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Green Bursa Tour from Istanbul
TOUR CODE: IST-9
Travel to Bursa, the birthplace of modern Turkish culture with a ferry. Visit the top historical attractions of the city, eat your traditional lunch at a local restaurant and explore the Silk Market in Covered Bazaar. It is a great way to learn amazing history and architecture of Ottomans. We offer you an unforgettable daily experience.
Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. This historical city is frequently called ‘Green Bursa’ in reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban tissue as well as to the vast forests and orchards that extend in its surrounding region.
Cable car to mountain Uludag – Mountain Uludag is a favourite centre of winter sports and a very important national park famous for its rich flora and fauna.
Yeşil Camii (Green Mosque) – Built 1424, it is a part of the large religious complex located on the east part of Bursa which consists of the mosque, tombs, a ‘medres’ (theological school), kitchens and baths.
Yeşil Turbe (Green Mausoleum) – Nearby, you will find here the tomb of the fifth Ottoman Sultan Mehmet Celebi and those of his children. The exterior of the mausoleum is covered with green – blue tiles that lave given its name.
Silk House – Bursa is located on the route of historical Silk Road. Bursa has been influential on the world trade as an important trades centre. They have everything from pashmina to all kinds of silk products and souvenirs which can all be purchased.
NOTE: Drive to the 600 years survivor Inkaya Plane Tree and coffee break on the way to Uludag if cable car does not operate due to inconvenient weather conditions.