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The Great Bursa

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Duration

Full Day Tour with Lunch and Cable Car Included

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Our journey stars with a ferry down to Yalova, enjoying the lovely country-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 Carthaginan general Hannibal helped him to choose the site. The city is frequently cited as "Yeşil Bursa" (meaning is "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 Uludağ 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 Uludağ 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 flore 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 İstanbul and transfer to hotels.

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