We are a group of four heading out on the Costa Med. this September. We are looking into the shore excursions available, and are looking for advice and maybe someone sharing past experiences.
We are planning on avoiding the cruise line offerings, and going on our own on some stops. Here is what we are looking into:
Bari - on foot
Katakolon - looking for help here. We are considering the cruiseline option, a private tour, or renting a car (if that is possible)
Izmir - this is what we have found but we are open to suggestions http://www.meandertravel.com/ephesustours/ephesus_tours...useumtour&m=1&md=sc1
Istanbul - on foot, taxi
Dubrovnik - on foot
We are also looking for past experiences with obtaining a visa for Turkey. We are Canadian, and have been told that we can buy them after getting off the ship. Is this difficult?
Any help would be great!