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All our tours of Turkey kick off at the historic Ottoman capital of Istanbul - a fascinating city to explore and the only city in the world to straddle two continents. With landmarks such as the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia and the calcium deposits forming the ‘Cotton Castles’ of Pamukkale, Turkey is an extraordinary holiday destination. Add to that the sparkling coast of Fethiye, the historic sites and dramatic scenery of Eastern Turkey, the battlefields and memorials of Gallipoli, and you have a host of great reasons to visit this amazing country.

Our Book 1 get 1 half price offer applies to our Turkey Unplugged, Aegean Explorer, Turkey Discovered or Istanbul to the Med tours. Book by 31 August 2015.

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | Turkey

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Popular trips to Turkey and our top picks

Aegean Explorer
7 Days | FROM USD $1,279

Kicking off in the powerhouse of the Ottoman empire, discover exciting Istanbul, embrace Gallipoli, impressive Roman ruins, the Aegean Coast and Pamukkale's beautiful cascading mineral pools.

Istanbul to the Med
7 days | FROM USD $1,499

Following the famed Aegean coastline, we discover Ottoman Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale, finishing in coastal Marmaris - gateway to Greece and the stunning Mediterranean Sea!

Turkey Unplugged
10 Days | FROM USD $1,599

Explore Istanbul and its bazaars and grand Mosques, wander round the battlefields of Gallipoli, see Roman ruins, the beautiful Aegean Coast, Pamukkale and the jewel in Turkey’s crown - Cappadocia, with its amazing and...

Turkey Discovered
14 Days | FROM USD $2,299

Discover Turkish treasures on a trip that packs in Ottoman Istanbul, ancient ruins, Gallipoli and the Aegean, fine Mediterranean beaches, whirling dervishes, stunning Cappadocia and UNESCO Listed Safranbolu. This is in...

Remembrance Day
10 days | FROM USD $1,999

This exciting classical tour of Turkey with great 4 - 5 star hotels, takes in the amazing sights of Ottoman Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, mythical Troy and fairytale Cappadocia. Coinciding with Day,...

Turkish Delight
8 days | FROM USD $2,499

Trojan treasures, Roman ruins, Sultan’s palaces, exotic spice markets and grand bazaars. Captivating travellers young and old, our family holiday packs in fun and culture, with plenty of time to wander off and discover...

Lone Pine Express
8 days | FROM USD $2,299

Join us in commemorating the Battle of Lone Pine at a special 100th Anniversary Service on 06 August. Visit fortified trenches, crucial battlefields, and pay your respects to the soldiers who gave their lives at poignant...

Cappadocia to the Cove
11 days | FROM USD $2,599

From Istanbul, head east to surreal Cappadocia, before visiting Roman ruins, thermal pools and trojan horses en route to ANZAC Cove. At Gallipoli pay your respects to the fallen ANZACs during the centenery year, and and...

Christmas Turkey
12 days | FROM USD $2,249

There’s no stuffing birds or entertaining aunts! Enjoy snowflakes on fairy chimneys, legendary sites at Ephesus, Troy and Aspendos, thermal springs at Pamukkale and Christmas Eve at St Nic’s!

East Meets West
18 days | FROM USD $4,299

Explore the two sides of Turkey with an adventure from Ottoman Istanbul in the west to the hinterlands of the east. En route discover battlefields, magnificent ruins and underground cities. Enjoy beach time by the Med to...

Cruise the Med
8 days | FROM USD $749

Up anchor at Marmaris on Turkey's spectacular Mediterranean coast for a memorable 7 night gulet cruise, dropping anchor at small islands, inlets and bays for sunning, swimming and relaxation.

Turkish Delight

Immerse yourself in the local way of life

Travelling on one of our group tours of Turkey you'll enjoy plenty of interesting local experiences - watch the amazing whirling dervishes, stop off at local villages, for a traditional lunch, sample some pistachio studded Turkish delight in Istanbul's exotic Spice Market, indulge in some wine tasting in Sirince and pamper yourself at a traditional Turkish bathhouse.

Styles of travel in Turkey

Pergamum | Turkey

Group Tours

All our Turkey group tours are by led by qualified English speaking local guides and stay at comfortable 4 star hotels. Our group tours depart weekly, include airport arrival transfers and offer you the chance to experience the true flavour of life in Turkey. Highlights include Istanbul, the Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, plus the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and Pamukkale.


Traiditonal gulet | Turkey

Sailing Holidays

Cruise the turquoise waters of Turkey and Greece on our relaxing 8 day sailing holidays. Climb aboard a traditional gulet and unwind as you sail around some of Turkey and Greece’s best islands, visiting a different place every day along the way


Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey

Tailor made Holidays

Whatever your interest, our team will handpick unique sites to see, things to do and places to stay to ensure your tailor made holiday in Turkey is just right for you. Brimming with archaeological treasures and stunning landscapes, top of our list fir Turkey are the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Roman remains of Ephesus and stunning Akdamar Island in Eastern Turkey.


Traditional gulet | Turkey

Family Tours

Turkey offers the perfect holiday destination for all the family. The great array of historical, cultural and active experiences for the whole family to enjoy. The hotels we choose generally have outdoor pools so the children will be kept entertained and the adults can relax and enjoy the sun!


Whirling dervishes | Konya | Turkey

Private Tours

We have a number of private tours to Turkey which take in the popular sites as well as a few hidden gems off the beaten track. Travelling in your own private party, you decide the pace of travel to suit and our expert English-speaking local guides will show you around.


ANZAC-Day

ANZAC Centenary Tours

If you'd like to visit Gallipoli during 2015, we have a number of tours departing throughout the centenary year. Each tour offers extensive sightseeing of the Gallipoli region and a number of tours coincide with important events that took place during the campaign.


Turkey tour reviews

Scoring an average customer rating of 4.51 out of 5 based on 92 recent reviews — See All Turkey Reviews

4

The tour was excellent and we enjoyed it very much. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and imparted interesting information and managed the group, tour timings and logistics very well. The hotels were very good, have nothing negative to comment on. All good.”  

• Jul 2015
5

I recently completed a Tour with On the Go in Turkey. My tour guide Burhan was fantastic. I was on a fairly big group of 28 in which the youngest was 20 years of age and the oldest in their late 70’s. Burhan was efficiently able to manage the group size and organise us to ensure we did not have to wait for at meals or hotels. He effectively facilitated the group in the beginning, which enabled us to bond for the remainder of the trip.

Burhans knowledge of Turkish history and culture was amazing. Irrespective of the question asked, he was able to answer all manner of questions regarding Turkey. He spoke of Turkey so passionately, it was engaging and made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Turkey is one of the most diverse and fascinating places I have travelled. From Istanbul to Cappadocia, there is something for everyone. Its landscape, culture and people will not be forgotten quickly.

I cannot highly enough recommend Turkey with On the Go tours. It far exceeded any expectations I held. Thanks to Burhan for showing me this amazing country. ”  

• Jul 2015
5

Murat was a fabulous tour guide - the right mix of detailed information also mixed with personal and cultural information. He was very organised, extremely pleasant to deal with - nothing was ever a problem. He went above and beyond many times, serving us meals at some very bus restaurants to help out.

The ancient sites were incredible - my only complaint was that I could not stay longer!

Some of the hotels were not very comfortable but I think this being a very busy time with the Anzac Centenary there was a shortage of accommodation of this standard.”  

• Jun 2015

Travelling to Turkey with us

We offer a range of tours and holidays in Turkey, including city breaks, group tours, family holidays, private tours, tailormade holidays and our annual ANZAC Day tours. In addition we also have tours which combine the highlights of Turkey with some of its neighbouring nations such as Greece, home to breathtaking islands and fascinating ancient ruins, Georgia, a fantasy land of magnificent castles and stunning high valleys and Armenia, home to rocky highlands and shimmering lakes - making for that perfect twin or triple centre holiday.

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RECOMMENDED PLACES TO VISIT IN TURKEY

Pergamum | Turkey
Ancient wonder

Pergamum

A picturesque cable car ride takes you to the ancient ruins of Pergamum – famed for its very impressive but vertigo-inducing Hellenistic theatre as well as the Temple of Trajan. The views from this remarkable site are worth the journey alone – be sure to walk behind the city to see the stunning lakeside view that sits behind the site.

Hot air ballooning | Cappadocia | Turkey
Lunar landscape

Cappadocia

Every trip to Turkey really should include Cappadocia. The bizarre rock formations of Turkey’s Central Anatolia are famous the world over. Fairy-like chimneys tower over the special landscape and the Goreme Open Air Museum is a must see. The site is particularly spectacular first thing in the morning when you can opt to take an unforgettable balloon ride over the area.

Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey
Ottoman Capital

Istanbul

The gateway to the east and most people’s starting point in Turkey. Istanbul is a city that needs little introduction – spanning both Europe and Asia it is one of the world’s most fascinating cities with one of the most beautiful harbours. With minarets gleaming in the sunshine and the sound of the call to prayer ringing across the city – it is a place not to be missed.

Pamukkale | Turkey
Cotton Castles

Pamukkale

One of Turkey’s most famous sites, Pamukkale is another wonder of nature. Calcium rich mineral waters have cascaded over the cliff’s edge creating these amazing travertines. A quick dip in the warm soothing waters is a must – most hotels in the area take advantage of this geothermal wonderland and have naturally heated pools as wonderful spa facilities!

Mt Nemrut | Turkey
Mountain top tombs

Nemrut Dagi

First discovered by a German engineer in 1881, Nemrut Dagi in Eastern Turkey is a remote mountain top (Mount Nemrut) scattered with statues. Believed to be made for a pre-Roman local king who wanted statues of himself and the gods (who he believed to be his family!). Several earthquakes later and most of the statues are now headless with the heads either in neat rows on the ground looking up!

Olu Deniz | Fethiye | Turkey
Blue Lagoon

Oludeniz

Blended with turquoise and aqua marine, it is easy to see why Oludeniz, a stunning secluded bay on a beautiful blue lagoon is one of the most photographed beaches in Turkey. Construction is prohibited here and it is also a national nature reserve so it is one of Turkey’s best beaches to visit. Paragliding is a big thing here and it gives you a fantastic view of the bay from the air.

Blue Mosque | Istanbul | Turkey
Ottoman Splendour

The Blue Mosque

Commissioned by a young Sultan Ahmed and built between 1609 and 1616 the Blue Mosque is one of the world’s most famous mosques. Getting its name from the stunning blue tiling on the mosque’s interior, the Blue Mosque is iconic Istanbul at its best. It is also only the second mosque ever to have 6 minarets, after Ka’aba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, such a beautiful country for history, food and its friendly people. We learnt so much about Turkey's history from our wonderful guide Mehmet, he has such a wealth of knowledge. He certainly deserves Tour Guide of the Year. Thank you for such a wonderful tour. ”  

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Cappadocia | Turkey
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Pamukkale | Turkey
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Ephesus | Turkey
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