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Full Day Tour to Bursa City from Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey


9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

28 people




Bursa and Mt. Uludag; Full-Day Bursa Tour from Istanbul with Museum entrance fees Cable Car Ticket Lunch

Bursa Tour: Visit the city of Bursa, once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, on this day trip from Istanbul that starts with a 2-hour ferry ride.

Enjoy the views during the trip, and visit Tophane for a panoramic look at Bursa. Enjoy a local lunch, and ascend Mt. Uludag, the ancient Olympus, by cable car to take in the scenery.

Other activities include a silk market and covered bazaar.

Our journey starts with a ferry down to Yalova, enjoying the lovely conutry-side view.
Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital which was founded by the Bitnynian King Prusias I Cholus “the Lame” (reigned 228-185 BC), and he also gave his name -altered to the Hellenistic “Prusa”- the city. Legend has it that the great Carthaginian general Hannibal helped him to choose the site. The city is frequently cited as “YeÅŸil 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 edifices built throughout the 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 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 the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar.

Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.

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  • Day trip to Bursa from Istanbul via ferry boat
  • Learn about this historical Ottoman city and UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn about local history, architecture and art
  • Take a cable car up Mt. Uludag, the historic Mt. Olympus
  • Pay a visit to the ancient Ulucami (Grand Mosque)



  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off services from centrally located hotels
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Cable Car Ticket
  • Lunch
  • Fully guided tour with the services of an experienced and licensed English speaking guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Any extra services

Tour's Location

Istanbul, Turkey


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Moussa Mara

It was truly awesome we are already waiting for our next trip to Istanbul.. thank you!!
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Koko Hayashi

Everything was ok can’t explain in words how much I loved my experience.
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Ariel Lima

We had an amazing time there with unforgettable memories. Recommended. The cable car ride to the mountain top was marvelous.
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Barsha Roy

Overall not a bad tour, Lunch was very good as well. Recommended.
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Dallas Dees

We enjoyed excellent services and the mountain and there were a lot of activities, we had fun in the cable car, Lunch was very good as well. Recommended.
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Dhruv Jatav

Overall amazing trip, The cables car journey to the top of the mountain, lunch, and a few other things along the way including a trip unforgettable.
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Jason Lemire

The view of the city is incredible. Trip with a lot of nice views especially seeing the city from the mountains. We spent a wonderdul day in the bursa, we spent a very nice tour.
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Keira Maguire

The Bursa tour was extremely outstanding I would recommend this trip.
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Nora Samia

I like Bursa Tour so much. amazing views of the city. strongly recommend.
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Asare Priscilla

Beautiful and comfortable place.
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Damir Silva

Everything was so beautiful and organized. we had a great time we will recommend it, anybody!
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Christian Capone



fantastic city. Our trip was absolutely amazing! We had a really friendly tour guide with a lot of historical knowledge which really helped us understand everything we were visiting.
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Sandrita Pais


Simply amazing!

I visited the Bursa city it's simply amazing! guide was very kind. I highly recommend it.
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Isaac Onzures

Nice place to visit, it's worth to come for it, historical places, and nice view of Bursa. Will come again
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