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We are considering a trip to Turkey in late May, early June. We would basically see the locations on the RS tour, but do it on our own or with a local tour guide part of the time. Does anyone have any general advice? Is there a guide book other than LP that anyone recommends? We will have our four children, ages from 11 to 21, with us.

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Rick has his own guidebook for Turkey. Also, next month he will release his first edition city guide for Istanbul

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Rick doesn't have a guidebook for Turkey. However an Istanbul city guide will be available in June.

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We're looking into Turkey also. I've been finding Frommer's to have quite a lot of good information.

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There is no really good guidebook for Turkey. I thought DK contained valuable information. The public ferry up the Bosphorous was really fun and the price was only 5 Lira.
Check out It has great information on Turkey.

I went on the RS tour last fall and highly recommend the overnight train from Istanbul to Ankara.

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A former guidebook writer for Lonely Planet has a superb website and graffiti-wall type section with all kinds of valuable information about Turkey. It's We used it extensively before a month long trip last year which we planned ourselves and it was invaluable.