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1. Posted by headroom (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,
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.

2. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Try this:

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 ]

3. Posted by delacroix (Budding Member 38 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi there..
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.