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Koza Han Tours

Koza Han
Commissioned in the 15th century by Sultan Bayezid II in Bursa, Turkey, the Koza Han served as a caravanserai that provided income for the sultan’s mosque in Istanbul. Due to its strategic location at the end of the Silk Road, Koza Han—aka the Cocoon Inn—became a popular place for merchants to unload the last of their silk.

The Basics
The entrance to Koza Han, decorated with intricate turquoise tiling, opens up to a central garden courtyard. There are nearly 100 rooms and former horse stables and storage rooms. Today, Koza Han still functions as a modern bazaar and continues to sell a wide variety of silk and other products.
 
Some private and small-group tours visit Koza Han from Istanbul as part of a day trip. You can reach Bursa from Istanbul by ferry or bus.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Koza Han is a must-visit for history and architecture buffs, and is also ideal for travelers seeking some silk souvenirs to take home.
  • Haggling is expected at Koza Han, so make sure to bargain for your perfect price.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to peruse Koza Han.

How to Get There

Koza Han is located in the center of Bursa, not far from many mosques and museums in the city center. From Istanbul, take a ferry or longer bus ride to Bursa—or skip the hassle and book a tour that includes round-trip transportation.

When to Get There
Koza Han is open to the public seven days a week, from the morning through the evening. It can get very busy in the afternoon, so arrive earlier in the day if you want to avoid the crowds and wander at your leisure.
 
Haggling in Turkey

Haggling is expected in traditional Turkish bazaars. Don’t be afraid to ask for a lower price than what is initially offered. Usually the vendor will come back with a counteroffer, so it helps to start off with a lower price than you are willing to pay. Decide ahead of time what your budget is and stick to it.
Address: Osmangazi Mahallesi, Uzunçarşı Cd., Bursa 16010, Turkey
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11 Tours and Activities to Experience Koza Han

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Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul

Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul

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Relish an opportunity to learn about the Ottoman Empire's first capital, Bursa, during a small-group half 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. Visit the 14th-century Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) and then savor a lunch at a charming local eatery. Finally, venture to Koza Han to discover the ancient heart of silk trade. This tour is limited to 15 people to ensure a quality experience. 
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Private Day Trip From Istanbul to Bursa

Private Day Trip From Istanbul to Bursa

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul and explore "Green Bursa" as it is called due to its gardens and parks. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at the desired time and you will set out for a pleasant trip in a comfortable, private vehicle. Explore Tophane Citadel, an important part of the city. Admire masterpieces of Ottoman architecture like the Koza Han market, Grand Mosque, Green Mosque, and the Green Tomb The highlight of the area is the Uludag Ski Center that attracts many visitors, especially during winter as it offers an amazing ski experience. You can access the Resort by car, but the recommended way is by cable car, the Bursa Cableway. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the trip, your friendly driver will take you back to Istanbul and drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.78
Price varies by group size
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$321.78
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Private Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul

Private Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul

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Discover the former capital and silk trade hub of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa, during a privately guided day trip from Istanbul. Head Bursa to by vehicle and ferry and explore famous attractions to learn about ancient Ottoman history. Admire the brilliance of the Green Mosque and gain insight into the ascendance of the city’s silk trade market during a visit to the Bursa Silk Market and the Koza Han building. This tour also climbs to the peak of Mt Olympus by cable car for mesmerizing panoramas of the city below. 
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$426.67
Price varies by group size
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$426.67
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2 Days - Bursa Tour

2 Days - Bursa Tour

We provide you with excursions and tours, tourism in the concept of halal, which takes into account the privacy of women and families.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$507.00
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$507.00
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3 Days - Bursa Tour

3 Days - Bursa Tour

We provide you with excursions and tours, tourism in the concept of halal, which takes into account the privacy of women and families.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$667.00
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$667.00
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Uludağ- 2 Days winter trip

Uludağ- 2 Days winter trip

We provide you with excursions and tours, tourism in the concept of halal, which takes into account the privacy of women and families.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$587.00
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$587.00
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Discover Bursa

Discover Bursa

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This is a unique chance to see where the Ottoman Empire started along with a beautiful and historic city.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.85
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Daily Private Bursa Tour

Daily Private Bursa Tour

In Turkey's most famous ski resort of ULUDAG, you are invited to enjoy the skiing. White Paradise waiting you...
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.00
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$256.00

5 Days Religious Istanbul Tour

5 Days Religious Istanbul Tour

Professional team with Licensed Tour Guide and experienced drivers, New cars with Air Condition, punctual timings in pick up
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$723.68
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$723.68
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Grand Turkey Tour

Grand Turkey Tour

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If you have enough time to visit the most popular destinations in Turkey, then you are welcome to our Turkey Grand Tour for 14 days. Grand Turkey Tour is a mix of west and east parts of Turkey. In 14 days we will be visiting Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Kaş, Fethiye, Pamukkale, Efes, Kusadasi, Pergamon, Troy, Gallipoli, Bursa, and Istanbul cities, covering various historical, cultural, and natural sites.We will be traveling with comfortable car with maximum 10 travelers. The tour flows smoothly between destinations by driving 1 to 3 hours each day
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  • 14 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,900.00
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$2,900.00
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Private Full-Day Tour in Bursa

Private Full-Day Tour in Bursa

Get ready for an unforgettable day with our comfortable vehicles and friendly staff providing professional service, where you can feel yourself and your family safe.
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  • 10 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions

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