Discovering Bursa, Turkey’s fourth largest city, formerly Ancient Prusa and the first Ottoman capital. Today it is often referred to as “Green Bursa” because of its lush parks and gardens and green surroundings. Bursa was the largest silk trade centre of both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Bursa’s rich history means that it has many tombs, mosques and monuments, making it a great place for a day trip.
The Bursa Day Tour from Istanbul includes:
|START TIME||Please arrive by 08:00 – 08:30 – depending on your hotels location.|
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Uludag (The old Mt Olympos) – a mountain to the south accessible by cable car and a popular spot for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.
Green Tomb – A beautiful example of Ottoman tomb architecture and the final resting place of Sultan Mehmed I.
Lunch – You will enjoy Bursa’s speciality dish, the Iskender Kebab – a doner kebab topped with tomato sauce, sizzling butter and yoghurt, served on a bed of pide bread cubes.
Silk Market – Dating back to 1491, the Silk Market remains a centre of the silk industry and trade.
Ulu Cami – Great mosque with a huge architecture of ottoman