I am staying in Istanbul now and would like to go to Iran in mid June or late June. How long does it take to get a Tourist Visa if I apply now ?
My sister and her husband going to Canada and on way have stop over at Istanbul. I want to know how they can go from Istanbul Airport to Babil Hotel and is their pre paid taxi service at the airport and also how much it will cost for the transfer from airport to the Babil Hotel ?
And anything else they should be aware of - since its their first visit to Istanbul. They will stay for 3 days only.
Hi have had a read through a few posts here and the turkeytravelplanner site and also Havatas shuttle bus site - seems most of the cheaper transport has their last departure at 1am and don't start again till 3am or so - 3 of us are booked to arrive with Air Arabia at 0025 hours so would be surprised to be able to get out to the last bus.
The travel planner site says a private car is their transport of choice but at 60 euro Im wondering if anyone else would suggest other alternatives. I had thought I would look for accommodation to stay in Sultahnamet for 3 or 4 nights rather than Taksim then we will get a rental car for the 16 or 17 days remaining depending on how long we stay in Istanbul.
the Turkey travel planner site says by using the private car and staying at one of that companies 3 hotels we would get a free fruit bowl! which Im not too worried about but have heard there are some hotels that include an airport pick up but does anyone know of any for Sabiha?
we could arrange to pick up the rental car on arrival at Sabiha as some in our group of 3 are wondering but I doubt its worth it with parking issues and the cost of about 20 euro a day car hire unnecessarily...though 60 euro for a private car works out about the same!
thanks a lot for any suggestions or experience rather than just links of sites Ive already looked at.
I was stationed in the USAF in Turkey 1958-1960 and 1961-1963. Was there several times on temporary duty (TDY) after that. There was once a restaurant near Taksim Square called Abdulah's. It was famous for its lobster dinners. Does anyone know if it still exists? Thanks, Yusuf.
I generally receive no warning when I have to go on a trip. In Amsterdam, as an example, I can appear there in the morning , go to Lindburgh Travel on Damrak and have a great 4*-5* hotel at a great 'Last Minute' price, in minutes.
Anybody know if I can do that same thing in Istanbul? Thanks for any help.
I would like to know how safe to travel to Turkey now a days? also how people travel in and around Istanbul or other places in Turkey? Can we rent a car and drive around, is it safe? or their train system or metro is as good as any other European countries.? Can we take a ferry from Izmir to Athens or flying is better? Any info on Turkey travel would be greatly appreciated like good escorted travel agents websites.
Thanks in advance.
We're heading to Istanbul this month for 5 days. Apart from the sightseeing, we're planning for some shopping as well. What are best buys ? Where are the best shops (touristy and non touristy - clothes, accessories and other fun stuff -)?
What's the best way to get around in Istanbul for longer distances during the day and at night? Are taxis affordable ?
What would be a good choice for a meeting place at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.
I and my girlfriend will visit Istanbul for a week in 2nd week of June and arrive
to Ataturk airport from separate origins! Where can we meet each other at the
airport?( a coffee shop, some Fast Food place, MC or KFC , information desk
or something like these!!)
TKS in advance,
Turkey has a upon arrival Visa for US citizens right? I just wanted to make sure that policy is still in effect not changed recently. I would appreciate someone who travelled recently can confirm that.
I have another question regarding travelling to ancient wonders of Turkey and Greece , can we drive, take bus or train ? or we need to go by cruise ship? Is it really worth the trip to visit them? Looking at the pictures it looks like not much left . I would really appreciate your reply.
Thanks in advance
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