Situated south of the Marmara Sea, Bursa was a very important stop on the historical Silk Road and crowned as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire. Therefore, city’s outstanding mosques, monuments, historic bazaars (kervansaray) are must-sees. Bursa also has many renowned Turkish hamams, letting you enjoy the unique bathing experience of the Ottomans. The world-famous ‘Iskender’ of Bursa is a traditional specialty dish that you will taste during our lunch time. Before we take the ferry back to Istanbul, you will also have a chance to explore the small town of Mudanya, known for its old wooden houses and seaside coffeeshops with shishas – maybe the last moment of tranquility you will have before returning back to the hustle and bustle of Istanbul.
Your private tour guide will meet you at the concierge desk. The transportation prices vary depending on the medium of transport. The helitaxi and ferry transportation prices are quoted per person; and the private tour guide transportation fee (either public ferry or helitaxi) is to be paid by the hotel guests.
Places visited: Bursa Grand Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Historical Hamams and Kervansarays, Cable-car (optional).
There are three different transportation options for Bursa Escape tour:
Public ferry and transportation: You can choose among the public ferry departures from Kabataş to Mudanya. It is 30 TRY per person for one way trip.
Helitaxi: If you have limited time and want to travel to Bursa as fast as you can this is the best option. Every week day there are helitaxi services from Şişli to Bursa, Nilüfer.
Private car and car ferry: If you want to commute to Bursa on a luxury private car, this is the best option for you. Departing from The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, you will go to Bursa via Yenikapı > Bandırma ferry and then a short drive from Bandırma port to Bursa downtown.