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Schilthorn, Switzerland Busabout Hop On Hop Off / France / Switzerland

A new day and a new adventure awaits us this morning as we resume our journey on the Busabout Hop On Hop Off network of coaches and depart the French capital of Paris from the drop off/pick up point hostel St Christopher’s Inn. Our destination today is one of my favourite places to visit, Lauterbrunnen in the heart of Switzerland as well as Bern the capital...

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Istanbul: Day 12 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

Istanbul is the site for the final official day of the 12 day Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, technically the tour came to an end last night but today some of my fellow Topdeck travellers and I explore some of the sites of Istanbul before some head off to the Airport to explore more of Europe, while others are sticking around for a few more days in...

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Canakkale to Istanbul via Gallipoli: Day 11 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

Today is the final full day of the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, this morning we depart the city of Canakkale and catch the ferry back to the European side of Turkey to the Gallipoli Peninsula to the site where the ANZAC legend was born back in 1915 during World War I. Once we have experienced a history lesson that resonates close to most of us on...

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Kusadasi to Canakkale via Troy: Day 10 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

Today we begin day 10 of our Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour by leaving the port town of Kusadasi and head further north to check out the famous ancient city of Troy, we visit the Trojan Horse and spend the night in the costal city of Canakkale and visit another famous Trojan Horse. Canakkale is situated close to the Gallipoli battle grounds which we will explore on...

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Fethiye to Kusadasi via Pamukkale & Ephesus: Day 08 & 09 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

On this next leg of the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour we leave behind the sea and head to our next destination of Kusadasi. During our travels over the next two days we experience the fascinating carbonate terraces of Pamukkale and check out the ancient Roman city of Ephesus. 14 SEPTEMBER, 2013 – Fethiye to Kusadasi This morning we leave bright and early, departing the costal town...

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Konya to Fethiye via Saklikent Gorge: Day 06 & 07 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

Day six is now underway on our Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour and this morning we leave the city of Konya after spending one night here and make our way to the seaside town of Fethiye for the next two nights. 12 September, 2013 – Konya to Fethiye Today we are in for a long drive day on the bus as we depart the city of Konya and...

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Cappadocia to Konya – Day 05 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

After a memorable two nights in Cappadocia it was now time to move onto our next destination on the Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour, today we are heading to the conservative city of Konya for what will be a very short overnight stop and one to remember. Along the way we will also make a stop at a Cappadocian ceramic factory where all those items in the Grand Bazaar come from and explore one of the famous underground cities at Kaymakli with a local guide.


Ankara to Cappadocia – Day 03 & 04 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

We continue our 12 Day Tour of Turkey with tour provider Topdeck by waking up in the Turkish capital of Ankara after a late arrival last night to our hotel. Today we are heading for the famous Cappadocia region of Turkey and the excitement of Hot Air Ballooning, but first after checking out of the Ankyra Hotel we will make our first stop for the day at The Mausoleum of Atatürk, a site that pays respect and honours the founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


Istanbul to Ankara – Day 02 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

This morning our newly formed tour group will embark on our first full day of the Topdeck 12 Day Turkey Explored tour beginning from the biggest and most well known city in Turkey, Istanbul. Today we are taken around this bustling city to check out the main attractions of the city situated close by our very central hotel. Later on in the afternoon we head on the coach and meet our driver for the first time and make our way to the capital city of Turkey Ankara.


A Turkish adventure begins, Istanbul – Day 01 Topdeck Turkey Explored Tour Topdeck Turkey Explored / Turkey

For the next two and a half weeks I will be exploring the fascinating country of Turkey with the journey beginning in the largest and most recognised Turkish city of Istanbul. The first two nights will be spent in this bustling tourist city followed by another night included as part of the twelve day Topdeck Turkey Explored tour which will take in many of the sights this country has to offer. This will be my second Topdeck tour.


Amsterdam to London via Bruges: Day 49 Topdeck Mega European Tour Belgium / England / Topdeck Mega European

DAY 49! WE MADE IT! This morning we say goodbye to some of our fellow travellers before we depart Amsterdam and head towards Belgium, we then head back into France to catch the ferry back over the English Channel and end our Topdeck Mega European Tour where it all started in London. 17 June, 2012 – Amsterdam to London The final day has arrived and we...

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Berlin to Amsterdam: Day 47 & 48 Topdeck Mega European Tour Netherlands / Topdeck Mega European

Today we leave the bustling city of Berlin and make our way to our next country and to the final overnight destination on the Topdeck Mega European Tour, Amsterdam located in the land of windmills, tulips and dikes, the Netherlands. I am really looking forward to this as my grandparents are originally from Amsterdam and now I can finally see why even to this day...

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