Bursa City Tour: Turkey's fourth most populous city, Bursa, was Turkey's first most important city and later capital of the Ottoman State between 1335 and 1363; with this tour we will cover many of the city's historical sites and tourist attractions.
Karagöz & Hacivat: first we will visit these two wicked man’s graves to learn their stories. Legend has it they were two construction workers working on a mosque in Bursa sometime in the mid-14th century who were later immortalised as amusing puppets who’s antics have amused audiences since ottoman times.
Atatürk Museum: on the south side of Bursa is a handsome late 19th century house in which the "Father of modern Turkey" stayed during his thirteen visits to Bursa between 1923 and 1938. Converted to a museum in 1973 it contains furniture and personal effects belonging to Atatürk, documenting his life.
Muradiye Mosque: built by Murad II in 1435 (839 A. H. ) on a hill northeast of the city which overlooks the palace grounds (Sarayiçi) to the northwest. . Originally conceived of as a convent (tekke) for the Mevlevi order, the building was later converted into a mosque.
Ulucami (Great Mosque): built in the Selcuk style in 1399, this distinctive mosque has 20 domes and 12 massive pillars.
Grand Bazaar: an old covered bazaar in the Ottoman style specialising in silk for which Bursa has always been famous.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Pick-up time: At 9:30am.
Start/opening time: At 9:45am.
End/closing time: At 6:45pm.
Others: Included in private tour - private transport and services of professional Arabic or English speaking guide. Included in general tour - transport, lunch, admission fees and services of professional Arabic or English speaking guide.