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Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul

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icon12 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

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. 
  • Day trip to Bursa from Istanbul
  • Visit the Green Mosque and Green Tomb, both renowned for their superb decorations
  • Enjoy a ferry ride to Yalova and admire sweeping city views from Uludag
  • Indulge in a traditional Turkish meal at a restaurant where Sultan Murat II once dined
  • Be astounded by the massive domes and pillars of the 14th-century Great Mosque, where local Muslims worship
  • Visit Koza Han, a vast market that was the center of silk trade for many centuries.
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Lunch
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Ferry ride and cable car ride
Food and drink, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Kick-off your small-group day trip to Bursa by meeting your guide at your Istanbul hotel. Then, journey by ferry to Yalova to get in your air-conditioned coach and continue to Bursa.

Arrive in Bursa and start with a stop at the 15th-century Green Mosque (Yesil Cami). Here, discover the eternal resting place of Sultan Mehmet who was buried at the Green Tomb (Yesil Turbe) in 1421. Admire both attraction’s elegant architecture inside and out as you explore with your guide.

Next, stroll to the Great Mosque (Ulu Cami) and enjoy its Seljuk architectural design. Marvel at the 12 towering pillars and 20 stunning domes built in 1399 in the heart of Bursa. Then, learn about the Muslims who have worshipped at this imperial building over centuries.

At a local restaurant where Sultan Murat II formerly feasted, stop for lunch to savor kebabs and other traditional fare. Afterwards, continue to the enormous marketplace of Koza Han, where for centuries international silk merchants have congregated to do business.

Next, head to your last attraction of the day Uludag (Mt Olympus). Arrive by cable car and capture expansive views of verdant fields and Bursa below. Finally, cruise by coach past well kept Ottoman-era residences as you journey to Cumalikizik Village. Then, enjoy more window views as you travel back to your Istanbul hotel where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bursa
After pickup from your Istanbul hotel, enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Yalova before hopping on your coach to continue by road to Bursa.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Green Mosque
With your guide, visit the early 15th-century Green Mosque (Yesil Cami) and the Green Tomb (Yesil Turbe), where Sultan Mehmet I was buried in 1421. Both these sites are celebrated for their pristine architecture and beautiful interior embellishment, and you'll certainly see why!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Great Mosque
Continue to Bursa’s city center to visit the imperial Great Mosque (Ulu Cami). Be astounded by its 20 domes and 12 massive pillars built in the Seljuk style in 1399, and learn how this is a common place for Muslim worship.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Koza Hani
At midday, relax at an elegant restaurant – where Sultan Murat II once dined – and enjoy a lunch of traditional kebabs and other local specialties. After lunch, explore Koza Han, a vast market where merchants from all over the world have met for centuries to trade silk cocoons.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Uludag National Park
Next, travel by cable car to Uludag (Mt Olympus), where you can admire panoramic views of Bursa and the fertile plains below. Continue by coach to Cumalikizik Village and pass beautifully preserved early Ottoman-era homes before heading back to Istanbul.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Neon Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul.

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Very nice tour. Our tour guid was May...
Rania
, May 2013
Very nice tour. Our tour guid was May and she was very nice and informative.
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