Turkey has a range of options for any babymoon taste
If you want your last baby free holiday to be steeped in culture then Istanbul is a perfect place to start offering the Topkapi Place, St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.
At a glance
- Turkey is only 4 hours away
- Mudbaths are famous there - but check with your doctor if you plan on visiting one
- Haggling is a must
Take a half day Bosporus cruise or visit a spice market or relax in a restaurant watching the famous Turkish tradition of belly dancing. If it’s a beach you’re after then the Blue Lagoon of Olu Deniz has calm, crystal clear waters which are great for exploring and spotting the odd seal. The beautiful inland bay that stretches behind the cape is a protected area and part of a national park. Just be warned – there’s a small entrance fee.
If you’re staying in Marmaris take a trip over to Dalyan Caunos with its ancient King Tombs, Reed-lined river, miles of sandy beach and world-famous Caretta Caretta sea turtle or visit Ephesus with its ancient ruins.
Flight time: On average 4 hours.
Passports and Visas
You will need a visa to visit Turkey but these can be bought for £10 each on the plane or from a travel agent if you’re booking here. Of course you’ll also need your passport.
Health and safety
You don’t need any special vaccines when visiting this country but make sure you’re immunisations are up to date before you go.
When to go
Like much of the Med, Turkey gets hot in the summer so if you’re planning on exploring opt for a late spring month.
Things to do
Visit Istanbul with its range of historical heritage or chill out on one of the countries beautiful beaches.
Turkey is famed for its mudbaths, however, it’s always wise to speak to your doctor or midwife before travelling to find out whether you can visit one of these when you’re out there.
Bounty team's top travel tips
The Turkish markets are a great place to visit to get an idea of the country’s culture. However, be warned, you’ll have a lot of people offering wares. They are however used to bargaining so never agree on the first price. Haggling down or saying you’ll come back is usually enough to grab yourself a bargain.