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From Istanbul: Full-Day Tour to Bursa

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23 reviews

Activity provider: Turkey Tour Booking

From Istanbul: Full-Day Tour to Bursa

Activity provider: Turkey Tour Booking

From US$ 58.92 per person

Enjoy a full-day trip to Bursa from Istanbul. Explore the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. See the famous Green Mosque, cross the Sea of Marmara, and enjoy a cable car ride up Mt.Olympus.

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Duration 15 hours
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You will be picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul. Please be ready at the reception 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.


  • Explore the beautiful first capital of the Ottoman Empire
  • Ride the cable car to the top of Mt. Olympus, Uludag Mountain
  • Discover the end of the Silk Road
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on Mt. Olympus, Uludag Mountain
Full description

Explore the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Enjoy a full-day trip from Istanbul to see Bursa situated on the slopes of Mount Uludag. Start your journey with a pickup from your hotel on Istanbul’s European side. Next, you will transfer to the port to catch a ferry and cross the Sea of Marmara. Relax and enjoy the ride to Bursa, the former Ottoman capital. Upon arrival, visit the Green Mausoleum and Grand Mosque, Ulu Cami.  See historic bazaars, and sample some of the local produce of the region, such as chestnuts, honey, olives, and Turkish Delight.  Next, climb a mountain and tuck into a delicious barbecue lunch. Enjoy some free time to take an ATV safari, or a minibus to the ski slopes for a spot of skiing, if you like. You will have the opportunity of shopping from one of the most famous manufacturing places in Turkey. Finally, you will see the gorgeous old three which is more than 600 years old. Once the tour ends you will be dropped off at your hotel in Istanbul.

  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Ferry ticket
  • Arabic/English bilingual speaking guide
  • Lunch (including a soft drink)
  • Entrance fees as per the program
  • ATV safari
  • Skiing
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The cable car teleferic will not operate in heavy rain
  • If you would like to ski, you can take a minibus from the restaurant to the ski slopes.
  • Transportation and ski equipment are not included
  • The travel agency is not responsible for the weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.1 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Overall we enjoyed our trip to Bursa. I contacted the tour company regarding the pick up and the communication was good. We were picked up from our hotel. Hotel pick ups were done fairly quickly and no time was wasted. The things we really liked: - Munira Turkish delight stop was nice. We got to sample the Turkish delight. - lunch was really good!! - our guide Hakim was very lovely and would stop and tell us about the Bosporous bridge, the Osman Ghazi bridge and some history there and there What we didn’t like: - The group is too big so delays with people not coming back in time. Some passengers were very inconsiderate of others and made us wait consistently. The guide could have been more strict with times. - Not enough time to actually see Bursa because of the shopping stops. They’re not necessary and I didn’t enjoy. Thankfully we all said no to the last shopping trip - ATV price not told beforehand or the chair lift. Take cash with you! - very long and tiring day

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July 9, 2022

December 30, 2022

We did not really see Bursa. We went to the mountain, saw the tree, and had FOUR shopping stops! What a waste of time! Our guide, Mehmet, was nice, but did not give us too much info about Bursa. All in all, not recommended.

October 5, 2022

Product ID: 53794