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.
- Day trip to Bursa from Istanbul via ferry boat
- Learn about this historical Ottoman city and UNESCO World Heritage site
- Enjoy a relaxing ferry ride
- Take a cable car up Mt. Uludag, the historic Mt. Olympus
- Get picked up and dropped off at your hotel
What You Can Expect
After getting picked up at your hotel in Istanbul, head to the ferry terminal. Sit back and relax on the boat during the 2-hour ride, as the Turkish countryside reveals itself for all its natural beauty.
Once in Bursa, ascend to the top of Mt. Uludag, the historic Mount Olympus, and learn about the history of the games as well as the long history of Bursa itself. Visit the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, stroll through an old silk market, and take in the bustling atmosphere of a covered bazar.
Take a break for lunch to indulge in a typical Turksih meal. And then, after some more exploring, board the ferry ride in the afternoon for the peaceful 2-hour journey back to Istanbul.