Come and discover Bursa, the heartland of modern Turkish culture, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and the birthplace of the doner kebab. We’ll visit romantic mediaeval mosques and mausoleums, bustling bazaars, try the local specialities in a traditional restaurant and take a cable car up Mount Uludag for unforgettable views.
After being picked up from your hotel at around 07.30 we’ll take the ferry across to Yavlova where the tour bus will be waiting to take you to Bursa. This large city, also known as Green Bursa in reference to its many parks and gardens and the vast forests in its surrounding region was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire between 1326 and 1365. It became a major centre for silk manufacture, supplying the Ottoman palaces with silk products until the 17th Century.
We will visit the Green Mosque and the Mausoleum of Sultan Mehmet I dating from the 15th Century, renowned for their exquisite decoration with Iznik tiles. Then we’ll continue to the magnificent Great Mosque with its myriad minarets and towers. After stopping for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will have the chance to try some of the mouth-watering local specialities (try the kebabs) we’ll head to the historic Covered Bazaar and Koza Han, the impressive mediaeval silk market where merchants have met for centuries to trade silk and gossip. Then we’ll take a cable car up mythical Mount Uludag for magnificent panoramic views before returning to Istanbul in the late evening.
This full day tour includes hotel pick up and drop off, all transfer and lunch as well as the services of an English-speaking guide throughout.
Package Includes :
- Cable car
- Minimum 2pax required for the tour
- Child 3-11 years at 15% off
- Infant below 2years free of charge
- 08:00 – 05:00PM