new to this forum and hoping to pick your brains! I am hoping to eventually travel from the U.K. (north west) to Turkey, we have a place in Kalkan and intend to go to live there and would like to make a trip of it, possibly by train? Let me tell you a bit about "us" my wife and I are in our 50's so would prefer a little bit of comfort (alas not up to backpacking!) we would do the trip over 4 to 6 weeks if it is affordable (rich we aint!). Any help and suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks in anticipation Martin.
Virgin Trains - Lime Street/Picadilly to Euston
Tube - Euston to St Pancras
Eurostar - St Pancras to Brussels
Brussels Airlines - Brussels to Vienna (15€!!!!)
Twin City Liner - Vienna to Bratislava
Hydrofoil - Bratislava to Budapest
EuroNight Sleeper Train - Budapest to Bucharest
Bosphor Train - Bucharest to Istanbul
All train info on seat61.com
[ Edit: Edited on Jul 21, 2008, at 1:54 PM by bertles86 ]
You could also hop on to a train from Istanbul to Antalya (this is where Kalkan country is in) and then take a coach to Kalkan, which I believe train will not cost more than 15 pounds at the high session and will be around a 18 hours (minimum) travel. However, I want to warn you, train stsyem is not as precise and comfortable as the trains are in the U.K.