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From Istanbul: Green Bursa Full-Day Excursion

3.4 / 5

41 reviews

From Istanbul: Green Bursa Full-Day Excursion

From US$ 45.27 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, and many monuments dating from Ottoman days.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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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.

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in the views of Green Bursa on the cable car to Uludag
  • Savor the kebabs of Alexander the Great at 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 and Green mosques, the Green Mausoleum, and the old silk market in the covered bazaar. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths, several interesting museums, and orderly urban growth add to Bursa’s appeal.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (and 2 soft drinks)
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that pick-up and drop off is only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci and Şişli areas)
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces
  • Please note, if the cable car (teleferik) cannot be operated due the weather conditions, and you want to ski, you should take the minibus from the restaurant to the ski slopes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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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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March 16, 2020

Not a word in English, forget any actual sightseeing was rushed through the actual interesting places I paid to see. But was given more taken to many shops. Felt uncomfortable and was glad to see the end of the tour. I am used to being taken to the shops and do not mind parting with my money to the locals who rely on tourist money. But it irks me that the actual places I paid to visit and be informed about seemed to be upsetting my guide.

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June 16, 2021

Er ging alleen iets mis bij het ophalen, maar verder een hele leuke excursie! Goede chauffeur Murat en aardige tourguide Dilek

March 28, 2021

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