Bursa Day Tour from Istanbul will be very interesting for you. Going to Istanbul, few people dream of visiting the surrounding cities, not expecting that they can compete with Istanbul splendor. Onlineexcursions.com will reveal a little secret to you – just 100 km from Istanbul is amazing Bursa. Due to the low popularity among tourists, the city has not made an emphasis on development in terms of tourism and remains a very interesting city to visit. In Bursa you will get to know the true Turkey, better understand the locals and become a Bursa for a day.
Leaving Istanbul behind, we will rush towards Bursa. Watching the waters of the Bosphorus, your path will lie towards the north-west, where Bursa is located. The trip itself will already give you a lot of positive emotions, because we will not only get to Bursa, but also sail in its direction by ferry. After 1.5 leisurely cruises, we will set foot on the cobbled land of Bursa.
Bursa is a city with a very rich historical heritage. Founded back in 202 BC, Bursa suffered exactly the same fate as Istanbul. Having been part of the Byzantine, then the Ottoman empires, Bursa, like a sponge, absorbed the best that the dominant cultures could offer. In modern Turkey, the city enjoys great popularity both in terms of education and in terms of industry.
Externally, Bursa is very impressive – they really care about the natural appearance of the city. Green spaces are found at every step, every year the number of recreation parks is growing rapidly. Coniferous forests surround Bursa from all sides, which only adds points to Green Bursa. In fact, in Bursa you will encounter an abundance of shades of emerald that can be seen in everything from public transport to natural nature.
Even the main attractions of Bursa have the prefix “green”. These include the Green Mosque and the Green Tomb. They justified their name with the amazing beauty of a cold green hue, which allows you to notice the mosque from anywhere in the city. The mosque is considered one of the most beautiful in Turkey, and the Bursians even call it the most magnificent. The tomb of Mehmet I was built exactly in the same style as the Green Mosque – emerald-colored faience and snow-white marble lining. The inner beauty is in no way inferior to the outer one – as you can see for yourself.
To soak up the spirit of Bursa, we will go to the cable car station and go to the top of Uludag. Once at an altitude of 2900 meters, leaving the coniferous chambers of Bursa below, you will experience the true pleasure that is inherent in the Bursa. Many Bursians prefer to spend time here, you will meet places of rest, small cafes and almost endless forest area along the way.
Let’s continue our admiration of natural splendor by going to the Inkaya Plane Tree – a 620-year-old tree that spreads its branches right above your head. In addition to its outstanding age, the plane tree impresses with its 40-meter height and 10-meter diameter. In the shade of a plane tree, you can now drink Turkish tea and spend time with small talk.
Already finishing the trip to Bursa, we will definitely introduce you to the local chestnut delicacies. Chestnuts are very popular in the north of Turkey and have learned how to cook a huge amount of delicious sweets.
When visiting Istanbul, be sure to make time for yourself and go to Bursa. Count 50 shades of emerald, enjoy sweet chestnuts and become a little closer to Turkish history.
Istanbul Bursa Day Tour price is 20 Euro for adults, 10 Euro for children from 5 to 8 years old and for children under 4 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
Tour days: Daily
Tour duration: From 08:00 to 22:00
Istanbul Hotels Transfer: Pick up from your hotel
The tour starts right from your hotel when we pick you up on buses to set off. Our path lies from the European part of Istanbul to the Asian part right on the bridge over the Bosphorus. During this part of the trip, you will be able to admire the grandeur of Istanbul and look at its attractive cityscapes. Next, you will have a ferry ride, which will last about an hour and a half. In Bursa, you will have a tour of the most famous sights, a funicular ride, lunch and return back to Istanbul.
Bursa is the fourth largest city in Turkey with a long history. Like many other cities, it first belonged to the Byzantine Empire, and then to the Ottoman Empire.
After Turkey was declared a republic, the city became one of the industrial centers of the country. There are several automobile factories here, there is a metro line, universities.
The informal name of the city sounds like Green Bursa and this is not accidental. There are many parks in Bursa, and it is surrounded by forests, approaching the city line from everywhere.
Tourists are attracted primarily by the famous Green Mosque.
As you may have noticed, in Muslim culture it is not customary to decorate the facades of religious buildings in a special way. The Green Mosque in Bursa breaks these stereotypes and greets you from afar with a beautiful combination of white and green colors.
The mosque was built in the 15th century and is still considered the most beautiful mosque in the city. Inside you will see a rich interior, traditional for buildings of this type.
Next, we will visit the Green Tomb (also known as the Green Tomb), which was built several centuries ago. The tomb is the mausoleum of Sultan Mehmet the First, and marble and green faience were also used in its design.
A visit to the cable car to Mount Uludag will be the next stop on our tour to Bursa from Istanbul. Unlike other agencies, we offer you to climb to the very top of the mountain in a closed funicular cabin.
The ascent takes about half an hour. You will be able to see the mesmerizing views of forests and mountains from a bird’s eye view. At the top of the mountain you will find an observation platform with panoramic views, walking paths for walking, a stunning coniferous forest, cafes and places to relax. The height you will climb is 2486 meters above sea level.
Then we will go to see one of the symbols of Bursa – the Inkaya plane tree, which is currently more than six hundred years old. The diameter of its trunk is ten meters, and the height of the tree is almost forty. In the shade of its branches, tourists and guests of the city love to relax and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
Bursa is famous for its signature sweets, especially chestnut treats. On the way back to Istanbul , we will stop by a confectionery factory where you can buy sweets for yourself and your friends.
Excursion to Bursa from Istanbul is an exciting journey that you will definitely enjoy. We invite you to visit this city with us.
The price of the Bursa Day Tour from İstanbul includes;
Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
Bus with Full A/C
Cable Car Ticket
Bursa Day Tour from Istanbul lasts from 08:00 am to 22:00 pm. The total tour time is approximately 12 hours.