Join our Bursa Day Tour From Istanbul and visit one of the most important cities of Turkey with your friends or family. Bursa used to be the first capital during the era of the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays, it is the 3rd largest city of the country and attracts thousands of visitors every year. With a plethora of spectacular landscapes, archaeological monuments and deep rooted culture, Bursa is able to offer you an exciting and relaxing day.
The Bursa Day Tour begins during the morning from the city centre of Istanbul. A fully air conditioned bus will pick you up from your hotel. A tour guide will accompany you during this trip in order to provide interesting descriptions and assist you. The bus will drive you towards the harbour in order to embark into a car ferry and cross the Marmara Sea. Take advantage of this trip to enjoy some beautiful views over Bosporus and admire the Bosporus Bridge.
After passing Marmara Sea, the bus will drive you towards Bursa, through Yalova. During this excursion, several short stops will be made for your own comfort. The first stop will take place at Gemlik, at a location close to a lake. There, you will spend an hour of free time. During this break, you can relax and admire the beauty of nature, enjoy a traditional Turkish tea or if you seek some extra adventure, you may hire an ATV to explore the area at an extra cost.
Bursa Day Tour continues with a stop at a Turkish Delight Shop. There, you can learn some interesting facts about this famous Turkish dessert, taste different flavours and purchase your favourite ones. A road trip follows towards Bursa, where you will visit the Uludag Mountain. A short stop will be made at a 600-year old plane tree in order to snap some photos and observe its imposing size. Then, you will continue with the road trip to the mountain, where a lunch break will be offered at a local restaurant.
Energized and relaxed, you will be driven towards the centre of the mountain where hotels are. Once there, you will have free time to spend as you wish. The beauty of nature will offer you the perfect backdrop for some photos and give you energy boosts to proceed with your exploration. At the end of the free time, you will join an ultra-fun cable car ride from the mountain towards the centre of Bursa.
Then, a bus will take you to the Green Mosque. This important monument includes tombs, a library and many other interesting rooms to explore. An interesting highlight is that, the Mosque took its named from the green tiles that decorate its interior. Next to that, there is a small silk market that you can visit and purchase beautiful souvenirs.
After exploring Bursa, the bus will drive you back to Istanbul. This tour finishes during the night when you arrive back to your hotel in the city centre. By that time, you will be feeling a sense of sweet tiredness but your excursion will offer you great and unique memories.
Bursa City, Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Uludag (Olympos Mountain), Chairlift on Uludag Mountain, 600 years old Plane Tree, Passing over Bosphorus Bridge, Car Ferry on the Marmara Sea.
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Explore Turkey’s third largest city and unfold its history and culture by joining a full day excursion in Bursa. Bursa Day Tour From Istanbul is able to boost your holidays experience as it combines breath-taking views, beautiful landscapes, important monuments and a lot of cultural exploration. You and your family or friends will be filled with great images and memories from this day tour in Bursa.
Pick Up: On the day of this excursion, a driver and a professional tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the city centre of Istanbul.
Car Ferry: In order to reach Bursa, the bus will drive you towards a harbour in order to enjoy a car ferry ride while passing the Marmara Sea. During this ferry trip, you can enjoy views over Bosporus and over the imposing bridges that connect Asia and Europe.
Gemlik: When the ferry trip is over, this tour continues with a bus towards Gemlik. At a beautiful location close to a lake, a break will be offered. There, you will have 1 hour of free time to explore the area according to your interests. Except from walking around and admiring the beauty of nature, you may also join alternative activities such as ATV safari, at an extra cost.
Turkish Delight Shop: By the end of your free time, the bus will continue towards the next stop of the excursion. A stop will also be made at a shop selling authentic Turkish delight. This worldwide famous dessert is one of the sweetest memories you will have from Turkey. Thus, do not miss the chance to purchase your favourites from this shop.
Uludag Mountain: When you arrive in Bursa, you will visit a 600-year old plane tree to snap some photos. Then, you will be driven towards Uludag Mountain. At a local restaurant there, you will enjoy a delicious meal in a quiet setting. After the lunch break, you will have free time to explore the area and enjoy your time in the mountain.
Cable Car Ride: Once the free time is over, you will enter in a cable car and enjoy an exciting and fun ride towards Bursa’s city centre.
Green Mosque: At the centre, a bus will be waiting for you in order to transfer you to the Green Mosque. This monument forms one of the most important ones in the city. It includes multiple important rooms, such as a library and tombs. The interior of this mosque will impress you as it is beautifully decorated with green tiles.
Return: The Green Mosque will be your last stop. The bus will then start driving towards Istanbul by following the same route. According to the schedule, return to your hotel in expected during the night.
That tour had everything I ever imagined! Super!!! So, we went on a boat rip and arrived on the other side. On our first stop we saw an amazing lake and had some time there to take some photos and relax. During the day in Bursa we went to visit several interesting places like mosques, local workshops, and of course, we went on for panoramic views. I think the schedule was very interesting and combined many things for all. I had a lovely day, and my friends enjoyed as well. Nice area to explore, a lovely guide, and nature at its finest. Absolutely recommended!!