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Bursa

Piremir Mah. Teferruc Istasyonu No: 88 Yildirim

The Basics

Bursa is a popular day-trip destination from Istanbul. To enjoy the city’s historic sites, head to the Great Mosque (Ulu Cami), Green Mosque (Yesil Cami), Green Tomb (Yesil Turbe), or to the Koza Han caravanserai market, then visit the Tombs of Osman and Orhan, the first sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Take a cable car up Mount Uludag to enjoy panoramic views, or opt for outdoor activities ranging from skiing to all-terrain vehicle tours.

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Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul
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Small-Group Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul
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$130.00 per adult
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Very nice tour. Our tour guid was May...
Very nice tour. Our tour guid was May and she was very nice and informative.
Rania , May 2013

Recent reviews from experiences in Istanbul

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Overall, a fun day trip
Drlykim, Apr 2021
Private Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul
Our guide Ceskin was a super nice guy and was very knowledgeable about the city and my family and I learned much about the Turkish culture from him. We were a little disappointed that we could not take the tram up to the mountain due to weather conditions and so our tour was cut a bit short. It would also have been great if we could have gotten a bit more time at the silk market. But Bursa is a nice place and the mosques are beautiful. It was a nice adventure out of from Istanbul.
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Amazing trip
Mr_S, Sep 2021
Bursa and Uludag Sightseeing Tour
The trip was amazing though finally we got tired of long journey. Specially the Guide 'Mr Mohammad' is a nice guy.
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A day full of adventure, spectacular...
Gretl V, Jun 2016
Daily Green Bursa Tour From Istanbul
A day full of adventure, spectacular views and a fabulous lunch half way upa mountain. Very informative guide.
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every things are good, just one...
Hazem A, Aug 2016
Daily Green Bursa Tour From Istanbul
every things are good, just one negative it take long time to collect travelers from Istanbul approximately 2 hours seating in bus and crossing crowded city Istanbul well get you tired before tour is begin.
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We all enjoyed the day and having a...
Anne A, Oct 2008
Private Tour: Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul
We all enjoyed the day and having a guide made everything so much more interesting.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes; there are many cobblestone streets and hills.

  • Be respectful when visiting religious sites, including mosques, and have your head covered.

  • Bargaining is expected at markets and bazaars.

  • Full-day tours from Istanbul can last upwards of 12 hours.

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How to Get There

Bursa is located about two hours from Istanbul, across the Sea of Marmara. For a scenic trip to Bursa, take a ferry across the Sea of Marmara, then hop on a bus or taxi. You can also opt for a bus directly from Istanbul to the city.

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When to Get There

Bursa is lovely to visit all year round. The weather is best in the spring and fall, as summers can be quite hot. In winter, visitors head to the city to go skiing on Mount Uludag.

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Cumalikizik Village

The Bursa UNESCO World Heritage Site also includes the historic village of Cumalikizik. Located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the center of the city, Cumalikizik is famous for its 270 well-preserved Ottoman-era houses. Step back in time with a stroll through the town’s narrow cobblestone streets, and enjoy the shops and restaurants housed in the restored historic buildings.

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