Bursa Tours to Birthplace of the First Capital of the Ottoman Empire

Bursa is famously known as the first Ottoman Empire capital, a large city located in the northwest of Turkey it lies on the hills of Mount Uludağ near the Sea of Marmara and is great to see on Bursa tours around the historical sites. Some critical Ottoman buildings remain in Bursa today a great way to explore the Ottoman times is by booking any private guided Bursa tours on offer.  Read More...

Bursa Tours to Birthplace of the First Capital of the Ottoman Empire

Bursa is listed under the Unesco World Heritage for being the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. Private Bursa tours are another great way to see the city's historical Islamic contributions that have given it an austere reputation. The locals are welcoming and kind; you will see many headscarved women here and devout prayer in overcrowding mosques. Know by the locals as "Yeşil Bursa" (Green Bursa); there are many parks and street lined trees with a dramatic mountain backdrop. The 14th-century Ulu Cami (Great Mosque) features Seljuk-style arches, and 20 domes are lovely to see on Private guided Bursa tours.

The overwhelming contribution to the Islamic development of this region of Turkey has given it a reputation as being a little strick in its religious culture. So when you are going on any Bursa Guided tours in the city, it is expected that people are respectful to the culture and that many of the sites are classed as holy places. The markets and Hamams are prevalent also as they have held the traditions of the Turkish communities and many tourists enjoy their time in Bursa.

 

Best Time To Visit Bursa

April, May, and September through to October are some of the best times to go to Bursa. The weather is not to hot around these months; it will be enjoyable for holidays and any Bursa tours of the city. There are fewer crowds in April and May, and at the high season from June to September it can be quite busy and very hot.

Typical Costs in Bursa

Costs will vary a lot during the high and low season, but Bursa tours prices are set all season. Prices of food will also depend on where you dine; local restaurants are reasonably priced. If you're on a budget, street food would be an ideal option. But hotels may be more expensive and local transport is regular and cheap.

Know Before Visiting Bursa

Always check and obtain a Visa before entering Turkey and book your Bursa guided tours before you leave home if possible. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the holy sites in the city. Keep a copy of your passport with you and be aware of your surroundings at all times while on any city tours in this Turkish region.

Weather in Bursa

The weather in Bursa from June to August which is the high summer season is hot with temperatures up and over the '30s. Many tourists find it difficult to do Bursa tours. However, once you drink plenty of water and take breaks, you will be fine. May and Sept are warm and the temperatures are more relaxed for city tours.

Dining And Nightlife in Bursa

Whether you want to try some traditional Turkish cuisine, authentic Italian dishes or eclectic and modern international eats, Bursa’s local dining scene has something to suit everyone. Bursa is a beautiful Turkish city with endless opportunities for nightlife. Several pubs, bars and nightclubs are in the city which is open till early morning. Every visitor to the city can find someplace suitable for their taste. One of the great nightlife areas of Bursa is the Arap Sukru Street.

Shopping in Bursa

Holidaymakers looking for traditional Turkish souvenirs in Bursa will be overwhelmed by the choice and quality of items on offer. Bursa has become famous in Turkey for its colourful silks, which have been produced here for centuries and is sold all over the city, particularly at the historic silk market of Koza Hani covered market. The city is also known as the towel and bathrobe capital in Turkey, found in central Bursa; the Ozdilek Shopping Centre is the best place to find some brightly coloured towels.

How to Reach Bursa

Yenişehir Airport is serving domestic, and a couple of international flights can be found in Bursa. However, to get to Bursa by plane, you will have to take a transit flight via one of Turkey's international airports.

Buses from Istanbul take around 3 hours to reach Bursa. All intercity buses will drop you at the Terminal Bus Station 10kms outside the city on the Istanbul motorway. Take the frequent turquoise coloured mini buses marked 'HEYKEL' which takes you to the centre of Bursa opposite Ulucamii or the Great Mosque.

You can choose to take the Yenikapı-Bursa car ferry from Istanbul to Güzelyalı (80 minutes), and about 20km from Bursa Buses meet the ferry to take passengers to Organize Sanayi metro station (30mins) in the outer suburbs of the city.

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