Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  2. 2 First Time To Europe Itinerary. Thoughts? Suggestions? Please
  3. 3 land vs river cruise
  4. 4 And the winner is ...India? Egypt? no, Italy!
  5. 5 Itinerary for 4 days in Madrid
  6. 6 Hiking - Suggest a location
  7. 7 Festival du Citron (Lemon Festival), Menton
  8. 8 Help with suggestions for Portugal 2 week trip
  9. 9 19 days Ireland by car - please advise
  10. 10 Scotland ideas
  11. 11 Tips for first trip to UK
  12. 12 Help Getting from Faro to Lisbon
  13. 13 Iceland tours from Keflavik
  14. 14 Trip Report September in Venice, Croatia, and Slovenia
  15. 15 The World's Greatest Churches
  16. 16 Devon and Dorset: Where to Base?
  17. 17 Black Friday in Britain? Why?
  18. 18 Malaga Christmas lights
  19. 19 Portugal
  20. 20 Trip Report Paris November 2017
  21. 21 Anyone ever used a resort for a day in Santorini??
  22. 22 What To Do in Athens on a Sunday
  23. 23 London flat feedback wanted - yes, I'm going slightly crazy!
  24. 24 paris to london- day trip
  25. 25 Planning a Poland itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Turkey Trip Report: Cappadocia, Bodrum Peninsula and Istanbul

Jump to last reply

Hi --

Traveled to Turkey in July. Trip report: http://bit.ly/ONKIN7

Recommendations:

Cappadocia
• Stay in a cave hotel (I was happy at Serinn House in Urgup)
• Take a hot air balloon ride (Butterfly Balloons came highly recommended and I was impressed with them) (Request Mike as your pilot)
• Hike a valley or two
• Get a scrub-down at the Urgup Sehir Hamami
• Eat at Ziggy Cafe (Urgup)

Bodrum Peninsula
• Stay at the chic, boutique 4Reasons in Yalikavak
• Eat dinner on the 4Reasons deck
• Drive to Selcuk, see Ephesus and the Basilica of St. John

Istanbul
• Book a room at the Park Hyatt (some have a personal steam room)
• Sightsee: the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and Dolmabahce Palace
• Tour the must-see mosques: The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque
• Cruise up the Bosphorus Strait
• Walk down the Bosphorus Strait, stopping at Bebek, Arnavutkoy and the charming Ortakoy

Hope you enjoy the report. Thanks to those who provided Turkey travel advice.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement