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Holiday Houseboys

To fully appreciate Bursa you need to book a Holiday Houseboy, your gay friendly local tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.


Yuri has a university degree in English. He describes himself open-minded and easy going. Yuri has also worked in the banking industry for a private company for 5 years and occasionally in a flower garden. He is also familiar with computer programs and does some video editing from time to time. Regarding hobbies, Yuri enjoys cooking, reading, fitness classes, swimming, watching movies, listening to music and hammams. Book Yuri to discover the gay side of Bursa.

Yuri is covid vaccinated, a social smoker and speaks English, Turkish and Arabic.

Total cost for the guide services of Yuri for a full day of 8 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 70 in cash to Yuri after his guide services. Total 115 US dollars.

Alternatively for the guide services of Yuri for half a day of 4 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 40 in cash to Yuri after his services. Total 65 US dollars.

This does not include entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


Following a tour of Izmir – “Yuri is a sweet man who was easy to talk with and knowledgeable about Izmir. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.” – Clinton, USA

How To Book A Holiday Houseboy

To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to info@holidayhouseboys.com.

Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.

Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.


Our other destinations in Turkey are Ankara, Cappadocia, Cesme, Istanbul and Izmir.

Book one or more of these amazing activities to make the most of your stay in Bursa.

Highlights of Bursa


Bursa, Turkey

It was during the Ottoman Empire that the city of Bursa gained prominence, being the capital of the Ottoman Empire during 1335 to 1363. It’s original name meant “God’s Gift” but later changed to “Green Bursa” due to its many parks in the city. Nowadays the metropolitan area of Bursa has a population of over 3 million people and is a popular tourist resort.

Of the many things to see, the legacies of the Ottoman Empire live on. These include Ottoman mansions, museums and palaces.

Firstly, the number one tourist destination is the Great Mosque. Built in the 14th century, of particular note is the carved wooden pulpit and the three-tiered fountain. Another mosque, the Green Mosque, is visited frequently because of its turquoise tiles used in its construction.

iVisa.com Secondly do not miss visiting a local market. For example the Silk Market called Koza Hani brings in locals and tourists alike.

Mausoleums and tombs are popular too. You have the tombs of Osman and Orhan. Osman is the founder of the Ottoman Empire and Orhan is his son. They are located in the beautiful city gardens. Another mausoleum you may wish to check out is the Green Tomb. Octagonal in shape you reach it via climbing a marble staircase. Yet another example of fine Ottoman style architecture.

If you are looking for a walking tour then go to the cobbled streets of Cumalikizik. Plenty of shopping opportunities here to pick up some local souvenirs. This 700 year old village is 10 kms outside Bursa. Alternatively go to Uluabat Lake and take a boat ride to the small island there.

If you are looking to learn about the historic perspective of Bursa, visit the Bursa City Museum. It’s free to enter but unfortunately all the narrative is in Turkish. It consists of three floors. The ground floor consists of the galleries “Bursa the City of Civilizations” and ”Contemporary Bursa”. The first floor covers “Bursa with its Life& Culture”. Finally the basement hosts the sections of Handicrafts Bazaar, Silk City Bursa and Producing Bursa”. A visual insight into Bursa, its history and customs.

Moreover Bursa is not only a summer destination, but also a winter one too. Mount Uludag or the Mysian Olympus raises above the city and hosts a famous skiing resort. Apart from skiing and snowboarding at the Uludag Ski Center, there are bike trails in the area. You can also catch the Bursa Teleferik to see the natural wonders of the hillside, which has four stops in total.

In short Bursa has a lot to offer the visitor. Both historically with its ottoman influence from the 14th century and as a natural wonder with its mountain and surrounding district.

To fully explore Bursa, contact Holiday Houseboy who will look after your safety and welfare at all times.

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