- 16/06/2017 at 6:11 pm #8659
Tour Name: Bursa Day Tour From Istanbul
Departure Point: Hotels or Central Places in Istanbul
Departure Days: Everyday
Price: 59 €
A once in a lifetime experience of discovery and amazement, right in the heart of Turkish culture will be presented on this unique package of Bursa tour from Istanbul. Located close to the capital, this will be the perfect opportunity to get in touch with a different part of the country, a more romantic journey to a very welcoming destination.
Bursa Tour, or “Yesil Bursa Turu” – Green Bursa Tour, as the city, if frequently called by locals and visitors alike, is one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey, with an impressive number of parks and garden that decorates its streets and neighborhoods, as well as inviting forests that span in the surrounding area. With a rich and incredible history, legends say that Bursa was founded by King Prusias I Chorus, the king of Bithynia, who might have been helped to choose this site by the great Carthaginian general Hannibal. Whatever the truth might be, this former Ottoman capital is one of the most beautiful and charming destinations in Turkey and will surely leave you satisfied.
Bursa Tour Itinerary
The tour of Bursa starts at 8:00 in the morning when you will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul. Then you will take a ferry to Yalova, admiring the beautiful scenery on the shores and finish the route with a drive to Bursa. Bursa has one of the most enchanting and romantic natural settings, between mountains and the sea, with a green belt of varied forest spanning in the surrounding region, as well as the majestic Uludag Mountain that towers behind the city. The Uludag Mountain is also a famous ski resort that we will visit in our tour. For many local people, Bursa is the heart of the Turkish culture, having served for many years as the capital of the historic Ottoman Empire. Many mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans can be found here, as well as countless other historical edifices built during that period, including rich archaeological museums. The city is also famous for its thermal baths, so it is no wonder why this is one of the most prized destinations for many visitors.
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The Great Mosque (Ulu Camii)
Out tour of discovering the eternal Bursa will start with Ulu Camii, or Great Mosque, the biggest and most important mosque of Bursa, built in a charming early Ottoman architectural style, with 20 domes, 2 minarets, and a beautiful interior fountain. The mosque is a unique landmark, the inside is adorned with almost 200 monumental wall inscriptions, making it one of the greatest examples of Islamic calligraphy in the world. The interior of the mosque feels extremely intimate and contemplative, a perfect place for meditation and prayer.
The Green Mosque (Yeșil Camii)
Our next visit will be the charming Green Mosque (Yeșil Camii) or Mosque of Mehmed I. This is one of the most beautiful mosques in the city, a perfect blend between architecture and decorations. The interior is charmingly decorated with blue-green mosaic tiles and once the exterior domes were also adorned with such mosaic that gave this mosque its name. The entrances and windows are also beautifully decorated with flower designs and carved scriptures. The complex also includes the Green Tomb (Yeșil Turbe), the mausoleum where the sultan is buried. This structure is also decorated in the same style, giving the complex a special charm.
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The Covered Bazaar
Bursa also had the reputation as the source of most royal silk products and apart from the local silk production, it also imported raw silk from Iran and China. It was the main production center for silk products in the Ottoman Empire and we will visit the Old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar, an extremely interesting place of discovery.
For lunch, you will have the chance to taste the famous “Kebap of Alexander the Great” a local delicacy.
After lunch, we will climb to the Uludag Mountain by cable car. This is one of the most sacred destinations in the area, this mountain is the legendary Mysian Olympus from ancient times. The area is also a National Park, with a rich and diverse flora and fauna. Apart from being a popular winter sports destination, the mountain area also features a great variety of summer activities like trekking and camping. The view from the top is spectacular and the evergreen area of Bursa is one of the most romantic sights in Turkey. It is no wonder that the city has been referred as “Hudavendigar”, meaning God’s Gift. This is a visit you will keep as a prized memory forever.
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Late evening returning to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. With the drop off service, our Bursa tour from Istanbul will be ended.
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