Daily Bursa Tour from Istanbul
Bursa Tour from Istanbul
You will be picked up from your hotel about 08:00 and our journey start with a ferry to Yalova, enjoying the lovely countryside view. Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital which was founded by the Bithynian King Prusias I Cholus "theLame" (reigned 228-185 BC), and he also gave his name -altered to the Hellennistic "Prusa" the city. Legend has it that the great Carthaginian general Hannibal helped him to choose the site. The city is frequently cited as "Yesil Bursa" ( meaning Green Bursa) in a reference to the beautiful parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the vast forests in rich variety that extend in its surrounding region. The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which towers behind the city core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edificies built throughout Ottoman period constitute the city´s main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths several interesting museums, notably a rich museum of archaeology and a rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa´s overall picture. After visiting the Green Mosque-Mausoleum complex, you will have a lunch of famous "kebap of Alexander The Great". After the lunch, we will climb to Uludag Mountain ( the legendary Mount Olympos) by cable car (first stage) which is a favourite center of the winter sports held and as well as skiing, its richness of flora and fauna has made it into a National Park and summer activities like trekking and camping are also popular. Visit to Ulucami (Grand Mosque) the major mosque of Bursa and a landmark of early Ottoman architecture, the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotels.
Price : 90 euro per person
The cost including the transportation, entrances fees, lunch and Professional English speaking guide
Please noted that this is a large group tour operated by another local supplier. You shall not have high expectations.
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