Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Where Would You? (1 random night in Dec btwn Bologna and Montepulciano)
  2. 2 Edinbrugh
  3. 3 Lunch in Lake Garda
  4. 4 Bus from Potsdam to Dresden
  5. 5 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  6. 6 Trip Report Swimming to Paris
  7. 7 8 days in st Remy - surprise trip for hubby
  8. 8 15 days in Croatia - Advise Needed
  9. 9 Paris Perfect Legal?
  10. 10 Scotland itinerary help
  11. 11 Looking for an apartment to rent. Better than hotel?
  12. 12 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  13. 13 Train transfer questions and safety - France/NL/Belgium/UK
  14. 14 Istria in two days
  15. 15 Day tour from Edinburgh - Hairy Coo v/s Rabies?
  16. 16 Transportation from Westport via Athlone to Belturbet or Ballinamore area
  17. 17 Connecting rooms for 2 families in Amsterdam?
  18. 18 Warning about visa subcontractor VFS Global in Chicago
  19. 19 Hiking in Switzerland
  20. 20 Need advice on the place to visit in Prague
  21. 21 Trip Report Trip Report: Austria - salt mine, ice cave, Habsburgs' Summer Palace
  22. 22 Trip Report Notes on our Edinburgh trip (end of May 2017)
  23. 23 Belfast leading up to July 12
  24. 24 Any suggested guide or tour companies for the Acropolis?
  25. 25 Maximizing Norway time
View next 25 » Back to the top

Turkey: So my bags are packed . . .

Jump to last reply

Well, not really. But I have booked it carefully – allowing for our travel style & budget & needs. Decrepit run down hotels need not apply. We always need a balcony to feed our nasty habit – which makes affordable choices a challenge. We like to sit outside & have cocktails anyway. We always need a decent bathroom or my wife has a miserable trip. We need just the right balance of movement, sights & relaxation. My wife is terrified of mountain driving. I, of course, love it.

May 1: Arrive Istanbul – Ataturk (direct & First Class via points – a lot of points).
Hotel: Empress Zoe – Penthouse with balcony

May 2 & 3: Istanbul – we will probably take the ‘short’ Bosphorus Cruise. We are not ‘new’ city people & the sights & museums in Sultanamet should keep us busy.

May 4: Pegasus Air to Antalya – 8am from SAW - Auto Europe rental – drive to Cirali
Hotel: Arcadia 2

May 5 & 6: Local slumming & probably one day trip to see the ruins at Arykanda

May 7: Turkish Air to Izmir via Ankara – Auto Europe rental – drive to Selcuk
Hotel: Urkmez in Selcuk

May 8: Ephesus & local. Unfortunately, this part of the trip got squished to allow more before & after.

May 9: Pegasus Izmir to Kayseri – 7am fight!!! - hotel pickup
Hotel: Kelebek Cave Hotel – Presidential Suite – We decided to splurge here obviously
.
May, 10, 11, 12 Relax. A balloon ride. Maybe some tours or hikes. Maybe rent a car for a day.

May 13: Pegasus to Istanbul SAW
Hotel: Zoe again - adventuresome aren't we? What can I say? The new city - as vibrant as I am sure it is - is not our 'thing'.

May 14, 15 More Istanbul. Shopping time for my wife. We also hope to arrange a dinner at one end or the other with a local couple who we have a remote internet connection to via another non-travel forum.

So there you have it. Anything wrong or absent? A Fodor’s Guide to Turkey is ordered . . . Michelin road map is ordered . . . I will buy a current Turkey map for my TomTom . . . visa we can get at the airport . . . What am I missing?

Ian

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement