour is long and you may spend an hour in the minibus.
  • Please make a reservation considering this issue
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 77 reviews

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Our trip to Green Bursa and Uludag mountain was great! It was a 14 hours trip from Istanbul.Our coach was clean, the driver was excellent and our tour guide Mahmad was excellent too- very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and kind.We spent hours on top of the Uludag mountain to enjoy the breathtaking view and it was with snow(winter time).We visited some specialty foods, jewelries and souvenir shops on our way to Bursa. We had free BBQ lunch, photograph while having lunch( fee not included) and took cable car on our way to Bursa from Uludag. I would highly recommend this tour.

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April 1, 2023

This is a very nice tour to take with one only exception, it is very oriented towards the commercial part. It seems that the main objective is to get customers to visit spaces with only one purpose: to get them to buy something. If they want to keep like this, i would suggest that you stop only one time in a big mall or store for shopping and do the rest for visiting places.

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April 1, 2023

Everything depends on the attitude. Mine was positive - so I liked the trip. I would have never seen so much Turkish culture if I didn`t go on this tour - great monuments of Turkish history, small villages with local cuisine and products, and beautiful mountains. The driver was the best:)

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 47390