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Daily Village Tours around Bursa

Cumalikizik Village (Half-Day)  (3.5 - 4 hours) Tea break and "Gozleme" snack included.

Visit the village of Cumalikizik. It is said that Osman Gazi, founder of the Ottoman Empire established seven villages for his seven sons nearly seven hundred years ago. This is one of the villages on the slopes of Ulu Mountain. The narrow streets have cobblestones and the ground floor of the houses have exterior stone walls reinforced by wooden beams. The upper floor is of timber and clay bricks.

 

Bursa-Golyazı-Trilye-Kumyaka-Mudanya  (7-8 hours including lunch)

Trilye and Mudanya are located near to Bursa on the south Marmara Sea. This is a nice area with olive orchards and small seaside towns with ruins of old Byzantine churches and beautiful old houses.

 

İznik  (7-8 hours. Drive around the entire lake - including lunch)

Iznik, which is unique in that most of the town is still inside the ancient Roman Walls and it is also located on a lake. Iznik was famous for the site of the 7th Ecumenical council. We will visit the Church of St. Sophia, the city gates, walls, Ottoman monuments and the Iznik Museum, which is housed in the Nilufer Hatun soup kitchen, a fine Ottoman building from the 14th century, where there are fine examples of the Iznik tiles from the 15th to the 17th century and other archaeological treasures. Iznik is famous for its ceramics and the art of tile making has been revived. It is possible to see tiles and other ceramics produced by the old method.

 

Mountain Village Tour (Full-Day): Keles-Sorkun Village (84km) Kocakovacık Village (95km) (8-9 hours) Lunch included.
A full-day program including the Uludag’s best mountain villages. If you are interested in Turkmen Nomads and their life-style you should join this tour because these are the best villages in which to observe the signs of nomads who migrated from middle Asia to Anatolia hundreds of years ago. We depart from Bursa early in the morning. We take the road to Keles to the south that winds around Uludag and climbs its southern slopes and you witness the great view of the rocky and snow-covered southern cliffs of the mountain. On the way, we see many villages and beautiful farmlands and the river. After passing Keles town we drive further to the Sorgun village with a great view of the mountains. We explore Sorgun village for a couple of hours then head up to Kocakovacık village. The land around these villages is planted with strawberries and other fruits, beans, potatoes, wheat and barley. Flocks graze on the rich mountain grasses while the women of the villages weave colorful cloths on their looms. The Villagers weave wool belts and girdles and still make their own costumes.

 

 

Mountain Village Tour (Half-Day): Misi Village -Guneybudaklar  (45 km) Tea Break and Picnic Lunch included (4-5 hours)

This is another nice itinerary visiting the interesting villages around Bursa. An attraction of these villages is the architecture that is particular to mountains and the atmosphere it creates.

 

 

*Other Excursions are available to the Domanic Mountains; Cukurca, Domur and Carsamba villages or the

Pazaryeri Mountains; K.Elmali, Gunyurdu, Derekoy and Kınık villages where there are local pottery workshops and wood burning artists…

 

 

Tours include:

* Professional tour guide

* Lunch in a local restaurant during full-day tours only

* There is a tea break and snacks in half-day tours.

* Transportation, Fuel and Entry fees

 

Not included:

*Tip for guide or driver

*Drinks

*Items of a personal nature

*Transfers are extra

 

*The itinerary of private tours may vary and prices include only sites mentioned.

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